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Bow Habitat Station
Ranked #36 of 306 things to do in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

I went there yesterday Aug 13th and it was terrific. They are very well organized and they is too much to do. Once your bored inside you can easily step outside and go for walk. It was amazing. If you want know about fish, this is a place to be. Enjoy it. They is also picnic tables outside which is great addition.

Thank Ernest D
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

Had a chance to visit here during a recent trip to Calgary. Was attending a birthday party for a 5 year old boy. What an interesting facility! Not only were the staff knowledgeable and friendly, but they treated us as if they were truly excited that we were interested in visiting. They were enthusiastic and sincere. The children had a great time doing a fish scavenger hunt, spending time watching the fish swim in the aquariums, and doing a "fish-y" craft. The absolute highlight for all of us was a chance to feed the fish. Great family adventure with a decent price point. Super opportunity to learn in a fun environment

1  Thank Nadine G
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Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

A real gem in the heart of Calgary. A small fishing pond outside where you can see the fish even if they're not biting is great fun for the kids, and you can rent fishing rods if you don't have your own. The fish hatchery tour is really interesting, and getting to feed the fish at the end is fun for everyone. Definitely worth a trip.

Thank Slapshot12
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Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

We had come reluctantly but it was great! The aquarium part is small but the exhibits were interactive, tactile and varying. There was multimedia experiences, games, videos and good stuff for grownups too.

Thank syke930
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a great family spot. It has a discovery center as well as guided hatchery tour. The hatchery tour actually includes a spot where you can feed the older trout. I don't know who enjoyed the feeding more, the tour visitors or the trout. It has a minimal entry fee - $5C.There also is a playground and park for the kids.

1  Thank adesmar123
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