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Fort Whyte Alive

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Nursing Birthday buddies get together

One of my friends suggested lunch here and a walk through the trails and a zip down the toboggan... read more

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Robert & Mauree... K
Absolutely worth a visit

Being visitors to Canada we wanted to do something different. Lovely walks and you can see Bison as... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2018
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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...more
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1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2K9, Canada
+1 204-989-8355
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Reviewed yesterday

One of my friends suggested lunch here and a walk through the trails and a zip down the toboggan run. It was a nice varied menu I had a great salad with chicken breast and the portion was fantastic and it was fresh and tasty....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Robert & Mauree... K
Reviewed 30 December 2018

I took my grandson this morning to see the buffalo and have a toboggan slide. What a great place. The buffalo were active, the toboggans are provided and the slide is quick, safe and long. He marvelled at the ice fishing and the hot chocolate...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

Being visitors to Canada we wanted to do something different. Lovely walks and you can see Bison as you arrive. Snow shoes walk, which was great fun ! There is short toboggan run which was a hoot. It looks a great place to take kids...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank martinj113
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

This is one of the biggest wildlife parks located southwest of Winnipeg. It has many enclosures accommodating bison deer and has a nice cafe and gift shop. The gift shop and reception area is next to a lake where the geese take off during the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JamesKMTan
Reviewed 13 November 2018

I have been travelling to Fort Whyte Nature Centre and now Fort Whyte Alive for decades it is a place which never fails to please. It has exhibits a gift shop, café for light lunches and beverages, it caters for groups, has a real farm...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SusaninManitoba
Reviewed 6 November 2018

You guys should totally come here during Winter. They have amazing sights to see and we did ride the caravan. It was a great experience!!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Fort Whyte is a wonderful place to experience nature in a protected environment. The experience is not zoo-like, it is authentic. The bison are free to roam but are also protected. Both our birding guide and our bison guide were well informed and pleasant to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dcqfromaz
Reviewed 21 October 2018

View herds of majestic bison from a lookout, hike well-kept, gentle nature trails dotted with historic information, and bounce over a marsh on a floating boardwalk. There's even a big tree-house for the kids. Wear layers, as it can get cold, but a great outdoor...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katharina M
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We attended the FortWhyte Alive for the Goose Flight Feast with another couple. The write up makes it sound great. However, the meal itself and the service was average…nothing spectacular. I've had better meals at other restaurants. The cost is $51.75 plus taxes and includes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Queenlisab
Reviewed 20 September 2018

I visited on a weekday when its fairly quiet. I walked the trails a few times to see the bisons and enjoyed a delicious lunch of corn chowder and falafel. Its a beautiful area to wander around and enjoy. I like that there are benches...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank KrishS_Traveler
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Kristy B
25 May 2018|
Response from somegalfromcan | Reviewed this property |
It costs $8 per person - and is well worth the price of admission.
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.
7 April 2016|
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Response from Bill K | 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