We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Fort Whyte Alive

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 2K9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 204-989-8355
Website
Today
10:00 - 17:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Description:

Year Round Edutainment Learn it, love it, and live it up in our 640-acre...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 239 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 142
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
watch the geese in the fall is amazing to see

I took my girl friend here to see the amazing show of nature that is the sundown geese swarming, she though it was beautiful! Its also a good place for children to learn about... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
swk1000
,
Winnipeg, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

239 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 232: English reviews
Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
78 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took my girl friend here to see the amazing show of nature that is the sundown geese swarming, she though it was beautiful! Its also a good place for children to learn about nature, see animals, buffalos, etc. Tip: hot chocolate and pop corn take the end off the cold.

Helpful?
Thank swk1000
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped by during the day and was lucky enough to catch a tour of a section of the park -- highly informative and a beautiful park. The bison herd was definitely the highlight during the day! As I wasn't dressed for the weather, walking the floating pathways and trails was lovely but cold -- I imagine it is amzing in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rae C
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
163 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Fort Whyte basically to see the Bison Good luck with that one .As this place covers acres and the bison roam and they obviously didn't get the memo about being in seeing distant for the tourist. But for $C 8.00 adult admission and the many trails /walks on offer there is a lot to see and walk. The walks... More 

Helpful?
Thank KeenTraveller12372
Yackandandah, Australia
Level Contributor
159 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been there many times and yet another fabulous experience. Just missed the official "Fly In" nights but there were still many geese left the first week of November. We went with a friend who was a volunteer so we saw a different side of the fort..... The Farm! we fed the pigs and the rabbits and chickens. We were told... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jan B
Seattle, WA
Level Contributor
80 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a day to spend before taking off to Seal River north of Churchill for some polar bear photography. Decided to visit Fort Whyte Alive. We scheduled a one hour private buffalo safari, and were able to get quite close to observe/photograph the herd. Spent a couple of hours exploring the park and exhibits on an unusually warm, sunny... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dan C
Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing beats the fall colours and migration of Canada geese who are found throughout the centre. Very nice displays of local flora and fauna to enjoy.

Helpful?
Thank VictorMoge
Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is something for everyone here. Nature trails (you never know what is around the next bend), fresh air, floating docks, lakes and ponds with aquatic life, ducks, geese and woodland birds, deer, gophers, squirrels and other woodland critters, turtles, muskrats and other aquatic critters, big, beautiful bison, a sod house, tree house and a fabulous restaurant. You can rent... More 

Helpful?
Thank mavimet
asheville, nc
Level Contributor
114 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favorite was the bison! Just stunning animals. Plenty of Canadian geese and nice nature walks. Stop into the museum with live prairie dogs and owls. Make it a day and have lunch in the cafe, which has a small gift shop area.

Helpful?
Thank cmem
Glendale
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were there during the Canada geese migration!so many geese!. And we walked along the only floating boardwalks I have ever been to....nice walking paths..and a little museum.

Helpful?
Thank madelinesmother
Winnipeg, Canada
Level Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We were here for their Goose Flights dinners and really enjoyed it! A set four course meal, wine was extra, then walk around the grounds to watch geese land on the lake. There are hundredes of thousands coming in from the south....it's just beautiful. You will not feel like your in a big city. Food was delicious too.

Helpful?
Thank Cable J

Travellers who viewed Fort Whyte Alive also viewed

 

Been to Fort Whyte Alive? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Fort Whyte Alive and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
6 months ago
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Fort Whyte Alive staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?