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Fort Whyte Alive

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Great way to spend the day

I visited on a weekday when its fairly quiet. I walked the trails a few times to see the bisons... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Markham, Canada
One of the reserves that breed Bison to preserve the world wide numbers ... you should see this ...

A large parcel of land with man made lakes for birds and other wildlife, plus a substantial herd of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Year Round Edutainment Learn it, love it, and live it up in our 640-acre backyard! Choose from a variety of outdoor activities-for a new adventure every day.• Interpretive Centre • Buffalo Stone Cafe • Aquarium of the Prairies • Burrowing Owl...more
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1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2K9, Canada
+1 204-989-8355
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited on a weekday when its fairly quiet. I walked the trails a few times to see the bisons and enjoyed a delicious lunch of corn chowder and falafel. Its a beautiful area to wander around and enjoy. I like that there are benches...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large parcel of land with man made lakes for birds and other wildlife, plus a substantial herd of Bison that is part of a network of parks that are about restoring their numbers. There are hundreds of million Bison in the early 1800's that...More

Thank KimL3721
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice tour of Fort Whyte which included baking bannock over a fire, visiting a recreated sod house, and a tipi to learn how the natives threw spears to hunt the bison. I think we would have been hungry for a long time!...More

Thank CFofLL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a very pleasant day with our daughter and her two young children ( 4 and 2 ) recently at Fort White. lots of interesting things to see and plenty of space to walk and explore. We all lovedit and will...More

Thank 500ronl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Whyte Alive is a nature center in Winnipeg. It is used by runners, bikers and cross country skiers (in season). The trails are well maintained, and the Bison herd is pretty cool. They have a nice cafe and a little gift shop. We really...More

Thank Bill F
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

The Bison Safari was horrible. They pack you in tight in a little bus that was very crowded and very hot. They drive out to a little Watering Hole Where the Buffalo are and park for 30 minutes on one side then turn the bus...More

Thank OkieDokies
Reviewed August 13, 2018

We walked all afternoon, experienced, wildlife, fish, ducks in their natural habitat. The walking trails are very well maintained and take from the pond, to the ponds, the various grasses and the birds. We just loved it so much. Will go back for sure.

Thank mddum0nt
Reviewed August 10, 2018

It is hard to believe that this quiet peaceful and beautiful area is right in the city. If you need to escape the hustle and bustle of the city - this is the place to go.

1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Great to see the bison up close. For an extra fee, take the small bus out to see the bison. The staff person has lots of hands on materials such as bison teeeth and fur.

Thank ancientmoods
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic area for walking, cycling, observing nature. The whole complex has been totally redone from what I remembered. Great place to take the kids. Very reasonably priced at $8 for adults and even less for kids. Ample parking.

Thank TnJAdvents
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Kristy B
May 24, 2018|
Response from somegalfromcan | Reviewed this property |
It costs $8 per person - and is well worth the price of admission.
Joesph M
May 30, 2016|
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Response from clbb2015 | Reviewed this property |
You can take a bus as far as Kenaston and McGillivray, but then you would have to walk 15-20 minutes to get to Fort Whyte.
April 7, 2016|
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Response from bkuzyk | Reviewed this property |
Hello Unfortunately there aren’t many Hotels in this area. The closest is Holiday Inn on Pembina/McGillivary which is 11 km away from FortWhyte. Another option is around the airport which has a number of Hotels in most... More