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Fort Whyte Alive

#11 of 190 things to do in Winnipeg Features Animals
1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2K9, Canada
+1 204-989-8355
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Bison Safari

We had been wanting to do the bison safari at Ft Whyte for a while now Nd finally just booked! Our... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Winnipeg, Canada
via mobile
Worth a Visit

Cycled there with friends today. No admission fees if you go by bike. Really enjoyed seeing the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael M C
Winnipeg, Canada
via mobile
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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.
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“sod house” (12 reviews)
“bison herd” (9 reviews)
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1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2K9, Canada
+1 204-989-8355
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had been wanting to do the bison safari at Ft Whyte for a while now Nd finally just booked! Our driver and guide Emilie was very knowledgeable and we learnt a lot about Bison today! It was incredible seeing the large animals so up...More

Thank littlemommy27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cycled there with friends today. No admission fees if you go by bike. Really enjoyed seeing the bison herd. Nice walking trails and informative signage. There is a cafe onsite, but we didn't try it. Definitely recommend for a couple of hours.

Thank Michael M C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a wonderful place to visit. How often do you get a chance to see a herd of Bison. There are numerous other types of wildlife to spot too.

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was a lovely nature park with nice walking trails, and lots of opportunity to see local wildlife. The only downside for us was the inside prairie dog area (seems strange to need this, when there are free roaming ones outside) and the protection of...More

1  Thank mei700
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Fort Whyte is a beautiful animal conservation site in winnipeg. Its a little off the beaten path (just barely outside the city) the landscape and the wildlife is worth the drive. There are no bus routes to this area of the city so you will...More

1  Thank kristinnmacaulay
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We have had a family membership at Fort Whyte Alive for many years and love the place! Last week participated in the "Birding and Breakfast" event ($13.00 for members). These walks are held each year in April and May and are guided by expert birders....More

Thank JohnvanHoudt
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This is a nature center. Walked various trails and looked out at a bison herd. Not very exciting but nice place to be outdoors and enjoy nature.

1  Thank jamesag2016
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I certainly liked Fort White, thanks to the many bison located there. I had never seen this anywhere else. I felt I was back in time where cowboys and Indians were chasing each other. Wow! These beasts are huge! They also showed us some raptors...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 19 May 2017

A great place to visit and explore nature at it's finest. There are many walking trails and Interpretation Centre to visit. There is also a restaurant to grab a bite to eat.

1  Thank TheresaWinnipeg
Reviewed 5 May 2017

great place to see free roaming canadian wildlife - take a hike or enjoy the variety of things to do here ..........very peaceful place to visit and enjoy the outdoors ..........kids would love this as well

Thank artixshark10
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Joesph M
31 May 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.
8 April 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
8 April 2016|
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Response from clbb2015 | Reviewed this property |
It's not really in walking distance to a hotel or anything.