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A Prairie Legacy:
The Bison and its People

A Canadian Tourism Commission Signature Experience

 
Discover how bison influenced the history of
Manitoba and the lives of Aboriginals, Métis and Pioneers. Venture through the aspen forest onto the open prairie, where you will experience your first close-up encounter with 30 grunting, munching bison. Test your skills as you power a mighty Voyageur canoe around the lake, or hear the crunching of the snow under historic footwear, the snowshoe. Explore a Plains Cree Tipi and marvel at the design and functionality – cool in summer and warm in winter, offering a respite from the prairie winds. Feel the smoothness of a hand crafted black spoon, fashioned from a bison horn. Step inside a one-room pioneer sod house and savour wild bush tea and bannock over a campfire.

Duration: 3 hrs
Time: 12:30 - 3:30pm
Fee: $40

Please dress appropriately for the weather
as the tour is outside; you are welcome to
bring a bottle of water with you if you like;
cameras are also allowed on the tours

Available dates
Monday, July 7
Tuesday, July 15
Friday, July 25
Wednesday, July 30
Friday, August 8
Wednesday, August 13
Sunday, August 17
Tuesday, August 26

Read a firsthand account in the Sydney Morning Herald

To participate in this experience:
Please call 989-8373 or email kmurdock@fortwhyte.org

To complement your journey visit our award-winning Buffalo Stone Café before or after your experience — featuring regional Manitoban cuisine, including bison and fresh produce grown onsite.

Call to arrange a private tour!
Minimum three participants.



Bison Safari

See the world’s ninth largest land animal, the bison, and learn how this magnificent beast has shaped Manitoba’s history.

Hop aboard our 20 passenger bus where a knowledgeable guide will take you inside the bison prairie for an up-close encounter. Be sure to bring your camera!

Duration: 1 hour
Fee: $15.00/adult $5.00/child Members receive 25% discount

Private bookings also available with a minimum of 10 participants.
To join a tour or book a private safari please call (204) 989-8373 or email FortWhyte Alive at kmurdock@fortwhyte.org

Available dates
Sunday, June 1: 11am, 1pm, 2pm
Sunday, June 15: 11am, 1pm, 2pm (Father’s Day!)
Wednesday, June 18: 6:30 – 7:30pm
Thursday, June 19: 10:30am and 1:30pm
Thursday, June 26: 10:30am and 1:30pm
Tuesday, July 1: 10:30am & 1:30pm (Canada Day!)
Thursday, July 3: 10:30am and 1:30pm
Sunday, July 6: 11am, 1pm, 2pm
Thursday, July 10: 10:30am and 1:30pm
Wednesday, July 16: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Thursday, July 17: 10:30am and 1:30pm
Thursday, July 24: 10:30am and 1:30pm
Sunday, July 27: 11am, 1pm, 2pm
Thursday, July 31: 10:30am and 1:30pm
Thursday, August 7: 10:30am and 1:30pm
Thursday, August 14: 10:30am and 1:30pm
Saturday, August 16: 11am, 1pm, 2pm
Wednesday, August 20: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Thursday, August 21: 10:30am and 1:30pm
Sunday, August 24: 11am, 1pm, 2pm
Thursday, August 28: 10:30am and 1:30pm

 



Our Ecotours are flexible and designed to fit your groups’ busy travel itineraries. Programs are available for all seasons with alternative activity provided for inclement weather.

Enhance the Manitoba experience by adding nature to your travel plans!

NEW: Click here for the Ecotours 2014 Program Brochure

For more information regarding ecotourism programming, please contact our Visitor Services Coordinator, Kalyn Murdock at (204) 989-8373 or email: kmurdock@fortwhyte.org

 


 
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