10 of The Best Things to Do in Flin Flon

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Flinty’s Boardwalk; @FlinFlonRocks

Located on the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border, the town of Flin Flon was originally a mining town. While mining is still a way of life for the folks here, there’s plenty more to the town. Here are 10 fun things to do when you visit Flin Flon.

Visit Flinty’s Boardwalk

Walk along the shores of Ross Lake as you explore Flinty’s Boardwalk. Construction of this beautiful walkway began in 1995, and today it spans 2.2 km. Flinty’s Boardwalk is a great way to stretch your legs and get to know the beauty of Flin Flon. Trail Map

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Check Out the Joe Brain Petting Zoo

This petting zoo is a great place to go if you’re touring Flin Flon with kids, or if you’re an animal lover yourself. This quaint petting zoo is populated with adorable animals and makes for a great spring or summertime adventure. You can also book group tours or birthday parties.

Where: 320-344 Green St, Flin Flon

Explore Denare Beach

Experience the beauty of cottage country when you head to Denare Beach, just 20 minutes outside of Flin Flon. You’ll get to see the gorgeous shores of Amisk Lake, and explore the area’s limestone crevices. Spend the day boating, swimming, and getting to know just how stunning this area is. Check out the limestone crevices while here!

Visit Flin Flon’s Main Street

If you want a taste of Flin Flon’s past, then you’re going to want to visit its Main Streets. Here, you’ll find plenty of shops where you can purchase unique handmade items, as well as historical buildings. You’ll also find tons of great food here if you get hungry. The Pioneer Square on Main STreet boasts of amazing artwork!

If you are planning to visit during the Canada Day weekend, be sure to take in the Flin Flon Trout Festival.

 

See Some Art at NORVA

NORVA stands for “Northern Visual Arts.” This gallery is home to several amazing art pieces that you’re not going to want to miss checking out. You’ll get to learn all about Flin Flon’s local art scene and take a look at some gorgeous pieces.

Where: 177 Green St, Flin Flon

Visit Bakers Narrows Provincial Park

About twenty minutes outside of Flin Flon, you’ll find this stunning provincial park. Spend the day hiking and exploring, getting back in tune with nature. Make sure to also check out the Bakers Narrows lookout tower which offers a seriously stunning view.

Where: Bakers Narrows Provincial Park

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Catch a Flick at the Big Island Drive-in Theatre

Whether you’re a movie buff or you’re just looking for a fun date activity in Flin Flon, you’ll want to go to the Big Island Drive-in Theatre. Check out the upcoming movies and book your tickets. You’ll love the experience of watching a great film at this theatre.

Where: MB-10, Flin Flon

 

Get a History Lesson at the Flin Flon Station Museum

Museums are a great way to spend a little time learning about local history. At the Flin Flon Station Museum, located in a former Canadian National Railway Station building, you’ll get to see artifacts relating to mining, culture, and transport. Make sure you check out the 63-pound lake trout that was caught in the area.

After viewing the museum, take a photo with the town’s famous statue named after Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin. Popularly known as Flinty, you can find him next to the Visitor Centre and Museum.

Where: MB-10 Alt, Flin Flon

 

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Visit Flin Flon’s Sewer Boxes

Don’t be put off by the name! While these “boxes” were originally sewage lines, today they work primarily as sidewalks and offer a peek into Flin Flon’s past. Their snakelike look gives them a unique appearance—perfect for some interesting photo ops!

Climb the 100 Stairs

Check out a piece of Fin Flon’s history at the 100 stairs that lead up to a 1930s bomb shelter. Climb up the stairs to see the Lest We Forget Memorial and a view of Flin Flon.

 

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Visit Creighton

Less than 3 kilometres outside of Flin Flon you’ll find Creighton. Check out the Creighton beach, spend some time walking through the woods, or bring your binoculars to look for local wildlife. You’ll love the beauty and peace of this gorgeous area.

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