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.

Public Activities

Fish Hatchery Admission

Young boy leaning over fish pool gives thumbs up to adult rainbow trout in large pond.

Take a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to raise over a million trout in the hatchery – including a hands-on experience feeding thousands of trout all at once!

Due to the working environment of the Fish Hatchery and the feed used within the facilities, those with severe fish allergies are not recommended to enter the hatchery.

What to Expect:

  • Closed-in shoes recommended.
  • Visitors must clean their hands using hand sanitizer and walk across a disinfectant mat to enter.
  • Follow one-way flow to the largest ponds in the hatchery.
  • Each visitor receives one serving of fish food.

When: Fridays & Saturdays

Tickets available between 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fee: $2.00 +tax per person (children 3 & under free with a paid adult)

Youth under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a paid adult

On-site Partner Investigation Stations

Alberta Community Bat Program

The Alberta Community Bat Program raises awareness of bat conservation issues, provides information to help residents responsibly manage bats in buildings, and collects data needed to monitor and better understand bats in the province.

Visit them in the Discovery Centre between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm this fall to explore Alberta’s nine species of bats through hands on activities, bat artifacts and more!

Upcoming Dates:

  • September 22, 2021
  • October 27, 2021
  • November 17, 2021

Snowshoe Rentals

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 (subject to snowfall)

Fee: $6 per pair

Who: Starting at children's shoe size 4

For more information on exploring Pearce Estate Park Interpretive Wetlands:

Other program opportunities

Looking for even more fun? Check out these program opportunities:


Updated: Aug 27, 2021