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Truth and Reconciliation Week

September 25 - October 3

September 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day. We remember the tragic history and legacy of residential schools and come together in recognition that Every Child Matters.

Admission is waived for all First Nations, Métis and Inuit visitors from September 25 – October 3.

All visitors are invited to take time in FortWhyte’s natural spaces to reflect and remember, and to continue to learn and act in the spirit of truth and reconciliation.


A white tipi with pink flowers painted on it is surrounded by blue sky and green foliage. Tipi painted by Annie Beach. Photo taken by Joseph Visser.

FortWhyte Alive is located on Treaty 1 Territory, on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Ininew (Cree), Oji-Cree, Dene, and Dakota peoples, as well as the Birthplace of the Métis Nation and the Heart of the Métis Homeland.

FortWhyte Alive is guided by Respect for the land, for all living things, and for all people and our future generations. We recognize the truth of harms done to Indigenous peoples throughout Canada’s history of colonization and are committed to reconciliation and the building of a better future for all our relations. All are welcome here. ⁠

COVID Considerations

All group programming follows current public health regulations and guidelines regarding group sizes and physical distancing. Face masks are required inside all buildings at FortWhyte Alive. Visitors participating in programs and experiences assume risk associated with using shared equipment.

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.