Fun in the sun lasts year-round in Manitoba's fifth largest city. Summer brings the pleasures of fishing, water skiing, biking, hiking. Winter brings downhill skiing, wilderness snowmobiling and ice fishing. Other Thompson attractions: Aviation Tribute A restored Norseman Aircraft is dramatically mounted in the Thompson Lions Club Park overlooking the Burntwood River. The CF-BHS Norseman Mark V was built in Montreal in 1946 and was essential in servicing and developing Northern Manitoba. This park pays tribute to the pilots, mechanics and support staff in Northern Aviation. Jack Crolly Cross Country Ski Trail At Thompson’s Jack Crolly Cross Country Ski Trail, on Hwy 6 north of the Miles Hart Bridge, you can take a short, one-kilometer jaunt or tackle trails up to six kilometers. Tribute to the Northern Firefighters Located behind Thompson Fire Hall and overlooking the Burntwood River the statue encompasses the five different types of fire fighters and rescue personnel of the Thompson Area: municipal, forest, mine rescue, and air fire fighters such as water bombers and helitac crews. Bailey Bridge The Bailey Bridge was invented in England by Donald Bailey in 1941. It was designed to be built by man power alone; be moved and rebuilt quickly, but also be strong enough to hold the weight of troops and equipment that would cross it. This type of bridge was used from 1957 to 1971 to span the Burntwood River and a piece of it is still used at Ravine Park behind City Hall. Thompson Norplex Pool Thompson’s Norplex Pool is a destination in itself, with a 25-metre, six-lane pool, sauna, gym and Big Splash waterside, with acres of recreational options, including tennis courts, nearby.