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Thompson Manitoba
Hub of the North

Attractions

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  • Summer Adventures
  • Winter Adventure
  • Immersive Culture

Summer Adventures

All Terrain Bear Hunts
All Terrain Bear Hunts

We specialize in Black Bear, Moose and Timber Wolf hunting. Add to that fantastic fishing and you are in for the all terrain adventure of a lifetime! Northern Manitoba is also probably the best-kept secret for enormous Bull Moose that carry 50 - 65" trophy racks. Spring and Fall: Bear Hunts. Fall: Moose Hunting.  

Phone: 204-677-1109
Website:www.atbh.ca
Email:
atbh@mts.net

Spirit Way
Spirit Way

Manitoba Star Attraction; The Spirit Way walkway is an award-winning walking and biking path from Thompson's Heritage North Museum to the Miles Hart Bridge, a distance of about 2 km (1.2 miles). Consisting of forest, downtown and river sections, Spirit Way provides amazing stories, vistas, and public art, including 34 stunning Spirit Way Wolves, a Tribute to Northern Aviation and Canada's largest rockface sculpture.

Website:www.thompsonspiritway.ca

Paint Lake Resort
Paint Lake Resort

Paint Lake Resort is a full-service outiftter offering American plan moose and bear hunting as well as guided fishing. We have four outpost camps as well as a main lodge with six guest cabins and one group use bunkhouse.  We offer canoe, boat and dock rental as well as propane, fuel, convenience store, restaurant and a lounge open year round. 

Phone: 204-677-9303
Toll Free: 1-888-246-9749
Website: www.mysterycountry.com
Email:
info@mysterycountryoutposts.com

Millennium Trail
Millennium Trail

The City of Thompson Millennium Trail is a 15 km hike and bike loop around the city. Walking, hiking and mountain biking are popular in the summer while walking and cross-country skiing are winter favourites. With sections winding through pristine boreal forest and making use of some of our city's sidewalks and walking paths, the Millennium Trail shows off the best our City has to offer. Along the route you'll see the King Miner Statue, Heritage North Museum, MacLean Park, Norplex Pool, Waterski Club, Thompson Regional Community Centre and the Thompson Zoo.

Website: www.thompson.ca

Thompson Golf Club
Thompson Golf Club

You might spot Canada geese, along with the odd bear or fox at this picturesque course located three kilometres north of Thompson off Hwy 391. Check out the pro shop, get tips from the Canadian Professional Golf Association golf pro and follow through with a visit to the licensed clubhouse. 

Phone: 204-778-5537 

Website: www.thompson.ca

Thompson Lodge & Ecotourism Centre
Thompson Lodge & Ecotourism Centre

Enjoy spacious riverfront suites conveniently located a short distance from downtown Thompson on the shores of the scenic Burntwood River. We offer guided tours, an air-conditioned tour bus, and an ecotourism centre co-located with the lodge to help connect you with everything you can do and see in and around Thompson.  

Phone: 204-677-5909

Website:www.thompsonlodge.ca

Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)
Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)

Best viewing times are March to April, and September to October. Simply find a dark viewing spot away from the distraction of town lights and look to the north!

Norplex Pool
Norplex Pool

Thompson’s Norplex Pool features a 25-metre, six-lane pool, sauna, gym and Big Splash waterslide.

Website: www.thompson.ca

Winter Adventure

Jack Crolly Cross Country Ski Trail
Jack Crolly Cross Country Ski Trail

The Jack Crolly Cross Country Ski Trail features groomed trails ranging from 1-6 km. The trail is located along Hwy #6 north of the Miles Hart Bridge, across from Popeye's Restaurant.

Wolf Pack Sled Dog Trail Rides
Wolf Pack Sled Dog Trail Rides

Third-generation musher Clinton Morrisseau offers custom tours in Paint Lake Provincial Park and other scenic locales with his Wolf Pack Sled Dog Trail Rides.

Phone: 204-677-2760

Mystery Country Fish Camps
Mystery Country Fish Camps

Your hosts will shuttle you to rental huts and ensure you’re completely outfitted for a day on the ice.

Website: 
www.mysterycountry.com

Guided Snowmobile Tours
Guided Snowmobile Tours

George is a local rider in the Thompson area providing guided snowmobile trips on a volunteer basis.  

Mystery Mountain Winter Park
Mystery Mountain Winter Park

This winter park features 18 ski runs, a half-pipe and tobogganing area, two poma lifts, a T-bar, one rope tow, terrain park and over 25 km (15 miles) of cross-country ski trails. On a cold winter day you can warm up in the fully-serviced chalet and lounge. A snow school and equipment rentals are available.

Location: Located 22 km (14 miles) north of Thompson

Phone: 204-778-8624
Website:
www.mysterymountain.ca
Email: info@mysterymountain.ca

Thompson Trailbreakers Inc.
Thompson Trailbreakers Inc.

The club holds snowmobiling events and maintains trails in the Thompson and Paint Lake area. The Trailbreakers recently published a new 2013-2014 snowmobile trail map for Thompson & area. Maps are available on the Trailbreaker's website and physical copies are available through Tourism North by emailing cgrant@northcentraldevelopment.ca.

Website:
www.thompsontrailbreakers.org

Lively Gatherings

Thompson Nickel Days
Thompson Nickel Days

Rock stars descend on Thompson in droves during Nickel Days on the third weekend in June. The National King Miner contest draws miners from across the country to compete in 11 events, including drilling, pipefitting and ladder climbing. Along with a midway, slo-pitch tournament, vendors, a parade and games, there’s wall-to-wall entertainment. Visit our website for this year's event dates and performers.

Website: www.nickeldays.ca

Thompson National Aboriginal Day Celebrations
Thompson National Aboriginal Day Celebrations

When the summer solstice rolls around on June 21, northern communities mark National Aboriginal Day, and Thompson holds the biggest celebration of all.

Phone: 204-677-0760

Immersive Culture

IMMERSIVE CULTURE
Tawipisim Cultural Centre

Located near the Burntwood River, Tawipism promotes Aboriginal culture and offers programming such as bead working, bannock making, snowshoe making, birch bark biting, star blanket making, dream catcher making to name only a few. During the summer tipis are set up and programming takes place in a natural, welcoming environment. The gathering place will depict the Cree, Dene and Metis cultures in the area with a focus of passing on knowledge and culture to the youth, promoting awareness of the Aboriginal culture to the general population and facilitating training to the homeless community.


Website:www.tawipisim.com

Inspiring Places

Paint Lake Provincial Park
Paint Lake Provincial Park

Paint Lake Provincial Park is known as a year-round playground that extends over 56,000 acres of boreal forest. Summer use includes 76 campsites (basic and electrical services), day picnic sites, boat launches, a marina, hiking trails, a baseball diamond, fishing, beach area (with horseshoe pitch and beach volleyball court) and interpretive programming. In winter visitors have access to a toboggan hill, outdoor skating rink, warm up shack, snowmobile trails and cross country ski trails. 

Location: Located 35 km (25 miles) south of Thompson at the junction of PTH6 and PR375.

Phone: 204-677-6640

Reservations: 1-888-482-2267

Website:www.manitobaparks.com

Jasyn Lucas Art Studio
Jasyn Lucas Art Studio

Complete your Northern Adventure with an authentic and unique experience! Visit the personal art studio of Canadian wildlife and landscape artist JASYN LUCAS. Meet the artist, see the latest original works, shop inventory of originals and prints, get an autograph and photos, place a custom order and get inspired!

Location: 725 Thompson Drive
Phone: 204-679-6143

Hours: Open to the public by appointment only

Website:www.jasynlucas.ca

Email:jasynlucas@yahoo.ca

Arctic Trading Company Churchill & Thompson
Arctic Trading Company Churchill & Thompson

Find traditional artwork ranging from caribou hide tufting and beading to soap stone sculptures at locations on Kelsey Boulevard in Churchill and at Thompson’s City Centre Mall. The eclectic Churchill outlet also offers workshops in traditional Aboriginal and Inuit art forms. 


Website: www.arctictradingco.com

Museums

Heritage North Museum
Heritage North Museum

See animals native to the area, a boreal forest diorama, First Nation and fur trade artifacts (including an authentic caribou hide tipi), fossils and mining artifacts at this Manitoba Star Attraction museum consisting of two log structures and an open-air blacksmith shop, archives and Travel MB visitor information centre and gift shop.

Location:162 Princeton Drive
Hours: Monday to Friday: 1 to 5 pm Closed weekends throughout July and August
Phone: 204-677-2216
Email:
hnmuseum@mymts.net

Bateman Wolf Mural
Bateman Wolf Mural

This 12-storey photo real mural is the largest in Canada and the largest lighted mural in the world. It is the only Robert Bateman mural anywhere in the world. The mural is painted on 12-storey high Highland Towers and can be viewed from several locations throughout the city. The best spot to snap a photograph is along Mystery Lake Road, near the Nelson road intersection. 

Tribute to Northern Aviation
Tribute to Northern Aviation

This stunning site pays tribute to the pilots, mechanics and support staff in northern aviation. A dedicated group of volunteers worked evenings and weekends for over two years to restore this crashed Norseman floatplane that lay in the swamp near Garden Hill, Manitoba since 1969. The plane, now fully restored, sits atop a 14-ft tall pedestal in the Thompson Lions Club Park and is part of Thompson's Spirit Way walkway.   

Location: Mystery Lake Road, right before the Miles Hart Bridge.

Website: thompsonspiritway.ca