Winter provides the opportunity to explore areas of FortWhyte that are inaccessible in any other season. Strap on a pair of snowshoes, and learn about the history of this incredible invention that helps us navigate the deep snow.
Gain an appreciation for the Arctic by learning about how the animals and people of Canada’s north depend on the land for survival and how climate change is altering those landscapes.
Spring, summer, fall and winter. Animals and plants are adapted to a constantly changing year. Understand how plants and animals meet their needs in the current season, and how they are already preparing for what’s next.
Discover what lurks in the waters of the many ponds, swamps and marshes at FortWhyte Alive. Learn about the vital role that wetlands play in our environment and what you can do to protect them!
Visit these prairie giants and discover their connection to Manitoba’s cultural history. Sample traditional bannock, roasted over a campfire.
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Learn the essential skills needed to be prepared for any survival situation in the wilderness, including shelter and fire building, identifying edible wilds and direction finding.
Children will enjoy an interactive introduction to navigation and navigation technology. This hands-on program teaches basic map and compass skills, finding and travel skills, outdoor direction and landmark reading.
We can supply you with things like dip nets, scavenger hunts, or orienteering maps to make the most of your visit.
$4.50 each for a half day (No lunch space)
$5.75 each for a full day (Outdoor lunch space)
Length of programs: 1.5 hours
Minimum children: 10 ($75 minimum fee)
Start or finish your program with one of our fun add-ons.
Hatchets (ages 11 & up) – $8/participant
Bannock bake – $3/participant
Marshmallow roast – $2/participant
Atl atl (ages 8 & up) – $5/participant
Please contact our bookings department at 204-989-8355 ext. 228, or email [email protected].
FortWhyte Alive will only cancel a program in the case of extreme weather. Our programs are all held outside, so please dress appropriately. Groups cancelling at least 14 days in advance will not be charged. All groups failing to show or cancelling within 14 days will be charged 50% of the total fee.
Please choose one of the following payment options:
In person – Visit reception desk in Alloway Reception Centre to pay with cash, debit or credit card.
Invoice – please check in with visitor reception upon your arrival with your group numbers.