Are you the person who steps out their front door every morning wishing for an adventure? Do you often think about seeing more of Canada’s beautiful wilderness? Thompson is a unique travel spot in Canada, hosting 3 of Manitoba’s Star Attractions! Well on it’s way to becoming the Wolf Capital of the World, it is home of the world’s largest wolf mural, 30 wolf statues, and is in the process of developing a Wolf Centre of Excellence.
Thompson also has, hidden away in boreal forest, Pisew Falls. These waterfalls are a favourite stop for travelers heading north, but are also close enough for those already in Thompson to venture to see. From Pisew Falls you can also partake in a 22km return hike to the Kewasitchewan Falls; Manitoba’s tallest waterfall.
You will be hiking along the Grass River, walking in the footsteps, or alongside the paddle strokes of Aboriginal Cree nation who used this route constantly to move around from the Hudson Bay to the Saskatchewan River and western Canada’s interior. They later introduced the waterway to fur traders from the Hudson Bay in the 1700’s and it became a hugely competitive route between them and the North West Company.
This wilderness is still teeming with wildlife as the forest provides shelter for many birds and animals, including wolves. As you hike among spruce, pine, tamarack and poplar trees you can see the river for most of the trail. It is another one of Manitoba’s hidden treasures and well worth the trip.
Do you crave to learn more about this beautiful planet we live on? Spirit Way is also hosting a Wolf & Carnivore Conference this coming October. Visit our conference page for more details and don’t miss out on the exclusive day tour to Churchill with Frontier’s North! Only 5 spots left.