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“Lots of nature” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Whyte Alive

Fort Whyte Alive
1961 McCreary Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P2K9, Canada
+1 204-989-8355
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Ranked #10 of 163 things to do in Winnipeg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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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: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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“Lots of nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

There are floating boardwalks through natural wetlands all over Fort Whyte. There is a terrific interpretive centre and lots of events. Also great food available.

Visited September 2012
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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Thanks for your comments and your rating of our centre. We are pleased that you enjoyed all the floating boardwalks and Interpretive Centre. Hope to see you back soon. Fall is a wonderful season out here with the changing leaves and migrating birds.

Regards,

Dana Forster,
Visitor Services Manager
FortWhyte Alive
204-989-8353
bookings@fortwhyte.org
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“A first class centre.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Fort Whyte paths are very well marked out. In the Interpretive Center there is Prairie Burrowing owls and Prairie Dogs doing their thing. The garden in front of the Interpretive were in full bloom when we were there. A first class park to spent some time..

Visited July 2013
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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Thank you for your great comments about your experience at FortWhyte.We are so pleased that you enjoyed our trails and of course the wonderful garden that is maintained solely by our volunteers. We hope you come back to enjoy time here soon.

Regards,

Dana Forster
Visitor Services Manager
FortWhyte Alive
204-989-8353
bookings@fortwhyte.org
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“Urban sanctuary”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Tucked in the south west corner of Winnipeg is the Fort Whyte Alive Center. It is a wonderful urban reserve to see the natural flora and fauna of the prairies. The spring and fall are the best times to visit as the ducks and geese are plentiful. The boardwalks throughout the preserve make access into the marsh lands excellent. Take your camera as you are sure to see many wonderful photo opportunities.

Visited April 2013
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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
We are so pleased that you enjoy our Urban Sanctuary here at FortWhyte. Cameras are definitely a must as you pointed out there are always opportunities for some great shots. Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to comment on your experience.

We hope to see you again soon!

Regards,

Dana Forster
Visitor Services Manager
FortWhyte Alive
204-989-8353
bookings@fortwhyte.org
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“Nature without a long drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is a reclaimed industrial site. The nature reserve is teeming with ducks, geese, deer, bison and many bird species. There are naturalists on hand to answer questions and numerous trails offering different types of views, fauna and flora. Many programs are offered for children and adults. There is a great cafe serving reasonably priced, well prepared food. In the fall don't miss the evening influx of geese and ducks. You really won't believe how many there are or the incredible sound of their wings and voices.

Visited July 2013
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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Thank you for your great descriptive review what what you can see and do at FortWhyte. Migration season will soon be upon us and you can check out the times and dates on our website. Thank you for taking the tim to let everyone know there are things to enjoy and experience at FortWhyte that are suitable for all ages.

Regards,

Dana Forster
Visitor Services Manager
FortWhyte Alive
204-989-8353
bookings@fortwhyte.org
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“This is a great place for all ages!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We love to go to Forte Whyte Alive for breakfast and sit out on the deck overlooking the small lake with ducks, geese and pelicans. The food in the restaurant is awesome with lots of delicious baked treats. After breakfast we take a short hike to the grass house and then over to the area where all the bird feeds are. We like to sit quietly on the benches and watch the chickadees, finches, etc. Then we continue on to look at the bison feeding in the field and finally the prairie dogs. Before heading home we love to shop in the great gift shop, they sell lots of interesting items including bird feeds and crafts.

Visited July 2013
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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Hi Brenda,

It sounds like you have enjoyed some very lovely days here at FortWhyte. The cafe definitely serves up some very yummy treats and the bird feeding station is one of my favorite quiet spots here.

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences. We hope you continue to enjoy all we have to offer.

Best regards,

Dana Forster
Visitor Services Manager
FortWhyte Alive
204-989-8353
bookings@fortwhyte.org
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