Bow Habitat Station

1440 17A St. S.E.
Calgary, AB T2G 4T9- Map It
(403) 297-6561

AAA Editor Notes

Bow Habitat Station is at 1440 17A St. S.E. in Pearce Estate City Park. Located along the Bow River, the site features a fish hatchery where six species of trout are raised, 8.5 hectares (21 acres) of interpretive wetland, a nature center and a trout pond. The Discovery Centre educates visitors about fish management, aquatic ecosystems and Alberta's wetlands through both interactive exhibits and aquariums that shelter a variety of local fish species. Highlights include a large model outlining the anatomy of a fish, an exhibit that explores the cycle of water and the 40-minute film “Wet Alberta.” A stocked fish pond is available for children to experience catch-and-release fishing. Interpretive trails allow for exploration of Pearce Estate Park Wetland. Guided tours of the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery, one of the largest fish hatcheries in North America, last approximately 30 minutes. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
Discovery Centre $10; $8 (ages 65+ and students with ID); $6 (ages 4-17); $30 (family, two adults and up to four children). Fish hatchery tour $5; $3 (ages 4-17); $15 (family, two adults and up to four children). Combination ticket $14; $12 (ages 65+ and students with ID); $8 (ages 4-17); $45 (family, two adults and up to four children). Fishing rod rental $5.
Hours: Discovery Centre Tues.-Sun. 10-4, mid-May through Oct. 31; Tues.-Sat. 10-4, rest of year. Fish hatchery tours are given at noon and 2. Trout pond and interpretive wetland daily 5 a.m.-11 p.m. (fishing season May 15-Oct. 31). Fish feedings at 11, 1 and 3. Closed major holidays.