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Thompson [2], 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.

Welcome Sign.

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By plane[edit]

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[edit]

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

By car[edit]

Thompson is located 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[edit]

Thompson Bus & Freight operates routes from Thompson to Gilliam, Cross Lake, Split Lake, and Winnipeg.

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By public transit[edit]

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[edit]

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

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The Spirit Way Walkway[edit]

The Spirit Way Walkway [3] 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.

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

  • Aviation Tribute, Mystery Lake Road. Tribute to Lambair and Northern Aviation. Rebuilt Norseman floatplane on banks of Burntwood River.  edit
  • Bailey Bridge, Behind City Hall. Restored section of World War II bridge designed by Sir Donald Bailey. Point of Interest along Spirit Way walkway.  edit
  • Howling Wolves Rockface. Start of Canada's largest rockface sculpture. A Spirit Way Point of Interest.  edit
  • 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.  edit
  • Heritage North Museum, Princeton Drive & Mystery Lake Road., 677 2216. Start of Spirit Way pathway. A beautiful log cabin building housing northern artifacts. A Manitoba Star Attraction.  edit
  • Bateman Mural Viewpoint, 4 Nelson Road. Official viewpoint for largest lighted mural in the world.  edit
  • 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.  edit
  • 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.  edit
  • GPS Wolf Hunt, along Spirit Way pathway, [1]. 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.  edit

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