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Address: 1961 McCreary Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P2K9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 204-989-8355
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: 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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urban wild life

largest urban population of buffalo. restaurant is excellent with organic choices. Walking and biking trails are excellent. There are always activities, an excellent spot for both... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

largest urban population of buffalo. restaurant is excellent with organic choices. Walking and biking trails are excellent. There are always activities, an excellent spot for both winter and summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

A state of the art center showcasing the amazing abundance of Canadian wildlife you can interact with up close and personal. The waterfowl migration is something to behold!

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Whitby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Spent 1/2 a day and photograph wild white tail deer, landscapes, woodpeckers and local birds. Enjoyed watching the bison.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The site is setup in a friendly manner. Play areas for young and old alike. The nature center has species of animals and lots of wild life inside. A great venue to hold a birthday party.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Attended with a group of adults and children and had a fabulous time! All of the children, including the toddlers, as well as the adults enjoyed the toboggan slide with children shouting 'again' and 'more' in between gales of laughter. There were lots of toboggans available. Ice skating was enjoyed by many and the marshmallow roast (must pre-book the fire... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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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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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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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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