Public Activities & Events

Fish Hatchery Admission

Young girl leaning over pond feeding trout.

Head inside the Fish Hatchery – where over a million trout are raised each year – and experience what it’s like to feed thousands of trout all at once!

Note - 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:

  • One serving of fish food per admission.
  • 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.

When: Fridays & Saturdays, starting at 10:00 am. Last admission at 3:00 pm

Tickets available for purchase at the site. Online tickets coming soon.

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

Private Fish Feedings available for groups of 10 or more, for more information, visit:

Group Programs

Guided Fish Hatchery Tour

Guided Fish Hatchery Tour

Embark on 30-minute guided-tour through the lifecycle of a fish in the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery - one of the largest indoor fish hatcheries in North America where over 1.3 million rainbow trout are raised and released each year. This tour will take you on a journey through the various life stages of a trout, and learn about the role fish stocking plays in keeping fish apart of Alberta's future. The tour will wrap-up with everyone's favourite activity - an opportunity to feed thousands of rainbow trout.

Note - 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:

  • Tickets subject to capacity; pre-booking is recommended.
  • Closed-in shoes recommended.
  • Visitors must clean their hands using hand sanitizer and walk across a disinfectant mat to enter.
  • Late admittance is not permitted; plan to arrive 5-min ahead of tour start time.

When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays at 2:30 pm. Tickets available for purchase at the site, subject to capacity. Spaces limited, arrive early to reserve a spot.

Who: Suitable for ages 4 and older.

Fee: $5.00 +tax per person

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

Private tours are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, visit:

Group Programs

What’s up With Nature

What's up With Wildlife

Learn about Alberta’s wildlife and nature with your family through hands-on Investigation Stations hosted by special guests from local wildlife organizations in the Discovery Centre.

Upcoming Dates & Themes:

Coming Soon

Times: Investigation Station activities are open 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Fee: Activities included with admission to the Discovery Centre. Tickets available for purchase at the site.

Group rates available

Snowshoe Rentals

Family walks together through the snow on snowshoes

Explore through the trails of our Interpretive Wetlands on snowshoes! Investigate the tracks of our urban wildlife as you make your own.

Dates: Late Nov - early Mar (subject to snowfall)

Fee: $7 per pair

Who: Starting at children's shoe size 4

For more information on exploring the Interpretive Wetlands:

Other program opportunities

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Updated: Jun 22, 2022