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Fort Whyte Alive

1961 McCreary Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P2K9, Canada
204-989-8355
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Ranked #7 of 111 attractions in Winnipeg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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... more » 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. « less
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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at sea
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

just outside the city proper, this is a nature reserves with Pelicans, tortoises, ducks, geese and Bison......the two lakes are great to sit beside and enjoy some quiet and commune with nature and only 15 minutes outside of town.....I would go back simply for the quiet....

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Winnipeg, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had our Wedding here and really enjoyed it. The scenery and grounds are well taken care of and the staff are very accommodating. This place is definitely a little gem in Manitoba. All year round fun for the family. And the food is really great. Have lunch or dinner at the buffalo cafe.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

In one sentence, it was the coolest experience to be around fairly tame deer and touch one. It was a lovely experience. A good way to see what the prairie natural animals are like.

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Port Angeles
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184 reviews 184 reviews
41 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My wife and I had a half day on our way back from Churchill. This location is so close to the city that it is easy to come here. About 15 minutes south of the airport and you feel like you are in the country. Nice trails and gardens. Lovely visitor center. And some very nice wildlife.

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Singapore
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Excellent place to know more about Manitoba and Canada! Great for families and must go destination for business events!

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New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My comments here apply mostly to the restaurant facility. This is a great place to have a meal and then explore the grounds and exhibits. A bit on the pricey side for breakfast especially when it is their breakfast buffet. It would be nice if they opened earlier than 10 am on Sundays. The Saskatoon Berry sauce is phenomenal on... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This was great place to take kids to. There's not a ton of places in Winnipeg for great outdoor activities like this (unless you go to the lake), so this is a nice change. We took our little one canoeing here and it was not busy at all. Saw lots of wildlife too.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I am writing this as a volunteer not as a visitor. It has wonderful walking trails and bike trails. It has an indoor touch museum of animals, a fish tank with fish found in Manitoba, a live prairie dog and burrowing owl display, a beehive display and other dioramas also live bison and tepees. It has floating board walks where... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Fort Whyte Centre is a very vibrant and active attraction. From Bird Watching in the Spring and Fall, canoeing and minor hiking in the Summer to Ice Fishing in the Winter, it offers a reasonably priced Family Activities. The Fall Bird Migration is the major attraction with visitors from many areas coming to the centre at dusk to watch all... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Nice natural outdoor space with many walking trails, bike paths and adventure. Great for watching ducks and geese in the spring and fall.

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