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Fort Whyte Alive

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1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2K9, Canada
+1 204-989-8355
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Buffalo Safari was so neat!

Took a group of out of town delegates here to get a "taste" of what MB is about. They LOVED the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Maria S
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Winnipeg, Canada
Must experience for kids of all ages

Knowledgeable and patient guides escorted and demonstrated variety of nature experiences. Pond... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sallyt3
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Winnipeg, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bison” (75 reviews)
“prairie dogs” (21 reviews)
“canada geese” (9 reviews)
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1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2K9, Canada
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+1 204-989-8355
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"bison"
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"prairie dogs"
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"canada geese"
in 9 reviews
"burrowing owl"
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"bird watching"
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"nature walk"
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"forested area"
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"migrating birds"
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"enjoy nature"
in 7 reviews
"bannock"
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"walking biking trails"
in 3 reviews
"bike ride"
in 6 reviews
"city limits"
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"wonderful place to visit"
in 3 reviews
"whole family"
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"nice gift shop"
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"all ages"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Took a group of out of town delegates here to get a "taste" of what MB is about. They LOVED the bison safari. Fort Whyte did an awesome job of programming for my group. The safari and bannack over the fire were by far the...More

Thank Maria S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Knowledgeable and patient guides escorted and demonstrated variety of nature experiences. Pond dipping, watching birds fly in and the room of animal models were all a highlight for our grade one students. I will be taking my grandkids there soon.

Thank Sallyt3
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought my mom here for the Mothers Day brunch (5 stars for that we will be back next year) and then we walked the trails after. Absolutely beautiful. I saw so many birds and a turtle even cross the path infront of us. Just amazing....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a meeting that was facilitated at Fort Whyte and it was a treat as I forgot what a wonderful facility this is and the ever changing wildlife. A placid wonderful place to visit and experience. The food and service is also excellent

Thank tom s
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with friends. We had an adult in a wheelchair and found it quite easy to maneuver over the paths. It's a lovely place for a walk, hike, bicycle ride or a picnic. Lots of options on how to spend the day. We...More

Thank Sue6340
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really great place to check out. Nice walking/biking trails, tons of interesting information everywhere, a great restaurant and all for next to nothing. Great value for your dollar. Loved the sod house, the swamp and the treehouse..and the food! Will definitely return.

Thank Bonnie D
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Reviewed May 24, 2018

You'd never guess how close you are to the city in this wild spot. What an incredible place to feel lost in nature and surrounded by wildlife. We saw bison, prairie dogs, pelicans and more while we wandered the grounds.

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Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Went there for picnic on a sunny April day. The air there was fresh and weather was fantastic. We brought our picnic backpack with coffee, juice, sandwich and fruits. We found a prime spot to sit down to enjoy our sandwiches and coffee. Could see...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

I like to ride my bike along the various trails in this area. There is teepees, a sod house, birds galore and a few lakes. The bison are often viewable from a hill not too far from the parking lot. Nice place to just chill...More

Thank FamilySpringBreak
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

This wonderful combination of small lakes (with canoeing, kayaking and sailing), prairie (with bison herds, prairie dogs, gophers and raptors), ski trails (having known the Stewart family decades ago, the memorial trial dedicated to their son Paget is a worthy testimony to his international-calibre skiing...More

Thank lakeoffhewoods
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Kristy B
May 24, 2018|
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Response from somegalfromcan | Reviewed this property |
It costs $8 per person - and is well worth the price of admission.
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Joesph M
May 30, 2016|
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Response from clbb2015 | Reviewed this property |
You can take a bus as far as Kenaston and McGillivray, but then you would have to walk 15-20 minutes to get to Fort Whyte.
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gig817
April 7, 2016|
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Response from bkuzyk | Reviewed this property |
Hello Unfortunately there aren’t many Hotels in this area. The closest is Holiday Inn on Pembina/McGillivary which is 11 km away from FortWhyte. Another option is around the airport which has a number of Hotels in most... More
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