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Willow Crown Craft

A hands-on crafting experience inspired by nature.

Join us in making willow tree crowns or wreaths from full grown willow, as a fun thing to take home and display. Great activity for kids and adults alike.


  • Sunday, September 30   1-3 pm

No Registration Required


Please note

  • Suggested as a great activity for kids and adults alike


Party for the Planet


Good Music. Real Science. Big Fun.

Facing the complexities of climate change alone can be daunting. That’s why you’re invited to join FortWhyte Alive and the Prairie Climate Centre for a night out to celebrate the planet and get inspired by the good work happening in our community.


Dive deep into the stories behind the science with a curated selection of exhibits, videos, and demonstrations for fun, interactive learning.

Get inspired by examples of local climate action being taken today to work toward our shared sustainable future.

Come together in community to spend time outside and reconnect with the planet – the reason we’re all here.

We believe that exploring, learning and connecting with nature is how we can create change in the world. Outdoor fun, music and beverages will keep the positive energy flowing all evening.


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Mama Cutsworth

Prairie Climate Centre
University of Manitoba’s Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS)

Toasty Bonfires
Bannock Bar
Hatchet Throwing
Late-Night Eats
Cash Bar


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Or purchase tickets with our bookings office by phone at (204) 989-8355 x 311


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Climate-friendly transportation will be available via complimentary bus service from the University of Winnipeg to FortWhyte Alive. Stay tuned for pick up/drop times.

Our thanks to Tony's Team Transport for their support!

Carpooling encouraged.

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This event is an 18+ event. Government issued ID is required to attend. No exceptions.



SOLD OUT: “Finding Hygge” Documentary Screening

Learn about Denmark's secret to happiness.

FortWhyte Alive will be screening a 12 Stars Media Documentary, "Finding Hygge". Hygge has exploded in popularity amidst growing division and distrust around the world, but the Danish word and its definition are more complicated than it seems. For those who seek happiness, this exploratory documentary travels around the globe to discover the true meaning of hygge and how to find it. Learn about this concept, and connect with cast member and hygge enthusiast Dayna Robbie in discovering ways to create hygge around you. 


  • Thursday, November 22   7-10pm

Pre-registration is required for this complimentary program

Spots are now FULLY RESERVED for this screening. Thank you for your interest!

To be added to a waitlist, please email your name and phone number to info@fortwhyte.org


  • Free with waived admission

Please note

  • This film is suitable for ages 10+, including adults. However, all are welcome.


Manitoba Mystery Co. Presents: “Case at the Edge of the Woods”

A theatrical murder mystery experience in the woods at FortWhyte Alive.

Join the Manitoba Mystery Company and FortWhyte Alive in solving the Case at the Edge of the Woods. Look and listen for clues, explore the woods, and do your part to help solve the mystery of a true story that took place in Riding Mountain National Park almost a century ago.


One park warden. One missing page from a park logbook. One gunshot ringing through the night. One team of investigators. One person who knows what truly happened.

In the fall of 1943, the Park Warden, Eddie Kendrick is brutally murdered in his study after an evening of socializing with friends. Inspector Buchanan is determined to make things right. Hunters have taken up house in town for the winter, and medical interns are stationed nearby due to the War. Inspector Buchanan must unravel this mystery before the killer strikes again.


  • Friday, October 26   7 pm - 8:30 pm 
  • Friday, October 26   9 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 27   7 pm - 8:30 pm 
  • Saturday, October 27   9 pm - 10:30 pm

Two shows each evening


  • Registration Fee: $30 + tax and agency fee

All ticket sales and bookings are being done through the Manitoba Mystery Company.

Please note

  • This program is suitable for ages 16+, including adults.


Goose Flights Photography Workshop

Learn the craft of taking wildlife photos that take your breath away.

Learn the basics of wildlife photography with professional photographer Walter Potrebka, of Walter Potrebka Photography. This exploratory, hands-on workshop is designed to for you to learn the basics of exposure, composition and focus, among other topics. Bring your own camera and lenses*, and head outside to snap shots of geese as they land on Lake Devonian.

After the workshop, you’ll have opportunity to have your photos reviewed and critiqued by Walter, and he will be able to provide you with further tips and tricks to get the perfect shot.


    • Monday, October 15   6-8 pm
    • Rain Date - Tuesday, October 16   6-8 pm

Or register with our bookings office by phone at (204) 989-8355 x 311


Please note that experiences at FortWhyte Alive are non-refundable.

Please note

  • Walter suggests that lenses should be 300mm or bigger for great shots, however, all are welcome.