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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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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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Always enjoy visiting!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2014
Heather C
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Winnipeg
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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this review

Hello, I'm sorry you found ti difficult as a tourist to come to FortWhyte. If you have suggestions I would love to hear them. I can be reached at the information below. We have a growing list of experiences and programs for residents and visitors a like. I hope that you would consider visiting again and perhaps participating on our... More 

Winnipeg
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this review

Hi Heather, . I love hearing from our frequent visitors. Thank you for including us as part of your family activities. We hope to see you back soon enjoying more of FortWhyte. Our website is a great tool to check our some of the upcoming events that might interest your family. And right now the skating and tobogganing are great!... More 

Kitchener, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this review

Hi Gabriela, Thank you for your visit and for including us as part of your Winnipeg Trip. I hope you not only enjoyed time at FortWhyte but enjoyed our city as well. I am so pleased to see that you tried our gift shop as well as explored our trails and saw some wildlife. If you are ever back in... More 

Wisconsin
Top Contributor
377 reviews 377 reviews
106 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this review

Thank you for including us as part of your visit to Winnipeg! We are pretty fortunate to be in the city and have so much beautiful green space. I hope the next time you are in Winnipeg that you stop in for a visit. We are continually growing and increasing our program offerings. If you are back our way be... More 

at sea
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131 reviews 131 reviews
50 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this review

It sounds like you had a wonderful and quiet day here at FortWhyte. I'm glad you took advantage of one of our benches overlooking the water and enjoyed the calm and quiet. The Bird feeding stations are one of my favorite quiet spots. Hope to see you back enjoying a break from the hustle and bustle of life. Regards, Dana... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this review

We love hearing from our guests, especially from one of our Brides! We are so pleased that you included us in your special day. We think FortWhyte is pretty special and love being able to share it with couples on their wedding days. Hope to see you back soon enjoying our grounds and scenery. Regards, Dana Forster Hospitality &Group Services... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this review

We are pretty fortunate at FortWhyte Alive to have the opportunity to be so close to nature and wildlife. Sounds like you had a great visit and pretty neat encounter with some of our wildlife. We do of course caution visitors to be mindful that they are still wild and can be unpredictable. Hope to see you back enjoying all... More 

Burien, Washington
Top Contributor
220 reviews 220 reviews
53 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this review

Thank you for including us on your trip itinerary. You managed to get a couple of really nice photos of our owls. Glad they were not being shy that day! I hope the next time you are in Winnipeg that you stop in for a visit. Regards, Dana Forster Hospitality & Group Services Manager FortWhyte Alive bookings@fortwhyte.org More 

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