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Fort Whyte Alive, Winnipeg

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
Set on a large piece of wilderness encompassing prairies, lakes, forests, and wetlands, Fort Whyte Alive makes the perfect getaway for outdoor lovers. The education and recreation center includes miles of nature trails, floating boardwalks, a tree house, and a bison prairie with related exhibits. During summer, you can try your hand at fishing and canoeing on the lakes, or if you go in the winter, consider ice fishing, skating, snowshoeing, and tobogganing instead. Check out Manitoba's largest outdoor aquarium, as well as a greenhouse and museum. If you care to stay a little longer, ask about the area's seminars or volunteer programs. Plan to visit Fort Whyte Alive and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Manitoba attractions using our Manitoba trip itinerary maker.
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  • The center can be accessed for free off of McGillivery Road, for free walking in the summer, and cross country skiing in the winter. Not a large place, but has many small lakes, and interesting marsh ...  read more »
  • We visit Fort Whyte 2 or 3 times a year, but one of the highlights is in the Fall for Goose Flight nights. The place is a staging ground for migrating geese, and each Fall the centre opens in the even...  read more »
  • We had a lovely dinner at Fort Whyte as we awaited sunset and the return of thousands and thousands of geese. Prior to the Canadian Geese migration in the fall, the geese feed in the fields during the...  read more »
  • We couldn't of picked a better place than Fort Whyte Alive, to hold our wedding reception this summer. Dana Forster the Hospitality & Group Services Manager was amazing to work with, very organized, full of wonderful ideas and knowledge and most importantly very great to communicate with during our planning. The chef Erica Reimer and banquet manager Katrina Visser helped us plan a custom vegan and vegetarian buffet which everyone enjoyed. Our highlight was having our first dance outside under the stars surrounded by family and friends and the beautiful nature setting of Fort Whyte. Thank you again!! Natalie and Stephen
  • This is the place you should go if you want to get close to the nature without driving too far from city and don't know what you are looking for, you can see animals and beautiful scene and also have sports here.
  • NOT livingup to the hype. i was disappointed after visiting fort whyte alive. from the ratings i thought it would be on par with the luxor hotel and macau tower. but sadly it was little more than a few paths through a marsh. at least the instructor was enthusiastic
  • Nice place to go biking. Not much to do but a quiet place, some trees, and something different to do in Winnipeg
  • Worth the trip. We bike there for breakfast some mornings. The food is all organic and locally grown. The trails are well kept and interesting.
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