Pinaymootang (Fairford) First Nation
Fairford, Manitoba R0C 0X0
Fairford First Nation is located on picturesque landscape between Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin. Situated off No. 6
Highway, 2-1/2 hours north of Winnipeg, Fairford First Nation has many attractions and experiences to offer.
One of the key attractions of the area is the well known fishing spot located at the Fairford Dam which connects the two
lakes. The Fairford River stretches its way along the reserve and then cuts through the heart of Fairford First Nation. This
not only provides a scenic view for boat or canoe trips, but it tells the story of Fairford's heritage and rich past.
There are many sights to see just by travelling down the Fairford River. First of all, to your right, you will find the
remains of a Hudson's Bay Trading Post. Prior to the advent of motor vehicles, waterways were the prime means by which traders
and travellers got around. Located at the junction of two waterways, Fairford was one part of a major route. Furs were traded,
along with other goods including cloth, munitions and basic food stuffs. As you examine the shore, you will still see the
dug out areas where weary travellers and hunters dragged up their York boats. Alongside the Post, only a few minutes further
along your journey, is the quaint 150 year old Anglican Church built by missionaries from Fairford, England. Visible from
the Anglican Church is the CN Railway Bridge that dates back to 1912 and stands as a breakthrough in early twentieth century
architecture. Built with a special revolving lever which can swing the bridge out of the way to allow for the passing of large
ships, the structure stands as a testimonial to the value once held by the area as a major waterway.
During the summer months, other highlights you may wish to experience include the Fairford Treaty Days. During this time
the community gathers together and participates in a broad range of local events including races, contests and a baseball
tournament which take place over two days in June. Campers will enjoy their stay at the beautiful Riverside Campgrounds located
just off the highway alongside the Fairford River. The nearby Pinaymootang Service Station is open 24 hours a day for groceries,
supplies, fishing gear, gasoline and light snacks.
As for the winter season, Fairford's own Pinaymootang School holds its Christmas Concert in the second week of December.
Another event to see in the month of February is Fairford's Winterfest. The whole community takes part in many winter activities,
events and competitions including tea boiling and fish filleting contests as well as snowmobile races.
Also, in Fairford you will find Moar's Mini-Museum which contains a broad and eclectic array of a historic artifacts. Finally
the Pinaymootang Arena provides entertainment through rollerblading, ice-skating, tennis, volleyball and hockey. For adults,
there are also VLT's available.
Chief Garnet Woodhouse
Telephone: (204) 659-5705
Fax: (204) 659-5068
Fairford Bridge Convenience - (204) 659-2110
Pinaymootang (Convenience Store)
Telephone: (204) 659-4411
Fax: (204) 659-5383
Lawson's Creek (Convenience Store) - (204) Unavailable
Anishinaabe Child & Family Services - (204) 659-4546
Anishinaabe Mino-Ayaawin Inc. - (204) 659-2094
Fairford FIA Program - (204) 659-2064
Fairford Health Centre Indian Health Services - (204) 659-5786
Interlake Reserves Tribal Council Inc - (204) 659-4465
Pinaymootang Arena - (204) 659-2670
Pinaymootang Lotteries - (204) 659-4421
Pinaymootang School - (204) 659-2045