Event Calendar

Family Forest Immersion

Saturdays @ 10:30am-12:30pm

Connecting your family with nature.

A family huddles under a makeshift tipi made of logs

Engage your family in an immersive, inquiry-based outdoor experience and explore forest, prairie, and wetlands with a FortWhyte Naturalist guiding you along the way. This six-week session will leave you feeling confident and inspired to continue to make connections with nature in wild places near your home and beyond.

Family Forest Immersion also promotes community building among like-minded parents who are interested in connecting their children to nature through a minimalist approach.


  • September 12 – October 17


  • $45 per child
  • $35 per parent/guardian

Sign up online or call our bookings office at (204) 989-8355 x 311.

Register for Family Forest Immersion

COVID Considerations

At this time, we are asking staff and volunteers showing any symptoms to stay home to protect our community. Programs may be cancelled or postponed if staff or volunteers are unavailable to lead them. All visitors registered for a program will be notified as far in advance of the cancellation as possible. 

Although FortWhyte Alive is actively working at disinfecting gear with CDC approved disinfectants after each use, we cannot guarantee that our gear is sterilized. Visitors participating in programs and experiences assume risk associated with using shared equipment. 

Please Note

Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.

Suitable for children 0 to 10 years old (No cost for children under the age of 1, but registration is still required).

Parent(s)/caregiver(s) stay for the duration of this outdoor family experience.

If you have any questions regarding this program, or want to learn more, please contact us at forestschool@fortwhyte.org.

Families will be asked to use the Covid-19 self screening tool prior to attending the program each day.