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EcoTours Groups

 

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.

Click here for the 2014 Ecotours Program Brochure

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

 

 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 and explore a Plains Cree Tipi. 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 and camera with you 

Call to arrange a private tour!
Minimum three participants.

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

Read a firsthand account in the Sydney Morning Herald




Bison Safari

See North America’s 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

To join a scheduled tour please call (204) 989-8355.  

Private bookings available with a minimum of 10 participants ($150)
To book a private safari please call (204) 989-8373 or email FortWhyte Alive at kmurdock@fortwhyte.org

 



Signature Experiences Nearby:

 

A Bird in the Hand - Oak Hammock Marsh

This experience creates an intimate connection with nature where visitors hold a wild bird as they are released after banding. This ritual allows them to participate in an important facet of North American research that has been taking place for more than 100 years.

Hermetic Code - Heartland International Travel & Tours

Have you ever wondered why the Manitoba Legislative Building has sphinxes on the roof? Do you know the true identity of the Golden Boy? Join Dr. Frank Albo, academic inspiration behind The Hermetic Code, for an unforgettable evening of magic, mystery and architectural wonder.
  


Adventure. Nature. Discovery.

Enjoy nature’s best nestled within the urban boundaries of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Inject your tour with fresh air, outdoor activity, wildlife, cultural heritage, and environmental education.