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Fish Creek - Bow Valley Ranch Visitor Centre

Information: 403-297-5293; Box 2780, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M7
Fax: 403-297-5284


Jan 1 - Jan 1


Jan 1 - Jan 1


Jan 1 - Jan 1


Jan 1 - Jan 1

Monday 8:15 am-noon & 1:00-4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:15 am-noon & 1:00-4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:15 am-noon & 1:00-4:30 pm
Thursday 8:15 am-noon & 1:00-4:30 pm
Friday 8:15 am-noon & 1:00-4:30 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed (also closed on statutory holidays)
  • Centre Info
    • The Visitor Centre has a theatre and exhibit area, washrooms and water fountain, and a pay phone.
    • The building and surrounding pathways are wheelchair accessible.
    • The building also houses the park administration office.
    • No cooking facilities are available at this location.

     Site Info

    • The Visitor Centre is located at 15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE (Bow Valley Ranch Area Day Use).  See the Bow Valley Ranch Visitor Centre Access Map.
    • There is a large parking lot close to the Visitor Centre.  Do not leave valuables in your vehicle.
    • The closest picnic area with tables and firepits is Hulls Wood, a 15-minute walk south.  Take your own firewood, roasting sticks and a bucket for water to extinguish your fire.
    • Fish Creek and its riverine forest are a five-minute walk south of the Visitor Centre. Access to the creek is via a paved pathway.  Snow is not removed from the pathway during winter.
    • The historic Bow Valley Ranch house, bunkhouse and cookhouse add interest to the site.  There is no public access to the interiors of these structures.


Updated: Jun 25, 2018