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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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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: 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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Outdoor Adventure Center. Fun Kayaking for Cheap.

There was no place to write this review, so it's in the same area. Check out the Forte Whyte Alive Outdoor Adventure Center located on the other end of the park on Muir Lake... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Surrey, Canada
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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

There was no place to write this review, so it's in the same area. Check out the Forte Whyte Alive Outdoor Adventure Center located on the other end of the park on Muir Lake. Very low cost for kayaking, but bring cash because that's all they take. There's a nearby ATM / bank down the street about 5 minutes away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you like hiking, or walking in nature this is the place for you. Good place for all ages, and you'll be able to the Bisons in person. :) The kids will love it, as there are all kinds of animals to see and learn from them. It's a good place for a family affair!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I love Fort Whyte, it holds a very special place in my heart. I recently did an "alive adventure" bison safari and I highly recommend it. It was really cool to get that close to the bison. Fun night doing something different with a friend, giving money to a place that preserves important wetlands and does great work in the... More 

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Winnipeg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

While looking after our 6-year-old granddaughter, we decided to go Fort Whyte, a nature conservancy a short distance from our house. We debated walking there, however, as it meant crossing a busy highway, we opted to drive instead. One of the key attractions for us was a Bison safari, offered on certain days of the week. I had not been... More 

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Minot, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

we went here on a cool breezy day so our time was cut a bit short but very pleasant. We saw several deer and lots of birds. the trails were very nice but could use a little better directions.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

A nature preserve with an aquarium and bison herd. Can sample bison meat dishes at the restaurant. They also run educational programs through the year. A pleasant day out.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The buffalo safari here is something that I hadn't seen elsewhere. Very well priced. Really enjoyed getting so close to buffalo! For those who like an easy hiking experience this is a great place too. Advise arriving early. By midday the lot was parked beyond full.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Beautiful! Really neat to see bison. Informational interpretive center! Would recommend this to anyone who love animals, nature, and the outdoors. Don't forget your bug spray- Mosquitos are vicious!!

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Winnipeg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Fort Whyte has indoor exhibits that will appeal to children and adults.There are trails to walk. The boardwalk over water was a hit with the children. I wish the trails were more clearly marked. It is worth a visit.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Interesting park for walk through the woods and to see some bison and deer. Fall evening goose landing is an interesting sight as they fill the ponds. Good wildlife museum for kids.

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