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“Great way to pass half a day.”
Review of Fort Whyte Alive

Fort Whyte Alive
Ranked #11 of 184 things to do in Winnipeg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Burien, Washington
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495 reviews
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“Great way to pass half a day.”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

My wife and I had a half day on our way back from Churchill. This location is so close to the city that it is easy to come here. About 15 minutes south of the airport and you feel like you are in the country. Nice trails and gardens. Lovely visitor center. And some very nice wildlife.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Angeles
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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this review, 4 February 2015
Thank you for including us on your trip itinerary. You managed to get a couple of really nice photos of our owls. Glad they were not being shy that day! I hope the next time you are in Winnipeg that you stop in for a visit.

Regards,

Dana Forster
Hospitality & Group Services Manager
FortWhyte Alive
bookings@fortwhyte.org
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“Great place for family and business trips!”
Reviewed 15 June 2014

Excellent place to know more about Manitoba and Canada! Great for families and must go destination for business events!

Visited July 2013
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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this review, 4 February 2015
It sounds like you have had the opportunity to experience FortWhyte from a couple of different perspectives. Thank you for supporting us as a visitor as well as a meeting room user. We do have lots to offer business in terms of meeting space, evening events and programming to enhance team dynamics.

I hope that we will see you back soon enjoying FortWhyte be it meeting attendee or planner or a family visitor.

Regards,

Dana Forster
Hospitality & Group Services Manager
FortWhyte Alive
bookings@fortwhyte.org
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“Many reasons visit and have a meal”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

My comments here apply mostly to the restaurant facility. This is a great place to have a meal and then explore the grounds and exhibits. A bit on the pricey side for breakfast especially when it is their breakfast buffet. It would be nice if they opened earlier than 10 am on Sundays. The Saskatoon Berry sauce is phenomenal on pancakes. Nice gift shop. Interesting - the credit card payment system does not have a provision for gratuity; unfortunate for the staff!

Visited May 2014
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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this review, 4 February 2015
Hi Dave,

Thank you for your comments on both our cafe and gift shop.We are now serving breakfast all day in the cafe and have a variety of items at different price points. Did you know you can buy the Saskatoon products in the gift shop? I agree it is great on pancakes !

Hope to see you back and enjoying food in our cafe real soon.

Regards,

Dana Forster
Hospitality & Group Services Manager
FortWhyte Alive
bookings@fortwhyte.org
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“Great place for the family”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

This was great place to take kids to. There's not a ton of places in Winnipeg for great outdoor activities like this (unless you go to the lake), so this is a nice change. We took our little one canoeing here and it was not busy at all. Saw lots of wildlife too.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Carrie M
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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this review, 4 February 2015
Hi Carrie,

What a great experience for your little one! We love hearing how families come and spend time at FortWhyte. The shelter and safety of our lakes is a great place to start with little ones in boats. I'm glad the wildlife was cooperating as well! Our calendar of events on our website is a great spot to check out the upcoming events that your family want to participate in.

Regards,

Dana Forster
Hospitality & Group Services Manager
FortWhyte Alive
bookings@fortwhyte.org
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“A love of nature”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

I am writing this as a volunteer not as a visitor. It has wonderful walking trails and bike trails. It has an indoor touch museum of animals, a fish tank with fish found in Manitoba, a live prairie dog and burrowing owl display, a beehive display and other dioramas
also live bison and tepees. It has floating board walks where you can dip net and just a peaceful place where you can walk and just relax and enjoy nature by sitting on a bench overlooking a marsh. In the fall you can come and watch goose flights when hundreds of geese land at dusk . it's amazing. It has a gift shop and a nice restaurant. In winter it has a wicked toboggan slide and snowshoes you can use . It has a sod house . I find it is a peaceful place to walk and sit and just enjoy nature

Visited April 2014
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4 Thank Louise B
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FortWhyte_Alive, Guest Relations Manager at Fort Whyte Alive, responded to this review, 4 February 2015
Hi Louise,

Thank you so much for being such a great advocate for FortWhyte. We sure are lucky to have so many wonderful volunteers that love the place as much as the staff. We wouldn't be able to do all that we do out here without our volunteer core. Thank you for sharing some of your favorite things about FortWhyte.

Regards,

Dana Forster
Hospitality & Group Services Manager
FortWhyte Alive
bookings@fortwhyte.org
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