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Spring has arrived at FortWhyte Alive

Posted on May 26, 2020

FortWhyte Alive is your place to explore, discover, and connect with nature. Let the sights and sounds of spring fill your senses as you take in the natural world around you.

Mother bison with baby calf in field

Meet the spring babies.

Head to the Bison Lookout spot for a clear view of the 7 new calves to our bison prairie born in early May. You’ll notice the calves stay close to their mother’s side while they gain strength and learn independence.

Take a look at the calves

Hands holding fishing rod with water in the background.

Bring your fishing gear.

While we are not offering rentals at this time, you can still bring your own gear for great catch-and-release fishing. You’ll find northern pike, walleye, yellow perch and carp in our five lakes.

Note: Please check in at the Visitor Desk for maps of the lakes.

Visitor biking on the trail in summer

Bike in on the trails. 

Take a slow ride through the trails, or challenge yourself with our professionally-made mountain biking trail, the Bison Butte, on your mountain bike. Whenever you arrive to FortWhyte sustainably, your admission is waived.

Download the Trail Map

Two visitors sitting at a table on the deck of Buffalo Stone Cafe

Overlook the lake sipping coffee.

The Buffalo Stone Cafe is open to members and visitors looking for a healthy prepared snack and a coffee to go. Feel satisfied with the tastes of local ingredients paired with a serene view of the water, with benches set along the water.

More about Buffalo Stone Cafe

Brown coloured bird sitting on a twig

Get back into birding. 

FortWhyte is one of the best places for new and seasoned birders, with 160 bird species that call FortWhyte home. Take a walk through the forest and you’ll be delighted with the sights and sounds of birds.

Get the Birding Guide

Visitor sitting on boardwalk crosslegged, looking out to lake.

Find peace and serenity. 

Find a spot along the tree-line or on a bench to call your own. Take a moment to listen to the sounds, take in the sights, and breathe in the smells of spring. Feel your stress melt away and walk away with a lifted spirit.

Spring Hours
Mon to Fri: 9 am–5 pm
Sat to Sun: 10 am–5 pm

Admission Prices

Adult (18-64 years)


Older Adult (65+ years, with ID)


Student (with ID)


Child (3-17 years)


Child (0-2 years)


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All proceeds from your visit support environmental education in our community. Thank you!