Fort Whyte Alive
Fort Whyte Alive
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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MICP
Winnipeg27 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Would not recommend if you are looking for a hot breakfast. We ordered bacon and eggs with toast and all were cold. Potatoes were over-salted.
Written 19 February 2024
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TriptakerLisaP
Columbus, IN14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Fun place for adults and/or kids to experience nature, see bison, birds, red squirrels, and just be outside. We ate at the cafe and had a good lunch there too
Written 14 October 2023
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patlv23
Winnipeg, Canada962 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Visited here in the winter to try out snowshoeing. We rented from them and also brought our own snowshoes. It was fun going on their trails and on the frozen-over ponds and lakes. We even encountered a couple of deer in their forest trail. After snowshoeing we spent time on theit toboggan run. They have large toboggans on-site and these are free to use once you are already in the park. Of course, it's always nice seeing the bison enclosure. They also have a shop, cafe and a small museum.
Written 29 June 2023
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Barbara A
39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We were a mixed group of adults and older children (10 and 14) who participated in the tour A Prairie Legacy : A Bison and its People. It was an amazing experience for us all. The tour includes the Bison safari where you get to travel among the herd in a small bus, a short hike of the grounds, paddling a voyageur canoe on the lake, learning to throw a traditional spear, learning about traditional items made from bison parts, and cooking (then eating) bannock over an open fire. It was a very full afternoon. The 3 guides involved with the excursions were all delightful and well prepared. We were fortunate to have a lovely day, not too hot.
Written 27 September 2022
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Darcy M
Winnipeg, Canada48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
I went to the Fort Whyte Nature Centre 2 days ago for brunch with some friends. I hadn't been there in about 30 years so it had changed considerably.

We went to the Buffalo Stone Cafe and it was very nice. The food is basic food cooked very well and it is reasonably priced. No complaints at all. Customers go to the Cashier, place and pay for their order and the waitress brings it to them when it is ready.

If I had one recommendation, it would be that a sign be placed on the building saying that the Cafe is inside. Neither the person I went with or I knew for sure where the Buffalo Stone Cafe was and there are a few buildings there.

The cafe has 2 patio's overlooking the lake and I am sure in the summer when it is warm, it would be lovely to have lunch or dinner there.

We saw the Bison herd (37), several large flocks of Canada Geese, a Tesla Charging Station, a bank of Solar Panels, a Woodworking Shop and a Community Garden. We were told that people can have sailing lessons on the lake in the summer and there are at least 2 hiking trails that I am aware of.

If a person needs to re-connect with nature (and who doesn't), the Fort Whyte Nature Centre is an ideal place to do so. And it is only about 30 minutes from Polo Park in Winnipeg.
Written 24 September 2022
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Dancers-dad-wpg
Winnipeg, Canada210 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This is gem hidden in plain sight. Lakes and pathways that you can wonder about, forgetting that you are minutes from major retail. The bison enclosure is sure to please
Written 29 January 2022
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DontStopExploring
Winnipeg, Canada1 223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Depends on the weather but when we were there the weather was still nice out so there wasn’t thousands of geese but what we did see was still quite spectacular.
Written 17 October 2021
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GracieLucy
Winnipeg, Canada6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Very informative! The bison herd was across the field so it wasn’t as up close as I had imagined. It was good to see the herd even at a bit of a distance. The guide was very good. Well worth it!
Written 5 August 2020
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Chy
Ottawa, Canada12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We frequent Forthwhyte Alive since we lived in Winnipeg 8 years ago. Lots of activities for kids. We love boating the most. I would suggest go by bike ride passing Assiniboia Forest. There were activities and events through-out the year such archery, bees observation, Nordic Walk in the Winter, or even country-ski lesson that we joined.
Written 8 June 2020
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TravelinSuz
Fernley, NV939 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The most unexpected part of our visit was a please touch museum with taxidermy animals of the area you can touch. Awesome! There’s a burying owl about to hibernate. There’s a sod house, bison area, wetlands and pond, trials galore.
Written 22 April 2020
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