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Bow Habitat Station

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We had fun at the trout pond

We visited this spot in hopes of my son catching one of the trout in the stocked pond. Although we... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
MattJoelMills
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London, Canada
Best Nature Conservatory in Canada

I have been going to Bow Habitat Station for 25 years. In the last 10 years there has been lots of... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
H7740ASsandyh
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Calgary, Canada
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Explore hands-on exhibits in the Discovery Centre, go fishing in the Trout Pond (May 15-Oct 31), 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...more
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1440 17a St SE | Pearce Estate Park, Calgary, Alberta T2G 4T9, Canada
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All reviews fish hatchery catch and release fishing pond educational facility native fish stocked pond loved feeding the fish worth a trip great for kids picnic lunch lots of parking aquarium bow alberta livingston hatcheries exhibits
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

We visited this spot in hopes of my son catching one of the trout in the stocked pond. Although we fished for about 2.5 hours, he was only able to get one to bite.....and he got it up out of the water, but it flopped...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Bow H, Guest Relations Manager at Bow Habitat Station, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thanks for visiting, Matthew! You're right in thinking that the fish get used to the hooks and learn to stay away from them. We try to stock the pond frequently throughout the summer so there are new fish that aren't used to the hooks. Hopefully...More

Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

I have been going to Bow Habitat Station for 25 years. In the last 10 years there has been lots of changes, like the new water education programs, fisheries education programs, the kids fishing activities, the park and how they made it into a mini...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Bow H, Guest Relations Manager at Bow Habitat Station, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thanks for your review and for visiting! We're glad you find our programs about Alberta's environment and resources so engaging - we certainly love delivering them to the public. We hope to see you again soon! - Catherine

Reviewed July 20, 2018

We wanted to see the Harvie Passage Lookout and, when we got to the parking lot, we realized it served both locations. As we walked along we found that the Habitat Station had created a wonderful catch and release fishing pond (that they called "Kids...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Bow H, Guest Relations Manager at Bow Habitat Station, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thanks for stopping by! We're glad you enjoyed the Kids Can Catch Trout Pond. If you have the time when you're in the area next feel free to come inside to explore our Discovery Centre as well! - Catherine

Reviewed July 14, 2018

It was very interesting to learn about the water conservation issues in Alberta. There were fun activities and the kids thoroughly enjoyed it. It was unique to see Alberta's methods for restocking endangered fish populations. The aquariums were all right. But there weren't many fish...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Bow H, Guest Relations Manager at Bow Habitat Station, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thanks for visiting and for your review! We're glad to hear that you and your children enjoyed your time here. We've just added some new fish to the aquariums, tiger trout, and are planning on adding some more soon. Our focus is on local fish...More

Reviewed July 11, 2018

Want to learn about our fish? Want to see how our fish are raised? Want to fish (catch & release)? Take the family to the Habitat Station and check out the exhibits, take the tour and finish the excursion off with some catch & release...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Bow H, Guest Relations Manager at Bow Habitat Station, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thanks for visiting and for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. - Catherine

Reviewed June 13, 2018

The habitat station itself is very informative about local fauna but it is more made for children rather than adults. There are aquariums in the basement and on the first floor you learn about the fish, animals and the area in Alberta. There is a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank muchlandrea
Reviewed April 7, 2018

We had an amazing time learning about the lifetime changes from egg to a full grown fish aside of a blast we had in "museum" area of the station. would recommend to nature-lovers and parents with kids

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

We went there in late spring , it is nice get away with little kids as they are with nature and learn new things about nature in a structured atmosphere . they have a learning centre and instructors as well , nice place to be...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed December 9, 2017

A great place for young and old alike to learn about the native species of fish in Alberta. They also hold "how to" programs for fishing and how to snowshoeing. Unfortunately, the fish hatchery will be closed for renovations until fall 2018.

Date of experience: January 2017
3  Thank touchup2017
Reviewed October 4, 2017

We took our two children ages 10 and 11 to the Sam Livingston Hatchery and I must say... I think I had more fun than the kids. Their interpretive centre is very creative and educational. I learned a few things when I visited. The fish...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Bow H, Guest Relations Manager at Bow Habitat Station, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Thank you for your kind review! We're glad that you found the Discovery Centre engaging and educational, and that you had a chance to feed the fish before the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery closed for renovations to the water cleaning equipment. The aquariums and exhibits...More

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Sydney A
June 21, 2018|
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Response from Bow H | Property representative |
No swimming on-site. The outdoor Trout Pond is designed for fishing only.
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Response from H7740ASsandyh | Reviewed this property |
The whole facility is wheelchair chair accessible
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No license needed.
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