Heritage North Museum
Discover a treasure of First Nations, northern historic and mining artifacts, inside 2 beautiful log buildings. The museum also houses a Visitor Information bureau, and a gift shop. Open yearround, Monday to Saturday 1 pm-5 pm (winter); daily 9 am-5 pm (summer). Princeton Drive & Mystery Lake Road.
PHONE: 204-677-2216 – www.heritagenorthmuseum.ca
King Miner Statue
This local celebrity stands 4 meters (13 feet) high and was erected in 1981 as part of Thompsonâs 25th anniversary celebrations.
This scenic 15 km walking and hiking trail loops around the city, winds through the boreal forest, and showcases many of the cityâs key attractions. Trail maps and brochures are available at City Hall, the Recreation Centre, and the Heritage North Museum. Tours by Northern Life.
A breath-taking sight year-round, these are Manitobaâs highest road accessible water falls. A short board walk leads to an observation platform overlooking the spectacular 13-metre falls. A second trail leads to the Rotary suspension bridge, which spans the Grass River belo
w the falls. The bridge also leads to a rigorous 22 km return hiking trail to Manitobaâs highest waterfall, Kwasitchewan Falls. Located 45 minutes south of Thompson on Highway #6. Tours by Northern Life.
Paint Lake Provincial Park
This year-round playground extends over 56,000 acres of boreal forest. Summer offerings include over 160 campsites, several day picnic sites, two boat launches, a marina, hiking trails, a baseball diamond, fishing, a beautiful beach area, and interpretive programming. In the winter, visitors have access to a toboggan hill, outdoor skating rink, warm up shack, miles of snowmobile trails, and cross-country ski trails. The park is home to Manitobaâs largest marina (Paint Lake Resort). There is also a major cottage development. The park is located 32 km south of Thompson on Highway #6. For information, phone the campground office (seasonal) at 204-677-6444, the Thompson District Park Office at 204-677-6640, or the Paint Lake Resort at 204-677-9303.
Paint Lake Resort
Rent a boat or canoe from the marina and head out for an adventure on Paint Lake. Manitobaâs largest marina also offers cabin rentals, a restaurant, a lounge, and a convenience store. Located in Paint Lake Provincial Park, 32 km south of Thompson on highway #6. Open year-round.
Super Summer Activities
Phone Steve for rentals at Nickel City Motors at 204-778-6333.
Go fishing for northern pike, walleye and rainbow trout. Phone Rick at 204-677-9303.
This beautiful campground is located across the Burntwood River just north of the City on PR#391. 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 traveling on to Churchill can also be arranged. Open May- October. Phone Colleen at 204-778-8810 (seasonal), or 204-677-4837.
Thompson Golf Course
Enjoy a round of golf on this challenging nine hole course. There is a driving range, equipment rentals, and a licensed club house which provides meals and snacks. Open daily from 7 am until dark, from mid-May to mid-October. The course is located 3 km north of Thompson on PTH #6 on the Moak Lake Road. Call the pro shop at 204-778-5537 or the club house at 204-677-3250.
Wonderful Winter Activities
Burntwood Curling Club
Check out some curling action or try throwing a few rocks at the Burntwood Curling Club. The Club includes six sheets of ice, a concession, bar and rental shop. Call the club at 204-677-2580 for more information on open ice or events.
Mystery Mountain Winter Park
Experience the best skiing in northern Manitoba with 4 lifts, 18 alpine runs, 20 km of cross-country ski trails, snowtubing. The park boasts a chalet with food concession and lounge, and a rental shop. Lessons are available. Open Saturday to Monday, from December until mid-April. 22 km north of Thompson on PR #280.
PHONE: 204-778-8624 (seasonal) – www.mysterymountain.ca
Glide across groomed trails ranging from 1 km to 6 km, on the Jack Crolly trail. Located along highway #6 just north of the Miles Hart Bridge, across from Popeyeâs restaurant.