|The Winnipeg River - Pine Falls||Running time (2:26)|
Construction of the Pine Falls Generating Station, on the lower stretch of the Winnipeg River, began in the late 1940s in an effort to keep the supply of electricity ahead of the demand, which was exceeding all earlier estimates by the province's power planners. It was a dynamic time when industry and agriculture in Manitoba were rapidly expanding.
Pine Falls, next to the town of Powerview, is the last generating station to use the Winnipeg River's abundant waters before reaching Lake Winnipeg at Traverse Bay, only 13 kilometres (km) away. The generating station is located about 119 km northeast of the City of Winnipeg.