Group Programs

Investigate Alberta's fish, water and wildlife in the Discovery Centre, Fish Hatchery, Trout Pond and Interpretive Wetland.

Programs are year-round unless otherwise indicated.

Discovery Centre & Aquariums

Group rates are subject to capacity and must be booked and paid for a minimum of three business days in advance to be eligible for the discount rate.

First 10 participants: $45
Each additional group of up to 5 participants: $20

First 10 participants: $65
Each additional group of up to 5 participants: $30

Outdoor Programs

Seasonal | May, June & September
Duration: 45 min.
Cost: $75

Have buckets of fun using a net to dip into the waters of the Ducks Unlimited Canada Marsh to unearth aquatic invertebrates. Investigate the characteristics of these spineless species and explore the valuable role they play in wetland ecosystems.

Duration: 45 min.
Cost: $75

Connect with nature using your senses on a guided walk through the Interpretive Wetlands.

Duration: 45 min.
Cost: $75

Discover what it's like to be a naturalist on a guided trek through the Interpretive Wetlands. Learn which plants and animals that live in this urban ecosystem and how these creatures are connected.

Seasonal | Winter Snowfall
Duration: 1 hr.
Cost: Call for pricing

Discover what it's like to be a naturalist on a guided trek through the Interpretive Wetlands. Discover how Alberta's wildlife survive winter as you trek the snowy trails of Pearce Estate Park while learning proper snowshoeing techniques.

Duration: 2 hr.
Cost: Call for pricing

Learn the essentials for responsibly fishing in Alberta including the importance of fishing regulations, identifying different sportfish, and selecting your fishing gear. By the end of this program, you’ll be set to head out on your first fishing adventure!

Fish Hatchery Programs

Duration: 20 min.
Cost: $50

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!

Duration: 45 min.
Cost: $75

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.

Indoor Programs

Duration: 20 min.
Cost: $50

Help Rayne the rainbow trout find their fishy friends! Explore the characteristics of Alberta's fish through in interactive story in Bow Habitat Station's aquariums.

Duration: 20 min.
Cost: $65

Meet Alberta's rainbow trout as you learn about their characteristics and anatomy. Afterwards, create your own fish hat craft to take home.

Duration: 45 min.
Cost: $65

Dive into Alberta's water and swim alongside fish as they navigate the murky waters of environmental change. Be ready to get a bit creative as we enter into a fin-tasy land and brainstorm imaginative ways to help fish adapt and overcome environmental changes.

Duration: 45 min.
Cost: $65

Discover the needs of a fish in healthy aquatic ecosystem as you use hands-on resources to create a fish habitat together as a group.

Duration: 45 min.
Cost: $75

Put your detective skills to the test as you use clues and facts to investigate Alberta's wildlife.

Duration: 45 min.
Cost: $75

Get to know some of Alberta's smallest aquatic animals. Practice your identification skills as you investigate aquatic invertebrates that live in the Interpretive Wetlands using a microscope.

Book a Group Program

Prices are for groups of 30 people (maximum).

Adult supervisors required. Mandatory ratio depending on age.

When to Book:

Group rates available for requests made a minimum of three business days in advance of the planned visit. Bookings are subject to capacity – book early to avoid disappointment.

Bookings are currently open through the 2022-23 school year. Summer 2023 bookings open April 2023.

Payment policy:

Payment is required within 30 calendar days of booking to secure your date. Programs booked within 30 calendar days of the scheduled program require payment within 72 hours to secure the booking.

Programs booked within 30 business days of their scheduled booking date must make their payment in full within the next 48 hours to secure the booking.

Cancellation policy:

Bow Habitat Station reserves the right to cancel programs/bookings due to unexpected business interruptions and/or severe weather warnings issued by Environment Canada. Where possible, alternate activities may be substituted and/or activities rescheduled to a later date. Should less than 50% of a program be completed, a refund of 50% of the program fee will be provided. Should more than 50% of a program be completed, no refunds will be provided.

A refund will be provided for program cancellations received a minimum of 30 calendar days in advance of their first schedule program date. All other cancellation will be subject to a $20 per class/group/program fee.

Book today:

Call to book your group or contact our Program Coordinator to customize your own adventure.


Updated: Sep 9, 2022