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Burntwood Hotel 146 Selkirk Ave, Thompson, MB R8N 0N1, Canada
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Mystery Lake Motor Hotel 58 Cree Rd, Thompson, MB R8N 0N2, Canada
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Canadian Tire 60 Selkirk Ave, Thompson, MB R8N 0M8, Canada
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Robin's Donuts & Deli 50 Selkirk Avenue, Thompson, MB R8N 0M7, Canada
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Boston Pizza Moak Crescent, Thompson, MB R8N 2B7, Canada
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Thompson Chrysler 40 Station Rd, Thompson, MB R8N 0N4, Canada
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McKay Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd 121 Nelson Rd, Thompson, MB R8N 0B6, Canada
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Days Inn & Suites - Thompson 21 Thompson Dr S, Thompson, MB R8N 2B5, Canada
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Thompson Ford Sales 15 Station Rd, Thompson, MB R8N 1S3, Canada
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About Thompson

Thompson, Manitoba




Thompson is a city in northern Manitoba. As the "Hub of the North" it serves as the regional trade and service centre of northern Manitoba. Thompson is located 830 km (520 mi) north of the Canada – United States border, 739 km (459 mi) north of the provincial capital of Winnipeg, and is 396 km (246 mi) northeast of Flin Flon. It has a population of 13,123 residents, which also serves as a trade centre for an additional 50,000 to 65,000 Manitobans.









The Thompson area was first inhabited by nomadic Paleo-Indian hunters 6000 BC. Europeans conducted a federal geological survey in Thompson in 1896.

The modern history of Thompson began in 1956 when on February 4, a major ore body was discovered by use of an airborne electromagnetometer following ten years of mining exploration in the region. The community was founded in 1957 following an agreement with the Government of Manitobaand Inco Limited. Thompson is planned community and is named after Inco's chairman, John F. Thompson. The population has been estimated as high as 26,000 residents prior to the recession in the 1970s. The 1957 agreement required that Inco provide financial assistance towards the Kelsey Generating System, and a spur line to connect the community withCN's Bay Line near Thicket Portage. Thompson was incorporated as a town in 1967 on Canada's Centennial Anniversary, and in 1970 as a city in the royal presence of Queen Elizabeth II, having reached a population of 20,000.

Thompson came to be known as "The Hub of the North", as it functions as a centre for politics and commerce in the region. However a decline in population occurred during the following decades, levelling off around 13,000 people.







The School District of Mystery Lake operates six Elementary Schools and one High School:
Deerwood School, Burntwood School, Westwood School, École Riverside School, Juniper School, Wapanohk Community School (formerly known as Eastwood) & R. D. Parker Collegiate (formerly known as Thompson High School). Both École Riverside School and R.D. Parker Collegiate celebrated their 50th anniversaries in September 2012.

The district offers a K-12 French immersion program. Grades K-8 at École Riverside School, and grades 9-12 at RD Parker Collegiate. The district also offers a K-8 language education program in the Cree language. The Cree immersion program begins at Wapanohk (formerly Eastwood) Community School. Students can continue the French program at the high school if they completed K-8 at Riverside, and there are basic Cree courses in grades 9-12 offered as well. R.D. Parker Collegiate also offers grade 10 and 11 courses in Native Studies and a grade 12 Native Law course. Full Cree-medium education does not, however, extend to the high school yet.

Since September 2009, the Franco-Manitoban School Division (DSFM) has expanded within Manitoba to include one K-8 elementary school in Thompson, École Communautaire La Voie du Nord. Located within Burntwood School, this district allows children receive instruction in French with peers in a Francophone culture.

Although there is some demand for a private school, Thompson is not home to any at this time.

Thompson is home to one of the two main campuses of the University College of the North, as well as the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Social Work branch in the region.








Shopping and Services Thompson is the shopping and service Hub of the North. It is home to numerous types of store and services including: car and recreational vehicle dealerships, furniture stores, jewelry stores, fitness facilities, an art gallery, a day spa, several national cloth-ing stores, hardware, building supplies, and grocery chains in addition to a variety of local merchants. Shopping centers in Thompson: • City Center Mall • Plaza Shopping Center • Westwood Mall • Burntwood Plaza • Southwood Mall

Restaurants There are over 30 restaurants in Thompson offering a variety of cuisine ranging from na-tional franchise to local restaurants. Visit www.thompson.ca to view listing.

Accommodations Thompson has a wide range of accommodations available: hotel and motels. In total, there are over 650 guest rooms available within the city. Camping facilities are located nearby at both McCreedy Campground and Paint Lake Provincial Park. For more information visit the Business Directory at www.thompson.ca.

Spirit Way

Several Spirit Way wolves, downtown Thompson.

In 2008, Thompson debuted the Spirit Way, a two-kilometre (1.25 mi) walking and biking pathway with 16 points of interest that highlight Thompson’s art, heritage, culture, industry, geology, and scenery; two more points are planned. The pathway includes a large wolf mural painted by Charles Johnston, and is a reproduction ofRobert Bateman's painting "Wolf Sketch" (1990). The 86-foot (26 m) x 62-foot (19 m) image is the largest photo-real mural in Canada, and sits on 10 storey Highland Tower apartment block. The building was chosen as it is the most prominent building on Thompson's skyline. The project also includes the Spirit Way wolves, wolf statues painted by various sponsors and placed throughout the walk.


Natural attractions



Located approximately 42 kilometres (26 mi) south of Paint Lake is Pisew Falls Provincial Park. These are Manitoba’s second largest water falls. There is a 0.5-kilometre (0.31 mi) trail that leads to a viewing platform, perfect for taking pictures of the 13-metre (43 ft) high, year round falls. There is also a suspension bridge that spans the lower falls. This is the starting point of a seven-mile (11 km) hike that leads to the highest waterfalls in Manitoba- Kwasitchewan Falls. This trail is a difficult back-country trail, recommended for experienced hikers only.

Located 32 kilometres (20 mi) south of Thompson on Highway 6 is Paint Lake Provincial Park. The park spans over 56,000 acres (23,000 ha) of Precambrianboreal forest and the lake itself is 5 miles (8.0 km) wide and 25 miles (40 km) long. With its numerous islands, enticing waters and rugged forests, Paint Lake offers 76 campsites and has the largest marina in Manitoba. The marina offers fishing guides, cabin, boat and canoe rentals, a restaurant and convenience store. Some features of the park include boat launches, beaches, playgrounds, a volleyball court, baseball diamond and fitness trail. In the winter there are groomed snowmobile trails, ice skating, toboggan runs, ice fishing and ice fishing derbies.






Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thompson,_Manitoba

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