It seems like a world away, far removed from the bright lights of Winnipeg and Manitoba’s populated south. Thompson is one of those places you hear about in conversation with others who have lived there, or travelled for work, but it’s not one of those places in Manitoba many think about exploring for a vacation. That’s an unfortunate oversight and in all honesty, it’s an oversight that I too would have personally made had it been left up to me. But this city has such a rich history and an untouched landscape that rivals Whiteshell and Nopiming provincial parks in its natural beauty, yet still remains largely obscure to most Manitobans.
Header photo by Gage Fletcher Thinking about a once-in-a-lifetime vacation that takes you off the beaten path? Point your compass north to explore some of Manitoba’s greatest northern destinations. A flight with Calm Air means you can spend less time travelling and more time exploring these gems.
A trip to the north offers more than just wild outdoor adventures and culinary delights. The people and the land are intrinsically linked, and the region provides numerous opportunities to get a glimpse into the Indigenous cultures that call Manitoba’s north home. Art Jasyn Lucas Art
Who knows winter better than Manitoba’s northern communities? The answer is no one – so it’s not a surprise that these towns and cities have some of the best outdoor activities winter has to offer: from ice fishing, to snowmobile trips to kicking back and watching the northern lights show.
In a city built around two rivers, exploring on two wheels is a fun and easy way to discover iconic attractions, historic landmarks, and cool neighbourhoods. Here are a few ways to cycle your way through the city of Winnipeg and beyond. Bee2Gether Bikes Self-guided or guided tours Rentals
While Thompson may be a relatively young city, having been established as a mining community in 1957, people and animals have been living off the land of the boreal forest for thousands of years. What does it take to thrive in the north? Take a walk through the Heritage North Museum and discover how