A Natural Choice
FortWhyte Alive offers a beautiful natural setting and facilities with several distinctive rental venues. Open year-round, FortWhyte is an ideal location for events such as business meetings and retreats, company barbecues, client functions, family celebrations and wedding receptions.
|To book any of our daytime or evening spaces, or for inquiries regarding facility rentals,
please contact Dana Forster, Hospitality and Group Services Manager at (204) 989-8355 ext. 204
or email email@example.comNon-profit rates available for daytime meeting rentals
Our Rental Spaces
The Lakeside Meeting Room
Siobhan Richardson Field Station
Alloway Reception Centre
For more information or to book: firstname.lastname@example.org or (204) 989-8355 ext. 204
Catering and Hospitality
FortWhyte Alive’s own Buffalo Stone Café operated by Diversity Foods will meet all your catering needs. Good food and good times go hand-in-hand with thoughtfully prepared lunches, plated dinners, banquet buffets or barbeques. Acclaimed for its fresh and locally inspired cuisine, the Buffalo Stone Café by Diversity Foods will create memorable meals for your event. Wine, beer and spirits available for evening private receptions.
For more information on the Buffalo Stone Café, click here.
FortWhyte is pleased to offer a brand new range of programming customized to meet your group needs, including:
- Corporate team and leadership building activities
- Guided hikes on floating wetland boardwalks and through tranquil forests
- Professional instruction for group activities such as orienteering, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, Voyageur Canoeing and snowshoeing
- Customized Interpretive tours of indoor and outdoor exhibits
- Seasonal rentals that include cruiser bicycles, family rowboats, and canoes
- Winter fun on the lake skating rink, snowshoeing or the super Richardson rrrrun toboggan slide
- All areas are fully wheelchair accessible
For more information on corporate and group programming, click here.
Did you celebrate your wedding at FortWhyte Alive? Visit us as part of a corporate retreat? We’d love to hear from you! Send your feedback to email@example.com.
"The wedding last Sunday turned out exactly how I planned!!! Your staff was amazing and the food was excellent. The weather was perfect and everyone loved how different our reception was compared to usual weddings. Thanks for everything Dana!" - Chantel May 2017
"Everything was wonderful!! It turned out beautifully!!" - Janis May 2017
"Thank you and your staff for a wonderful evening at FortWhyte. We had a wonderful time and it was a great kick-off to the Store Manager Conference" - Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries May 2017
Dana- I want to thank you for all of your help . The wedding was wonderful and everyone commented on how beautiful the venue was and delicious the food was too. - Jennifer Aug 2016
Saturday was amazing! We couldn't have asked for a better day. The service, the staff and the entire venue was just perfect. We really appreciate everything FortWhyte provided for us. - Jenn & Mel Aug 2016
"Dana, I wanted to thank you and your staff again for everything you did to make our wedding beautiful this past weekend! The only disappointment was that nature didn't quite cooperate and it rained during the hour in which we were supposed to have our ceremony, but everything else was perfect. All of our guests remarked on how nice the venue was, the dinner was excellent, but in particular, people are still raving about the mojitos and the wedding cake (which was absolutely stunning!). Several guests said it was the best wedding cake they've ever had. All the staff had excellent attention to detail and were so helpful in making everything run smoothly, especially when we had to change our plans and move everything inside." - Kerianne July 2016
"I just wanted to say, over the course of planning with you and Fort Whyte the customer service was over and beyond our expectations. The staff on the wedding day were wonderful, kind, very helpful, professional, and efficient. I was extremely impressed with the quality of the meal - the cooking staff hit it out of the park - and overall just very happy how accommodating everyone was. I received several compliments about the venue, food, and grounds so thank you again for all your help." - Randi August 2015
"Thank you very much for allowing us to use The Lakeside Meeting Room on October 23rd and 24th for our staff retreat! We enjoyed the intimate nature of the room and the beautiful view outside of the lake. We also thoroughly enjoyed the meals on both days and several members of the staff commented that they would like to visit The Buffalo Stone Café for lunch occasionally. We felt very welcomed indeed!" - Catholic Women’s League of Canada Oct 2013
"I wanted to thank you and your staff for the very wonderful experience we had at FortWhyte Alive on September 19th. Our division of 25 people had a fantastic day and the facilities and food service were exceptional. Thank you very much for your help organizing and setting staff in place to make our day a perfect retreat!" Red River College Sept 2013
"We had our wedding here in August 2011. Amazing! The location was perfect, the pictures from there are incredible, and the service from all of the staff was unbelievable. Dana as Guest Services Manager was great to work with, as well as all of the Buffalo Stone Café staff. The food was amazing. This is a fantastic place for a wedding - unique, great food, outdoorsy. Loved it!" - Debra
"Having our ceremony and reception at FortWhyte was one of the best decisions we made about our wedding! We were looking for an intimate space for roughly 100 people, and the building worked out amazingly. Dana was an amazing consultant and the staff provided our guests with impeccable service. The meal was amazing and more than a few people said it was the best wedding food they ever had!" - Tracy