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Accessibility at FortWhyte

All are welcome here.

At FortWhyte Alive, we believe in inclusion, value diversity, and recognize the importance of improving access and removing barriers for visitors, the public, and employees. If you have an accessibility request and/or feedback, please email us at [email protected].

Our Accessibility for Manitobans Act policy is available upon request and at no cost to you.

Aerial shot of FortWhyte lakes surrounding back patio and dock of the interpretive centre as seen peeking through the trees.


We do our best to make our trails accessible but due to the nature of our site they can be uneven, rough, or may have naturally occurring obstructions like tree roots, rocks, snow, and ice.

During the snowy months, our main trails are plowed as soon as possible after each snowfall and the path between our main buildings is sanded.


Both the Alloway Reception Centre and the Richardson Interpretive Centre are accessible for people using wheeled devices and have automatic door buttons. The interpretive centre also has an interior ramp to the dioramas.

During the snowy months, building entrances are cleared of snow as soon as possible after each snowfall and icy spots are sanded.


Wheelchairs are available to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis at no cost to use for the duration of your visit.


Both washrooms in the Alloway Reception Centre have accessible stalls.

The Richardson Interpretive Centre has a gender-inclusive washroom with one accessible stall with an automatic door button and a panic button. This washroom also contains one infant and one adult changing table.


Visiting FortWhyte

FortWhyte is not currently on any public transportation routes but can be accessed by vehicle, taxi, municipal handi-transit service, or through ride-share service.


There are four accessible parking spaces designated in front of the Alloway Reception Centre.

Two are located in the main lot area, and two are located to the right of the entrance doors along the edge of the parking lot.


We are committed to making our site accessible to the largest audience that we can.

To do this, we use the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2. These guidelines explain in great detail how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and more user-friendly for everyone. The WCAG 2.2 guidelines have three levels of accessibility (Level A, Level AA and Level AAA) and this website aims to achieve Level AA.

We have worked hard to achieve our accessibility goals and we will do our best to continue to produce accessible content in the future.

If you encounter any problems in using this website, including having trouble accessing written, video, visual or audio content, or would prefer to be provided content in an alternate format, please let us know. We want to hear from you and value your feedback.