Are you an angler or aspiring angler? We’ve found just the event for you this February, then!
The Bow Habitat Station will host its 11th annual Festival on February 18, 2023, kicking off Alberta’s Family Fishing Weekend. This will allow Albertans to try fishing without a license through Monday.
The said event is the environmental education center’s way of celebrating Alberta’s fish and greatest natural resources: the lakes, rivers, and streams, with the people of Calgary.
Fishtival is one of the most anticipated events every year in the city, with families and kids as their target market.
In fact, dozens of families gathered at the Bow Habitat Station on one Saturday of each month of February to capture a memory and introduce their children to the various species of fish found in Alberta’s waterways.
|Address||Bow Habitat Station, 1440 17A Street SE, Calgary|
|Date||February 18, 2023|
|Time||10:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Pricing||Child (3 and Under): Free
Youth (4-17): $6.00
Student/Senior (65+): $8.00
Adult (18-64): $10.00
Family (2 Adults and 4 Kids): $30.00
What to Expect
At Fishtival, visitors can expect to immerse themselves in the world of fish and discover what’s beneath the ice in Alberta’s water.
To accomplish this, the Bow Habitat Station features various interactive indoor and outdoor activities, as well as games that explore all things fish.
You can meet their aquatic invasive species K-9 detection team and see them in action as they sniff out threats to the province’s water bodies and ecosystems. You can also put your own abilities to the test by searching for hidden invasive mussels with them.
More about meeting ups, the family can have the chance to meet the hard-working fish technicians of the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery and learn how they raise over 1 million fish annually.
On the other hand, kids can piece together a fish puzzle to learn the anatomy of a trout. They can then try their hand at the spin-to-win trivia wheel all about Alberta’s native trout.
They can also watch the local Hook N’ Hackle group tie fishing flies right in front of their eyes. And right after that, they can explore an ice-fishing tent and put their fish identification skills to the test with a magnetic fishing game.
Other than these, more fun activities await its general visitors, including fish feeding in the hatchery, exploring the Discovery Centre and visiting special guest booths.
Admission at Fishtival varies, ranging from $6 for teens to $10 for adults, while all are free for children three years old and younger.
Space is limited for this event, so purchasing tickets is a must to not miss it all.