There's always something new to discover at FortWhyte Alive.
Magical! All photos taken at FortWhyte Alive on January 27, 2015.
FortWhyte Alive is pleased to present the winners of the 2014 Adventure Travel Raffle!
1st Prize-South America: Amazon & Educador
Marg McCammon (Ticket #22874)
2nd Prize-Iceland: Northern Lights
Margaret McDonald (Ticket #19286)
3rd Prize-Churchill: Summer Escape
Crystal Poirier (Ticket #29597)
Funds raised from this year's Adventure Travel Raffle support FortWhyte Alive's outdoor education programs as well as the many sport groups, schools, daycares and other non-profit organizations that participated. On behalf of FortWhyte Alive, THANK YOU to all of those that sold and purchased tickets and for your continued support.
Remember, each raffle ticket purchased carries a free admission coupon to FortWhyte Alive... an adventure just minutes from home! Be sure to check our events calendar to see what's happening, or simply come out to go for a stroll through the forest.
This past Saturday marked FortWhyte Alive's 6th Annual Snow Trek! Over 350 people braved the cold and got in motion to cross-country ski, snowshoe, skate, toboggan and (of course!) enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallows by the fire. Free equipment rentals and instruction all afternoon meant that, for many, Snow Trek was a full day of trying new things and exploring winter activities.
Our thanks to those who came out to embrace and experience winter at its finest, and to the many volunteers that made the day a success.
Missed Snow Trek? Not to worry! There is still a whole season's worth of winter experiences to take in at FortWhyte Alive, including Warm Up to Winter Wednesdays, ice fishing lessons, cross-country ski lessons, and Snowshoe Saturdays. FortWhyte Alive is a place to explore anytime: snowshoeing, skiing (BYO skis), tobogganing, and skating are on offer every day of the week.
Scientific Name: Canis latrans
DescriptionIf you quickly catch a glance of a coyote, you might think its man's best friend. With coyotes being distant relatives of our domesticated dogs, they do have a lot of similar qualities. With pointy ears, long nose, and a sense of curiosity, these brown to grey colored pups love to get into trouble. Coyotes are fond of howling, particularly at twilight. If one coyote hears the howl of another, or it hears a similar noise, it will prick its ears up in the air, as if to acknowledge hearing the sound, and will often howl back in reply. Food Sources Coyotes mainly feed on small animals, like rabbits, shrews, voles, mice, the occasional bird, insects, and skunks. But unlike what most people think, they are actually considered omnivores. They do eat vegetation, like berries, and have sometimes been seen eating grass.
HabitatCoyotes thrive in many different habitats ranging from warm deserts to wet grasslands and plains, to colder climates and higher elevation, to large cities. Coyotes have shown themselves to be great survivors, a skill they do not appear to be losing. In many ways they are victims of success, as their range expands and they come into increasing conflict with humans.
RemarksCoyote pups are born blind, but open their eyes after only 10 days. In the wild, coyotes can live to be 14 years old. An adult coyote can jump a horizontal distance of up to 4 metres. -Ranger Rachel
With the holidays fast approaching, many of us are seeking out gifts for the youngsters in our lives. That elusive perfect gift… something unique, sustainable and memorable beyond the flurry and excitement of tearing open presents. This year, rather than adding to the pile of toys or electronics, why not give the gift of adventure?
Each ADVENTURE PASS! Includes one day of fun at:
For the kids that have everything, this is an experience-based gift. Kids armed with an ADVENTURE PASS! can hunt for frogs, say hello to polar bears and get silly on trampolines - and all in one day! Passes can be redeemed as you wish - as one full day of fun, or separately throughout the year.
Passes are sold in two age categories. A child pass is for ages 3-12 ($32) and youth pass for ages 13-17 ($38).
Passes are available at the Nature Shop at FortWhyte Alive or by calling (204) 989-8355.
Notes: Redeeming admissions on the same day not required. Sky Zone gift card valued for 1 hour of jumping and purchase of specialty socks. Assiniboine Park Zoo admissions guaranteed until March 31, 2015 - prices subject to change beginning April 1, 2015. Passes are not redeemable for cash. Passes are not valid for special events or group bookings.