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Fort Whyte Alive

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Address: 1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2K9, Canada
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+1 204-989-8355
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Year Round Edutainment Learn it, love it, and live it up in our 640-acre...

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 Enclosure • Bison Prairie • Saturn Family Tree House • Tipi Encampment • Prairie Dog Town • Pioneer Sod House • 7 km of forest trails • Nature Shop • floating marsh boardwalks • wildlife watching • canoeing & fishing on 5 lakes • cross-country skiing • snowshoeing • tobogganing • public programs & events. Whether you are planning a first-time or return visit to this very special place, we are sure that you will leave with new insights into the natural world, a deeper appreciation of Manitoba's heritage, new information and actions for sustainable living, and plenty of fresh air, memories of fun and discovery with family and friends.

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Great spot to visit and relax

I love going to Fort Whyte and walking the paths. Summers there are amazing and fall offers a wide range of migrating fowl to watch as the sunsets. Kayak or paddle your way around... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

I love going to Fort Whyte and walking the paths. Summers there are amazing and fall offers a wide range of migrating fowl to watch as the sunsets. Kayak or paddle your way around the waterways. I love taking photography clients there for endless photo opportunities or simply hiking or biking the trails.

Thank FluffyPillo
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

went there in the spring of 2016 and in the winter 2015 went snowshoeing in the paths and in the spring there were so many animals to see and the little fawns were so tame they would walk up to you we had a great time while we were there

Thank smilely
Winnipeg, Canada
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

We visited Ft. Whyte Alive today. The weather had finally warmed up and it was time to head outside and enjoy nature! We were not disappointed! The lovely lady at the entrance, alerted us to recent sightings of a Great Horned Owl. We went to the area she said it had been seen in and, low and behold, it was... More 

Thank Lizkcbrian
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Walkways are nicely maintained and clear. I jogged around the paths for about an hour and really enjoyed it.

Thank Bruce B
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

I was expecting something more historic but that was bad research on my part. The exhibits were informative and they had some excellent animals on display in the visitor centre. Probably not a winter location given the lack of birdlife around but for somewhere to escape with your thoughts for a while and enjoy some solitude it was a good... More 

Thank Keith T
Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

My boyfriend and I went snowshoeing at Fort Whyte and it was nice. Didn't feel like there were any great trails for snowshoeing; we weren't allowed on the ski trails (makes sense) but the regular walking trail had almost no snow on it so our snowshoes were pretty useless. We made our own fun so we did have a great... More 

Thank kreims
Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

The staff are phenomenal in their passion and knowledge about preservation and nature. I especially enjoyed the (plains) bison safari and even had the opportunity to see a four -hour-old bison with its umbilical cord still attached, just learning how to hop around. The guide, Kaitlyn, was extremely knowledgable and had so many curious facts about bison such as the... More 

Thank tereztravels
Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Its a relaxing, no stress, chance to enjoy being outside city, while still being inside the city What a wonderful place to spend a day. Good restaurant, Low key. Try snowshoeing or cross country skiing and stop for a delicious hot chocolate and a baked treat or homemade soup.

Thank traveller201581
Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

I took my girl friend here to see the amazing show of nature that is the sundown geese swarming, she though it was beautiful! Its also a good place for children to learn about nature, see animals, buffalos, etc. Tip: hot chocolate and pop corn take the end off the cold.

Thank swk1000
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

Stopped by during the day and was lucky enough to catch a tour of a section of the park -- highly informative and a beautiful park. The bison herd was definitely the highlight during the day! As I wasn't dressed for the weather, walking the floating pathways and trails was lovely but cold -- I imagine it is amzing in... More 

Thank Rae C

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