FortWhyte Alive

FortWhyte Alive

Explore, wander, and discover something new, each time you visit. Make this place your own.

Explore 640 acres of urban greenspace at FortWhyte Alive, the environmental education and recreation centre located in southwest Winnipeg, along the migratory path of Canadian Geese. This area was established in 1983 and offers guests wildlife viewing opportunities, lakes, an onsite cafe and shop, an interpretive nature center, and more.

At FortWhyte Alive guests can 'immerse themselves in the wilderness without leaving the city', the area offering a wide variety of outdoor recreation and learning opportunities throughout the site. Begin your journey at the Alloway Reception Centre, which is the spot to go to plan activities, ask questions, and enjoy the on-site Buffalo Stone Cafe and Nature Shop. Next head to the Interpretive Centre and learn about sustainability, wildlife, and water conservation, the main exhibit highlights including the Touch Museum, Aquarium of Prairies, Prairie Soil dioramas, Planet H20, and Prairie Partners Live. 

Now all that is left to do is head outside and explore the lakes, floating marsh boardwalks, bison prairie, tipi encampment, butterfly garden, and over 7 km of trails. Take the Green Corridor Trail, Storied Peoples Trail, Janice Raleigh Pond Trail, Jansson Forest Song Trail, and/or Wetland Boardwalk Trail.

There are unique weekend and evening programming and events for all ages offered at FortWhyte, allowing many intriguing learning opportunities, such as the FortWhyte Farms program. This program engages youth in sustainable agriculture and teaches them about food production.


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