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Winter Awaits

Posted on December 30, 2019

Picture of someone going down the toboggan slide at FortWhyte Alive

Winter welcomes those who are prepared to meet it.

As nature-lovers, you know that it only takes an extra layer to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Meet us on the trail and embrace the season.

Take a peek at our online events calendar or our seasonal activity guide to make the most of the season.

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

Picture of two people snowshoeing in winter at FortWhyte Alive.


Every Saturday, January 4 - March 28
10:30 am – 12 pm

Explore the trails and lakes of FortWhyte Alive by snowshoe with a guide, and search for animal tracks and wildlife along the way.

Picture of two people playing guitars


Thursday, January 30 • 8 – 11 pm

Join in community at this acoustic concert which will feature local songwriters and musicians. Enjoy intermission under the stars complete with fireside drinks and toasty treats at a unique concert venue. All proceeds support environmental education and up-and-coming local artists.

This session features:
• The vulnerable, smooth and honest stylings of Skylar Bouchard
• Logan McKillop's skills as a wordsmith and an astonishing guitarist
• Crowd (& FortWhyte Alive) favourites Two Crows for Comfort

Picture of a glass of wine and two ski tags.


Thursday, February 20 • 7 pm
Wednesday, February 26 
 7 pm

A Nordic night of wine, appies and cross-country skis.

Back by popular demand, we’ll be hosting not one, but two nights of this event. We’ll be pairing a moon-lit cross-country ski on FortWhyte’s groomed trails with creative combinations of wine and food pairings from our friends at the Buffalo Stone Cafe.

Enjoy four thoughtfully-prepared creations courtesy of the Buffalo Stone Cafe by Diversity Foods, artfully paired with an inspired selection of wine from The Winehouse and cheese from Bothwell Cheese. Warm up around the bonfire to cap off this nordic experience. This casual culinary event is perfect for wine enthusiasts of all levels.

Picture of two children sliding down the toboggan run.


Sunday, February 23 • 11 am – 4 pm

A celebration of all things winter.

Join us for a day outside to experience and celebrate all that winter has to offer. FortWhyte Alive is yours to explore — whether you fish, hike, snowshoe, slide or skate is up to you!

Explore the site on your own, or opt for a guided snowshoe or hike through the woods. Our toboggan slide will be open for the thrill-seekers, and our skating rink polished for those who prefer to glide. Try your hand at ice fishing with our friends from the Manitoba Wildlife Federation.

Wanting more? Get the full Winter Activity Guide and make the most of the season.