THE PAS FACTS:
The Pas is one of the oldest settlements in northern Manitoba and was incorporated in 1912.
The Pas is only 20 km south of Clearwater Lake, which is oneof the three true-blue lakes in the world.
The Sam Waller Museum is located in the oldest brick building in The Pas, built in 1916 and was originally used as a courthouse.
The Pas is home to the Northern Manitoba Trapper's Festival, established in 1916, making it Manitoba's oldest festival. The festival is home to the World Champion Sled Dog Race.
Camper's Cove (The Pas)
Large sites, crystal clear water. Reservations accepted.
Canadian National Railway Station (The Pas) (The Pas)
Manitoba Star Attraction
The VIA Rail / Canadian National Railways Station at The Pas is a one-and-a-half-storey, multi colored brick railway station, built in 1928. It is centrally located in the Town of The Pas. The Station reflects the optimistic outlook of the late 1920s fo rthe future of northern Manitoba and The Pas. It functioned as a terminus and distribution centre for northern Manitoba and was important to the mining and forestry industry.
Carpenter's Clearwater Lodge & Outfitters (The Pas)
A third generation family business in operation since 1949, located just 6 1/2 hours drive north of Winnipeg or you can reach the lodge by daily commercial airline service from Winnipeg to The Pas Airport. Eleven cabins are fully modern with well equipped kitchens. Boat rentals and guide service available. Clearwater Lake is an astonishing sight, with crystal clear blue water allowing visibility to depths of approximately 9 metres (30 feet).
Charlebois Chapel (The Pas)
Built in 1897 using squared log construction, the Charlebois Chapel (or First Catholic Church) is the second oldest building in The Pas. It was named for Father Ovide Charlebois.
Christ Church (The Pas)
Established in 1840 by Henry Budd (the first Aboriginal ordained ot the Anglican ministry), the church has a number of interesting features: a selection of furnishings created by carpenters from the 1847 expedition in search or Sir John Franklin; and a wall with the Lord's Prayer and Ten Commandments in Cree.
Clearwater Lake Provincial Park (The Pas)
Located just 20 kms north of The Pas on Highway 10 this park has something for everyone - fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, overnight lodging and camping with 27 electrical sites at Pioneer Bay and 64 serviced sites at Camper's Cove. Try something different and stay in one of the 6 yurts (self contained structures) that sleep 6 each.
Cranberry Air (The Pas)
Evergreen Resort (The Pas)
Halcrow Lake Golf & Country Club (The Pas)
9 holes, grass greens
Kelsey Trail Sno Riders (The Pas)
The club maintains trails in The Pas, Clearwater Provincial Park and Wanless area.
Pioneer Bay (The Pas)
Walk-in tent camping only by a beautiful sand beach in Clearwater Provincial Park.
River Country Outfitters (The Pas)
Sam Waller Museum (The Pas)
Manitoba Star Attraction, Prov. Heritage Site
The Sam Waller Museum, a Manitoba Star Attraction, is located at The Pas Community Courthouse, the oldest brick building in northern Manitoba, built in 1916. Designed to be multi-purpose, it was the centre for administration and justice in Manitoba's New North. In addition, it provided a centre for social activity in the booming town of The Pas. The building was designated as a provincial heritage site in 1987, at which time renovations commenced to house the museum, which opened in 1994.
As the Museum website states, "A lifelong collector, Sam Waller called himself a "Pack Rat" and referred to his museum as a "Clutter-torium". Following in the tradition of the Victorian-era collector of oddities and curiosities, he amassed an astounding and eclectic array of unusual items over his lifetime. But more than a mere collector, Sam was also a dedicated and knowledgeable naturalist, a taxidermist, and a serious museum curator and teacher."
The museum's permanent collection contains over 70,000 items, including "natural history specimens, human history artifacts, books and library materials, photographs and negatives, fine art pieces and the archives of the Town of The Pas."
The museum houses a gift shop, meeting room, research library, and tourist information centre.
Saskeram and Tom Lamb Wildlife Management Areas (The Pas)
Part of the Canadian Important Bird Areas (IBA) Program, these two WMAs are considered two of the most important breeding areas and habitats for waterfowl in Manitoba, covering a combined area of over 3,150 square kilometres (1,219 square miles).