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Bow Habitat Station and Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery

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1440 17a St SE | Pearce Estate Park, Calgary, Alberta T2G 4T9, Canada
+1 403-297-6561
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Great place for toddlers. The museum upstairs is hands on and they had fun feeding the fish. Also... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Red D
Calgary, Canada
you can fish there without a licence

personally, I like the hatchery tour the most, very informative. Kids love the end of the tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bonnie W
Calgary, Canada
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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

Great place for toddlers. The museum upstairs is hands on and they had fun feeding the fish. Also nice to walk around the grounds, have a picnic lunch outside and watch the fishing.

Thank Red D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

personally, I like the hatchery tour the most, very informative. Kids love the end of the tour because they can feed the fish. for the hatchery tour, there is an extra cost, i think it's worthy. Children also like the interaction with the lights on...More

Thank Bonnie W
BowHabitatStation, Guest Relations Manager at Bow Habitat Station and Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the wonderful review, Bonnie! Glad you were able to join in on one of our behind-the-scenes tours of the Fish Hatchery and enjoy the hands-on displays in our Discovery Centre. The interactive floor is always such a hit! Hopefully the whole family was...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group had members from two to 60. Everyone found value in the visit to Bow Habitat Station and Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery. Lots of interactive displays in the building to learn about the various topics. The kids loved the aquariums in the basement, playing...More

Thank JR E
Reviewed 12 August 2017

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 28 July 2017 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 25 July 2017

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
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Brenda T
21 August 2017|
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Response from Sandy H | Reviewed this property |
The whole facility is wheelchair chair accessible
2 July 2016|
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Response from TommysMommy123456 | Reviewed this property |
No license needed.