Manitoba North
Find Your Wild North of 53

Manitoba North

Where wilderness and culture collide.

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.

Illustration of a grey wolf with pine trees.

Thompson showcases the elusive wolf in murals and statues along its Spirit Way self-guided trail.

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.

Communities in the north welcome you to experience incredible parks and other outdoor destinations for experiences like paddling, fishing and snowmobiling.

Northern Manitoba is located on Treaty 5 territory.

Aerial view high above a road cutting through the  forest near Cranberry Portage.

Explore Thompson

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.

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Water. Rock. Art. Adventure. These are the words that should come to mind when you think of Flin Flon, Manitoba.

Mist rising at sunset over magical frozen Pisew Falls.

Natural Attractions

If you're thinking about Manitoba waterfalls and Pisew Falls isn’t on your radar, we highly suggest adding it right now.

A young child fishing off the end of a dock in The Pas at sunset.

The Saskatchewan River flows between the town of The Pas and Opaskwayak Cree Nation, two neighbours that come together to show off their culture, history and sparkling natural attractions to visitors.

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