In accordance with the City of Calgary Vaccine Passport Bylaw 65M2021, visitors ages 12 and older must provide proof of vaccination, proof of a negative test result, or a medical exemption from vaccine letter to enter Bow Habitat Station.

For full details, check Bow Habitat Station’s COVID-19 Response page.

Trout Pond

Summer view of people fishing at the trout pond at Bow Habitat Station.

Trout Pond Regulations

Fishing season: May 1 to Sep 30.

  • Catch-and-release fishing only.
  • Bait ban in effect (anything with a scent or flavour).
  • Persons ages 16+ must have a valid Alberta Sportfishing Licence if fishing or assisting others with casting or reeling in their line.

Dive Deeper

Fishing is a great way for family and friends to connect with some of Alberta’s greatest natural resources – our lakes, rivers, streams and the fish that live in them! Help keep fish in our future – be a responsible angler:

  • Know the regulations for your waterbody.
  • Use barbless hooks to cause less damage to fish.
  • Handle fish with care when catch-and-release fishing.
  • Clean, drain and dry ALL fishing equipment when moving from one waterbody to another.

Be a responsible angler and know before you go:

Learn the basics of fishing in Alberta together as a family at these clinics for ages 4+. Available seasonally.


Updated: Jun 25, 2021