Public Activities

Enhance your adventure to Bow Habitat Station! A selection of activities available to all ages and abilities are offered throughout the year. Check back regularly as programs change with the seasons.

Winter Nature Walks

Adult and child in the snow covered park on snowshoes

Take a stroll along the trails of Pearce Estate Park on a staff-led nature walk to identify the plants and animals who make their home here. You never know who we may see or hear as we search for evidence of wildlife in the area.

Winter perk: complimentary snowshoe use while on the walk (subject to snow levels).

Dates:Saturdays through Mar, 2018
Times: 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM
Fee: $4 per person (children 3 & under, free)

Discovery Days

Family learns about bird feathers

Dive deeper into Alberta's wildlife at Discovery Days! Learn together as a family through hands-on Investigation Stations throughout our Discovery Centre. Each month will feature a different wild theme, so be sure to visit often.

Upcoming Dates & Themes:
  • Jan 26, Rodents
  • Mar 23, Feathered Friends
  • Mar 27-29, Signs of Spring
Times: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fee: Activities included with Discovery Centre admission (children 3 & under, free)

Discovery Nights: Reduced Admission

Display of animal bio facts

Looking for a late-night learning opportunity? Join us on the third Thursday of each month for reduced admission and a chance to learn more about the wildlife who make their home in Alberta!

Upcoming Dates & Themes:
  • Jan 18, Urban Wildlife
  • Feb 15, Rodents
  • Mar 15, Feathered Friends
Times: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fee: Reduced $5 per person admission after 5:00 PM (children 3 & under, free)


Family of four at Fishtival

Kick off the Family Day long weekend with indoor and outdoor fun!

FREE outdoor activities including casting practice, snowshoeing, animal track games & marshmallow roasting.

Reduced admission inside our Discovery Centre including fish trivia, fly tying, wildlife games & MORE.

Dates: Saturday, February 17
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Last admission at 3:30 PM)
Fee: Outdoor activities, free; Indoor activities, $5 per person (children 3 & under, free)

Important Note for Families:

We kindly ask that strollers are left at home for this event.


The Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery is temporarily closed to the public through November, 2018 while undergoing major renovations to update its water treatment systems and modernize its equipment.

Enhance your adventure through additional family activities:

Updated: Jan 8, 2018