2013 Fall Survival & Bushcraft Course at Fort Whyte Alive

Mark your calendars!

Maple Leaf Survival will be conducting a Survival & Bushcraft Course this fall at Fort Whyte Alive on the following date:

Sunday November 24th, 2013

Join Maple Leaf Survival at Fort Whyte Alive and learn survival concepts and techniques at the Siobhan Richardson Field Station, a private facility located right on the water!


9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Maple Leaf Survival will teach basic survival concepts and techniques for safe and effective enjoyment of the great outdoors. Course topics include: shelter building, finding and treating water, fire by friction using a bow drill, survival food, knife and axe skills, basic navigation and rescue, and what your essential survival kit should look like.

A Search & Rescue pilot will be conducting a mock flyover to simulate a rescue and allow students an opportunity to practice ground-to-air signalling with heliographs (signal mirrors) and signal fires!

A hot lunch and snacks will be provided by the Buffalo Stone Café. Participants must be 12 years of age* and older to participate; registrants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

All equipment necessary to participate in the course will be provided. Participants need only to dress properly for the day’s forecast.

Participants receive discounts from our partners: Cabelas.ca and BushcraftCanada.com

Participants will also receive a Free Day/Family pass from Fort Whyte Alive

Register at (204) 989-8355
Fee: $60 each or register with a friend and pay just $100 for both

* Please ask for details at time of registration.

Note: Course must be paid in full prior to course date.

Maximum class size: 20

About FortWhyte Alive:


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.


  • Offer, as a primary focus, relevant programming that focuses on the dynamic interactions and interdependency between humans and natural systems
  • Offer outdoor recreational experiences that encourage individuals to enjoy, understand and sustain the natural world
  • Offer enhanced program opportunities for disadvantaged youth and families to participate in environmental education, outdoor recreation, and entrepreneurial programs
  • Offer exhibits that interpret Manitoba’s cultural and natural history and address critical environmental issues
  • Offer outreach programs that build and nurture sustainable communities

DISCOVER our outdoor exhibits and 640 acres of prairie, lakes, forest and wetlands. Highlights include a 70-acre Bison Prairie and viewing mound, more than 7 km of interpretive trails and floating marsh boardwalks, family treehouse, birdfeeding stations, and songbirds, deer and waterfowl in their natural habitat.