Projects: Arts and Culture
Bow Habitat Station Eco-Centre
Tucked away in the community of Inglewood in Calgary, the Bow Habitat Station, along with the Pearce Estate Park Interpretive Wetland and the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery, offers an exciting educational experience surrounding Alberta's aquatic eco-systems.
Completed in 2008 for $9 million, the accessible Station was designed by SAHURI as a setting of exploration and discovery for all ages. The elegant zinc panel front entry is scaled and curved, inspired by the fish that are hatched and nurtured in this unique facility. At 15,000 sf. and open year-round, the Station attracts 80,000 – 100,000 visitors annually and showcases hands-on exhibits and other engaging activities.
The main floor accommodates interactive displays, a seasonal café, and a gift shop. There is also an overlook and access to one of the largest enclosed Fish Hatcheries in North America where about one million fish are raised each year to stock Alberta's lakes and rivers. Here, visitors can learn about the trout lifecycle and feed thousands of fish at once. Fifteen thousand liters of aquariums are housed on the lower level where visitors can stand eye-to-eye with Alberta's natural fish, plant, and wildlife species in their various habitats.
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