Nothing compares with the soul-restoring benefits of nature’s playground, and it’s all here in Flin Flon.
Whether it is winter, summer, spring or autumn, the natural splendor of the area brings your imagination to life! Come share the fun!
Within minutes, you can flee the daily grind and be alone amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in Canada. Here, the waters are pure and deep, and silent forests stretch for mile after unimpeded mile.
Flin Flon boasts the only city named after a science fiction character. Josiah Flintabattey Flonatin (Flinty for short) came to us through a novel, The Sunless City. Al Capp (Lil Abner) donated his time and talent to create this image. The Chamber had the statue constructed and moved to its present location at the Flin Flon Tourist Park; Flinty overlooks the perimeter on Number 10 highway.
Constructed in 1962, the statue guards the entrance to the city. This dime novel character, adopted by prospectors in 1915, gave the city its name. The 7.5 m/24 ft. statue was designed by American cartoonist Al Capp of Lil Abner fame and made of fiberglass.
In 1995, the Flinty Committee started building a boardwalk around the shores of Ross Lake. The distance of the boardwalk from its entrance to the rock face is a pleasant 2.2 km. Where the boardwalk ends, Flinty's Trail begins adding an addition 2 kms leading to the uptown area of Flin Flon. Manitoba Avenue offers a second entry point about one third of the way. Citizens can purchase a "piece" of the boardwalk and have their name inscribed on the boardwalk. To purchase your "piece" and receive you’re title please call City Hall at (204) 681-7511.
Winner of the 2002 Attractions Canada Award for Best Outdoor Venue.
To view a map of the Flinty Boardwalk please clink the link below: Flinty Boardwalk and Trails Map
The Hundred Stairs
In 1935, these stairs were built for pedestrians as a short cut to get to downtown from Third Avenue (located by Rotary Park). These stairs were rebuilt in 1993.
In 1947, a 140 metre tunnel was conceived to get pedestrians between Third Avenue and downtown (Main Street) Flin Flon instead of walking up the hundred stairs. The price tag for this endeavor would be $32,000. The crew got within 4 metres of completing the tunnel when enthusiasm waned and the dimensions of the tunnel shrank to a point where it became a storm sewer outlet. During the Cold War, when our neighbors further south were building bomb shelters in their basements, citizens figured that if worse came to worse, they could hide in the tunnel.
Flin Flon is the only city in the world to locate their sewage lines above ground. This is necessary in some areas of the city because of the masses of near-impenetrable bedrock. Instead of burying the pipes, they are surrounded by a wooden casing and run above ground to create a unique snake-like appearance. Early settlers first built these above ground sewer and water lines, becoming the settlement's first "sidewalks". They are still used regularly today as fully usable sidewalks.
Flin Flon Station Museum
The Flin Flon Station Museum is housed in the former Canadian National Railway Station. It exhibits items from the pioneering period as well as tools and minerals belonging to Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting. It provides an overview of Flin Flon to visitors interested in the unique history. Located at the Tourist Bureau Park on Highway 10 in Flin Flon, the Station Museum opens for the summer season around the beginning of June till after the September long weekend. You can reach the museum at (204) 687-2946.
Joe Brain Children's Petting Zoo
This unique park is seasonal, June to August, and is maintained by summer staff. The park houses several animals and is a prime tourist spot during the summer months. The zoo also features a concession, playground and picnic areas, and pony rides.
This quiet park area is home for hundreds of birds and ducks throughout the summer months. A small green area and picnic tables are on location. This area is currently planned for future revitalization.
Neighbours of the North Park
The flowers in this park are entirely made from metal, representing all provinces/territories. This park is located on the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border just off Main Street. The Flin Flon and District Chamber of Commerce funded the project and contracted local resident John Evans to design and build the park.
60th Commemorative Cairn
This cairn commemorates the 60th Anniversary of Flin Flon's incorporation and is located at the south end of Main Street. This is the site of the claim staked on August 15, 1915 by prospectors Tom Creighton and Dan Mosher.
Bakers Narrows Scenic Tower
Here you will find a magnificent view of the area lakes, including Lake Athapapuskow and the cottage areas. The scenic tower is located in the Bakers Narrows Provincial Park.