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Fort Whyte Alive

#11 of 186 things to do in Winnipeg Features Animals
1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2K9, Canada
+1 204-989-8355
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A Winnipeg Hidden Gem

Fort Whyte is a beautiful animal conservation site in winnipeg. Its a little off the beaten path... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Winnipeg, Manitoba
An oasis of quiet within the city limits!

We have had a family membership at Fort Whyte Alive for many years and love the place! Last week... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Winnipeg, Canada
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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” (8 reviews)
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1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2K9, Canada
+1 204-989-8355
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank kristinnmacaulay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 24 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.

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 18 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.

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
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The park is great, huge territory, animals and beautiful views around. We were there in April so everything was gray but not green....even though I can imagine how fantastic it looks like when it's green! We haven't seen a lot of animals, just some bisons,...More

Thank Daria Z
Reviewed 8 April 2017

How fun to spend a few hours meandering through the lovely trails at Fort Whyte Alive. It was only $8 to enter the park and definitely worth it as there is a lot of maintenance to keep a place like this operating smoothly. We went...More

Thank Nancygene
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Toured around here last November. Great outdoor walk, lots to see. A good, safe walking trail throughout the forested area. Nice that they have educational signs along the way that describe the area or view.

Thank WinnipegBob2
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I went here for a work retreat but it would be a great place to bring kids and families. There are animals there to see, both live and stuffed. There are several outdoor activities you can do. Some of the games included spear throwing, hiking,...More

Thank the1337traveller
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Joesph M
How do I get there using public transportation?
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.
im not able to drive or walk much,so is there a hotel/motel/bed breakfast,or any accomodation nearby,thank you
7 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
fort whyte alive,as im not able to drive,or walk far,is there a hotel/motel/bed breakfast near by,
7 April 2016|
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Response from clbb2015 | Reviewed this property |
It's not really in walking distance to a hotel or anything.