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Fort Whyte Alive

Address: 1961 McCreary Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P2K9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 204-989-8355
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Ranked #7 of 174 things to do in Winnipeg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & 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...
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children

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Winnipeg, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good food, and a super place to take children . Interesting animals, birds - very educational. Minimum charge , affordable for all ages. Educational.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Spent the day tobogganing down the slide today. Great times. Always enjoy going to Fort Whyte Alive. Love the Burrowing Owl display. Great gift store. With trails, animal displays, educational.activities it is always time well spent.

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Ridgecrest, California
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26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had an awesome guide in the form of my dear friend Peter Henry. He took us all around and pointed out the many projects that so many people - young and old - get to experience. The items in the gift shop were very well priced.

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Houston, Texas
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64 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I was there just before the Canada geese migrate south. What a sight! I have never seen so many together. The area is a wonderful escape from urban turmoil. Our guide was extremely knowledgable and led us on a very interesting walking tour of the area. The indoor area was also educational. I loved seeing the burrowing owls. Lunch provided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

A wonderful place for those who love nature and wildlife, especially when it comes to you. Countless geese and deer wandering grounds makes it more than worth while.

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Winnipeg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Bison, walking paths, birds,geese all in a natural setting out doors. A terrific learning experience . Indoors there is learning to be done in a fun setting.eg watching a live bee hive at work through glass, burrowing owls doing there thing for all to see first hand. Manitoban fish large and small in the aquarium. A nice gift shop and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have been to the restaurant a few times to eat and the menu is great as is the food. They are very organic minded there. you can also see a lot of geese in September.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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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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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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