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FortWhyte Alive to See Federal Funding for Community Facility

October 11, 2023 7:02 AM | News

Buffalo Crossing - FortWhyte Alive

A new development on McGillivray Boulevard, Buffalo Crossing, will welcome visitors to the long-awaited southern gateway to FortWhyte Alive. (STANTEC ARCHITECTURE)

WINNIPEG — FortWhyte Alive is receiving $12.4 million in federal funding for a new community facility at the south end of its property.

The multi-purpose Buffalo Crossing facility will serve as a gateway to the 660-acre FortWhyte Alive.

“Buffalo Crossing, our new visitor centre on McGillivray Boulevard, will be the southern gateway to our site, offering expanded capacity for year-round educational programming and events,” said Liz Wilson, president and CEO, FortWhyte Alive.

“Buffalo Crossing will not only act as a centrepiece of FortWhyte Alive as we look toward the future, but will be a catalyst for climate resilient architecture throughout our province.”

The new community space will be a hub for immersive outdoor recreational and educational experiences. It will feature green building elements such as a rigorous voluntary energy-based standard in the design and construction, the 18,000 square-foot space will be a living exhibit of climate resilience while also minimizing its impact on the planet.