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Summer is Calling

Two paddlers out in a canoe at FortWhyte Alive

The warmth of the sun brings back sweet summer memories like paddling in a canoe, exploring lush forests, and spending time lakeside.

Take a peek at our Summer Program Guide or our online events calendar to start making plans for your best summer yet.

Not sure where to start? Check out our top picks for the summer season at FortWhyte Alive.


Canoe Paddle Making Workshop

Saturday, June 15   10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Explore the mindful art of wood carving.

Eric Gyselman will guide participants through the entire process of shaping a wooden paddle, allowing you to create and take home your very own cedar paddle. All materials, tools and instruction will be provided.


Wild Edibles

Tuesday, June 18   6:30 - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, July 16   6:30 - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, August 20   6:30 - 8:00 pm

Take the time to smell (and taste) the roses.

This beginner foraging workshop will teach you some useful tips and tricks for identifying, harvesting and preparing wild foods. Join FortWhyte interpreter Barret Miller on a guided walk through beautiful FortWhyte Alive and discover the possibilities that food from the woods can add to your adventures.


Ash Bourgeois practicing yoga on a standup paddleboard at FortWhyte Alive

Summer Solstice Yoga

Thursday, June 20   7:30 - 10 pm

Movement and meditation on the water.

Join Ash Bourgeois of Wild Path in celebrating the summer solstice as she leads a stand up paddleboard yoga session on our glassy water. After practice, gather around the fire to make s’mores as the last bit of daylight drops below the trees. This is an unforgettable opportunity to connect with self and with nature — and soak up the sun on one of the longest days of the year.


Bison Safari participants taking photos of the bison herd at FortWhyte Alive

Introduction to Bison Photography

Saturday, June 22   1:00 - 4:30 pm

Learn the craft of taking wildlife photos that take your breath away.

Learn the basics of bison photography with professional photographer Walter Potrebka. This workshop will teach you the basics of exposure, composition and focus, among other topics. Bring your own camera and lenses, and head outside to snap some shots of our bison herd.

After the workshop, you’ll have opportunity to have your photos reviewed and critiqued by Walter, and he will be able to provide you with further tips and tricks to get the perfect shot.


Market stands filled with fresh vegetables from FortWhyte Farms

The Market at FortWhyte Farms

Tuesdays, July 9 - October 8  12 - 5 pm
Sundays, July 14 - October 6  12 - 4 pm
(Excluding Sunday, August 4 and Sunday, September 1)

At FortWhyte Farms, we grow food with heart — and with our environment and community in mind.

Visit The Market this summer to shop for seasonal produce, farm fresh eggs, ready-to-go meals, baking, honey and more. Your purchases support an essential social enterprise providing first jobs for youth.


The Great Escape

Thursday, July 18   7:00 pm -  12:00 am

The fifth instalment of our summer camp for adults returns this summer.

Enjoy archery, paddling, live DJs — and a chance to earn your camp badge — at our signature summer event.

Spend an evening having fun outdoors in the name of a good cause. All funds raised from The Great Escape support environmental education at FortWhyte Alive.

FortWhyte Alive Member pre-sale tickets available Tuesday, June 11 at 9 am
General Tickets available Thursday, June 13 at 9 am


Wanting more? Get the full Summer Program Guide and start making plans for your best summer yet.

 

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