Visitor Information


Location and Contact

1440-17A Street SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 4T9

Tel (Calgary local): 403 297-6561
Fax: 403 592-8552

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CURRENT HOURS (November 1 – June 4)

Please note the Discovery Centre will begin opening Sundays as of June 5, 2016 (10:00 am to 4:00 pm). The delayed start to our advertised summer hours is due to unforeseen operational pressures. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Discovery Centre Fish Hatchery Tours**
Monday Closed Closed
Tuesday 10 am - 4 pm 12 pm & 2 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm 12 pm & 2 pm
Thursday* 10 am - 4 pm* 12 pm & 2 pm
Friday 10 am - 4 pm 12 pm & 2 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm 12 pm & 2 pm
Sunday Closed Closed
Children ages 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
*The Discovery Centre is open later until 8 pm on the third Thursday of every month.

Fish Hatchery Tours

Access to the Fish Hatchery is through guided tours only. Space is subject to capacity and filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tours start promptly at noon and 2 pm – late admittance is not permitted.

Tours include an opportunity to feed thousands of trout. Please note that persons with severe fish allergies are not recommended to enter the hatchery.

Please call 403-297-6561 to discuss discounts and availability of booking a private tour for groups of 10 or more.

For information on seasonal promotions, including trips to feed the fish, please visit:

SUMMER HOURS (June 5 – October 31)

The Discovery Centre & Fish Hatchery are open Tuesdays through Sundays in the summer (closed Mondays).

The fishing season at the Kids Can Catch Trout Pond runs May 15 through October 31. For more information, visit:

Holiday Closures

  • July 1 (Canada Day)
  • November 11 (Remembrance Day)
  • December 24, 2016 – January 2, 2017 (Holiday Closure)

Please note: Bow Habitat Station’s office will also be closed during all statutory holidays that fall on a Monday.

Admission Rates

Discovery Centre Fish Hatchery Tour Discovery Centre & Hatchery Tour
Adult (18-64) $10.00 $5.00 $14.00
Senior (65+) $8.00 $5.00 $12.00
Student (with ID) $8.00 $5.00 $12.00
Youth (4-17) $6.00 $3.00 $8.00
Children (3 and under) FREE* FREE** FREE**
Family (up to 2 adults and 4 youth) $30.00 $15.00 $45.00
Prices do not include GST and are subject to change.
*Max. 4 children permitted with each paid adult admission. Additional children will be charged the youth admission rate.
**Entrance to the hatchery requires one paid adult admission for every four children.

Year-round Discovery Centre memberships are available. For more information, visit:


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Updated: Apr 20, 2016