Latest News & Press Releases

Lodging in Thompson

Our upcoming Wolf and Carnivore Conference on October 18-19 is helping pilot our wolf economy in Thompson, Manitoba. The community of Thompson has been such a great help in making this possible right down to the people providing accommodations. Below is a list of all the hotels that offer a special conference rate for your stay in Thompson and will help you choose the right place for you. 

Best Western Queen Suite

Best Western: the rooms have an elegant atmosphere where you have access to a kitchen, large vanities in the bathrooms, and a spacious living room separate from the bedroom. In the hotel you have access to an exercise room, sauna, and complimentary breakfast.

Offers a conference rate and you can call directly to book with them.

Burntwood Hotel: quaint, northern style rooms and if you’re looking for a little extra relaxing you can spring for a suite with a Jacuzzi. This hotel comes with an indoor pool, complete with a water slide if you’re looking to bring your family along for the conference and is conveniently located to city shops and entertainment.

Conference code: WWC and rates are 99$ single room 109$ double room rate.

Days Inn & Suites: choose from rooms with Jacuzzis, king sized beds, or a room with two queens. This hotel comes with free hot breakfast and an exercise room. 

Conference rate: 138.60$ CDN + tax. Must call Days Inn directly to book.

Days Inn King Suite

Meridian Hotel: fully equipped rooms, complete with fridge and in-room coffee. Hotel restaurant, Lone Wolf Cafe, specializes in northern style cooking. There is also the Wolf’s Den Gift Shop that sells local art such as: handmade mukluks, jewelry, paintings and mittens. Gift shop and confectionery is open 24/7.

Book by phone and use discount code: WOLF2017

Fruili Suite Rentals: spacious apartment living, your choice between one or two-bedroom, each suite is furnished with a full sized kitchen and amenities.

Conference rate: 89$/night for 2 people.

Lake View Inn & Suites: spacious rooms with options such as: 2 double beds, single king room, two-room suites, and accessible rooms featuring 2 double beds. You stay includes free continental breakfast, free movies, and access to the fitness centre. 

Conference code: LWOLF and rates are 130$ king room, $135 double bedroom, $145 two-room suite.

Lakeview Inn Suites

Mystery Lake Hotel: rooming options include executive suites, king bedded rooms, standard double rooms and standard queens. There is a sauna, exercise room and free admission to the Norplex pool included in your stay. Adventures North Dining Room and Trappers Tavern are accessible in the hotel. At Trappers Tavern you can enjoy live entertainment, dancing and VLTs.

Quality Inn & Suites: you have your choice of different styled rooms, each comes with comfy pillow top mattresses and a kitchenette. The hotel provides access to free movie rental, hot buffet breakfast, 24 hour fitness centre and a 24 hour business centre. This is also a pet friendly hotel, extra fees included. 

Discount code: LWOLF and rates are 130$ queen room, 135$ king room, 135$ room with 2 double beds.

Quality Inn King Suite

All rates listed are Canadian dollar and some conference rates are only redeemable by phone. 

Churchill Tundra Tour – Wolf and Carnivore Conference

We wanted to add something truly unique to our Wolf and Carnivore Conference coming up on October 18. The day before attending the conference, you can partake in an exclusive polar bear tour with Frontier’s North in Churchill, Manitoba. Flying out of Thompson, you will be met at the Churchill airport and whisked away to watch polar bears roam along the Hudson Bay coast.

Polar bears by Brian Wilson

Polar bear with Frontier’s North Adventures

If you’ve never been in a Tundra Buggy the interior resembles a large bus, but they feel akin to an overly spacious train car as the vehicles sway gently crawling over the tundra. They have specific routes they take to minimize damage to the landscape as tundra is a very fragile bed. On the Tundra Buggy, your expert Frontier’s North guide will keep you entertained with fun facts and stories about Churchill and its wildlife; all while pointing out the animals around you. While on the buggy you will have a chance to see polar bears, Arctic hares, Arctic foxes, red foxes, ptarmigan and maybe even a caribou. 

Polar bear yoga. Photo by Lydia Attinger. Seal River Heritage Lodge

For lunch you will have a truly northern picnic, overlooking the Hudson Bay and more than likely, a polar bear or two lounging about. The food is hearty and delicious, catered by Tundra Inn restaurant, a favourite among many of the locals. Which means you’re eating Churchill approved food! At the end of the day you will be spirited away to the inimitable town of Churchill to do a little shopping, view some of the mesmerizing Sea Walls murals that freshly decorate the town, and enjoy a gorgeous meal before boarding the plane back to Thompson for the conference the next day.

A day of epic adventure that you’re sure to enjoy! Register today to take advantage of our early bird discount which ends July 31. 

Wildlife Whisperers: Coming October 2017

Wolf Conference logo

Wolf in the grass. Wolf and Carnivore Conference on October 18-19, 2017 in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada.

We’d like to introduce you to some of the speakers for our upcoming Wolf and Carnivore Conference on October 18-19, 2017 in Thompson! We are very excited to welcome such brilliant and passionate people as speakers! There is limited space at the conference so be sure to register soon! Early bird offer ends on July 31, 2017!


David Mech. Speaker. Wolf and Carnivore Conference on October 18-19, 2017 in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada.

David Mech

Dave is a wolf expert, he’s been studying wolves for most of his career, since 1958 to be exact! He is a senior research scientist for the U.S. Department of the Interior and an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota. His research on wolves has taken him around the world from Minnesota to Canada to Italy and beyond. He is passionate about educating people on the nature of wolves and founded the International Wolf Centre and has published 11 books along with hundreds of articles on wolves and other wildlife. Dave will be presenting with Gilbert Proulx on the question of wolves being responsible for the decline of the caribou and moose populations.

Nikita Ovsyanikov. Speaker. Wolf and Carnivore Conference on October 18-19, 2017 in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada.

Nikita Ovsyanikov


Nikita has dedicated his life to studying Arctic animals. He started with studying Arctic foxes and later found himself living completely isolated among one of the world’s largest predators — polar bears. As a professional zoologist and doctor of biological sciences, along with his footwork with polar bears and other wildlife, he is a specialist in animal behaviour and behavioural ecology. He will be presenting on polar bears and climate change, as well as offering a workshop on safe methodologies for preventing and managing conflict with polar bears. This has never before been offered in Canada and we are very excited! Nikita has published 60 scientific articles, a monograph on Arctic foxes, two books on polar bears, and a fascinating documentary “Polar Bears: Life on the Field of Bones”.

Erin McCloskey. Speaker. Wolf and Carnivore Conference on October 18-19, 2017 in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada.

Erin McCloskey


Erin, author of Wolves in Canada, has a Bachelor of Science in conservation biology and management. She has been involved in numerous endangered species conservation projects around the world. Erin has traveled as an editor and author for various publishers while working with international volunteers in Europe on wildlife projects. She’s worked on wildlife research expeditions in Namibia, Brazil, Oman and Australia. Author of over a dozen books, she focused a few of her books on the intricacies of human-wildlife conflicts in Canada and the USA: Bear Attacks and Wolves of Canada. We look forward to hearing Erin present at our Wolf and Carnivore Conference!

Gilbert Proulx. Speaker. Wolf and Carnivore Conference on October 18-19, 2017 in Thompson, Manitoba, Canada.

Gilbert Proulx


Gilbert is the Director of Science at Alpha Wildlife Research & Management Ltd. with 41 years of experience as a field wildlife biologist and we are excited to have him join us at the conference. A brilliant mind, Gilbert has his bachelors and masters in biology as well as a Ph.D. As an adjunct professor in the Department of Zoology and Entomology in South Africa, he is passing on his knowledge and passion for animal life. He will be presenting with David Mech on the question of whether wolves are responsible for the decline of the caribou and moose populations.

Also, don’t miss out on a chance to help develop a global Wolf Centre of Excellence! Facilitated by Sheldon Mcleod, there will be two sessions on finalizing the strategic planning for this awesome project!

Click here to register for the conference today and get the EARLY BIRD discount! Offer ends July 31, 2017! Once again, we have lined up some fabulous speakers. Don’t miss out on the chance to interact with them personally! Only 140 spaces available!