Tourism North Manitoba

From our pristine lakes to our rugged landscape and endless sky, Northern Manitoba has something to offer the adventurer in you. See the untouched wilderness and the hundreds of species of wildlife – from polar bears and beluga whales, to caribou and arctic fox. Hear the roar of our majestic waterfalls and the haunting call of the loon. Taste bannock baked over a campfire and feel the warmth of our communities as they welcome you with open arms.

Tourism North Manitoba

"Don't Miss" Attractions

Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)

Throughout the North

The aurora borealis, or northern lights, are a truly breathtaking sight. The phenomenon is named for the Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn, and Boreas, the greek name for the north wind. Appearing in shades of white, blue and green, and sometimes red, the aurora put on their celestial light...

The aurora borealis, or northern lights, are a truly breathtaking sight. The phenomenon is named for the Aurora, the Roman goddess of the dawn, and Boreas, the greek name for the north wind. Appearing in shades of white, blue and green, and sometimes red, the aurora put on their celestial light show much to the delight of their earthbound observers. Displays can last from just a few minutes, to an hour or more. There's no predicting how the show will play out either, as the movements and intensity of the aurora vary greatly from one appearance to the next. Best viewing times are March to April, and September to October. Simply find a dark viewing spot away from the distraction of town lights and look to the north!

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Churchill - Polar Bear Capital of the World Manitoba Star Attraction

Churchill

The large mammals, best viewed in the fall months of October and early November, give Churchill its title as Polar Bear Capital of the World. In fact, Churchill is the only human settlement in the world where polars bears, often weighing over half a tonne (1,100 pounds) and standing 3 metres (10 ft) tall, can be observed in their natural environment.

The large mammals, best viewed in the fall months of October and early November, give Churchill its title as Polar Bear Capital of the World. In fact, Churchill is the only human settlement in the world where polars bears, often weighing over half a tonne (1,100 pounds) and standing 3 metres (10 ft) tall, can be observed in their natural environment.

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Clearwater Lake Provincial Park

The Pas

Directions:
Located 18 km (11 miles) north of The Pas at the junction of PTH 10 and PR287.

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Heritage North Museum Manitoba Star Attraction

Thompson

See animals native to the area, a boreal forest diorama, First Nation and fur trade artifacts (including an authentic caribou hide tipi), fossils and mining artifacts at this Manitoba Star Attraction museum consisting of two log structures and an open-air blacksmith shop, Insitutional Archives and visitor information booth.
See animals native to the area, a boreal forest diorama, First Nation and fur trade artifacts (including an authentic caribou hide tipi), fossils and mining artifacts at this Manitoba Star Attraction museum consisting of two log structures and an open-air blacksmith shop, Insitutional Archives and visitor information booth.
Directions:
162 Princeton Drive

Hours:
Year-round, Monday to Saturday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (winter) and daily 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (summer).

Phone:
204-677-2216

Fax:
204-677-8953

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Kwastitchewan Falls Manitoba Star Attraction

Wabowden

Kwastichewan Falls is the highest waterfall in Manitoba. It is accessible via a 22 km (13.2 mile) return hiking trail from Pisew Falls. Backcountry campsites are available at the far end of the trail loop.

Kwastichewan Falls is the highest waterfall in Manitoba. It is accessible via a 22 km (13.2 mile) return hiking trail from Pisew Falls. Backcountry campsites are available at the far end of the trail loop.

Directions:
Located between Wabowden and Thompson on PTH6.

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Pisew Falls Manitoba Star Attraction

Wabowden

Located on the Grass River, Pisew Falls has a vertical drop of 13 metres (42.7 feet). The falls can be viewed from an observation platform, and a short 0.5 km (0.3 mile) hike leads to the Rotary Bridge which crosses the Grass River just below the falls. The bridge provides access to a trail which leads to the top of the falls.

Located on the Grass River, Pisew Falls has a vertical drop of 13 metres (42.7 feet). The falls can be viewed from an observation platform, and a short 0.5 km (0.3 mile) hike leads to the Rotary Bridge which crosses the Grass River just below the falls. The bridge provides access to a trail which leads to the top of the falls.

Directions:
Located between Wabowden and Thompson on PTH6.

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Sam Waller Museum Manitoba Star Attraction

The Pas  | Provincial Heritage Site

The Sam Waller Museum, a Manitoba Star Attraction, is located at The Pas Community Courthouse, the oldest brick building in northern Manitoba, built in 1916. Designed to be multi-purpose, it was the centre for administration and justice in Manitoba's New North. In addition, it provided a centre for...

The Sam Waller Museum, a Manitoba Star Attraction, is located at The Pas Community Courthouse, the oldest brick building in northern Manitoba, built in 1916. Designed to be multi-purpose, it was the centre for administration and justice in Manitoba's New North. In addition, it provided a centre for social activity in the booming town of The Pas. The building was designated as a provincial heritage site in 1987, at which time renovations commenced to house the museum, which opened in 1994.

As the Museum website states, "A lifelong collector, Sam Waller called himself a "Pack Rat" and referred to his museum as a "Clutter-torium". Following in the tradition of the Victorian-era collector of oddities and curiosities, he amassed an astounding and eclectic array of unusual items over his lifetime. But more than a mere collector, Sam was also a dedicated and knowledgeable naturalist, a taxidermist, and a serious museum curator and teacher."

The museum's permanent collection contains over 70,000 items, including "natural history specimens, human history artifacts, books and library materials, photographs and negatives, fine art pieces and the archives of the Town of The Pas."

The museum houses a gift shop, meeting room, research library, and tourist information centre. 

Directions:
306 Fischer Avenue

Hours:
The Museum is open year-round, 7 days a week, except Statutory Holidays (Open Canada Day & August Civic Holiday). Regular hours: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm; open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm during July and August.

Phone:
204-623-3802

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Snow Lake Mining Museum Manitoba Star Attraction

Snow Lake

This Manitoba Star Attraction museum houses a collection of mining artifacts, including drills, mucking machines, rescue equipment, and miner's clothing. Group tours welcome. Guided tours are available from late June until September long weekend.
This Manitoba Star Attraction museum houses a collection of mining artifacts, including drills, mucking machines, rescue equipment, and miner's clothing. Group tours welcome. Guided tours are available from late June until September long weekend.
Directions:
163 Poplar Street

Hours:
Call for hours of operation.

Admission:
Admission charged.

Phone:
204-358-7867

Phone:
204-358-2551

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Spirit Way Manitoba Star Attraction

Thompson

The Spirit Way walkway is an award-winning walking and biking path from Thompson's Heritage North Museum to the Miles Hart Bridge, a distance of about 2 km (1.2 miles). Consisting of forest, downtown and river sections, Spirit Way provides amazing stories, vistas, and public art, including 34 stunning Spirit Way Wolves, a Tribute to Northern Aviation and Canada's largest rockface sculpture.
The Spirit Way walkway is an award-winning walking and biking path from Thompson's Heritage North Museum to the Miles Hart Bridge, a distance of about 2 km (1.2 miles). Consisting of forest, downtown and river sections, Spirit Way provides amazing stories, vistas, and public art, including 34 stunning Spirit Way Wolves, a Tribute to Northern Aviation and Canada's largest rockface sculpture.
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York Factory National Historic Site of Canada

Churchill

Located near the mouth of the Hayes River approximately 250 km (155 miles) south of Churchill, this 102-hectacre site's most prominent feature is the Hudson's Bay Company's Depot building. For over two centuries, beginning in 1684, York Factory was a major administrative, transshipment and...

Located near the mouth of the Hayes River approximately 250 km (155 miles) south of Churchill, this 102-hectacre site's most prominent feature is the Hudson's Bay Company's Depot building. For over two centuries, beginning in 1684, York Factory was a major administrative, transshipment and manufacturing centre and provided the HBC with access to quality furs, both from the hinterlands and from Aboriginal traders.

The current site is known as York Factory III and was developed after 1788. York Factory I (1684-1715) and York Factory II (1715-1788) were located about 1 km (0.6 mile) downstream from the current location.

The site was abandoned by the HBC in 1957 and ownership was transferred to the Government of Canada in 1968. It is now a National Historic Site.

Directions:
Located 250 km (155 miles) southeast of Churchill on the Hayes River.

Hours:
Open approximately June 1 to mid-September (weather permitting).

Admission:
No entry fee. Fee charged for interpretive programs and tours.

Phone:
204-675-8863

Fax:
204-675-2026

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