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Fort Whyte Alive

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1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2K9, Canada
+1 204-989-8355
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You'd never guess how close you are to the city in this wild spot. What an incredible place to feel... read more

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somegalfromcan
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Victoria, Canada
Fort Whyte Alive

Went there for picnic on a sunny April day. The air there was fresh and weather was fantastic. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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  • Average4%
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“bison” (72 reviews)
“prairie dogs” (19 reviews)
“canada geese” (9 reviews)
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1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2K9, Canada
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+1 204-989-8355
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"bison"
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"prairie dogs"
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"canada geese"
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"interpretive center"
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"burrowing owl"
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"bird watching"
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"nature walk"
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"forested area"
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"migrating birds"
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"great trails"
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"ice fishing"
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"enjoy nature"
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"bannock"
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"cross country skiing"
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"bike ride"
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"nice gift shop"
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Reviewed today

You'd never guess how close you are to the city in this wild spot. What an incredible place to feel lost in nature and surrounded by wildlife. We saw bison, prairie dogs, pelicans and more while we wandered the grounds.

Thank somegalfromcan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for picnic on a sunny April day. The air there was fresh and weather was fantastic. We brought our picnic backpack with coffee, juice, sandwich and fruits. We found a prime spot to sit down to enjoy our sandwiches and coffee. Could see...More

Thank helloamytoh
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like to ride my bike along the various trails in this area. There is teepees, a sod house, birds galore and a few lakes. The bison are often viewable from a hill not too far from the parking lot. Nice place to just chill...More

Thank FamilySpringBreak
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This wonderful combination of small lakes (with canoeing, kayaking and sailing), prairie (with bison herds, prairie dogs, gophers and raptors), ski trails (having known the Stewart family decades ago, the memorial trial dedicated to their son Paget is a worthy testimony to his international-calibre skiing...More

Thank lakeoffhewoods
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I did not know that this oasis existed in our province. We especially enjoyed watching the ground hogs this Spring. Check it out!

Thank shopgirlManitoba
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The Paget Stewart memorial ski trail next to the bison enclosure is a beautiful stretch of tracked trail.

Thank Chris A
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Nice place if you want to skate or cross country ski. We thought it was a “fort” - Shame on us for not researching! Grounds beautiful and staff most helpful.

Thank mongobud
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This place has a great walk/running trail. Very interesting things to see from Bison to a sod house! Many kids of migratory birds were passing through when I was there. Nice gift shop and very helpful people!!

Thank Sherri M
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Took visiting kids ages 7 and 10 there for the afternoon. They enjoyed all things there but especially the sod house and the toboggan slide. Nice to have the toboggans supplied and really a fun slide when they went so far out onto the ice....More

Thank Brenda K
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Nice place to go nature walking. See the bison and the cute gift shop. Good for young families and photographers. Nature lovers for sure!

Thank lulores717
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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.
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gig817
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
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