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Fort Whyte Alive

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Address: 1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2K9, Canada
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+1 204-989-8355
09:00 - 17:00
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Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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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Wonderful Afternoon Spent

We decided to take our grandkids to Fort Whyte Alive to see all the geese that were preparing to migrate south for the winter. It was awesome!!!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to take our grandkids to Fort Whyte Alive to see all the geese that were preparing to migrate south for the winter. It was awesome!!!

Thank heeheesissy2010
Manitou, Manitoba
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent outdoor fun in all seasons with lots of trails, fishing, tobaggan slide, skating, and more. Its fun for my whole family, the kids love it.

Thank reidj29
Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love how big this park is. You can canoe the pond, run the trails that extend into Assiniboine forest/park, take a bike ride, or just go explore!

Thank Josh G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I love going to Fort Whyte and walking the paths. Summers there are amazing and fall offers a wide range of migrating fowl to watch as the sunsets. Kayak or paddle your way around the waterways. I love taking photography clients there for endless photo opportunities or simply hiking or biking the trails.

Thank FluffyPillo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

went there in the spring of 2016 and in the winter 2015 went snowshoeing in the paths and in the spring there were so many animals to see and the little fawns were so tame they would walk up to you we had a great time while we were there

Thank smilely
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We visited Ft. Whyte Alive today. The weather had finally warmed up and it was time to head outside and enjoy nature! We were not disappointed! The lovely lady at the entrance, alerted us to recent sightings of a Great Horned Owl. We went to the area she said it had been seen in and, low and behold, it was... More 

Thank Lizkcbrian
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Walkways are nicely maintained and clear. I jogged around the paths for about an hour and really enjoyed it.

Thank Bruce B
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I was expecting something more historic but that was bad research on my part. The exhibits were informative and they had some excellent animals on display in the visitor centre. Probably not a winter location given the lack of birdlife around but for somewhere to escape with your thoughts for a while and enjoy some solitude it was a good... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

My boyfriend and I went snowshoeing at Fort Whyte and it was nice. Didn't feel like there were any great trails for snowshoeing; we weren't allowed on the ski trails (makes sense) but the regular walking trail had almost no snow on it so our snowshoes were pretty useless. We made our own fun so we did have a great... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The staff are phenomenal in their passion and knowledge about preservation and nature. I especially enjoyed the (plains) bison safari and even had the opportunity to see a four -hour-old bison with its umbilical cord still attached, just learning how to hop around. The guide, Kaitlyn, was extremely knowledgable and had so many curious facts about bison such as the... More 

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