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

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.


A liberal dose of howling wolf statues in Thompson

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