In the past 20 years, the formerly primary forested and open prairie area of Fort Whyte has experienced rapid residential and commercial growth.
The area has new subdivisions, including Whyte Ridge, Linden Woods and Linden Ridge, several industrial parks, and booming retail power centres along Bishop Grandin Boulevard and McGillivray Boulevard that include big box stores – including one of Canada’s largest IKEAs.
Within all this urban sprawl comes casual, family and fine dining restaurants, big, strip malls, factory outlets and a newly-renovated movie theatre that now serves alcohol. The main strip around Kenaston and McGillivray is a beehive of activity, while FortWhyte Alive offers an urban oasis, replete with lakes, woods, an urban farm, expansive hiking trails, along with North America’s largest herd of urban bison.
Location: The approximate boundaries are McCreary Road, Brady Road and the RM of Morris to the west, Waverley Street to the east, Cadboro Road to the south and Wilkes Avenue to the north. Located 8.8 km from downtown and 8.7 km from the airport.
How to get there: From the airport, turn onto Wellington Avenue and turn right onto King Edward Street (Route 90). Continue south on Route 90 (which becomes Kenaston) past Wilkes Avenue into Fort Whyte.