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“lovely site”
Review of Fort Whyte Alive

Fort Whyte Alive
Ranked #11 of 184 things to do in Winnipeg
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Oakville, Manitoba
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“lovely site”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Prairie habitat in the middle of a city!! Boardwalk through the pond - great for seeing all sorts of critters and crawlers.

Visited April 2012
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Thank mihally
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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We're so pleased you found our prairie habitat while visiting Winnipeg. It sounds like you enjoyed your time exploring the boardwalks.

We are open year round so there is always a new adventure depending on the season. Hope to see you exploring FortWhyte again soon.

Regards,

Dana Forster
Visitor Services Manager
FortWhyte Alive
204-989-8353
bookings@fortwhyte.org
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Manitoba, Canada
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“School trip”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Excellent guides and signage. The attraction is the multitude of birds that visit regularly. Walkways are very easy to navigate and have excellent signs.

Visited May 2012
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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
Thanks for visiting! We're so glad you were able to navigate around our property so easily and enjoyed your time here.

We definitely have a lot of birds migrating through right now If you enjoy birding you might want to check out our evening Goose Flight Migration season. It is quite the sight to see. It runs Wednesdays to Sundays starting Sept 19 to Oct 21.

Best regards,

Dana Forster
Visitor Services Manager
FortWhyte Alive
204-989-8353
bookings@fortwhyte.org
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Winnipeg, Canada
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Something for everyone”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Wow, I am not sure where to start. A jewel of an attraction, offering an array of activities. There is truly something for everyone. There are tours, interpretive center, walking trails, flora and fauna, water sports, camps, a restaurant, a farm selling their products, a gift shop- I am sure I am missing lots. The admission is affordable, actually it is cheap, I discover new things every time I go. I love the burrowing owls in the interpretive center and they had babies this year- amazing to catch a glimpse and watch them grow. There is a bison enclosure, take a bison buggie tour for a real learning experience. Check their website to help navigate your day. If you enjoy the outdoors, take the family and enjoy!

Visited July 2012
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Thank janied10
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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Thank you so much for your glowing review of your FortWhyte experience. It sounds like you've had a chance to experience many of the different sights, sounds and spaces that we have to offer. The indoor Burrowing Owl exhibit is definitely a highlight in the Interpretive Centre, we're so pleased you enjoy them as much as we do.

We really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with everyone and we hope to see you here again soon!

Best Regards,

Dana Forster
Visitor Services Manager
FortWhyte Alive
204-989-8353
bookings@forwhyte.org
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“Great outdoor space”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Wonderful afternoon for the kids, wondering thru the marsh on the boardwalk and just spending the day outdoors. There is a very nice area inside with preserved animals that my 2 yr old granddaughter found very interesting. Small restaurant that served an excellent soup @ a decent price.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Tana708
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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Thank you for your review. We're so glad to hear that you had a lovely family day enjoying the outdoors and exploring all FortWhyte has to offer. There is always something going on out here so we hope to see you back soon and often with your grandchildren.

Best regards,

Dana Forster
Visitor Services Manager
FortWhyte Alive
204-989-8353
dforster@fortwhyte.org
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“Especially May”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

A year-round oasis on the edge of the city, Fort Whyte Alive is at its best during migration seasons, spring and fall. But in late April and May when the trees are not yet in bloom and the ponds are full of waterbirds, this is THE place to be for a "natural" experience. Birding and Breakfast excursions led by expert volunteers are a great way to start the day. A pleasant walk with guides to help you identify all the returning birds followed by a hearty breakfast is unmatched anywhere. Kids will love the chance to see plants and animals up close. Programs are will presented.

Visited May 2012
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Thank quinde42
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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of FortWhyte, it is obvious that you really enjoy your time spent here. We are so pleased. The spring and fall migrations are definitely special times here for us. We do have a few Birding and Breakfast opportunities at then end of August- you might want to check them out and see if you can spot one of the fall warblers.

Best regards,

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