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Thompson, a city North of 53 in Manitoba, the largest city in northern Manitoba, and the third largest in the whole province. With a population of about 14,000, Thompson is the hub of the north.

An eminently useful selection of winter boots at the Thompson Walmart


Get in

By plane

Regularly scheduled flights on airlines such as: Perimeter Air (778-5924), Calm Air (778-6471), and Dene Cree Air (778-5924) provide service to and from destinations throughout the province of Manitoba and beyond. Helicopter services are Canadian Helicopters (778-5049) and Custom Helicopter (677-3720).

By train

VIA Rail (1-888-842-7245) provides service to and from Churchill, The Pas, Winnipeg and points in between.

By car

Thompson is 761 km from Winnipeg via Highway 6, 384 km from Flin Flon via Highway 6, 10 and 39. From the Minnesota/Manitoba border via Highway 6, 101 and 75 it's 870 km

By bus

  • Greyhound, [1]. Daily service to and from Winnipeg, Flin Flon and Lynn Lake and everywhere in between other connection points. Grey Goose Bus Lines (677-0360)

Get around

By public transit

Thompson's public transit service is provided by Grey Goose Bus Lines (677-0360). There is also one designated handivan, Thompson Handivan Service (677-3478). There are 2 regular routes Eastwood and Westwood, as well as overload bus for before and after school service for R.D. Parker Collegiate.

By taxi

Taxi service is provided by: Driftwood-Nickel City (677-6000), North Star Taxi (778-3333), and Thompson Cabs (677-6262).


The Spirit Way Walkway

The Spirit Way Walkway highlights 16 points of interest with historical, cultural, geological, industrial, artistic, and scenic perspectives.

Highland Tower, Canada's largest photo-real mural. Robert Bateman's "Wolf Sketch" painted in 1990.


Take a brisk walk downtown past the post office, the liquor mart and the homeless shelter. See some of Manitoba's finest in action.

  • Aviation Tribute, Mystery Lake Rd. Tribute to Lambair and Northern Aviation. Rebuilt Norseman float plane on banks of Burntwood River.
  • Bailey Bridge, Behind City Hall. Restored section of World War II bridge designed by Sir Donald Bailey. Point of Interest along Spirit Way walkway.
  • Howling Wolves Rockface. Start of Canada's largest rockface sculpture. A Spirit Way point of interest.
  • Tribute to Commerce. A unique scenic viewpoint separating wilderness and urban life, old fur trade routes, and modern shopping malls. A Spirit Way point of interest.
  • Heritage North Museum, Princeton Dr & Mystery Lake Rd, +1 677 2216. Start of Spirit Way pathway. A beautiful log cabin building housing northern artifacts. A Manitoba Star Attraction.
  • Bateman Mural Viewpoint, 4 Nelson Road. Official viewpoint for largest lighted mural in the world.
  • Bateman Wolf Mural, 274 Princeton Drive. Canada's largest photo real mural. Only mural of a Robert Bateman painting. Largest lighted mural in the world. A stunning masterpiece that can be seen a mile away.
  • Tribute to Northern Firefighters, 30 Thompson Drive. The most unique statue in North America dedicated to Northern Firefighters. A tribute to municipal firefighters, forest firefighters, water bomber pilots, helitac crews, and mine rescue teams. A Spirit Way Point of Interest.
  • GPS Wolf Hunt, along Spirit Way pathway. 35 wolf statues in Thompson. 7.5 ft high. 5500 lbs. Painted by northern artists. Part of a GPS Wolf Hunt to track down 49 statues in Churchill, Thompson and Winnipeg. Get your GPS Wolf Hunt Passport to start the Hunt and receive your personalized certificate.





A liberal dose of howling wolf statues in Thompson


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