UCN is proud to offer you the opportunity to learn in our unique northern setting. Enjoy crisp, clear air and a proximity to nature that few other places enjoy.
The Pas is next to Opaskwayak Cree Nation and the Rural Municipality of Kelsey. The sparkling blue water of Clearwater Lake, one of the clearest lakes in North America, is in nearby Clearwater Lake Provincial Park. Its three public beaches and campgrounds are about 30 minutes from The Pas. The sprawling landscape of the Carrot River Valley, Manitoba’s northern-most agricultural area is just a short drive from The Pas.
The Pas and surrounding communities share many amenities. There is something for you to do here regardless of your interests. Enjoy the modern fitness facility at the The Pas Wellness Centre. The Sam Waller Museum has an excellent collection showcasing life in the North, plus changing exhibitions. Play golf, fish for lake trout or walleye, or take part in one of the many service clubs in town. The Pas is home to the annual Trappers’ Festival and the World Championship Dog Race each winter. Visitors from all around enjoy all that this area has to offer, whatever the time of year.
Thompson is a young and dynamic city with a strong retail sector, entertainment and restaurants. The city is the home of the award-winning Spirit Way, a 2.5-km walking and biking path with 16 points of interest for you to discover.
Set in the Canadian Shield and the boreal forest, Thompson is just 30 minutes from Paint Lake Provincial Park. There you can stroll Manitoba’s largest marina, enjoy the sandy beach, rent a boat, or have a picnic. Drive 45 minutes from the city and take in the awesome Pisew Falls. In Thompson you can access nearly 300 km of groomed snowmobile trails and the Mystery Mountain Winter Park’s skiing, snowboarding and biathlon range. Thompson is the wolf capital of Canada. Local murals and sculptures all over the city are evidence of Thompson’s love and respect for the animals.
UCN delivers a range of programs in a network of 12 regional centres from Swan River to Churchill. Nine of our regional centres are in First Nations communities. We are pleased to be able to assist the communities of Norway House and Chemawawin (Easterville) with the implementation of their new public libraries.