Give gifts that tell a story
The Nature Shop at FortWhyte Alive is your destination for truly unique, quality gifts for all ages and occasions. Wander through to discover our carefully curated selection of ethically sourced and locally made items.
The Nature Shop is here to connect you with nature and the community – and leave you feeling good about each and every purchase. Not only do we take great care to select items that are produced with the planet in mind, proceeds from the Nature Shop support environmental education programs at FortWhyte Alive.
What you will find here:
- Nature-based gifts, wooden toys and clothing for kids
- Canadian pottery, jewellery, clothing and more
- Bird seed, houses and accessories
- Natural self-care products
- Books for outdoors lovers and nature enthusiasts
- Harmony Honey, produced right here at FortWhyte Farms
The Nature Shop is open to the public during FortWhyte Alive hours
Did you know that you can visit the Nature Shop and Buffalo Stone Café without paying admission to FortWhyte Alive? Stop in today to grab a coffee and take a look around.
We have everything you need for a sustainable yard and home. As one of the first retailers in Winnipeg to offer composters and rain barrels, we know a lot about backyard composting and rainwater harvesting.
The world's best selling backyard compost bin is available at the Nature Shop! The Earth Machine™ Composter is designed for easy, passive composting – just fill the bin, water, and occasionally stir or poke. The finished compost will be ready for use in 4-6 months. $62.95 plus tax.
Whether referred to as reclaimed, reconditioned or recycled, our focus is on distributing rain barrels that previously contained a food grade product. Our rain barrels are the most eco-friendly and environmentally responsible choice. $85 plus tax.
For more information, please call the Nature Shop – (204) 989-8355.
For Bird Lovers
We’ve been in the birding business for a long time and have earned a reputation in the community as a trustworthy source for birdseed, feeders and local birding knowledge.
The Nature Shop offers a wide variety of feeders including wooden hopper feeders, tube feeders, nectar feeders and suet cages. Products are sourced locally and from far and wide to bring you the best in wild bird food, birdhouses and many accessories for mounting and hanging all your bird feeding products.
Various varieties available at the Nature Shop.
|BLACK OIL SUNFLOWER
Available in 5, 25 & 50LB bags
Available in 5, 25 & 50LB bags
Available in 5, 10 & 50LB* bags
Available in 25LB bags
Available in 25LB bags
|PEANUTS IN SHELL
Available in 3 & 10LB bags
|PEANUTS - SHELLED
Available in 3LB bags
Available in 10LB* bags
Available in 50LB* bags
* Special order available upon request.
FortWhyte Alive Members also save 15% on birdseed! Just another reason to join the community!
FortWhyte is the destination for high quality, small batch, and handcrafted goods. We take great care in sourcing items in our shop because we believe in sustainable shopping and supporting our local makers right here in Manitoba. Plus, we’ve curated items that you can’t get anywhere else.
We carry local products such as:
- Manitoba-made pottery and fine art
- Handmade jewellery
- Small batch, natural self-care products
- Manitoba Mukluks
FortWhyte Alive Gift Cards
Available in any denomination, FortWhyte Gift Cards may be used in the Nature Shop, or programs, events and workshops at FortWhyte Alive!
Upcoming Nature Shop Sales & Events
A different kind of shopping experience.
Why do so many guests return year after year to the Nature Shop to satisfy all of their gift-giving needs? Because we offer an unparalleled relaxing and personalized gift buying experience, in a magical setting.
During this festive pop-up we spread our cozy feels around our whole building to give you space to relax and enjoy perusing our selection of the best local makers and curated, nature-inspired gifts. The music is light, the treats are sweet and the warm atmosphere can’t be beat.
Join us to feel the way you want to feel this joyful season.
- Saturday, November 30 10 am - 5 pm
- Sunday, December 1 10 am - 5 pm
Join us for our best prices of the season.
10% off for guests on regular price merchandise
20% off for FortWhyte Alive Members
Excludes sale and consignment merchandise.
As always, admission to the Holiday Shopping Event is complimentary.
Admission fee to FortWhyte Alive outside of the Alloway Reception Centre still applies.
New This Year
- Live Music -
Sway to some light live music as you fill your basket
- Colouring Corner -
Station the kids in the colouring corner so that you can take your sweet time
- Give the Gift of Experience -
Take some time out this holiday season and experience the magic of intentional gift giving. Choose from a selection of experiences, perfect as a standalone gift or a stocking stuffer, to inspire your loved ones.
Snowshoe for Two
Tobogganing and Hot Cocoa
Ice Fishing Experience
Experiential gift certificates on sale soon.
Give a Gift That Lasts!
FortWhyte Alive Membership is a great gift that lasts year round.
Grab yours in store or online.
- What to Expect -
Take a deep breath as you arrive – already you will feel more peaceful in a natural setting.
Hang up your coat and grab a festive basket to browse our collection of inspired, sustainable and experiential gifts.
Sip on complimentary hot beverages and snack on fresh FortWhyte Farms treats as you browse leisurely.
Select the perfect gift for everyone on your list with help from our on-hand gift experts.
Enjoy a truly relaxing experience with a colouring corner to keep the kiddos occupied and light live music to keep your festive spirit joyful.
- Feel Good About Your Holiday Shopping -
The Nature Shop is here to connect you with nature and the community – and leave you feeling good about each and every purchase.
Not only do we take great care to select items that are produced with the planet in mind, proceeds from the Nature Shop support environmental education programs in our community.
Talk about your purchases making an impact!
Thank you for doing good this holiday season!