The Pas, known as the “Gateway to the North,” is actually three distinct communities: the Town of The Pas, The Opaskwayak Cree Nation, and the rural municipality of Kelsey, which includes the farming community, Wanless and village of Cranberry Portage. Major events include the Chamber’s Annual Trade Show and Sale, Northern Manitoba Trappers’ Festival, Opaskwayak Indian Days, agricultural fair and exhibition, and the Bill Bannock Fishing Classic. The area abounds with exciting year-round recreational opportunities.
The Town of The Pas was incorporated in 1912. The Pas community is one of the oldest and most striking settlements in northern Manitoba. Boasting one of the three true blue lakes in existence. Outdoor adventure abounds set to the raw natural beauty that attracts visitors from around the world.
About 20 kilometres north of The Pas you’ll find Clearwater Lake. The water in Clearwater Lake is so clear you can see up to 10 metres beneath the surface. The lake takes up close to half of the 593-square-kilometre park, where you’ll find beaches and boreal forests rich with the pockets of spruce bog. Nestled along the shoreline is a mixture of summer cottages and beautiful year round homes, all enjoying the million dollar sunsets!