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FortWhyte Alive

Raising Backyard Ducks























It’s never too soon to start thinking about summer! The farmers of Hearts & Roots will share their experiences in raising a productive and healthy duck flock for eggs, meat or mosquito control. Learn why ducks are superior fowl on the farm yard and how to choose the best breed for your buck.  All ages welcome.
Sunday, February 18

1 pm – 3 pm

Adults: $29, $24 for FortWhyte Alive Members
Under 18: $17, $15 for FortWhyte Alive Members


The return of the Stardome! Explore our solar system in a portable planetarium and enjoy a cold beverage fireside as you observe the night sky through a telescope with expert Darren Townsley.

Thursday, November 16  8 pm

$25, $20 for FortWhyte Alive Members

Register online by visiting store.fortwhyte.org or by phone at (204) 989-8355 x 311


Giving Tuesday

Bringing people and organizations together to Give Back.


Never heard of it? You may know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday is a relatively new movement in Canada—a day where charities, corporations, and individuals join forces to rally for their favourite causes.
This year, we're asking you to support FortWhyte Alive on Giving Tuesday.

Any donation, big or small, will make a huge difference to our organization, and will help us in our mission to educate, connect, and inspire for the next 50 years.
Not able to give? Not a problem! Pledge your time by becoming a FortWhyte Alive volunteer. Or, help us by spreading the word and encouraging others to get involved in this important day of giving.

From all of us that see the huge impact that FortWhyte Alive has on every individual that comes through our doors - Thank You.

Santa in the Forest

Santa will make two special appearances this holiday season! Suzan Kiernicki Photography will be on hand to take a winter portrait of your family in the forest. New this year, we will be selling time slot tickets through our online store and over the phone*. Please arrive for your photos at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time.

Sunday, November 26** & December 3**   11 am - 3 pm

$20*** per family / $15*** for FortWhyte Alive Members

*Tickets will not be available for purchase on the dates of the event
**November 26th photos will be emailed out to you by December 6th

**December 3rd photos will be emailed out to you by December 15th
**Registration fee does not include the cost of admission 




SOLD OUT – Open Fire Brewing


Get fired up about brewing! Craft two unique beers featuring locally grown ingredients, with our resident beer master, Barret Miller in our cozy cabin in the woods. No experience necessary -- we'll practice basic all-grain and malt extract brewing techniques transferable to your modern kitchen at home. Must be 18+ to participate. ID will be required before the program starts.

Sunday, November 5 1-4:30pm (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, January 21  12:30 - 4pm
Sunday, March 25  12:30- 4pm
$40, $35 for FortWhyte Alive Members
Register online by visiting store.fortwhyte.org or by phone at (204) 989-8355 x 311

Looking for a date night option? Check out Heating up the Woods; our Valentines Day Open Fire Brewing night!