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Sunset Goose Flights

Take in the magic of migration at this breathtaking autumn ritual.

Silhouettes of geese fly over the lake at sunset

A stunning family event!

Take in the sights and sounds of the season at FortWhyte Alive.

Watch as the sun slowly disappears below the horizon and geese begin landing on Lake Devonian at sunset in this breathtaking autumn ritual. Throughout the evening you can take part in a select number of activities like hatchet throwing and our migration education station as well as enjoy a delicious selection of food!

The days are getting shorter and goose arrival times are getting earlier!
View the estimated sunset times for 2023.


Admission to Sunset Goose Flights is $5 for the general public and is free for FortWhyte Alive members (registration required).

Admission to Sunset Goose Flights does not include access to FortWhyte Alive’s trails and boardwalks which are closed during the evening.

Evening Activity Schedule

Enjoy new activities each evening of the week at this year's Sunset Goose Flights!

Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Goose migration presentation, interpretive mammal table, and lawn games. Atlatl throwing on the Carbon Bluff. Hatchet throwing, live music, alcoholic beverages available for purchase, and we will remain open for an extra hour so you can enjoy the night time sights and sounds. Lawn games and nature crafts for kids - and kids at heart. Hatchet throwing on the Carbon Bluff.
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Enjoy Live Music!

Live Music Schedule for the 2023 Fall Migration

Enjoy live music as the geese come in every Friday night during Sunset Goose Flights then stay late and enjoy a few drinks!

Make sure to arrive by 6:30pm to find a good spot!

September 22 – Ali Khan

September 29 – Rob Knaggs

October 6 – Jennifer Thiessen

October 13 – Melody McKiver

October 20 – Rob Knaggs

A hand holds up a guitar. Someone out of focus strums another guitar.

Grab some food while you're here!

Menu for September 27 – October 1

Snacks include…

  • Muffins
  • Rice Krispies
  • Chips

Larger options include…

  • Deli Wraps and Sandwiches
  • Hot Dogs

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

two people sit on outdoor tables on lakeside patio in fall

Good to Know

  • Dress warm! It can get chilly in the evenings, especially lakeside, so it’s good to dress in layers and bring a blanket to stay warm.
  • Bring a lawn chair. Limited seating is available at picnic tables and benches but bringing your own chair will give you the freedom to find the perfect spot to sit.
  • A rotating selection of hot and grab-and-go foods will be available on-site by Spruce Catering by Diversity Foods but you are also welcome to bring your own food.
  • This is a family-friendly event and children of all ages are welcome to attend.
  • This event takes place outside primarily on our paving stone patio and should be accessible to most. If you have a question about accessing this event please contact [email protected] for more information.

Learn about Migration

Interested in learning more about geese and the magic of migration? Check out these stories from our blog:

What are Sunset Goose Flights anyway?

The Magic of Fall Migration

Reflecting on Migration

Migration Magic Quiz

You can learn more about migration and the wonderful birds who take this journey by visiting our migration information station during Sunset Goose Flights.