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Fort Whyte Alive, Winnipeg

4.6
#1 of 14 in Wildlife in Manitoba
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. Put Fort Whyte Alive into our Winnipeg online trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Awesome city escape within the city. Great events. Caring staff and volunteers. Great place for wildlife viewing, especially bird watching. Activities and events all year, a membership is so worth it!
  • It was a really nice experience. It offers snow shoeing, trails for cross country skiing, fire pits to warm up and roast marshmallows, scavenger hunts for kids, and there were some more games and more activities on the weekend I went. It also has a restaurant inside the main building. I would definitely go there again.
  • It's a great place to out and explore in all seasons. There are always great activities going on from sledding in the winter to open paddling nights in the summer. The staff and volunteers are knowledgeable and friendly. It's a great inexpensive outing for the whole family.
  • The location and buildings are nice and there are a variety of outdoor activities to engage in all year long. The setting was very pretty in the evening. The buffet that we had was mediocre and cold. I have eaten at the restaurant during the day and the food was good and certainly represented Manitoba well.
  • Beautiful trails. Great snowshoeing. The kids love the toboggan run and there are great kids nature activities. Cross country skiing trails are peaceful. I prefer visiting in the winter for thr lac of mosquitoes.

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