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Fort Whyte Alive

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Address: 1961 McCreary Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P2K9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 204-989-8355
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

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 place to spend the day

I have been going to Fort Whyte for the past 20 years and I never tire of it. It's a great way to spend the day either alone or with friends/family. The trails are nice and long... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Erica M
Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been going to Fort Whyte for the past 20 years and I never tire of it. It's a great way to spend the day either alone or with friends/family. The trails are nice and long, and the floating boardwalk is always a ton of fun to walk on. They also have sailboats. My son has been attending the... More 

Thank Erica M
Saint Joseph, United States
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed the time we spent here as a family. Not only did our children enjoy exploring the small museum and the trails, but we also were able to participate in a variety of memorable activities. We took a canoe ride as a family in a large Voyageur canoe. That was awesome. We were able to cook bannock over... More 

Thank Tim A. D
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There had been a major sewer main break and this attraction was mainly closed. There was no washroom facilities. Only gift shop restaurants were closed so we left.

Thank Rosieakalynn
Welland, Canada
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time to visit and celebrate daughter's university convocation with a great meal. Stunning sunset and view from the verandah of the multitude of vocal geese.

Thank Glenn M
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I keep on coming back to Fort Whyte Alive. I always feel refreshed, having reconnected with nature after having visited Fort Whyte Alive, every single time. The name itself suggests rejuvenation. It is not all fireworks but it is one of a kind: it offers wholesome, educational, and fun yet safe activities. I particularly love their archery classes for all... More 

Thank Her Name's C
Victoria, Canada
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196 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

What am amazing place. Walk about the paths taking in the bison roaming a huge field. And there are geese. In the fall, this is an assembly point before the geese migrate south. Thousands of geese will arrive on the lake at and just after sunset. it is a natural wonder to be seen. We were there in late September

Thank Blue Magic
Winnipeg, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

A private sub station,an excellent informative presentation by Will,a group of friends ;a sunset,the geese landing, peaceful setting, a camp fire. This was a magical event. Wine and cheese included. Cash bar as well. Feel free to bring food for the campfire. This is a perfect place to connect with nature and family.

Thank VivBru
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Lots to see and a great way to enjoy nature. Enjoyed the boardwalks especially. Can't wait to bring my whole family next time and hope to rent some bikes and enjoy the trails. Loved it.

Thank dstoews .
Winnipeg, Canada
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261 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I've been enjoying the Thursday kayaking for some time now. It's fun and feels very safe. The lake is just big enough to feel like you're somewhere else. It's $7 and you get a kayak, paddle, and life jacket. Recommended to all! Can't wait to return.

Thank Megan L
Winnipeg, Canada
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79 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Very nice place to get back to nature. We took a guided tour, the guide really knew his stuff. He pointed out some very interesting things & shared lots of information. It was cool to get so close to a herd of Bison, don't get that opportunity just anywhere. If you're hungry & have the time, eat at the little... More 

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