50-Acre Backyard

SoBow is adjacent to the 50-acre Pearce Estate Park, which includes a 37-acre wetland and the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery. Nature is at the heart of this urban development, including direct access to the 88-acre Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. It is home to over 270 species, and just a short walk away on the tranquil Bow River. Check out more of the great outdoor experiences at your doorstep.



Despite being only five minutes from the heart of downtown Calgary, Inglewood is home to 50 acres of reconstructed wetland known as Pearce Estate Park. Converging with the adjacent provincially operated Bow Habitat Station, Pearce Estate Park is a peaceful oasis. A slow curve of the Bow River makes way for the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery and the Bow Habitat Visitor Centre, providing a plethora of recreation and learning opportunities within the park.

The area was donated to the city by its namesake William Pearce; a prominent Calgarian who passed away in 1930. The park features an extensive wetland that borders the Bow River, several ponds and streams, a playground, many picnic sites, cross country skiing trails and numerous pathways.

Location: 1440 17a St SE

Hours: 5:00am – 11:00pm



In early April of 2014 The City of Calgary Parks, with financial support from the TD Bank group, announced that it would expand the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary’s ability to provide an even more remarkable and unique experience for visitors. With a focus on sustainability, new expansions will provide students, both young and old, with an opportunity to experience a learning environment like no other.

Nature Centre Hours:

Tuesday – Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm

Saturdays 12:00pm – 3:30pm


May 20, 2015