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Fort Whyte Alive, Winnipeg

4.6
#1 of 12 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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  • We chose to do some hiking on our last day in Manitoba. The main building is under construction as is their cafe. We enjoyed seeing all the animals in the Nature center before setting out on our hike....  more »
  • One of the few places you’ll get to see bison & get a history of the indigenous people of Manitoba. A fun trip with an informative & pleasant guide. The restaurant is nothing flash, so don’t expect a ...  more »
  • Our knowledgeable guide provided quite a commentary as we journeyed throughout Fort Whyte. What a beautiful refuge for the bison. We enjoyed the calves as they played and snuggled near the adults. See...  more »
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  • Went with the family for a nature adventure outing. The exhibits in the interpretive centre were great. A lot of hands on things for kids and adults alike. The trails were nice and passable with a large wheeled baby stroller. The paths may be a bit wet and muddy in some areas. Rubber boots may be a good thing to bring.
  • Super cool prairie animals to go see! Bison, prairie dog, burrowing owl. If you are lucky you can see a mink or other seasonal animals.
  • Well manicured trails provided a perfect bike ride, with free park entrance because we biked from home! Was excited to check out this lovely natural space and the bison herd for the first time!
  • Very nice place to spend the day enjoying nature. Also good hiking and cycling trails.
  • My kid loves here. The last time we visited, there was an activity which he really liked. We will surely come back.

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