Fish Hatchery

A young boy and girl look at rainbow trout swimming in troughs that were raised in the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery.

Discover what it takes to raise over a million trout each year in one of North America's largest indoor fish hatcheries. 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.

Public Access

Access to the Fish Hatchery is through guided programs only. Adventures depart promptly at their set start time – late admittance is not permitted. As a working environment, participants must:

  • Wash their hands prior to entering;
  • Walk across a disinfectant mat to clean shoes; and

Closed-toe shoes are recommended. Persons with severe fish allergies should not enter the hatchery environment.

Public Activities

Fish Hatchery Tours (30-mins)

Take a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to raise over a million trout each year - from egg to fry - on a guided tour. Plus, get a hands-on experience of what it's like to feed thousands of trout all at once at the end of the tour!

Fish Feedings (15-mins)

Short on time or attention? Get a hands-on experience of what it's like to feed thousands of trout - all at once - on a guided trip into the Fish Hatchery!

Dive Deeper

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: Aug 4, 2017