Winnipeg, MB

Soaking up: Winnipeg -Sunset Goose Flights at Fort Whyte Alive

October 21, 2018

When I think of Fall, I think of the beautiful colours and leather jackets. Leather jackets aside, as I held Leos hand and walked down the trails at Fort Whyte Alive, we admired the reds and orange leaves and watched he squirrels scurry about grabbing the last few nuts they can find to stalk up for the winter. When we arrived at the edge of the lake just outside of the interpretive centre, Leo and I grabbed a spot on the grass to take in the show. 

We munched on our s’mores, tried to count the birds and tried to name all the hues of colours in the sky. Both tasks seemed in possible but made for a fun game. The bonding moments between mother and son at Fort Whyte Alive is what keeps us going back every season to enjoy the wild outdoors on the edge of the city. 


The details:

The 2019 fall migration has already started and goes on well into October. This event is perfect for families or budding photographers looking for the best shot.


  1. Bring a fully charged phone/camera
  2. Bring a blanket to sit on and one to bundle up in case the wind picks up
  3. Dress in layers, Winnipeg weather is unpredictable in the fall
  4. Always bring snacks and something to sip on, especially for the little guys. 
  5. You can pay by the car load or per person for to enter the park. My recommendation is to pack that car full of people to save a little on entry. 


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