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“This is a great place for all ages!”
Review of Fort Whyte Alive

Fort Whyte Alive
Ranked #9 of 171 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 July 23, 2013

We love to go to Forte Whyte Alive for breakfast and sit out on the deck overlooking the small lake with ducks, geese and pelicans. The food in the restaurant is awesome with lots of delicious baked treats. After breakfast we take a short hike to the grass house and then over to the area where all the bird feeds are. We like to sit quietly on the benches and watch the chickadees, finches, etc. Then we continue on to look at the bison feeding in the field and finally the prairie dogs. Before heading home we love to shop in the great gift shop, they sell lots of interesting items including bird feeds and crafts.

Thank Brenda P
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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2013

Hi Brenda,

It sounds like you have enjoyed some very lovely days here at FortWhyte. The cafe definitely serves up some very yummy treats and the bird feeding station is one of my favorite quiet spots here.

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences. We hope you continue to enjoy all we have to offer.

Best regards,

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

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

I live here and can honestly say this is my favorite nature place. I visit at least once a month, bring my camera and come back with so many beautiful pictures each time. The interpretive centers and staff are wonderful, kids will love it and parents will love getting out and enjoying a day away from the hustle bustle. So many animals, insects and birds to see, the marsh is full of interesting species......including turtles, muskrats and many ducks & geese.
If you come as often as I do, there is an entrance off McGillivary (not the front entrance) that has an open gate and trails that lead you into Fort Whyte Alive for free.

1  Thank Kim M
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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2013

Thank you for taking time to write a review. FortWhyte is very honored to be considered your favorite place in Winnipeg. Thank you for posting some great photos of our wildlife as well. The pictures are beautiful!

Hope to see you soon!

Regards,

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

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

We visited here in late June and thoroughly enjoyed the walking trails that allowed us to view tall grass prairie, marsh and swampland, lakes, and the Bison. We saw a lot of birds and other wildlife. It is really worth a visit if you are into nature. The cafe serves a great bison burger and a wonderful salad!

Thank NotatHome014
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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2013

Hi Virginiatraveler,

We are so pleased that you popped in for a visit while in Winnipeg. It sounds like you had a great day exploring the different corners of FortWhyte and I'm glad to hear you saw wildlife which of course can be a bit elusive. I am also happy to hear you enjoyed your meal from our Buffalo Stone Cafe, the bison burgers are a very popular menu item.

We hope that the next time you are in Winnipeg you will visit us again.

Best regards,

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

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

I love this place. Always has tons of birds. Great place to take my kids and actually have them learn something other than look at a stupid screen

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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2013

Thanks for your review. We're so pleased to hear that you love FortWhyte. If you're into birds we will be starting our Birding and Breakfasts next week. We also have a few workshops coming up with the Bird Atlas that you might want to check out.

Hope to see you and your kids here enjoying all FortWhyte has to offer!

Best regards,

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

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Fort Whyte is a great place to spend some time if you like the great outdoors but can't get out of the city. Great place to snowshoe in winter or just wonder aimlessly in the summer. Take the trails all the way to or from Assiniboine park if you want a little adventure.

Thank LesterWinnipeg
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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2013

We're so pleased to hear you love visiting us no matter the season FortWhyte is definitely a natural oasis in the city and we constantly have activities for the whole family. Keep an eye for some of our upcoming activities on our website. We hope to see you back enjoying our trails this spring and summer.

Best regards,

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

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