COVID-19 response: The Discovery Centre and Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery have reopened to the public with enhanced safety measures in place.

Hours, Admission, & Location

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

Discovery Centre Hours

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

* Closed all Mondays and statutory holidays year-round.
** Open Sundays on a seasonal basis.

Fish Hatchery Adventures and Daily Activities

We offer public admission to the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery. For up-to-date information on times and rates, visit:

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:

Location and Contact

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

Tel (Calgary local): 403 297-6561


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'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: Oct 27, 2020