The Hundred Stairs Bomb Shelter
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, but is there exactly 100 stairs? Come and count for yourself!
In 1947, a 140-meter 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 endeavour would be $32,000. The crew got within 4 meters 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 neighbours further south were building bomb shelters in their basements, citizens figured that if worse came to worse, they could hide in the tunnel.
Located at the top of the 100 stairs, there is a memorial to the legion members who served from Flin Flon, Manitoba. This memorial overlooks the town.