Fish Hatchery

Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery aisle with early rearing troughs filled with young trout.

Temporarily Closed to the Public

The Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery is currently closed to the public while undergoing renovations to update its water treatment systems and modernize its equipment.

The Bow Habitat Station Discovery Centre, Trout Pond, and Interpretive Wetlands remain open during renovations.


If you would like to learn more about the Fish Hatchery and fisheries management in Alberta, visit our Discovery Centre. You’ll find information about fisheries management, the process of raising fish in a hatchery setting, and windows allowing you to look down into the Fish Hatchery.

Dive Deeper

Since opening in 1973, over 50 million trout have been raised at the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery. Trout are raised from egg to fry and stocked into over 200 different lakes across the province as a part of Alberta's fish stocking program.

The Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery is one of four provincially-operated fish culture facilities, and is a key element in Alberta’s Fish Stocking Program.

Updated: Jul 26, 2019