This vast region of Manitoba is mostly still wild. Waterways carved through the rocks and forests provide refuge to an abundance of wildlife. But for those who seek a deeper connection, you’ll find the land holds the stories of Indigenous peoples and the communities here shine with the legends of the past and the potential of the future.
North of the 53rd parallel is a vast region of Manitoba, where the landscape shifts from the forests of the Canadian Shield, to boggy muskeg to the sparsely treed tundra.
Going back thousands of years, Indigenous peoples thrived off this land, and they also played an important role in the development of the fur trade. Today, Indigenous culture is shared through festivals and events, art and museum exhibits.
A visit to Northern Manitoba means travelling through Treaty 5 Territory, the original lands of the Ininiwak, Anish-Ininiwak and Dene and home to Inuit and Métis.
Sam Waller Museum
Enter A Portal to the Past
Step inside the historic Community Building and Court House to experience the rich history of The Pas and area. Marvel at the curiosities collected by our founder, Mr. Sam Waller, and have hands-on fun in the Discovery Room.
Discover The Northern Jewel
Enjoy adventures in camping, fishing, hunting, paddling, snowmobiling, or sky gazing, exploring trails and bird watching – we really do have it all. Your northern adventures await!
Explore Churchill Pass
Uncover Churchill's Hidden Gems
Use our free mobile pass to mix and match any of the stops for your own self-guided town tour. Earn a digital certificate when you check-in at 15 locations!
Calm Air partners with local operators to bring visitors to Churchill for the most authentic Northern experiences available today.
Thompson is known as the hub of the north - a industrious mining town with proud Indigenous identity and deep roots in the fur trade. It's where the highway ends - a city that evokes images of waterfalls, clear lakes, forests and mystical howling wolves.