Heritage North Museum
Gateway to Spirit Way
The Heritage North Museum is the southern gateway to the Spirit Way walkway and sits on the Millennium Trail. It is listed as a Manitoba Star Attraction. It houses beautiful and interesting displays and exhibits of Thompson and Northern Manitoba. Admission is required.
Heritage North Museum displays mounted animals native to the area, a boreal forest diorama with authentic caribou hide tipi, First Nations and fur trade artifacts, fossils, a wooly mammoth tusk, traveling exhibits, and mining related artifacts.
The Museum also houses an Institutional Archives and a Visitor Information Booth. Admission is charged.
A cute little souvenir & gift store offers local art and unique Spirit Way souvenirs and wolf items for sale.
Fascinating replicas of a fur press and a blacksmith forge can be seen outside. Open air blacksmith demonstrations occur periodically throughout the summer.
The Museum is also the centre for geocaching in Thompson and the staff will love to tell you about the latest geocache activity around Thompson.
- Heritage North Museum is designated as a Manitoba Star Attraction.
- The main building was constructed as part of a log cabin building program in 1989.
- All logs are spruce trees that were harvested near Joey Lake.
- A geocache site can be found in the near vicinity.
- Amenities are: Gift Shop • Guided Tours • Rotating Exhibits • Archives • Free Parking • Wheelchair Access
Open year-round – Monday to Saturday
Winter: 1–5 pm, daily • Summer: 9 am–5 pm.
PHONE: 204-677-2216 • FAX: 204-677-8953
162 Princeton Drive, Thompson, MB R8N 2A4