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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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Unexpected, under-appreciated prairie gem in the heart of urbanity...

This wonderful combination of small lakes (with canoeing, kayaking and sailing), prairie (with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lakeoffhewoods
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Winnipeg, Canada
This gem

I did not know that this oasis existed in our province. We especially enjoyed watching the ground... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
shopgirlManitoba
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Portage la Prairie, 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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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"
in 5 reviews
"forested area"
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"migrating birds"
in 3 reviews
"great trails"
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"ice fishing"
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"enjoy nature"
in 7 reviews
"bannock"
in 5 reviews
"city limits"
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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 1 week ago

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 5 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 13 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 9 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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Reviewed 12 November 2017

we went for a walk around this amazing place and loved the history behind it all. Also we got to see how they use to build house in the old days I believe its called Sod House.

Thank Harout Y
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We chose to do some hiking on our last day in Manitoba. The main building is under construction as is their cafe. We enjoyed seeing all the animals in the Nature center before setting out on our hike. There are more activities fir the summer,...More

Thank BLMerce
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

One of the few places you’ll get to see bison & get a history of the indigenous people of Manitoba. A fun trip with an informative & pleasant guide. The restaurant is nothing flash, so don’t expect a gourmet meal here.

Thank sammac0110
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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
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
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gig817
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.
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