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About 15 minutes from downtown, old cement quarries have been converted into lakes at FortWhyte Alive and now serve as the focal point of a feature-packed environmental educational facility. A 929-sq.-m (10,000-sq.-ft.) interpretive center houses Manitoba's largest indoor aquarium, which displays local freshwater species such as the northern pike and walleye. Outside, you can view a herd of 25 bison on a 28-hectare (69-acre) section of fenced prairie, as well as a prairie-dog town. There are also self-guided nature trails, floating boardwalks, bird-feeding stations, bike paths, waterfowl gardens, a restaurant, and a gift shop.