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Thompson

Thompson is the largest city in Manitoba’s North. The fur trade made its way through this region and the city itself was founded as a mining community in 1957. Today, Thompson is a year-round destination for those who hear the call of the north.

Explore the city by following the self-guided Spirit Way, a 2.5 km trail that winds past 16 points of interest, including painted wolf statues and a 10-storey wolf mural of a Robert Bateman painting. One of these stops is the Heritage North Museum, highlighting Indigenous culture, mining history and local ecology.

Walk, bike or cross-country ski on the 15-kilometre Millennium Trail, which winds along the Burntwood River and passes through parts of the boreal forest. Learn more about the plants and animals of the area at the Boreal Forest Discovery Centre located on Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation traditional lands. This free education centre offers programming, workshops and snowshoe rentals. In winter, snowmobile along an extensive network of trails or hit Mystery Mountain Winter Park for downhill and cross-country skiing and snowboarding.

Summer days are long, which means plenty of opportunity catch a trophy-sized fish or get in nine holes. Stay at a hotel or head to Paint Lake Provincial Park – where there is a full service lodge with restaurant and marina or camp at one of two campgrounds. Venture to discover Manitoba’s most accessible waterfall – Pisew Falls. Prepared hikers can make the 22-km round-trip hike to the province’s highest chutes – Kwasitchewan Falls.

Web: www.thompson.ca 

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