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Fort Whyte Alive

1961 McCreary Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P2K9, Canada
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Ranked #8 of 74 Attractions in Winnipeg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks, Cultural
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: 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 Café • 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 • toboganning • 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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Winnipeg, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Had the most relaxing experience at Fort Whyte today. Beautiful surroundings. Fantastic views of the Bison, walks were well signed. Staff excellent and food amazing. Would recommend this to couples and families, we will be back.

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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a great place for Weddings. The reason I say this is because my Son got married there, and it was a perfect day in August. It is also a great place to watch Birds! Must go if you have never been! Oh - the Gift shop is "awesome"!!

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We visited the nature reserve in October. The bison were right at the fence so had a good view of them. Then we went back shortly before sunset. Walked the beautiful paths and then were able to watch thousands of geese coming in from the fields and landing on the ponds. An impressive sight and highly recommended.

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Gadsden, Alabama
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85 reviews 85 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

another nice green space close to winnipeg,history,river,hiking,you name it.we enjoyed going to the sod house,they had a living history exhibit going on.we stopped by and the lady in the sod house was so excited about us stopping by,she had heard a couple from alabama, from the us was there and she was hoping we would have time to stop by... More

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Coquitlam, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
76 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The bison that roam this nature reserve area on the southwest outskirts of Winnipeg (about a half-hour drive from downtown) can hardly be seen though you can see the high-rises of the city from the fields here. A golf-cart tour with a guide driving will take you to the Indian tepee, the lookout point where he gave us binoculars to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
37 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Great place to take the kids and do a tour with a guide who can explain all the history. Different times of the year offer different views, animals and birds. I would go again.

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Winnipeg, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Beautiful surroundings, easy trails but lots to see. Plenty of wildlife. I have heard that the fall geese flights are amazing, want to do that next!!

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Victoria, Canada
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136 reviews 136 reviews
30 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

There is so much to do here for the entire family all year round. It is fall so the trees are starting to turn, the geese and tern are gathering to prepare for the their migration. If you are there are this time of year, arrive before sunset. You will enjoy the absolute splendor of the arrival of thousands of... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The trails, exhibits, programming and food at the Buffalo Stone Cafe are top notch any time of the year. My family and I love visiting as often as we can.

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

this area is great for residents with boating, canoeing, hiking and biking trails, birding, fishing and more, but not a practical or easy place to visit as a tourist. Skip this and focus on other attractions if you are just visiting Winnipeg.

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