Fire Lighting Competition!

Join us again July 21st at Fort Whyte Alive and test your Fire Lighting Skills!

The second installment of Fort Whyte’s summer camp for adults – this party is getting bigger and better! Enjoy archery, paddling, live music — and probably your only chance to earn a camp badge — at their signature summer event.

Trust us, you do not want to miss out on this one!
Thursday, July 21 | 7 pm
Tickets: $20 advance / $25 at the door

With music by:

Mama Cutsworth & DJ Academy for All Women Alumni
DJs Ack ‘n’ Quack

And all your favourite summer camp activities:

Canoeing
Archery
Arts & crafts
Campfire grilled cheese
Marshmallow roasts
Wilderness Survival
Camp games + tomfoolery
Facepainting

…and so much more!

GET TICKETS
FortWhyte Alive Members got their first chance at tickets during our members only pre-sale, but tickets are now ON SALE to the general public. Purchase your tickets online or visit Fort Whyte Alive to get yours.

Get your tickets now, before they’re gone!

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January 2016 Winter Survival Course SOLD OUT

When:  Sunday January 31, 2016

Location:  Fort Whyte Alive – Field Station

Time:  8:45am – 5:00pm

Cost:  $75 per person. Hot lunch included.

Receive a Discount from our Partners at Wilderness Supply!

Here is your opportunity to learn basic cold weather survival concepts and techniques, which are essential to being prepared while enjoying the great outdoors during winter months.

The course will cover the following topics:

Winter shelter building & theory (Quinzhee & Hybrid snow shelters), water, fire, food, knife skills, primitive navigation, signaling, search & rescue fundamentals, and what your essential survival kit should look like.

This full-day event is a hands-on indoor/outdoor course and will leave you feeling confident to tackle your winter adventures.

Course includes a hot lunch. Food provided by the Buffalo Stone Café.

Participants must be at least 12 years of age. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Register now at Fort Whyte Alive 204-989-8355

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November 2015 Courses at Fort Whyte Alive

  • FALL / WINTER SURVIVAL COURSE AT FORT WHYTE NOV. 01, 2015. 

WILDERNESS SURVIVAL COURSE
WHEN: November 1, 2015 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Maple Leaf Survival’s comprehensive course provides a solid base of fundamental skills and knowledge that you can use to keep yourself alive in all environments. Topics include shelter and fire-building, primitive navigation, rescue signalling, securing food and clean water. All equipment is provided and lunch is included.

Participants will also receive a Discount on their next purchase from Wilderness Supply!

Sunday, November 1, 2015
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
$65
To register, please call (204) 989-8355.

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  • UPCOMING WINTER CAMPING SESSION AT FORT WHYTE NOV. 29, 2015. 

INTRODUCTION TO WINTER CAMPING
WHEN: November 29, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Extend your camping season with the tips you’ll learn at this timely workshop led by the experts at Maple Leaf Survival.

Sunday, November 29, 2015
12-2 pm
Free with regular admission

 

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Jan 2014 Winter Survival & Igloo Course

WINTER SURVIVAL & IGLOO COURSE

Hosted by: Fisher River Cree Nation

Instructed by: Maple Leaf Survival™

January 10-12, 2014

This course is designed for travelers and persons whose occupations expose them to winter/arctic conditions as well as winter camping and survival enthusiasts.  It is also designed for people wishing to become more aware of northern sociological and environmental issues. Techniques of winter survival will be examined through field work, lectures, group discussions, and slide presentations.

Personal survival kits for northern travelers will be discussed in addition to survival relating to downed aircraft. Participants will build their own Inuit igloo, and time permitting, the Athabaskan Quinzhee and Hybrid survival snow shelters.

Maple Leaf Survival is a locally based survival organization instructing survival courses at various locations in Manitoba and partners with Cabelas, Bushcraft Canada, Fort Whyte Alive and Oak Hammock Marsh.

Maple Leaf Survival practices a combination of old world primitive and contemporary approaches, focusing on what works rather than limiting survival skills to a specific style. A well-rounded approach using various methods and adapting oneself to a survival situation is the philosophical foundation upon which Maple Leaf Survival is based.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT:

Introduction to the Arctic

Slide lecture – “Snow shelter construction”

SATURDAY:

Breakfast

Igloo construction

Lunch

Complete igloo construction

Dinner

Knife Skills

Survival food  discussion

SATURDAY NIGHT:

Sleep in snow shelters

SUNDAY:

Quinzhee construction and Inuit games

Fire Theory, Concepts & Techniques

Rescue Signaling

Primitive Navigation

Survival kits

Lunch

 

COSTS:

$65.00/person/day = $162.50/person (based on 2.5 days)

All participants are responsible for bringing their own sleeping gear and proper winter clothing, which is a requirement for the course. Accommodations and washroom facilities are available within the lodge for those who do not wish to sleep outside in their survival shelters. However, you will still need your own bedding/sleeping bags etc.

The course will be held in January and is usually the coldest month of the winter so please be prepared for the weather conditions. The following is a list of suggested materials and gear every participant should bring to have a successful, comfortable, and fun time during the course:

•     Sleeping Bag, blankets and a Pillow (cold weather blankets)

•     Bedding materials (roll mats, no air mattress)

•     Tarp – approximately 10′ x 10′

•     Winter parka

•     Snow pants

•     Winter boots

•     Winter head & neck gear

•     Winter gloves/mitts (two pairs) and Wool Socks (two pairs)

•     Cold weather clothing and baselayers (wool, synthetics. Please AVOID cotton if possible)

•     Flash lights

•     Sunglasses, Lip Balm, Toiletries

 

Optional – not necessary but would be beneficial

 

•     Knife (ideally a fixed blade with sheath)

•     Wood hand saw

•     Signal mirrors

•     Signal flairs

•     Survival kits

•     Shovel

 

To register, please call: 204-782-5205

Thank you

 

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