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Fort Whyte Alive

1961 McCreary Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P2K9, Canada
204-989-8355
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Ranked #10 of 112 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: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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132 reviews 132 reviews
28 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Winnipeg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We always hit Fort Whyte Alive a few times each year. We love having a nice place to do some walking and seeing the animals. We have had a few run ins with angry geese but this just makes for fun stories for the kids to share. We have been there for the Easter Egg hunt which was fabulous, that... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Bison Safari: Getting on a rickety bus and driving into a bumpy field may not seem like an adventure but the opportunity to be among this magnificent untamed bison herd is worth the bumps and price of admission. The experience is both sad and beautify at the same time. Yes there are bigger herds further from the maddening crowds... More

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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us for one of our Bison Safaris. They have definitely been very popular this summer. We appreciate you taking some time to enjoy all we have to offer and letting others know about your experience. It is my hope that you will visit us again the next time you are in Winnipeg. As you... More

Sheboygan, WI
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We went on the Bison Safari in August of 2014. What a great attraction. You basically ride a bus into the restricted bison area and get very up close to the bison, without upsetting the bison or being in danger. My 3 teenagers didn't want to go, but once we were there all three of them thought it was very... More

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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let others know about your visit to FortWhyte. The Bison Safaris have been very popular this summer and I am so pleased that you enjoyed it. They are one of my favorite things to do at FortWhyte. I am also glad to hear that we were able to please the teenagers. I hope... More

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nice place to visit with your family and also to get to know better a little of the wildlife. They have a good collection of stuffed animals. Also a good restaurant, in summer time, have your meal outside.

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Wisconsin
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271 reviews 271 reviews
63 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Nice place in the big city. Visited in July 2014. Hard to believe this place in in the city. Wildlife was nice. Place for families with younger kids. Older kids will get bored. A good 3-4 hours to see most of everything. Great job with displays.

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at sea
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74 reviews 74 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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