Thompson’s mine operation was the first fully integrated nickel mine in the world. Today, owned by Vale, the mine continues to be one of the city’s major employers.
Thompson’s ski hill - Mystery Mountain Winter Park is open longer and later than most other hills in the Province.
Thompson has the second busiest airport in Manitoba.
Thompson is the Winter Weather Testing Capital of North America.
Manitoba's highest road accessible waterfall, Pisew Falls, are located 80 km south of Thompson.
The world's only Robert Bateman mural, which stands 10 storeys tall, is located in Thompson and was part of the community-driven Spirit Way project.
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Akamihk Adventures (Thompson)
Get out there with this Thompson, MB based operator. Offering all the experience without the expense. Discover Northern Manitoba while paddling a Kayak, Canoe or Snowshoe. Ice Fishing packages also available. Search Akamihk Adventures on facebook for more information!
All Terrain Bear Hunts (Thompson)
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! We are based out of the City of Thompson located in Northern Manitoba.
Black Bear hunts in the Northern Manitoba forest is the perfect place for that trophy bear you have always been after. Northern Manitoba is also probably the best kept secret for enormous Bull Moose that carry 50 - 65" trophy racks.
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Bateman Wolf Mural (Thompson)
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.
Community Futures North Central Development (Thompson)
Community Futures organization offering community and business development support.
Guided Snowmobile Tours (Thompson)
Local rider in the Thompson area providing guided snowmobile trips on a volunteer basis. For more information call George at 204-778-5277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heritage North Museum (Thompson)
Manitoba Star Attraction
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.
Jack Crolly Cross Country Ski Trail (Thompson)
Groomed trails ranging from 1 to 6 kms on the Jack Crolly trail.
Jasyn Lucas Art Studio (Thompson)
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!
King Miner (Thompson)
This local celebrity stands 4 meters (13 feet) high and was erected in 1981 as part of Thompson's 25th anniversary celebrations. The Miner has recently moved to it’s new location at the south entrance to Thompson.
Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Centre (Thompson)
Since 1976, the Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Centre Inc. has offered support to aboriginal people who are making the transition from life on the reserve or community to urban life in Thompson. It provides programs and services in relation to the social, educational, cultural and recreational needs of the community. It operates as a non-sectarian, non-political, non-profit organization and is operated according to policies set by the Board of Directors.
McCreedy Park (Thompson)
The campground has firewood, bathrooms and quietly landscaped areas for the family. A boat launching facility and great fishing are located nearby on the Burntwood River Storage facilities and a shuttle service for those travelling on to Churchill can be arranged.
This beautiful campground is located across the Burntwood River just north of the City of PR #391.
Mystery Mountain Winter Park (Thompson)
The 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. Warm up in the fully-serviced chalet with lounge. A snow school and equipment rentals are available.
Paint Lake Campground (Thompson)
Park offers something for everyone. All facilities are close at hand. Interpretive program. Reservations accepted.
Paint Lake Lodge (Thompson)
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 bunk house. We offer canoe, boat and dock rental as well as propane, fuel, convenience store, restaurant and lounge open year round. Located at Paint Lake Provincial Park which offers fishing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, skating, swimming, camping and hiking.
The newest addition to our services is our ice fishing excursions. We will shuttle you to and from our daily rental huts and can provide everything needed for a day of ice fishing.
Paint Lake Provincial Park (Thompson)
Paint Lake Provincial Park is a 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.
Modern washrooms, a central shower building and water taps.
In winter visitors have access to a toboggan hill, outdoor skating rink, warm up shack, snowmobile trails and cross country ski trails.
Sasagui Rapids Lodge Rentals (Thompson)
Sasagiu Rapids Lodge offers a fleet of six rental Ski-doos (Expeditions, Tundras and now offering wide-track Skandiks). All long track deep powder sleds. Prices start at $75 per day for long term with most of the fleet having 2up seats so the whole family can go touring right from the groomed trail that comes out in the driveway of the Lodge. Guided trip packages available.
Spirit Way (Thompson)
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.
TAWIPISM or "Pathway to the Sun" is a new Aboriginal cultural tourism business that opened June 2014 in Thompson, Manitoba. 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. Workshops are available all year long. 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. Products for sale can be viewed at www.tawipism.com.
Thompson Golf Club (Thompson)
9 holes, grass greens
Thompson Lodge & Ecotourism Centre (Thompson)
Spacious riverfront suites conveniently located a short distance from downtown Thompson on the shores of the scenic Burntwood River. Guided tours, air conditioned tour bus, and ecotourism centre co-located with the lodge help to connect visitors with things to do and see in and around Thompson.
Thompson Spirit Way (Thompson)
Manitoba Star Attraction
Spirit Way is a 2.5 km walking and biking pathway from the Heritage North Museum to the Miles Hart Bridge. Spirit Way has won 4 awards and has been designated a Manitoba Star Attraction and one of the Top 20 Places to Visit in Manitoba by Travel Manitoba!
Thompson Trailbreakers Inc. (Thompson)
The club holds snowmobiling events and maintains trails in the Thompson and Paint Lake area. Membership meetings held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at the ANAF Building (80 Nelson Road), everyone is welcome!
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Trapper Mike's Outfitting (Thompson)
Black Bear and timber wolf hunts.
Tribute to Northern Aviation (Thompson)
A dedicated group of volunteers worked evenings and weekends for over two years to restore this crashed Norseman float plane that lay in the swamp near Garden Hill, Manitoba since 1969. The rusty shell was resuced and brought to life in Thompson under the supervision of Fred Palmer and Marion Morberg. 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.
Norseman float planes were the only such planes built in Canada. These workhorses were critical in the development and evolution of Northern Canada. Their unique three bladed prop and fabric skin made them legendary. Only a few still fly today.
Dedicated pilots in the North risked their lives to move supplies and people across the wide expanse of Northern Manitoba tundra and boreal forest.
This stunning site pays tribute to the pilots, mehanics and support staff in northern aviation.