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!
Earth Day Activities
Live Musical Performance from Aaron Burnett - 1:00 pm & 2:30 pm
Join Aaron Burnett on the Alloway Reception Centre back deck.
Outdoor Pancake Breakfast - 9:30 am – 11:30 pm
Join us for an morning pancake breakfast located on the back deck of the Alloway Reception Centre.
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
Marshmallow Roast - 12 pm – 3 pm
Head out to our Tipi encampment for some tasty treats
Bracelet Craft - 12 pm – 3 pm
Create some fun bracelets out at our Tipi encampment
Puppet Show - 11 am & 12 pm
This years puppet shows are: . Located in the main theatre of the Interpretive Centre
Face Painting - 12 pm – 3 pm
Located at spiral staircase behind the Interpretive Centre
Earth Day Craft - 11 am – 2 pm
Create a fun earth day craft in 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
Bird Beaks - 1 – 3 pm
Birds have very unique adaptations when it comes to beaks and how they use them. Discover the various ways birds use their beaks. Located by the firepit next to the 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.
Hola Hoop - 12 – 2 pm
Stop by this station for some fun hola hoop games. Located on hill behind Interpretive Centre
Edible Wilds - 12 – 3 pm
Follow the lead of some experienced foragers and learn all about the edible plants at FortWhyte. Head over to the Archery area between the farm and Alloway Reception Centre
Tipi Teachings - 12 – 3 pm
Join our Cultural and Heritage Interpreter Sara McIvor-Prouty and learn all about tipis. Located at our north trail tipi encampment
Bison Box - 12 – 3 pm
Head to the tipi encampment to explore some various bison artifacts and tools.
Identify Trees and Shrubs - 1 – 3 pm
We have easy to use keys to identify trees and shrubs at FortWhyte, join an interpreter on the trail by the bird feeding station.
Geocaching - 1 – 3 pm
Learn the basics of geocaching and take part in our course at the Marsh Overlook
Can you drink this: How to clean your water - 1 – 3 pm
Discover the best method to turn water into drinkable water. Join an interpreter on the wetlands boardwalk
Sod House Pioneers - 10 – 4 pm
Take a step into the past and join our Pioneers in the sod house.
Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship
Green Action Centre
CBC Live Right now
CAA and Urban mine
Thank you to our 2014 Earth Day Sponsors