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“Friendly Nature Conservation environment.”
Review of Fort Whyte Alive

Fort Whyte Alive
Ranked #11 of 194 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: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Was there for only an evening at a chapter meeting and the people were wonderful. it was an eye opener and the facility well placed.

Thank Johan M
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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2012

Thank you for your kind words John. We're so glad you enjoyed your time at FortWhyte and were met with our friendly and courteous staff. We hope to see you for another visit soon so you can experience all we have to offer.

If I can answer any questions you might have about FortWhyte please let me know.

Best Regards,

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

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Very pleasant way to spend a day, this is a favourite spot to take groups such as Brownies to learn about nature at a very good price. This is a hands on area for family as well

Thank cheryl f
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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2012

Hi Cheryl,

We're glad to hear that FortWhyte is one of your favorite spots to bring your family as well as your Brownie troop. We strive to offer quality programming at a reasonable rate and are pleased to hear that you have taken advantage of that.

With the changing season we will be offering a whole new variety of experiences, we hope that you and your family are able to enjoy some of those as well.

Regards,

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

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Love the boardwalks, the various areas such as the bison paddocks, sod house homestead, bird feeding areas, the indoor live bird displays....in the fall watch the hundreds of geese land at sunset.

Thank ResourceTeacher
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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2012

We're so pleased you feel FortWhyte is "great for any age and season"- we couldn't agree more! Every season brings a new experience for our guests to explore. Please be sure to check our calendar of events on our website for upcoming activities that take advantage of the seasons.

Regards,

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

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

They do a fantastic bison experience that I'd definitely recommned. You drive out to see the bison, you learn about teepees, and how the early pioneers lived, you cook bannock and make rosehip tea (or whatever is in season). Its a great experience and you learn loads and lots of fun! Highly recommended. They also have a good cafe and cater for vegetarians too.

Thank terark99
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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2012

It sounds like you might have participated in our A Prairie Legacy: the Bison and its People, our new CTC Signature Experience. Thank you so much for your glowing review of your time spent here. This is an experience we are proud to share with our visitors and we appreciate hearing how much you enjoyed it.

Regards,

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

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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.

Thank mihally
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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this reviewResponded 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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