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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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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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Fun for the whole family

Nice place to go for some relaxation, to get in touch with nature, to view some wildlife, or to simply take a nice stroll. The Bison Safari is a fun addition, especially for kids... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Marsha B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice place to go for some relaxation, to get in touch with nature, to view some wildlife, or to simply take a nice stroll. The Bison Safari is a fun addition, especially for kids. Get up close and personal with the animals. I happened to have gone on one of the hottest days of the summer, so I admit, I... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spending the afternoon at Fort Whyte is like a getaway back to nature. It is so accessible, almost part of the city. We walked the various trails and went to see the bison. The Canada geese were also nearby. We ordered a coffee from the restaurant and sat out on the deck with it. Great place to visit if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just outside Winnipeg, is this sanctuary to get away from the city and just be outside enjoying yourself in nature. The site offers 5 lakes, trails and floating boardwalks. Winter time, toboggan slide, skating, and ice fishing. We went first week of July when it was hot out and I do not recommend. Being in a marsh, it's quite humid... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love coming to Fort Whyte because I feel like I'm in the middle of nature without having to leave the city. The walking/biking trails are great. They also have great programming for teenagers. Neat to see the bison as well! Will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful picnic under the trees overlooking the lake. The touch museum and prairie dog exhibit was fun as well. Beautiful park with lots of Canada geese and a herd of bison.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've went to Fort Whyte a couple of times this season and have enjoyed it both times. The first time was for learning about beekeeping. The cost was $17 and it was very informative; if you are a member, it is a bit less I believe. The only thing that wasn't perfect about this was that the advertisement on their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rode our bikes through the park nice flat trails. Lots of wildlife up close. Fun little learning centre

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Fort Whyte us a great place if you want to feel like you have left the city. Great trails, pretty little lakes, and a great resto make it a great meeting place. The kids camps are also excellent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Took three grandchildren, ages 4 to 9 who enjoyed it thoroughly.Their favorite was also the ground hogs who put on quite a show the day we were there!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Not being from Winnipeg originally, I was told this was a great place to go for a walk. Cool boardwalks on the lakes, and tons of nature. The prairie dog exhibit is pretty wicked, as well.

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