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Give the Gift of Nature

Posted on November 23, 2022

Gift the feeling they’ll never forget.

The crunch of a snowshoe landing in crisp fallen snow.

The excitement of catching a fish through the ice of a frozen lake.

The chill of the winter air enjoying drinks around an ice bar.

The warmth of a crackling fire as beer is made from scratch.

Or the excitement and serenity of time in nature – all year long.

A chickadee sits on a thin branch in winter.

Experiential gifts are more than a present. They’re the gift of future memories.

Child reels in fish while ice fishing.

Ice Fishing for Two

Experience a day of ice fishing on the frozen lake at FortWhyte Alive. This is a great gift option for beginners and more experienced fishers alike. Gift on its own or stuff those stockings with one-of-a-kind experiences to help cross those winter adventures off your bucket list.


  • Two general admissions and fishing fees
  • Two ice fishing rod rentals

Price: $30

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Group walks on frozen lake towards building

Lake Shaker Tickets

An after-hours party that gives you a whole new appreciation for winter. Find unforgettable winter experiences at The Lake Shaker, complete with warm bonfires, cold beverages, live music, outdoor adventure — and a few surprises. The Lake Shaker is on March 4, 2023.

Price: $30 FortWhyte Alive members / $35 General

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*Please note the Lake Shaker is an 18+ event. ID will be required to attend.

Two people snowshoeing in open field

Snowshoe Adventure for Two

Experience the magic of exploring FortWhyte Alive by snowshoe. This is a great experiential gift for family and friends of all ages — or the perfect stocking stuffer for you and your significant other to use together in the new year.


  • Two general admissions
  • Two snowshoe rentals

Price: $30

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Two large black pots sit on fire pit.

Open Fire Brewing Workshop

Craft unique beers featuring locally grown ingredients, with our resident beermaster, Barret Miller in our cosy cabin in the woods. No experience necessary — we’ll practise basic all-grain and malt extract brewing techniques transferable to your modern kitchen at home.

Available Dates: January 22, February 5, March 5, 2023. – Once purchased the recipient must contact [email protected] to select their course date no later than January 6, 2023.

Price: $70 FortWhyte Alive members / $80 General

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*Please note participants must be 18+. ID will be required before the program begins.

People on toboggan go does slide.

FortWhyte Alive Gift Membership

FortWhyte Alive Membership is a great experiential gift that keeps on giving — all year long.

Unlimited admissions are just the beginning. Not only can members visit as often as they like, members enjoy exclusive discounts and promotions, early access to tickets, complimentary rentals — including fishing, snowshoes and other seasonal gear — all while making a difference in your community.

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A snow covered bison in field.

In need of a gift certificate for the experience you’re gifting?

Visit the Nature Shop in our Alloway Reception Centre to buy in person.