There is fun for the whole family at Bow Habitat Station! Crawl through a beaver lodge in the Discovery Centre, feed thousands
of trout in the Fish Hatchery, make a splash in the Trout Pond, and connect with nature in the Interpretive Wetland.
Explore five galleries of hands-on exhibits – look into the eyes of Alberta’s 65 fishes, drink with a dinosaur and crawl through a beaver lodge!
Allow approximately two hours to investigate the Discovery Centre and watch our award-winning film about Alberta's aquatic ecosystems.
Find out more about family, school and group programs:
Discover how thousands of rainbow trout are raised before they make their journey to Alberta's waters. You can even help
feed our fish!
Access to the Fish Hatchery is through guided tours only. For details, see:
The Trout Pond educates and inspires youth to learn about fishing and provides a natural area for all to enjoy. Fishing rod rentals are available for $5 during the Discovery Centre hours. For details, see:
NOTE: The pond is open from May 15 to October 31. It is catch-and-release only with a ban on all bait. Barbless hooks are required.
Located in a bend of the Bow River, Pearce Estate Park boasts 21-acres of natural beauty to enjoy.
Take a stroll along the Interpretive Wetland’s trails showcasing several aquatic habitats and the wildlife and plant species
that call them home.
For more details about the Trout Pond regulations, and to order a copy of Alberta’s Sportfishing Regulations, see:
Pearce Estate Park is a designated "Park and Bike" lot, offering easy access to the City of Calgary's Regional Pathway System.
To book a picnic site, visit the City of Calgary website at:
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Updated: Sep 6, 2013