FortWhyte Alive, 1961 McCreary Rd. in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, is more than just a nature centre, wildlife refuge, or a place for education – our 640 acres of protected urban greenspace is an award-winning destination for incredible outdoor experiences.
Mission: FortWhyte Alive is dedicated to providing programming, natural settings and facilities for environmental education, outdoor recreation and social enterprise. In so doing, FortWhyte promotes awareness and understanding of the natural world and actions leading to sustainable living.
FortWhyte Alive is located on a reclaimed industrial site, developed as a clay-pit quarry by Canada Cement in 1911. Five lakes were excavated as a part of this process. Since 1967, our private, non-profit organization has been offering educational programming onsite, including urban fishing and non-motorized recreational use of our lakes. Our lakes are a closed-system watershed.