There's always something new to discover at FortWhyte Alive.
As part of our ongoing efforts to become more sustainable, and to inspire you to live more sustainably, we'd like to hear your feedback. Please take two minutes to answer a few questions about sustainability in our community.
This sustainability survey is just one component of our organization-wide Sustainability Plan, designed to enhance and improve sustainability at FortWhyte Alive, and help us work toward our vision of becoming a national leader in sustainability.
We promise, it will take only two minutes! Take the survey here.
FortWhyte has always been a special nature getaway for Anne McKean and Blair Reid.
As birding is a passion for Anne and Blair, FortWhyte seemed like a good place to put their passion to good use in the name of education and supporting healthy bird populations.
Each spring and fall, Blair shares his knowledge and experience with new birders, pointing out the diversity of the bird species that migrate through FortWhyte Alive, through our popular Birding and Breakfast experiences. In addition to being a birding leader, Blair has taken part in bird counts, duties at FortWhyte Farms, and volunteered as course marshal for 5 and 10k fundraising races.
Anne enjoys meeting visitors at the information desk and hearing their stories. One day a woman from British Columbia reminisced on swimming in the lakes as a child and she expressed delight on how FortWhyte has grown into the natural space it is today. FortWhyte truly is a place dear to many people, far and wide -- and our volunteers play a big role in hearing and sharing stories like these.
Blair and Anne love volunteering at FortWhyte Alive, and have found community here.
Thank you Blair and Anne for your contribution over the years and continued presence here at FortWhyte Alive.
For more spring volunteer opportunities visit fortwhyte.org/volunteering.
“Because it’s the most peaceful place in the world”.
That's why seven-year-old Alec collected donations to FortWhyte Alive in lieu of presents at his birthday party this year. We are deeply inspired by Alec's thoughtful gesture toward nature and his community.
Alec and his family are FortWhyte Alive Members who believe that spending time experiencing and learning about nature is important — for everyone.
If you agree, join a community of people passionate about getting outside and taking care of our planet.
There are so many great reasons to become a member — unlimited admissions are just the beginning. Not only can you visit as often as you like, as a member you’ll enjoy exclusive discounts and promotions — all while making a difference and investing in your community.
Need some ideas for your next trip to FortWhyte? Alec highly recommends visiting our bird-feeding stations or renting a canoe in the summertime for a leisurely paddle on the lake.
Thank you for inspiring us, Alec!
What are you waiting for? Become a FortWhyte Alive Member today.
The FAO has established March 21 as the International Day of Forests, with this year's thematic focus on Forests and Sustainable Cities.
Of course, being 20% of Winnipeg's major urban green space, at FortWhyte Alive we love any excuse to talk about forests. But why do urban forests matter to you?
Here are just a few reasons:
Now that we know the importance of urban forests, what's the next step? Of course, we absolutely need to take action to protect urban forests while encouraging investment in new urban green spaces.
But first, let's simply celebrate our urban forests. Get outside. Spend time in your favourite forest, park or green space. Look around, breathe deeply, and reap the benefits. Develop a relationship with our urban green spaces, with nature. We're convinced the rest will follow.
Happy International Day of Forests! Come visit us to take a wander through our forested trails.
Romantic winter nuptials are definitely #trending, and for good reason. We love winter colour palettes, florals and décor, and the unique opportunity to include memorable details such as sleigh rides, roaring bonfires and a s'mores station.
Romantic outdoor (or indoor) ceremony? Check. The perfect lighting for photos of your besties, elegant and warm in their matching fur shawls? Check. Winter bouquets, eucalyptus garlands and white aspen trees to frame your couple portraits? Absolutely.
Winter weddings provide an approach to the modern wedding that is traditional enough that your grandmother will boast about it to her friends, but unique enough that your trendy cousin will nod appreciatively in your direction during the reception.
Did we mention how convenient it is to book vendors including photographers, florists and other in-demand vendors in the off-peak season?
- Dawn Fraser, winter bride at FortWhyte Alive
Have a look at some of our favourite details from Dawn and James’ winter wonderland wedding at FortWhyte Alive for inspiration.