Programs and Events

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Experience the spring migration at FortWhyte Alive.
Our experienced birding guides lead a sunrise hike for beginners and experts alike. Afterwards, compare checklists over a delicious breakfast* in the Buffalo Stone Café.
Help protect our shorelines.

Join FortWhyte Alive and Seine-Rat River Conservation District to take part in a hands-on shoreline remediation project on the shoreline of FortWhyte. This skills-based workshop will involve you in installing innovative natural erosion control materials and planting living willow stems. You’ll want to return to FortWhyte to watch the impact of your work change and develop over time.

Join us after the shoreline planting at 1 pm to participate in a willow crown or wreath making craft with our crafting leaders.
Retreat to our cozy cabin in the woods.

Ash Bourgeois of Wild Path leads this unique experience combining nature, yoga and meditation. Designed for all levels to build a deeper connection with nature, create a space to relax, to calm the mind and practice self-care.
Gather in community a breath of fresh air.

Stroller fitness is a great way for you to get a full body workout and still be able to attend to your baby’s needs. Each outdoor class includes intervals of power walking, functional strength training and cardio drills followed by postnatal-specific core work and flexibility. Our mobile intervals are ideal for babies who like to be on the move. Come out and meet other parents in your community, and reap the benefits of spending more time in the great outdoors.
Explore our connection with nature through science.

Lead by FortWhyte scientist, Daniel Belanger, FortWhyte Science club explores biology, chemistry, physics, the environment, and so much more. FortWhyte Science Club is great experience for any young person interested science or looking to engage in a unique and hands-on way.
Gather in community around a roaring fire.

Join us around the campfire for a new series of unplugged talks, designed to encourage community learning while enjoying the outdoors.

Gordon Goldsborough, author of Abandoned Manitoba and More Abandoned Manitoba, joins us to share stories about Manitoba landmarks and history. Spend time around the campfire enjoying s’mores and good company, while learning about Manitoba’s abandoned history from the author himself.
Venture inside FortWhyte Alive’s bison prairie for an up-close encounter you’ve got to see to believe.
See North America’s largest land mammal from just meters away, interacting in their natural habitat. Go on an adventure into our prairie past, and leave knowing more about how bison have shaped Canada’s history.
Bison Safaris offer an experience like no other, and are favourite for:
Families
Photographers
Guests with limited mobility
Out-of-town visitors looking for an epic Manitoba experience
Gather in community a breath of fresh air.

Stroller fitness is a great way for you to get a full body workout and still be able to attend to your baby’s needs. Each outdoor class includes intervals of power walking, functional strength training and cardio drills followed by postnatal-specific core work and flexibility. Our mobile intervals are ideal for babies who like to be on the move. Come out and meet other parents in your community, and reap the benefits of spending more time in the great outdoors.