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Fort Whyte Alive

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1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2K 2V5, Canada
+1 204-989-8355
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A nice hike

We went on a beautiful sunny day and enjoyed hiking in this unique setting. We sat and watched the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Quinn M
Manitoba, Canada
Fun to see bison up close

I highly recommend paying extra to go on the bison safari, otherwise, they are not close enough to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stratford, 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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“prairie dogs” (18 reviews)
“sod house” (12 reviews)
“bison herd” (9 reviews)
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1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2K 2V5, Canada
+1 204-989-8355
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went on a beautiful sunny day and enjoyed hiking in this unique setting. We sat and watched the Bison for a while and just really enjoyed our whole day of exploring.

Thank Quinn M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend paying extra to go on the bison safari, otherwise, they are not close enough to see well. The prairie dog exhibit was fun to spend time at and just walking around Fort Whyte was good exercise and nice for an afternoon.

Thank Park-Cav
Reviewed 1 week ago

The last visit was for coffee on the deck with friends. Sitting at the water's edge as nature unfolds all around is hard to beat.

Thank Max M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a nice park inside the perimeter and outside the ordinary. Hiking, canoeing and in the winter the toboggan run.

Thank IMSharp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great and who knew it's pretty much in the heart of the city?! You don't have to travel far to see bison, prarie dogs and owls. Visit year round as the have activities all the time. Getting an annual membership is recommended....More

1  Thank JenandJF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time with the grandkids. They loved seeing all the wildlife, got really close to a mom and baby deer. The ducks and geese were all over. They really liked in the resourse centre being able to touch all the animal fur. The...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Covering a square mile, this park offers many various opportunities to see the historic "natural side" of Winnipeg;s environs!! What was an abandoned mine now houses water features, buffaloes, geese and extensive picnic facilities!! Its really worthy of a visit!!!

1  Thank smdoctoroff
Reviewed 13 August 2017 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 24 July 2017 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 21 July 2017

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
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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.