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Bow Habitat Station

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Very informative place

There was an educator guide who provided many informative facts about Alberta trout. Children would... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cahir, Ireland
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very nice

this was well worth the money,lots of fish to see and tons of fish information ,very well put... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2019
Beaumont, 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
+1 403-297-6561
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was an educator guide who provided many informative facts about Alberta trout. Children would love seeing the tanks of fish and the water conservation on the top floor.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 3, 2019

this was well worth the money,lots of fish to see and tons of fish information ,very well put together, my special needs guys especially liked how close you could get to the fish, its a beautiful place to see,

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank dragonflysparkles
Reviewed July 27, 2019

showing you the kinds of fish there are in Alberta. Small pond for people to try their luck catching a trout

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank waynerothermel
Reviewed July 14, 2019

It was really an education centre for the habitat around Calgary. We had a coupon for buy one entry get one free which made it less pricey. For what is there I do think it is expensive but worth going in if you are interested...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed June 2, 2019

We arrived with only 40 minutes before closing. We are adults and most of the stuff is for kids. We left with 5 minutes to go. Although the hatchery portion was closed for upgrading. I like that I went but would have felt ripped off...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank PMahdis
Reviewed May 22, 2019

This is a great place to take kids. There's an interactive "museum" that shows the value of wetlands and fish. There are also aquariums in the lower level.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Wuffda55
Reviewed April 3, 2019

I can't believe that after being a stay at home mom in Calgary for 8 years (who gets out A LOT), I had never visited the Bow Habitat. I went a few weeks ago on my daughter's 3rd grade field trip. We learned SO MUCH!...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kirstenmschwartz
Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

Easily kept my young family entertained for at least two hours. The young ladies at the counter had been very kind considering my large family can be quite noisy and distracting. I recomend for anyone who's interested in Alberta wildlife.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sheldonh887
Reviewed February 16, 2019

Recently we attended a child's birthday party at the Bow Habitat Station. It was great. The party area was not only clean and organized, but the leader of the activities was very good. The young children toured the fish tanks, did a craft, and then...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank greentree33
Bow H, Front Office Manager at Bow Habitat Station, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2019

Thanks for booking a party with us, and thank you for your review! If the children enjoyed looking at the fish, they might have fun at one of our summer Learn to Fish Clinics as well - we spend some time in the classroom learning...More

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
Thank MattJoelMills
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

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March 27, 2019|
Response from Bow H | Property representative |
Rods are available for rent for $5 / rod (+ tax) or you can bring your own gear.
Sydney A
June 21, 2018|
Response from Bow H | Property representative |
No swimming on-site. The outdoor Trout Pond is designed for fishing only.
August 20, 2017|
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Response from H7740ASsandyh | Reviewed this property |
The whole facility is wheelchair chair accessible