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.

Birthday Parties

Party Packages Details

Young girl creates a craft using a bingo dauber on kraft paper.

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

Not included in party packages:

  • Decorations
  • Utensils and dining wear
  • Food and beverages
  • Access to kitchen appliances

Bug Out – Outdoor Activities; Available May to Sep (ages 6+) $230

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.

Catch of the Day – Indoor Activities (ages 5+) $230

Make this party one for the record books. Compete with your party guests as you gear-up with all the necessary equipment to safely and responsibly head out to a fishing hole this winter. You and your guests will test the “waters” in a magnetic ice fishing activity in search of Alberta’s fish species before heading inside to feed thousands of trout inside the Fish Hatchery.

Fish Frenzy – Indoor Activities (Ages 4+) $230

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. Learn about a rainbow trout's characteristics in a fishy craft activity, and head inside to feed thousands of trout inside the Fish Hatchery.

Go Fish – Outdoor Activities; Available May-Sep (age 8+) $250

Team up with your party guests in a casting competition, then reel in the fun as you cast a line in our Trout Pond! All required fishing equipment provided.

Small Fry – Indoor Activity (ages 2+) $200

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.

Wild Wonderland – Outdoor Activities (ages 5+) $250

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.

Book a Party Package!

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

Payment is required 30 calendar days ahead of your booking date to secure your date and time.

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 full refund will be provided for programs requesting a refund due to testing positive, experiencing symptoms and/or being a close contact of an individual with COVID-19.

A full refund will be provided for program cancellations received a minimum of 30 calendar days in advance of their first schedule program date. All other cancellation will be subject to a $50 per class/group/program fee.

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Updated: Aug 27, 2021