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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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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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forte Whyte

Love Forte Whyte center is fabulous, great place to take romantic or just alone walks. Quiet and peaceful. Great place to take our grandson to and he loves critter dipping.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Bradley Z
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Winnipeg
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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love Forte Whyte center is fabulous, great place to take romantic or just alone walks. Quiet and peaceful. Great place to take our grandson to and he loves critter dipping.

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Thank Bradley Z
Winnipeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have a yearly pass and try to go often. The trails are fun to walk all year. The kids get a kick out of the grass house. There is a tree fort, bison, ponds for dip netting (buckets, nets and I believe charts to know what you found are available). There is also snowshoe rentals (free for members) and... More 

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Thank watersport84
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A walk on the trails in the fall leaves is a nice Sunday afternoon pastime. The water walkways are a great adventure for children. There were only a few rude cyclists that showed no concern for walkers and children and should be banned.

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1 Thank 267ricky
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great spot for a quiet walk through the woods. My favourite spot is a clearing where a number of bird feeders have been set up. The perfect spot to sit for a while and enjoy the variety of birds that visit the feeders - and rage squirrels that try their best to steal the food!

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1 Thank Bob A
Winnipeg, Canada
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I have been visiting Fort Whyte for years and love it everytime I go. There is a herd of Bison on site and a prairie dog town in the summer. You enter through a nice building with a gift shop and restaurant (great food) and can proceed out onto the trails or into a museum building. The museum building has... More 

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1 Thank MBrynn
Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

Tranquil and beautiful.... All that try nature has to offer !! Get in touch with your soul when you visit Fort Whyte Alive .... It energizes you beyond belief !!! Explore this wonderful place !!

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Thank LorraineGauthier
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

This park is absolutely beautiful, but we quickly realized admission isn't free, which is unusual for Canadian parks that look similar. Because it's a refuge though, you can see animals that you don't get to usually see in nature, as well as seeing them in far better environments than in a zoo!!

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Thank Luc A
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

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 

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Thank Erica M
Saint Joseph, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

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 

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Thank Tim A. D
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68 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

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.

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