The intent of the Buffalo Crossing facility is to serve as a new southern gateway to FortWhyte
Alive from McGillivray Boulevard becoming a hub for new and creative outdoor recreation and
education. This facility will be a living exhibit of sustainable construction in Winnipeg
demonstrating innovation in material use and operating efficiency while minimizing the effect of
the building on the planet.
Buffalo Crossing will be FortWhyte Alive’s newest creative outdoor recreation and education
space. Buffalo Crossing will serve as an additional entrance to FortWhyte Alive’s extensive trail
network and public education facilities with access from McGillivray Boulevard.
FortWhyte Alive’s vision is to attract new visitors to a building that is memorable, integrates with
the surrounding natural environment and is a leader in terms of environmental sustainability.
Buffalo Crossing will become an iconic Winnipeg building using passive design principles,
incorporating a high-performance building envelope with simple, effective mechanical systems.
To demonstrate its commitment to responding to climate change through the built environment,
FortWhyte plans to certify the Buffalo Crossing facility to the Passive House standard.
This RFPQ seeks to pre-qualify Prime Consultants to enter the Request for Proposal (RFP) stage
of the Buffalo Crossing project.