Known as the "Hub of the North", Thompson is one of Manitoba's more remote destinations. But with waterfalls, wilderness, wolves and more at your fingertips, this Northern city is the perfect place for true adventurers.
Founded in the 1950s, this once-mining-town is now the largest city in Northern Manitoba and a busy gateway to some of the province's finest landscapes. Now, spectacular outdoor adventure and warm Northern hospitality are two of the main things that make a visit to the Thompson area so special.
A variety of nearby provincial parks offer everything from waterfalls—including Kwasitchewan Falls, Manitoba's tallest—and back-country hiking to pristine beaches and secluded camping. If you're looking for something a little less wild, there are many lodges and outfitters in the area ready to make you feel at home.
Thompson itself also has plenty to keep you busy, and a great way to explore the city is on the guided Spirit Way trail alongside artwork inspired by the wolves occasionally seen on the edge of town. Make sure you take time for a visit to the Heritage North Museum to really capture the unique history and identity of this city.
An 8-hour drive (or a much shorter flight) north of Winnipeg, Thompson is your next Northern destination just waiting to be discovered.
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