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Fort Whyte Alive

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Address: 1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2K9, 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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An educational experience; commuting with nature for young and old

Created in 1983, Fort Whyte Alive is located on McCreary Avenue in Charleswood. The 640-acre site is both an educational and recreational area that is easily accessible within the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bill Z
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Created in 1983, Fort Whyte Alive is located on McCreary Avenue in Charleswood. The 640-acre site is both an educational and recreational area that is easily accessible within the confines of Winnipeg. ONE CAUTION: The dirt and gravel road from McGilllvery to Fort Whyte is terrible, with huge pot holes and loose gravel. If you are unaware of the change... More 

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Saint Anthony, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort Whyte Alive is a remarkable wildlife education center in southwest Winnipeg. We began with the Bison Safari taking a small bus to the bison area. Our guide was very knowledgeable and had a passion for the bison. The herd is maintained at a count between 30 and 40 so they are always visible. The calves were playful and running... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the morning for a small hike around with our toddler and newborn in tow. Our little guy really liked the interpretive center with the taxidermy animals they could touch, the big fish tank, turtles, bees, worms, prairie dogs, ground owls, and nice staff. He also had fun watching the prairie dogs outside of the center. The quick hike... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots and lots of walking. We truly enjoyed all this little oasis had to offer. Loved the prairie dog greeters. The bisons are such majestic animals

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During summer, they offer many activities for the whole family - check their website! Other than that, they offer great trail to bike, walk or simply relax.

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Thank Leila M
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are so many different things to do here I couldn't possibly cover them all in one day. Its a great area for walks and wildlife watching not to mention all the other activities available throughout the year depending on the season. The staff and volunteers have always been very helpful. I would probably plan to rent some equipment along... More 

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Thank JoS610
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Fort Whyte. We have been members for a couple of years and it's well worth it. In the summer there are so many activities or it's beautiful to just walk the nature paths or sit on the patio looking at the water. We go all year round and I love all that they have to offer.

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Thank PinkLady184
Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great family place to visit, bison, small lakes, trails. Snow shoe in winter, see the geese return at evening in the fall. S lovely little restaurant.

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Thank Margaret K
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Buffalo, geese, turtles galore. Trails to walk, run or cycle, it is a nature getaway right in the city. Plus indoor museum exhibits, something for everyone to enjoy.

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Great trails to hike in the summer or winter with a wide range different activities always going on.

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