The Winnipeg River

Through the 20th century to the present day, the waters of the Winnipeg River have played, and will continue to play, a vital role in Manitoba’s economic and social well-being. First used by Indigenous peoples and early explorers for travel, the river’s powerful waters were later used to provide electricity to the growing province.

Today, 6 generating stations convert the waters’ energy into electrical energy, producing 583 MW.

Winnipeg River generating stations videos

Short videos on the history and development of the 6 generating stations on the Winnipeg River in southeastern Manitoba.

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