There is fun for the whole family at Bow Habitat Station! Crawl through a beaver lodge in the Discovery Centre, feed thousands of trout in the Fish Hatchery, make a splash in the Trout Pond, and connect with nature in the Interpretive Wetland.

Discovery Centre

Children investigating a touchscreen interactive in the Discovery Centre.

Take a journey through this unique facility featuring Alberta’s natural resources! Hands-on exhibits guide you through various ecosystems. Explore the flora and fauna that make their home in each, and discover your connection with nature.

Plus, get an up-close look at our fantastic fish in twelve freshwater aquariums!

Family, group and school programs available for all ages:

Fish Hatchery

Thousands of trout in the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery

Ever wonder how big of a splash thousands of fish can make? Find out on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery. You’ll discover what it takes to raise millions of trout each year in one of North America’s largest indoor fish hatcheries.

Access to the Fish Hatchery is through guided tours only. For details, see:

Trout Pond

The catch-and-release Trout Pond in Pearce Estate Park

Trout Pond

Reel in the fun at the Kids Can Catch Trout Pond! This catch-and-release pond provides a great opportunity for youth to discover the lure of fishing and become responsible anglers. For more information on fishing at Bow Habitat Station, visit:

NOTE: The pond is open from May 15 to October 31.

Interpretive Wetland

Interpretive signs to be found throughout the trails in Pearce Estate Park Interpretive Wetland

Interpretive Wetland

Located in a bend of the Bow River, the City of Calgary’s Pearce Estate Park boasts 21-acres of natural beauty to enjoy.

Take a stroll along the Interpretive Wetland’s trails showcasing several aquatic habitats and the wildlife and plant species that call them home.

For more information, or to book a picnic site, visit the City of Calgary website at:

Related Information

Pearce Estate Park is a designated "Park and Bike" lot, offering easy access to the City of Calgary's Regional Pathway System.


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Updated: Aug 10, 2015