Make FortWhyte Alive your celebration destination this Earth Day! Embrace green transportation by busing, carpooling, cycling, or walking to our site, located within Winnipeg’s city limits. Get outside and enjoy family-friendly activities, games, workshops, and live entertainment. Explore our nature trails while on the lookout for spring flowers and animals. We’ll have info booths, local food, used battery recycling, tire recycling by CAA, and more. There is no better way to celebrate Planet Earth than a day at FWA!
Learn more about environmental sustainability in our province by checking out booths and hands-on workshops with these special guests:
Earth Day Activities
Live Musical Performance by Aaron Burnett - 1pm & 2.30 pm
Bison Safaris- 12 - 3 pm
See the bison up-close from the comfort and safety of the Bison Bus! Space is limited–sign up for a tour in the Alloway Reception Centre. (Half hour tours at 12:15, 1:00, 1:45 and 2:30).
Carnival Games - 10 am – 3 pm
Enjoy carnival games like the Ring Toss, Frisbee, and Bean Bag throws. These fun games can be found on the lakeside trail being the Interpretice Centre
Orienteering - 10 am – 3 pm
Build your map reading skills through landmark orienteering! Pick up a map behind the Alloway Reception Centre and explore the sights of FortWhyte.
Archery + Atl Atl - 12 pm – 3 pm
Take aim at being Robin Hood, or Katniss Everdeen! Hit the bullseye at our archery demo. Never heard of Atl Atls? Take your best shot with this ancient projectile. Located between FortWhyte Alive Farms and Alloway Reception Centre.
Bannock Bake (while supplies last) - 12 – 3 pm
There is nothing more delicious than freshly roasted bannock. Head over to Loly Look Out for a taste!
Dipnetting - 10 am – 4 pm
Join our volunteer interpreters on the boardwalks as they tell you what you can discover in our marshes.
Guided North Walks - 12pm,1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm
Join an interpreter on the North Trails and discover the nature that awaits you. Meet at the Red River Cart.
BBQ Lunch & Snacks - 11 am – 3 pm
Concessions can be found on the South deck of the Interpretive Centre.
Voyageur Games - 12 pm – 3 pm
Learn to play some fun games based on activities the voyageurs would do to pass their time! Meet at Loly Lookout
Children's Craft with Art City
Located behind the Interpretive Centre, join Art City in creating a piece of public art that will be installed permanently at FortWhyte Alive!
Puppet Show - 11 am & 12 pm
Located in the main theatre of the Interpretive Centre
Face Painting - 12 pm – 3 pm
Located at spiral staircase behind the Interpretive Centre
Weather Station - 12 – 2 pm
Join CBC’s John Sauder at the weather station. Located on the south side of our Interpretive Centre
Family Birding Hike - 10:30 – 11:30 pm
Learn about our feathery friends and even catch a glimpse of them with our birding interpreters. Walk starts from the toboggan slide.
Geocaching - 1 – 3 pm
Learn the basics of geocaching and take part in our course at the Marsh Overlook
Sod House Pioneers - 10 – 4 pm
Take a step into the past and join our Pioneers in the sod house.
FortWhyte Farms - 11 – 3 pm
Check out Farm Animal Facepainting, Homesteading Demos and visit our Chickens, Pigs and Rabbits.
Take part in group bicycle rides from all over the city, organized by Bike Winnipeg (complete details at www.bikewinnipeg.ca) and park your bike for free with the Bike Valet.
Free Winnipeg Transit service to the event with pick-ups at Kildonan Place (11:00am) St. Vital Mall (11:30am) University of Winnipeg (11:00am) and Polo Park Mall (11:30am). Buses will depart FortWhyte Alive at 3:30pm.
Walk, roll or ride to FortWhyte Alive and be entered to win a special prize!
At the Nature Shop
Save on locally-made goods this Earth Day at the Nature Shop. Guest save 10% (Members save 15%) on all Winnipeg and Manitoba made goods.
The Nature Shop will have Earth Machine Composters available for purchase this Earth Day! Take one home for $60 plus tax.
Join the FortWhyte family this Earth Day – by becoming a FortWhyte Alive Member, you'll be supporting important environmental education initiatives year-round! Save 25% on a new one-year membership and enjoy free admission, priority access to Day Camp registration, seasonal rental discounts, public program discounts, and much more. Visit our Membership page to learn more.