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Fort Whyte Alive, Winnipeg

4.6
#1 of 14 in Wildlife in Manitoba
Wildlife Area Nature / Park
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 Winnipeg attractions using our Winnipeg trip itinerary maker.
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  • Cycled there with friends today. No admission fees if you go by bike. Really enjoyed seeing the bison herd. Nice walking trails and informative signage. There is a cafe onsite, but we didn't try it. D...  more »
  • This was a wonderful place to visit. How often do you get a chance to see a herd of Bison. There are numerous other types of wildlife to spot too.  more »
  • It was a lovely nature park with nice walking trails, and lots of opportunity to see local wildlife. The only downside for us was the inside prairie dog area (seems strange to need this, when there ar...  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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