Hours, Admission, & Location

NOTICE: Bow Habitat Station will be closed to the public December 15, 2019 – January 1, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Discovery Centre Hours: Sept 1 – May 15

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 4 PM
Thursday* 10 AM - 4 PM
Friday 10 AM - 4 PM
Saturday** 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday** Closed

*Open later on third Thursday of each month, 10 AM - 8 PM.
Closed all Mondays and statutory holidays year-round.
Closed Sundays from Aug 31 – May 14.

Enhance your Discovery Centre adventure by participating in a selection of public activities:

The Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery is temporarily closed to the public through 2019 while undergoing major renovations to update its water treatment systems and modernize its equipment.

Discovery Centre Admission Rates

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.

Annual memberships available for adults, seniors or youth:

Groups of 10+ persons are eligible for discounts, and must be booked in advance:

Location and Contact

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

Tel (Calgary local): 403 297-6561
Email: bow.habitat@gov.ab.ca


There is free public parking available at the park's entrance.


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, including its 2-level Discovery Centre, is 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.

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Updated: May 31, 2019