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Bow Habitat Station and Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery

#41 of 305 things to do in Calgary Features Animals
1440 17a St SE | Pearce Estate Park, Calgary, Alberta T2G 4T9, Canada
+1 403-297-6561
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Where do our Fish come from

I volunteered at Bow Habitat Station from 15 years, it is to me one of Calgarys secret gems, they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandy H
Fort St. John
An informative tour

We did the tour with our kids aged 9 & 11. They found it scientifically interesting. Younger... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Explore hands-on exhibits in the Discovery Centre, feed the fish on a Fish Hatchery tour, go fishing in the Trout Pond, and take a stroll along the trails of the Interpretive Wetland. The experience will leave you hooked! Located five minutes east of downtown Calgary, Bow Habitat Station is a unique destination featuring Alberta's fish, wildlife and water. Open year-round, the facility is completely wheelchair accessible and fun for all ages. Free parking is available in the main lot for Pearce Estate Park.
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1440 17a St SE | Pearce Estate Park, Calgary, Alberta T2G 4T9, Canada
+1 403-297-6561
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I volunteered at Bow Habitat Station from 15 years, it is to me one of Calgarys secret gems, they are here to teach young and old about Water, with out water there would be nobody here and no fish to fish for. In the last...More

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the tour with our kids aged 9 & 11. They found it scientifically interesting. Younger children may not understand all of the information about how the fish are raised, however, they would still enjoy the tour - especially the fish feeding at the...More

Thank Northern12345
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have never be been to a place like this. We thought it was cool to get to feed the fish and learn all about where they end up going across Alberta.

Thank Meliknow
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Exhibit was excellent along with aquariums. Thoroughly enjoyed feeding the trout. Many activities available if you have children. A serene oasis on the edge of the city. A must see equal to any other on your list for the city sightseeing

Thank kaat837
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We started our visit with a walk through the wetland. We enjoyed a peaceful walk with many different birds and areas of water. We saw several baby red-winged blackbirds who were being fiercely protected by their parents. Then we toured the fish hatchery. The guide...More

Thank LancPAmom
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

And the largest trout hatchery in North America to boot, go Calgary! What a great find while biking the Bow River Trail system on the new bike. Randomly came across a trout fish hatchery with a great educational circuit that includes a environmental health section....More

Thank Justin B
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

It was my son's best Happy Birthday party! He turned 9 yo and he invited his school friends here. They could feed babies rainbow trouts! It was an amazing experience for kids and a nice informative place to discover for parents.

Thank Nataliya K
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is a great, low cost attraction! The exhibits are interactive - captivating and entertaining little minds - and informative. Be sure to take part in the hatchery tour!

Thank 918Kash918
Reviewed 16 April 2017

It was snowy and cold outside so we could not see the Pierce Estate Park a lot. However the center itself is modern, educational and the staff is friendly and knowledgable. And the fish are very excited once you feed them!

Thank armourbreaker
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The park was very damaged in the 2013 Flood so it was excellent to see the improvements that were done to the area. It is now a great place to see a variety of vegetation and areas with birds, fish and other animals.

Thank Kasandra K
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Brenda T
21 August 2017|
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Response from Northern12345 | Reviewed this property |
The fish pond is accessible I would assume as there are pathways/deck and no stairs. The tours likely do not accommodate wheel chairs as there is a sanitization mat inside the doors. Not certain about the Discovery Centre... More
2 July 2016|
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Response from TommysMommy123456 | Reviewed this property |
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