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Bow Habitat Station and Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery

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Address: 1440 17a St SE | in Pearce Estate Park, Calgary, Alberta T2G 4T9, Canada
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+1 403-297-6561
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10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Explore hands-on exhibits in the Discovery Centre, feed the fish on a Fish...

Explore hands-on exhibits in the Discovery Centre, feed the fish on a Fish Hatchery tour, 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.

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Execllent Wilderness Park in the City

The park was very damaged in the 2013 Flood so it was excellent to see the improvements that were done to the area. It is now a great place to see a variety of vegetation and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The park was very damaged in the 2013 Flood so it was excellent to see the improvements that were done to the area. It is now a great place to see a variety of vegetation and areas with birds, fish and other animals.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I took a group of people there to tour the fish hatchery. Not only did we see lots of fish and learn about how they stock some of the rivers and streams but we also learned about some of the animals in the area. Great hands exhibits for the kids.

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Thank Laurie H
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This place is so much fun start with the aquariums filled with fish in the basement then work your way up for a daily fish tour at 2pm u get to go back an see how the fish come to the hatchery then at the end of the tour u get to feed the fish. After the fish tour go... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We went as a family, not expecting much, but boy were we pleasantly surprised! It's at the back end of the parking lot for Pierce Estate Park just outside of Inglewood. A lovely location. There is a nice gift shop at the entrance, as well as little coffee/snack shop. The prices are good for entry. There is a full on... More 

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Bragg Creek
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

A beautiful park setting, large parking lot, fun and educational facility. The staff were friendly and the kids were captivated during the scavenger hunt, crafts and fish feeding activities. The birthday party room was large, and provided a great space for games, present opening, and snacks.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I have not been for a visit for years. We took the full tour which includes seeing the rearing area and ponds. Very informative and also got to feed the fish. I would recommend the tour for families and after the tour a trip to the pond to fish and a picnic in the park.

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Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We got a great Groupon deal and came here while on vacation with a 5 and 8 year old. They have great exhibits and there a few aquariums, but the highlight was feeding the fish in the hatchery. There is an extra cost, but it was about $3/pp and well worth it. Staff is friendly and great too. Gave us... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place ! Went for a walk with my bestie and her 7 years old kid . Fishing pond for kids is wonderful idea and when they get bored there is play ground and paths to go for the walk . Beautiful smell of fall and water is very relaxing . One of our favourite places to go to for... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great park close to main roads, yet once you are there its just you and the park. The fish hatchery was closed, we are planning to take our grand kids there a different day. Beside the river, although they are working on the river access from the floods we had in 2013. There is a catch and release trout pond... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We wound up visiting in part because it was featured on The Amazing Race Canada (our kids were pretty excited by that). The facility itself is really interesting and the tour was quite informative. Really neat for kids to see the full life cycle of the fish from eggs to fry to full sized. Very educational. We also rented poles... More 

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