Thompson, Manitoba City Profile

Thompson, Manitoba is the Northern most “city” in Manitoba.  We basically consider anything above 10,000 a city in Canada only because they are self sufficient enough to provide basic services for their citizens (sewer system, public transportation, University, etc).  It is considered the major hub for Northern Manitoba so you can be sure to find all of the amenities of a larger city here.  They even have a Taxi service that is quite decent if you ask me.  Unlike other areas of Canada, Thompson had settlers as early as 6000 BC.   The modern story for Thompson really does not begin until the mid-1950′s.  In 1967 it was finally incorporated as an actual town.

Even though it is considered the “Hub to the North” the population has been in a slight decline since the 1970′s.   In fact it was the 3rd largest city in Manitoba until 2011 when it slipped down to 5th settling in just under 13,000 people.  There are four radio stations and three television stations in Thompson.  Shaw Communication provides most if not all the local channels to its customers.  If you are looking for some good old Canadian past time you should go over to the Burntwood Curling Club where they have a 6-sheet curling rink.

Population: 12,829
Elevation: 656ft (200m)
Time Zone: Central Time Zone
Website: Link
News: Thompson Citizen | Nickel Belt News

Things To Do

  • Zoo
  • Millennium Trail
  • Pisew Falls
  • Spirit Way
  • Mystery Mountain Winter Park
  • Thompson Golf Club
  • Paint Lake
  • Heritage North Museum

Places To Stay

  • Days Inn
  • Burntwood Hotel
  • Suburban Extended Stay Hotel
  • Mystery Lake Motor Hotel
  • Homestyle Suites
  • Waywatay Inn
  • Lakeview Inn & Suites
  • Best Western Hotel & Suites
  • Thompson Inn
  • Interior Inn
  • Northern Lights Bed and Breakfast
  • Meridian Hotel
  • Northern Inn & Steakhouse

Food To Eat

  • Tom’s Pizza & Restaurant
  • River View Restaurant & Lounge
  • Northern Lights Catering
  • Northern Lights Bed & Breakfast
  • Boston Pizza
  • Northern Inn & Steak House
  • Grapes Grill & Bar
  • Santa Maria Pizza & Spaghetti
  • Chicken Village Ltd
  • Pat’s Paint Lake Resort
  • Baaco Pizza
  • Chicken Chef
  • Nany’s Diner
  • Garden Cafe
  • Roadside Restaurant
  • Adventurers North Dining Room


Post Author: charlie

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