Thompson
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Thompson

The North Is Calling.

For locals, it's known as the hub of the north - an industrious mining town with proud Indigenous identity and deep roots in the fur trade. For visitors, it's where the highway ends - a city that evokes images of waterfalls, clear-to-the-bottom lakes, pine-scented forests and mystical howling wolves. It’s an ideal destination for a day of hiking or paddling, or a backwoods camping adventure.

In the boreal forest that surrounds Thompson lives an elusive animal that prefers to be seen not heard. So while spotting a wolf in the wild may be unlikely, head to Thompson to see a variety of wolf-themed public art, including painted statues and a 10-storey mural along the Spirit Way self-guiding trail.

Learn about the importance of the boreal forest as a habitat for wolves and other wildlife at the Boreal Forest Discovery Centre before heading out to explore the forest yourself - a snowmobile is a good way to do that in the winter. Visit Pisew Falls - stunning in any season - or spend the day in Paint Lake Provincial Park. Stay in a provincial park or private campground, choose a lakeside lodge or opt for a hotel in Thompson.

Pisew Falls Provincial Park sunset

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Thompson is a city that evokes images of waterfalls, clear-to-the-bottom lakes, pine-scented forests and mystical howling wolves. Here are 10 reasons why Thompson is such an alluring destination for your next road trip.

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