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Bow Habitat Station

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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 time with Fish!

We had an amazing time learning about the lifetime changes from egg to a full grown fish aside of a... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Yulia Z
Good get away for little kids

We went there in late spring , it is nice get away with little kids as they are with nature and... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
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Explore hands-on exhibits in the Discovery Centre, 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. Notice: The Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery is temporarily closed to the public while it undergoes upgrades to its water treatment system. The closure is expected to last through fall 2018.
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1440 17a St SE | Pearce Estate Park, Calgary, Alberta T2G 4T9, Canada
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Reviewed 7 April 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

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Reviewed 3 January 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

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Reviewed 9 December 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.

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Reviewed 4 October 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

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Bow H, Guest Relations Manager at Bow Habitat Station, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 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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Reviewed 2 October 2017

The Sam Livingstone Fish Hatchery is such a pleasant surprise. Not only do you see fish and have the opportunity to feed them, but there is a fabulous museum upstairs with hands-on exhibits that are especially fun for young kids. This is a good venue...More

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Bow H, Guest Relations Manager at Bow Habitat Station, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for such a great review! We're glad you were able to visit the Fish Hatchery in advance of its closure for major upgrades to its water treatment system. Luckily, our Discovery Centre, Trout Pond and Interpretive Wetlands will remain open during these renovations...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Loved the hatchery tour and fish feeding. So neat to learn about the stocking programs. The aquarium and exhibits are very well made and interesting. Definitely a hidden gem.

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Bow H, Guest Relations Manager at Bow Habitat Station, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Glad you made it in for a visit and had a chance to join in on the Fish Hatchery tour in advance of it closing temporarily for a year. Hopefully the fish made a big splash! - Tamara

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Reviewed 16 September 2017

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
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Bow H, Guest Relations Manager at Bow Habitat Station, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Thanks for the review! Wonderful to hear that your toddlers enjoyed themselves while interacting with the hands-on exhibits inside our Discovery Centre. We are so lucky to have the Interpretive Wetlands as our backyard. They're especially beautiful with the changing fall colours. - Tamara

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

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
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BowHabitatStation, Guest Relations Manager at Bow Habitat Station, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

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
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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
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The whole facility is wheelchair chair accessible
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