Public Activities

Enhance your adventure to Bow Habitat Station! A selection of activities available to all ages and abilities are offered throughout the year. Check back regularly as programs change with the seasons.

Winter Nature Walks – Final dates of season!

Adult and child in the snow covered park on snowshoes

Take a stroll along the trails of Pearce Estate Park on a staff-led nature walk to identify the plants and animals who make their home here. You never know who we may see or hear as we search for evidence of wildlife in the area.

Winter perk: complimentary snowshoe use while on the walk (subject to snow levels).

Dates:Final dates for this season - Saturday, Feb 24 & Mar 3
Times: 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM
Fee: $4 per person (children 3 & under, free)

Interested in exploring on your own? Check out our rental opportunities:

Equipment Rentals

SPECIAL EVENT – Wildlife Baby Shower

Volunteer sitting at table describing an animal skull in his hands, with two young girls standing on other side of table listening intently

Join us as the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (CWRS) hosts a special event in our Discovery Centre!

Celebrate National Wildlife Week by getting wild about Alberta’s wildlife! Meet animal residents from the CWRS, play wild games, and so much more – all at a reduced $5 per person admission!

Dates: Saturday, April 14
Times: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Fee: $5 per person, plus taxes (children 3 & under, free)

Important note for families:

We kindly ask that strollers are left at home for this event. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

The CWRS will be collecting donations at this event to assist them in looking after orphaned wildlife. Details on activities and donation items can be found on the event page:

Discovery Days – Final Month!

Family learns about bird feathers

Dive deeper into Alberta's wildlife at Discovery Days! Learn together as a family through hands-on Investigation Stations throughout our Discovery Centre. Each month will feature a different wild theme, so be sure to visit often.

Upcoming Dates & Themes:
  • Mar 23, Feathered Friends
  • Mar 27-29, Signs of Spring
Times: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fee: Activities included with Discovery Centre admission (children 3 & under, free)

Discovery Nights: Reduced Admission

Display of animal bio facts

Looking for a late-night learning opportunity? Join us on the third Thursday of each month for reduced admission and a chance to learn more about the wildlife who make their home in Alberta!

Dates: Third Thursday of every month
Times: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fee: Reduced $5 per person admission after 5:00 PM (children 3 & under, free)


The Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery is temporarily closed to the public through November, 2018 while undergoing major renovations to update its water treatment systems and modernize its equipment. During this time, there will be no tours or fish feedings. All other programs and operations will continue throughout 2018.

Looking for even more fun? Check out these program opportunities:

Updated: Feb 22, 2018