Birthday Parties


Birthday party bookings are available at Bow Habitat Station on Saturdays year-round. See below for details on how you can select and book your party package.

General details

Booking dates, times and availability

Birthday party bookings are available on Saturdays year-round. Party packages are booked in two-hour timeslots starting at 10:00 am or 1:30 pm. Dates and times are subject to availability.

It is recommended to book three months in advance for special birthday celebrations at Bow Habitat Station as spots fill up quickly!

Payment is required within 30 calendar days of booking to secure your date. Programs booked within 30 calendar days of the scheduled program require payment within 72 hours to secure the booking.

Group size

Party packages are based on a maximum of 30 participants, including the birthday family, toddlers, infants and supervisory adults.

For the safety of all visitors, a minimum of 1 adult supervisor is required for every 6 kids ages 3 to 12.

What’s included in party packages

  • Discovery Centre admission for up to 30 guests
  • Private party room (2 hours)
  • Staff-led activities
  • Gift for the birthday child
Party hosts are welcome to arrive up to 30 minutes ahead of their party start time to prepare their party room. Garbage, recycling and compost bins are provided in your party room. Please consider the environment when making your decoration and food choices.

Not included in party packages

  • Decorations
  • Utensils and dining wear
  • Food and beverages
  • Access to kitchen appliances
You are welcome to bring or order in your own food, dishes and decorations for use in your party room. Be aware there are no kitchen facilities available – please do not bring a cake or treat that will melt!

Party packages and pricing

Small Fry (Ages 2+)

Activities: 20 minute staff-led indoor activity
Availability: Available year-round
Price: $200.00

Make a splash as you celebrate your birthday with thousands of trout! You and your guests will head into the Fish Hatchery to give the trout a tasty birthday snack.

Fish Frenzy (Ages 4+)

Activities: 1 hour staff-led indoor activities
Availability: Available year-round
Price: $230.00

Channel your inner fish as your party gets caught up in a frenzy of activities! See which of your guests will survive from egg to adult in a lifecycle game in the Discovery Centre, then head inside the Fish Hatchery to feed thousands of trout.

Catch of the Day (Ages 5+)

Activities: 1 hour staff-led indoor activities
Availability: Available year-round
Price: $230.00

Make this party one for the record books! Compete with your party guests as you learn what you need to gear-up with to safely and responsibly fish in Alberta.

You and your guests will test the “waters” in a magnetic ice fishing activity before heading inside the Fish Hatchery to feed thousands of trout.

Bug Out (Ages 6+)

Activities: 1 hour staff-led indoor activities
Availability: Available May to September
Price: $230.00

Have buckets of fun with your guests as you investigate the critters who live among the cattails in the marshes of our Interpretive Wetlands.

Note: This party encourages digging through mud—rubber boots are recommended.

Wild Wonderland (Ages 4-7)

Activities: 1 hour staff-led indoor activities
Availability: Available year-round
Price: $230.00

Take a walk on the wild side! You and your guests will discover the wonders of Alberta’s wildlife, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and – of course – fish, through activities and outdoor games.

Cancellation policy

Bow Habitat Station reserves the right to cancel programs/bookings due to unexpected business interruptions and/or severe weather warnings issued by Environment Canada.

Where possible, alternate activities may be substituted and/or activities rescheduled to a later date. Should less than 50% of a program be completed, a refund of 50% of the program fee will be provided. Should more than 50% of a program be completed, no refunds will be provided.

A refund will be provided for program cancellations received a minimum of 30 calendar days in advance of their first scheduled program date. All other cancellations will be subject to a $50.00 per program fee.

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Updated: Jul 13, 2022