Thompson is a commercial hub and a transportation, retail and industrial centre servicing the northern communities of Manitoba, Canada. Part of the Grass River Corridor - situated on the banks of the Burntwood River, surrounded by boreal forests and thousands of wilderness lakes.
Thompson is Manitoba’s third largest city. It is a major transportation centre for accessing the northern wilderness regions of Manitoba, Canada. There is a good size airport servicing regional airlines, charter planes and private aircraft. And there are float planes and bush planes for accessing those hard to get to wilderness areas.
Highway #6 travels north from Winnipeg to Thompson, Manitoba. There is no more traveling true north by road after Thompson. One can travel west by road on Route #391 to Lynn Lake or travel east on Route # 280 to Gillam, Manitoba. But if north is what you want then one must travel by air or rail.
Services include hotels, resorts, lodges, bed and breakfasts, cottages, campground, restaurants, gas stations, guides, outfitters, grocery stores, banks, internet, coffee houses, laundromat, gift stores, shopping malls, big box stores and transportation (taxi, bus, train, airport).
There are a few attractions in the region too. There is a zoo, golf course, museum and a mountain park called the Mystery Mountain Winter Park. Mystery Mountain is a downhill ski, snowboarding and xc ski resort located in Thompson. There are 18 downhill runs and 10 kilometers of groomed cross country ski trails.
Other activities enjoyed during the winter months include dog sledding, snowmobiling and ice fishing. During the summer months the activities enjoyed include golfing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, swimming, canoeing, hunting, boating, water skiing, camping, picnicking, flightseeing, birdwatching and fishing for northern pike, lake trout, walleye and perch.
Some summer activities are better enjoyed by oneself or with a group of friends and family. Other summer adventures are best enjoyed in the company of an experienced guide and/or outfitter.
Some of the more popular natural parks and trails, in and around, Thompson, Manitoba, Canada include Millennium Trail, Pisew Falls, Spirit Way Pathway, Paint Lake Provincial Park and MacLean Park.
Spirit Way Pathway is a 2 kilometre sightseeing trail visiting with statues, monuments, murals and painted Spirit Way wolves. It is located in the community. The trail describes the history, culture and natural environment of Thompson, Manitoba.
The Millennium Trail is a 15 kilometre crushed rock loop trail created for biking, walking and xc skiing when visiting in the community. It is a path which is ideal for sightseeing the community. The pathway connects to many of the community's attractions and parks.