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FortWhyte Alive

A Prairie Legacy: The Bison and its People


 

A Canadian Tourism Signature Experience

Discover how the bison influenced the history of Manitoba and the lives of the people of the prairies. Experience a close-up encounter with 30 grunting, munching bison -- then, test your skills as you power a mighty Voyageur canoe. Explore a Plains Cree Tipi, step inside a one-room pioneer sod house, and savour wild bush tea and bannock over a campfire.
 


 
Duration: 3 hrs
Time: 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Fee: $40/person
 
2017 Tour Dates:
July 4 at 12:30 pm
July 17 at 12:30 pm
July 27 at 12:30 pm
July 31 at 12:30 pm
August 7 at 12:30 pm
August 14 at 12:30 pm
August 28 at 12:30 pm

Can’t make those dates? Private tours are available upon request—call (204) 989-8355 to reserve.

Please dress appropriately for the weather as this is an outdoor tour; you are welcome to bring a bottle of water and camera with you.
 


 
To participate in this experience:
Register online by visiting store.fortwhyte.org (NEW!) or by phone at (204) 989-8355.

Evening Bison Safari

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Photo by Carolyne Ferrand.
 

A truly wild ride.

Venture inside FortWhyte Alive’s bison prairie for an up-close encounter you’ve got to see to believe.

See North America’s largest land mammal from just meters away, interacting in their natural habitat. These striking prairie beasts are stoic, hairy, and huge! Go on an adventure into our prairie past this summer, and leave knowing more about how bison have shaped Canada’s history.

Bison Safaris offer an experience like no other, and are constant favourite for:

  • Families (add this to your summer bucket list!)
  • Photographers
  • Guests with limited mobility
  • Out-of-town visitors looking for an epic Manitoba experience

 


 

About This Experience

  • Tour length is 1 hour
  • Guests are encouraged to bring a camera (and to take a bison selfie!)
  • Passengers must remain on the bus at all times
  • Bus does not accommodate wheelchairs; passengers must be able to transfer themselves
  • Bison Safaris are weather and ground conditions-dependent; tours may be cancelled or postponed
  • End your tour with lunch at the Buffalo Stone Café, a full visit to FortWhyte Alive, or see what else is on!
  • Please note the cost of a safari does not include admission to the site

 


 

To participate in this experience:

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

Safaris sell out weeks in advance and we strongly encourage making reservations to avoid disappointment.

Ticket Price:

$16 for adult fare / 25% discount for FortWhyte Alive Members
$8 for children under 12 (children must be accompanied by an adult)
 


 

Book Your Own Private Bison Safari

Perhaps you have an alternative date in mind, and are looking to create the ultimate experience for your family or group. Private bookings are available with a minimum of 10 participants (minimum fee $160, regular seat pricing in effect). Please call (204) 989-8355 ext. 210 or email kmurdock@fortwhyte.org to inquire.

Bison Safari


Photo by Carolyne Ferrand.
 

A truly wild ride.

Venture inside FortWhyte Alive’s bison prairie for an up-close encounter you’ve got to see to believe.

See North America’s largest land mammal from just meters away, interacting in their natural habitat. These striking prairie beasts are stoic, hairy, and huge! Go on an adventure into our prairie past this summer, and leave knowing more about how bison have shaped Canada’s history.

Bison Safaris offer an experience like no other, and are constant favourite for:

  • Families (add this to your summer bucket list!)
  • Photographers
  • Guests with limited mobility
  • Out-of-town visitors looking for an epic Manitoba experience

 


 

About This Experience

  • Tour length is 1 hour
  • Guests are encouraged to bring a camera (and to take a bison selfie!)
  • Passengers must remain on the bus at all times
  • Bus does not accommodate wheelchairs; passengers must be able to transfer themselves
  • Bison Safaris are weather and ground conditions-dependent; tours may be cancelled or postponed
  • End your tour with lunch at the Buffalo Stone Café, a full visit to FortWhyte Alive, or see what else is on!
  • Please note the cost of a safari does not include admission to the site

 


 

To participate in this experience:

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

Safaris sell out weeks in advance and we strongly encourage making reservations to avoid disappointment.

Ticket Price:

$16 for adult fare / 25% discount for FortWhyte Alive Members
$8 for children under 12 (children must be accompanied by an adult)
 

2017 Tour Dates:

May, June & September – Thursdays at 1:30 pm
July & August – Wednesday to Saturday at 1:30 pm
 


 

Book Your Own Private Bison Safari

Perhaps you have an alternative date in mind, and are looking to create the ultimate experience for your family or group. Private bookings are available with a minimum of 10 participants (minimum fee $160, regular seat pricing in effect). Please call (204) 989-8355 ext. 210 or email kmurdock@fortwhyte.org to inquire.

Easter Brunch

The Buffalo Stone Café invites you to enjoy delicious brunch featuring a ham carving station, Eggs Benedict, fresh baked goodies and salads, surrounded by the natural beauty of FortWhyte.

Sunday, April 16  9:30 am – 2 pm
$32 (plus taxes & gratuities)
Children under 12: $15

By reservation only, please call (204) 989-8355 ext 215

Brunch Menu

Mixed Greens with Feta, Almonds, Balsamic Vinaigrette

Broccoli and almond Natures Farm Pasta Salad

Crudité and dip platter

Fresh fruit salad with mint

Scones, breakfast breads and muffins

Scrambled eggs with Bothwell cheese and onions

Eggs benedict with spinach and tomato

Roasted potatoes with onions and peppers

Silver dollar pancakes with strawberry compote

Maple smoked bacon

Carved ham with apple sauce

Dessert table with assorted bites

Coffee and tea

Orange or apple juice

Yard Games

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Join us for giant Jenga, ladderball and other fun yard games.

Friday, March 31st  1pm-3pm
FREE with regular admission