In accordance with the City of Calgary Vaccine Passport Bylaw 65M2021, visitors ages 12 and older must provide government issued ID along with proof of vaccination, recent negative COVID-19 test, or valid medical exemption letter.

For full details, check Bow Habitat Station’s COVID-19 Response page.

Public Activities

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!

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

Guided Fish Hatchery Tour

Guided Fish Hatchery Tour

Join a 30-minute guided tour of the Fish Hatchery to learn about how trout are raised from egg to adults, and the role that recreational stocking plays in Alberta. This program includes an opportunity to feed thousands of fish in the burrows ponds.

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:

  • Spaces are limited. Advance tickets are strongly encouraged.
  • Closed-in shoes recommended.
  • Visitors must clean their hands using hand sanitizer and walk across a disinfectant mat to enter.
  • Guide will tour the group through the hatchery.

When: Typically available Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. Check Bow Habitat Station’s online booking calendar Bow Habitat Station’s online booking calendar for upcoming dates and times.

  • Approximate tour length is 30 mins

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.

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 throughout our Discovery Centre. A new theme is explored each month with special guests from local wildlife organizations.

Themes:

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

Fee: Investigation Station activities included with admission to the Discovery Centre

Group rates available – call to discuss options.

Book today:

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: Oct 28, 2021