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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
Directions to Visitor Centre

Park Boundary

Day Use

    Group Use

      Special Facilities

        Visitor Centre



          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.

          Note: Any maps and map views are for general information only. Do not rely on them for navigation or to determine legal boundaries.


          Updated: May 18, 2018