Fortwhyte Alive

Fortwhyte Alive

FortWhyte Alive!
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Formation 1983 ; 38 years ago ( 1983 )
Type Nature preserve
Headquarters 1961 McCreary Rd.
Coordinates 49°49′13″N 97°13′31″W  /  49.8202°N 97.2252°W  / 49.8202; -97.2252 Coordinates : 49°49′13″N 97°13′31″W  /  49.8202°N 97.2252°W  / 49.8202; -97.2252


Winnipeg Metro Region

Official language


President and CEO

Liz Wilson


Ian Barnett

Board of directors

Dr. Gordon Goldsborough
Debbie Grenier
Richard Enright
Tammy Johnson
Jody S. Langhan
Shannon Magnusson
Amy May
Justice Michel A. Monnin
Tanis Ostermann
Sacha Paul
Dr. Brian Postl
Liz Prall, Chair
Sprague Richardson
Susan Schmidt
Brian Thiessen, Past Chair
Paul Vogt
Liz Wilson, President & CEO
Website fortwhyte .org

Formerly called

Fort Whyte Nature Centre

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1961 Mc. Creary Road Winnipeg MB, R3P 2K9 Email Contact: Visit Website FortWhyte Alive – Discover adventure in the city! It is only minutes from Downtown Winnipeg that the city turns into a natural playground. Waterfowl, bison, whitetail and whitetail deer can be found on the 660-acre forest and trail system. Explore the land by bike or snowshoe, or opt for the open water in a canoe or rowboat. There are new experiences for each season, including winter's ice fishing/tobogganing, spring's hiking/bird watching, and fall’s incredible waterfowl migration. After exploring outdoors, cap off your experience by browsing the Nature Shop or checking out the newly renovated Interpretive Centre, opening soon.

Many self-guided or guided tours are offered throughout the year. To see their calendar of activities, click here!

9am-6pm Daily Back

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FortWhyte Alive sits on 660 acres reclaimed urban greenspace. This beautiful property is also a nature centre, experiential learning agency, and tourism destination.

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FortWhyte attracts thousands of visitors every year. Unmarried children arrive on school buses and leave with an oak leaves collage. They will have it for many years. Older couples might go to a lecture but realize on the return trip that they could start a prairie gardening project in their own yard. FortWhyte Alive aims to bring people together for memorable experiences as well as to build sustainable relationships with each other and the environment.


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How much will it cost to go Fortwhyte Alive for a visit?

Adults (18-64) $10.00 Seniors (65+ $9.00); Students & Children (3-17) $8.00; Children under 2: Children are free Alive members.

FortWhyte Cycling and Walking Tours: Admission Free (ongoing Promotion) Prairie Legacy: Bisons and Their People: Guided Buggy Tour $5 per Person Bison Safari $18/adult, $10/per Child (must be accompanied/advised by an adult).

For $15, Fire Pit will be open for two hours. How do you get your tickets?


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Fortwhyte Living Via Downtown Winnipeg

Downtown Winnipeg is a 30-minute drive to the southwest

Pembina Hwy, route 42 South until you reach Mc. Gillivray Blvd route 155

You will see Mc. FortWhyte alive turnoff after you have turned west onto 155. Creary Road will be clearly identified.

Parking: No


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Fax: (204) 895-4700


FortWhyte Alive is a great way to find adventure in Winnipeg. You can watch the transformation of Winnipeg into a nature playground within minutes of Downtown Winnipeg. The forest, lakes, and trails cover 660 acres and are home to whitetail deer, bison and other wildlife. The land can be explored by bicycle or snowshoe. Or you could go out on the water in a rowboat or canoe. Every season is different, from winter's tobogganing and ice fishing, summer's bird watching and hiking, and autumn's stunning waterfowl migration.

FortWhyte Alive, open all year round, is the ideal spot for wildlife and nature enthusiasts. Fees apply. Reservierungs required. Guided groups ecotours available in English and French.



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Fortwhyte Alive – New Baby Bisons

Simon Stones Editorial Producer – CTVNews. Contact Published Sunday 9 May 2021, 10:17 CST. Mother's Day Surprise: Fort Whyte Alive has several calves born to bison.

On Sunday, the center announced the births via an Instagram post. It said that the additions will increase their bison herd's size to more than 40 animals.

FortWhyte Alive (@fortwhytealive), shared this article

FortWhyte said the new calves are hanging out close to their mothers, gaining strength and getting to know their surroundings.

We look forward watching our children develop as adults and we encourage all to make a stop and say hi when possible.

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Fortwhyte Alive Model Watershed Project

FortWhyte Alive identified declining water quality conditions by observing staff and then completing a North South Consultants Assessment on Current Water Quality Conditions. This was done in August 2009. FortWhyte started to gather monthly baseline monitoring data about lake health, all year. This program is intended to be a source of data for post-secondary research and help in making water management decisions to improve lake water quality. FortWhyte lakes can support an urban fishery. They are also used for recreation purposes, such as swimming or boating.

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Kentta Arvo

Abstract The following data sets contain parameters measured each month by facility staff between March 2013, 2013 and December 2017, respectively. Sets will be reviewed annually as data continues to be gathered. This data set includes five lakes at Fort. Whyte Alive in Winnipeg is a private facility. The Fort. Canada Cement started excavating the Whyte Lakes in 1911 with its clay-pit mine mining operation. They are organized in this order: Lake 2 (1950), Lake 3(1960), Devonian and Cargill (1980). Monitoring of the wastewater treatment plant (2001) is also possible during periods when there are no ice conditions. Measuring parameters include temperature, conductivity (ice thickness and depth), chlorophyll A concentration and Secchi depth).

Cite Project Fort. Whyte alive (2018) "Fort. Whyte Alive Model Watershed Project", 10.5203/nwfd-2n12 Canadian Watershed Information Network.

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Keywords: Fort. Whyte,Urban Fishery,Water Management,Watershed,Recreation,Water Quality,Phosphorous,Ammonia,Dissolved Oxygen,Temperature,Conductivity,Ice thickness,Snow depth,Chlorophyll,Secchi Depth


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Win Big With Fortwhyte Alive

Kick off spring with a big win by purchasing tickets to FortWhyte Alive's first ever 50/50 Raffle.

You get 1 ticket for $5 3, $10 10, 20 and $50 50, for $50. With your ticket purchase you can help us bring people together with nature. A win for you can also be a win to nature.


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