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.

Hours, Admission, & Location

Buy your tickets online! Advance tickets are not required, but are recommended for Fridays and Saturdays.

Discovery Centre Hours and Rate

Tuesday - Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM

Closed Sundays, Mondays and statutory holidays.

Adult (18-64) $10.00
Senior (65+) $8.00
Student (18+ with ID) $8.00
Youth (4-17) $6.00
Children (3 and under) Free*
Family (up to 2 adults and 4 youth) $30.00

* Max. 4 children permitted with each paid adult admission. Additional children will be charged the youth admission rate.
Youth and children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Prices do not include GST and are subject to change.

Fish Hatchery Hours & Rate

Fridays & Saturdays: 10 AM – 3 PM

Cost: $2.00 / person

Location and Contact

1440-17A Street SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4T9

Tel (Calgary local): 403 297-6561


  • Limited free parking is available in the lot for Pearce Estate Park. Please carpool, or consider other means of transportation where safe and possible.
  • If there are no spots available, consider parking in a nearby residential area, or around the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary and accessing Bow Habitat Station via a nature-filled, 20-minute walk along the river pathway. Please allow extra time to arrive for your program on time.


By bike:

Follow the regional pathway along the river and follow the signs on the pathway towards the Discovery Centre.

By car:

Accessible from downtown via 9 Avenue SE, or from Deerfoot Trail via the exit for Blackfoot Trail heading east towards downtown. Heading north on 19 Avenue SE, continue north at the roundabout into Pearce Estate Park.

By transit:

Via bus #1 or #411. From the bus stop, walk 5-10 minutes north on 17A Street, crossing Blackfoot Trail where the road name changes to 19 Street.


Bow Habitat Station's Discovery Centre and Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery are fully wheelchair accessible.

Note: Although there are some paved pathways through the Interpretive Wetlands, many are unpaved gravel trails. Please use caution in all weather.

Keep in Touch!

Updated: Aug 27, 2021