Discovery Centre

Hands-on exhibit showcasing water use and abuse in Alberta at Bow Habitat Station’s Discovery Centre; kitchen sinks with garbage in them.

Explore the flora, fauna and fish that make their home in every corner of Alberta, and uncover your connection with nature through hands-on exhibits.


  • Aquatic Alberta – Investigate Alberta’s aquatic ecosystems! From the Rocky Mountain Headwaters to the Boreal Forest Peatlands, discover the flora and fauna found across Alberta.
  • BP Nature Theatre – Take a journey across Alberta, through the seasons and discover how we’re working together to maintain healthy environments.
  • Fantastic Fish – Ever wonder how a fish breathes underwater? Discover the anatomy of a trout and more! Investigate Alberta’s fishes up-close in our aquariums and learn about the different aquatic environments.
  • Fish Forever – Discover the importance of fish and why Alberta has a fish stocking program – you may be surprised!
  • Water For Life – Explore how we use water in our world! Discover where it comes from, where it goes and how you can help make a difference.
  • COMING SOON - Alberta's Forests

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Add to Your Adventure

Enhance your Discovery Centre adventure – select from a variety of activities for all ages and abilities taking place each week.

Discover a new sport without investing in the equipment! Fishing rods and snowshoes available for rent seasonally at Bow Habitat Station.

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Through fun, challenging, hands-on activities, Bow Habitat Station’s family, group and school programs aim to foster an awareness and appreciation of Alberta’s fish, wildlife, water and aquatic ecosystems.

Updated: Apr 19, 2017