Vertical air photograph: MB91009-248
Flight height: 6,900 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.028 mm
Scale: 1:12,000 (approx.)
Date: May-September 1991
Location: Township 56; Range 26W1
Map sheets: 1:250,000 63F The Pas
1:50,000 63F/14 The Pas
The Pas was a strategic location during the fur trade era, and a series of forts were built there. It was incorporated as a town in 1912 and now (2006) has a population of 5,589 The CNR reached The Pas in 1908, and the Hudson Bay Railway line was begun here in 1910 reaching Churchill in 1929.[i]
The town is located on the south side of the east-flowing 600 feet (182 m) wide
In this large-scale photo, the CN line with sidings carrying many rail cars can be seen in the south 3. In the extreme south is the northernmost grain elevator in
One well treed residential area 14 is located southwest of the commercial zone, and west of that is a racetrack 15. Another residential area is located east and northeast of the railway line. Much of the area follows a grid pattern, but the orientation of the grid varies from place to place 16, 17, 18, and some crescents appear near the fringes 19 and 20. The type of dwelling varies from single-family houses 21, to townhouses built around courts 22, to apartment blocks 23. Within this area is a large recreational complex with a race track 24, baseball diamonds 25, and indoor facilities 26. A school is located near the townhouses 27; it has a baseball diamond 28 and a skating rink 29 associated with it. The large complex of buildings south of the recreation area is Keewatin Community College 30 (now
PTH 10 35 leads north to Flin Flon with an offshoot (PR 287)-- off the photo--to Clearwater Lake Provincial Park at which many The Pas residents have cottages. Other route ways are PR 285 36 which leads east to
In the First Nations area the large dark-topped building 38 is a rink; north of it is a shopping mall complex 39 with numerous parked cars beside it. Single-family dwellings are located in crescents 40 with a school nearby 41.
[i] Holm, G. F. op. cit., 2000, 271.