A Natural Choice
FortWhyte Alive offers a beautiful natural setting and facilities with several distinctive rental venues. Open year-round, FortWhyte is an ideal location for events such as business meetings and retreats, company barbecues, client functions, family celebrations and wedding receptions.
Our Rental Spaces
The Doug Harvey Lakeside Meeting Room
Daily Rental: $325
Located in the award-winning Alloway Reception Centre, this boardroom style space will seat 20 people comfortably. This bright and inviting room with a view includes audio and visual equipment, wireless internet connection, phone conference system and private access to our lakeside deck. It is the perfect place to host a fully catered business breakfast or luncheon adjacent to our Buffalo Stone Café.
Siobhan Richardson Field Station
Daily Rental: $475 (1/2 day rates available),
Overnight cabin pricing available on request
This secluded 2,000 square foot lakeside Field Station is surrounded by mature aspen forest. To lighten our carbon footprint, participants are encouraged to walk or carpool in and out of this location. The 20-minute fresh air hike passing the Bison Prairie and following along the lake is the perfect way to decompress before and after meetings. Ideal for corporate retreats of up to 35 participants, the Field Station is available year-round. This meeting room includes wireless internet connection and audio/visual equipment.
Interested in an overnight option? Two architecturally unique cabins each sleep 10 in a common style space with a personal window onto the natural world at each bed.
Alloway Reception Centre
Evening Rental: $1000
This open concept reception centre is home to the Buffalo Stone Café, Albrechtsen Hall and Nature Shop. A large deck with seating cantilevers over the lake while the adjoining Buffalo Rubbing Stone Plaza can extend your event outdoors. Groups of 40 to 110 can be accommodated for plated dinners, 140 for cocktails or outdoor barbeques for after-hours private functions.
Non-profit rates available for daytime meeting rentals.
Catering and Hospitality
FortWhyte Alive’s own Buffalo Stone Cafe will meet all your catering needs. Good food and good times go hand in hand with thoughtfully prepared lunches, plated dinners, banquet buffets or barbeques. Acclaimed for its fresh and locally inspired cuisine, the Buffalo Stone Cafe will create memorable meals for your event. Wine, beer and spirits available for evening private receptions.
For more information on the Buffalo Stone Cafe, click here.
FortWhyte is pleased to offer a brand new range of programming customized to meet your group needs, including:
- Corporate team and leadership building activities
- Guided hikes on floating wetland boardwalks and through tranquil forests
- Professional instruction for group activities such as orienteering, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, Voyageur Canoeing and snowshoeing
- Customized Interpretive tours of indoor and outdoor exhibits
- Seasonal rentals that include snowshoes, family rowboats and canoes
- Winter fun on the lake skating rink, snowshoeing or the super Richardson rrrrun toboggan slide
- All areas are fully wheelchair accessible
For more information on corporate and group programming, click here.