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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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we only saw the fishing pond

We wanted to see the Harvie Passage Lookout and, when we got to the parking lot, we realized it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jonathan k
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Red Deer, Canada
Lot's of Good Information About Water Conservation

It was very interesting to learn about the water conservation issues in Alberta. There were fun... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tikabu77
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Jordan, 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 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 into 2019.
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1440 17a St SE | Pearce Estate Park, Calgary, Alberta T2G 4T9, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Stephan B
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Reviewed 14 June 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

Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed 8 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

Thank Yulia Z
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Reviewed 4 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 10 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 5 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 1 April 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 3 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 4 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 25 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 30 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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Sydney A
22 June 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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Brenda T
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Response from Sandy H | Reviewed this property |
The whole facility is wheelchair chair accessible
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No license needed.
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