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Try your hand at this classic woodcraft.

FortWhyte Alive is teaming up with the Prairie Canada Carvers Association to offer a spirit faces carving workshop. Spend the day with two carving experts, and craft your own spirit face to take home.

All supplies will be provided. Please bring a lunch.
Want to get active outdoors with baby this winter?

Fit 4 Two Mom & Baby Snowshoeing is a baby-friendly cardiovascular, strength and flexibility workout through the trails and lakes of scenic FortWhyte Alive. Meet other moms in your community and get some fresh air. Class will end with outdoor stretching and songs.

Bring a soft structured carrier to wear your baby under or over your coat. Dress yourself and baby in warm layers.
Give your child the opportunity to experience nature through the seasons.

Designed for you and yours to connect with nature, these four sessions are infused with nature, fun, and outdoor-inspired adventure. Wild Child is a unique opportunity for parents and caregivers to engage in authentic outdoor experiences while keeping in mind the needs of their little one.

Each session will cover a different topic that are designed to pair engaging lessons for adults with hands-on activities for the children. Sign up for just 1, or all 4!
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 to practice self-care.
Get fired up about brewing.

Craft two unique beers featuring locally grown ingredients with our resident beermaster, Barret Miller, in our cozy Sod House. No experience necessary — we'll practice basic all-grain and malt extract brewing techniques over an open fire, transferable to your modern kitchen at home.
Explore our connection with nature through science.

Led by FortWhyte scientist, Daniel Belanger, Science Club explores biology, chemistry, physics, the environment, and so much more. This program is a great experience for any young person interested in hands-on science.
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.
Reconnect.

Join us for a mindful experience designed to help you practice self-care and build a deeper connection with nature. Start the session with a snowshoe hike to our cozy cabin in the woods, followed by yoga practice in community.
Ash Bourgeois of Wild Path leads this unique experience combining nature, yoga and meditation.
Let the moon guide your way.

Strap on hiking boots or snowshoes for this hike guided by the light of the moon (and a headlamp) as we search for animal tracks and owls. End the night with a bonfire and hot chocolate in the north forest. All experience levels welcome. Snowshoes will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.
Come get your hands (really) dirty.

Learn the Japanese art of kokedama from the experts at Verde Plant Design. You will create your own hanging moss balls using tropicals, moss and a specialty soil mix. All materials are included.
Join FortWhyte Farms Kitchen Coordinator Owen Campbell in this Focaccia Making Workshop. Learn the importance of yeast and olive oil while learning how to craft this traditional italian bread. Spend some time sampling, and take a portion home.
Help prevent bird strikes during peak migration season.

Join one of FortWhyte’s experienced birders to learn the best ways to mitigate bird impact on windows during peak seasonal migration. Tom Gouldsborough will chat about bird migration patterns, timelines, when birds are most at risk, and outline some different risk-management options for bird strikes. He will discuss his bird strike installation project at FortWhyte Alive, and demonstrate how to make a strike curtain so that you can install these effective tools on your home.
Learn to make this fizzy, fermented elixir at home.

Kombucha is a tasty, fermented tea beverage that can be made at home with some simple equipment and a bit of time. Our pals at Prism Kombucha will share their tips for making customized, delicious kombucha, focusing on tea blending with foraged herbs. After, they will give you a behind-the-scenes tour of their brewing and bottling process at FortWhyte Farms.

Kombucha brewing kits with scobys will be for sale at the workshop (cash only).
Meet up with outdoor educator and nocturnal owl surveyor Barret Miller at Camp Amisk to experience an evening of owling. Barret will lead you through the woods and introduce you to using your ears to find owls as they approach their breeding season. Explore the woods as you use many of the same techniques as Manitoba’s official nocturnal owl survey. If you’re curious about owls, this is the night for you.
Got an axe to grind? Branch out your interests and leaf the details to us. This unique trivia night will include (a)corny jokes and nature-themed trivia. Bring your loonies and toonies for an extra chance to win big in some sappy side games. Grab some friends and prepare to get STUMPED.

This FUNdraiser will not feature trivia about FortWhyte Alive, it will be trivia ROOTED in our mission and mandate for a chance to win some great prizes.
Got an axe to grind? Branch out your interests and leaf the details to us. This unique trivia night will include (a)corny jokes and nature-themed trivia. Bring your loonies and toonies for an extra chance to win big in some sappy side games. Grab some friends and prepare to get STUMPED.

This FUNdraiser will not feature trivia about FortWhyte Alive, it will be trivia ROOTED in our mission and mandate for a chance to win some great prizes.
Got an axe to grind? Branch out your interests and leaf the details to us. This unique trivia night will include (a)corny jokes and nature-themed trivia. Bring your loonies and toonies for an extra chance to win big in some sappy side games. Grab some friends and prepare to get STUMPED.

This FUNdraiser will not feature trivia about FortWhyte Alive, it will be trivia ROOTED in our mission and mandate for a chance to win some great prizes.
Join FortWhyte Farms Kitchen Coordinator Owen Campbell in this unique kid-friendly workshop. You will first learn to make salsa from scratch, with a sample to take home. Then spend some time in the greenhouse planting your own “Grow Your Own Salsa” bowl to take home and grow all summer long!