With an average 222 days a year of sub-zero temperatures, and up to six months of snow cover, Thompson, Manitoba, Canada is the premier centre for winter weather testing.

If it works here,
it can work anywhere!

Put us to the test

Testing Facilities

Thompson provides a cold and winter weather testing environment characterized by more than just reliably cold temperatures. With vast tracts of land available for testing vehicles of all types, testers can put their products through their paces on a variety of terrain that duplicate real world conditions. Thompson is also home to Area_55 Advanced Cold Research Facility located at the Thompson Regional Airport.

Operating Since

Average days below 0ºC.

Accessible daysper year

Average days below -20ºC

Where we do our tests

Location Amenities

As the hub of Northern Manitoba, Thompson’s 14,000 residents serving a region of 55,000 people – and testing staff from companies such as Ford, Arctic Cat and Bell Helicopters – enjoy the comforts and conveniences of much larger centres further south

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Paved all-weather highway from Winnipeg

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Wide variety of accommodations and dining options for staff

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Three indoor shopping centres, as well as several smaller strip malls

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A regional hospital with over 75 beds and emergency services

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Warm hospitality and a commitment to providing testing companies with all the services and facilities they require!