FortWhyte Alive will play host to the 2017 Canada Summer Games from July 28 to August 13! The newly developed Bison Butte will serve as a venue for mountain bike competition during the Games.
About the Course
The Bison Butte Mountain Bike Course is a major legacy project of the 2017 Canada Summer Games. The project was initiated by the Manitoba Cycling Association and will be the first of its kind in a city of Winnipeg’s size. The course is a series of interlocking trails suitable for all levels of mountain biking including berms, a pump track, rock gardens and table tops.
Bison Butte is accessible from FortWhyte Alive's Storied People's Trail (the North Trail on our property), which leads off behind the Alloway Reception Centre. The walk to Bison Butte is approximately 2 km, or 25 minutes–simply follow the signs posted on-site to make your way there. View the Map (PDF)
PLEASE NOTE: Admission fees are applicable for those choosing to access the Canada Summer Games site via FortWhyte Alive's trails. Guests should check in at the front desk before continuing on to Bison Butte.
Bison Butte will also be accessible via the Cabela's parking lot, at 580 Sterling Lyon Parkway in Winnipeg. The walk to Bison Butte from this point is approximately 10 minutes, and parking will be free for Canada Summer Games event attendees.
Please visit the Canada Summer Games website for the full schedule of Mountain Bike events taking place at Bison Butte. Tickets for these events are free.
Special Programming at FortWhyte Alive
Get outside and experience Manitoba's wilderness! We will have special programming running daily during the Canada Summer Games. Many programs are free with admission to FortWhyte Alive.
Join us every Friday in July & August for a tasty shore lunch. The Buffalo Stone Cafe will be serving up local Manitoba fish from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. $14 per person (taxes not included)
Call Buffalo Stone Cafe for more details at 204-989-8355 ext 215
Admission and Rentals
Admission to FortWhyte Alive supports environmental education programming for Manitoba's students.
FortWhyte Alive Members: FREE (become a member!)
Older Adults (65+): $7
Students & Children: $6
Children 2 and under: FREE
CAA members receive one free admission with the purchase of one adult admission. Open to current CAA Members only.
Set your own pace! Rent a cruiser bike, fishing gear, rowboats, and more. Visit our Seasonal Rental and Activities page for more information and pricing.