Connecting humans with nature

Through our 660-acre reclaimed urban green space, FortWhyte Alive brings people together to share unforgettable experiences and build sustainable relationships with nature and each other.

Birds eye view of two individuals walking in snow leaving a trail of footsteps.

Our Mission

FortWhyte Alive is dedicated to providing programming, natural settings, and facilities for environmental education, outdoor recreation, and social enterprise. In so doing, FortWhyte promotes awareness and understanding of the natural world and actions leading to sustainable living.

Charitable Number: 11929 8123 RR001

FortWhyte Alive is located on Treaty 1 Territory, on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Ininew (Cree), Oji-Cree, Dene, and Dakota peoples, as well as the Birthplace of the Métis Nation and the Heart of the Métis Homeland. 

Our Guiding Principles

CONNECTED TO NATURE. We are rooted in Nature. We believe time spent in nature benefits people and the planet. We provide a place, programs, and knowledge to help people connect with nature and understand our place as part of nature.

SUSTAINABILITY. We are committed to Sustainability. In the face of the climate crisis, we lead by example fostering a culture of sustainability through educating, involving and empowering people to action and change.

EDUCATION. We are a Trusted Educator. Providing fact-based, reliable information we inspire people to make meaningful change in their lives and in the world.

COMMUNITY. We are part of and integral to our Community. Through nature, we create spaces and opportunities for people of all ages to connect with each other and belong.

RESPECT. We model Respect. We respect and honour the land and all living things. We respect the original people of the land and future generations.

INCLUSIVENESS and DIVERSITY. We embrace Diversity. We strive for accessibility for all, removing barriers to inclusiveness, welcoming different cultures and traditions to grow our diverse community.

ETHICS and INTEGRITY. We act with Integrity. We are rooted in our values and recognize our role as a trusted member of our community; we are committed to being accountable to ourselves, those we serve and those who support us.

RECONCILIATION. In the spirit of reconciliation, we strive to integrate the recommendations of the TRC in honest and authentic ways. We respect all people, honour and understand history, and work together for a better common future for all.