COVID-19 response: Bow Habitat Station temporary closure

Effective March 13, Bow Habitat Station is temporarily closed to support the efforts to minimize the risk and spread of COVID-19.

For more information, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.

Equipment Rentals

Discover a new sport without investing in the equipment! Bow Habitat Station has equipment available for rent to assist visitors in learning new skills and discovering the outdoors. All equipment is for use at the site only.

Equipment available for rent from our Discovery Centre admission desk. For public hours, visit:

Fishing Rod Rentals (summer season)

Young girl fishing at the Kids Can Catch Trout Pond with a rental rod

No gear? No problem! Stop by our Discovery Centre to rent a fishing rod and cast a line in our Trout Pond!

Dates: May 1 - Sept 30
Fee: $5 per rod*
Who: Youth ages 4-15; Ages 16+ must present a valid Alberta Sportfishing Licence**.

*Prices do not include GST and are subject to change.

**Persons over the age of 16 assisting others with their fishing rod while the line is in the water (including the act of casting or reeling in the line) require a valid Alberta Sportfishing Licence.

View the most up-to-date Alberta Sportfishing regulations here:

Have a large group? Make a group booking! More details:

Explore the Kids Can Catch Trout Pond:

Snowshoe Rentals (winter season)

Family walks together through the snow on snowshoes

Explore through the trails of our Interpretive Wetlands this winter on snowshoes! Investigate the tracks of our urban wildlife as you make your own.

Dates: late Nov-early Mar (pending snowfall)
Fee: $6 per pair
Who: Starting at children's shoe size 4

Explore Pearce Estate Park's Interpretive Wetlands:

Have a large group? Make a group booking! More details:


Updated: Mar 31, 2020