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Calgary City Centre

Find yourself studying in the heart of the city at the CDI College's Calgary City Centre campus. Despite its urban location, the campus is just steps away from Elbow River and within walking distance of local parks, which makes it the perfect stress-relieving escape in between studying.

Students will find multiple shopping centres near the campus, with access to restaurants, cafes, stationery stores, and much more. At CDI College, we want your student experience to be as comfortable as possible, which is why our campuses are so conveniently located.

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The Calgary City Centre campus is easily accessible by transit and is close to Calgary's downtown, Stampede Park, and Chinatown.

800 - 5th Ave. SW
Suite #100
Calgary, AB
T2P 3T6

Programs offered at Calgary City Centre campus

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CDI College raises more than $3,200 for Heart and Stroke on World Heart Day
October 11, 2018
VANCOUVER, BC; October 11, 2018 – During the month of September and in honour of World Heart Day on September 29th, CDI College campuses across Canada were raising money and awareness for cardiovascular health, eventually bringing in more than...
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CDI College National Open House August 23!
August 10, 2018
Join us on Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 6-8pm to discover the path to your new career! CDI College is hosting open houses on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6-8pm at each of our campuses across Canada. Whether you’re in British Columbia...
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Top 5 Reasons to Work in Social Media
June 26, 2018
For marketers, social media has emerged as the most powerful tool for increasing sales, growing brand awareness, and attracting new and larger clients. With the rapid growth of social media, nearly every company has its own social strategy, wit...
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CDI College Massage-a-Thon Raises More Than $13,000 for Second Chance Animal Rescue Society
June 4, 2018
EDMONTON, AB – June 5, 2018 – CDI College’s 6th annual Massage-a-Thon event was a bright, light-hearted, and above all else, successful day, raising more than $13,000 for the Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS). &ldquo...
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Your One-Stop Shop for All Things CDI College
May 1, 2018
CDI College Student Swag Store Now Live The new CDI College Store is now open. Your one-stop shop for everything CDI College, from sweatshirts and backpacks to coffee mugs, water bottles, and more, you’ll find everything here. The st...
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Five Reasons to Pursue a Healthcare Career
April 25, 2018
Choosing your new career path is the most important decision you’ll make, and the possibilities are endless. With Canada’s population aging and the boomer generation retiring, there will be an immediate need for trained healthcare p...
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CDI College Takes Aim at Cyber Bullying on Pink Shirt Day
March 5, 2018
VANCOUVER, BC – March 7, 2018 – Staff and students at CDI College campuses across Canada joined together to participate in Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 raising more than $4,000 for anti-bullying programs run by the CKNW...
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Receive a $1,500 ECE Scholarship!*
March 1, 2018
CDI College is currently offering a $1,500 scholarship * to qualified applicants who enroll in the Early Childhood Education – JEE.13 program in the province of Quebec with classes starting before March 31, 2018. Click here or call 1-888-654-4...
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Top 5 Tips for Returning to School as a Mature Student
February 26, 2018
Returning to school after a layoff or career change is an intimidating prospect – but there are ways to minimize the pressure before you step foot into class. With all the support CDI College offers for mature students, you’ll be ab...
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CDI College Holiday Food Drive Brings in More Than 5,000 Items
January 9, 2018
Across Canada, campuses pitch in to help Vancouver, BC - January 9, 2018 - Across Canada, from November 20 to December 15, CDI College campuses collected non-perishable items for local food banks, bringing in more than 5,100 items across our 25...
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CDI College Dental Assisting Program in Edmonton Now Accredited by CDAC
December 12, 2017
New accreditation will save graduates $1,200 in exam fees The Dental Assisting program at CDI College is now accredited by the Commission of Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) in both Calgary and Edmonton. “Accreditation is the ex...
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CDI College Dental Assisting Program in Edmonton Now Accredited by CDAC
December 12, 2017
New accreditation will save graduates $1,200 in fees The Dental Assisting program at CDI College is now accredited by the Commission of Dental Accreditation of Canada (CDAC) in both Calgary and Edmonton. “Accreditation is the expecte...
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Edmonton North Campus Collects More Than 500 Pairs of Shoes for Charity
December 7, 2017
CDI College Partners with MLA Nielsen and UFCW 401 to Help Ermineskin Women’s Shelter Students and staff at CDI College’s Edmonton North campus came together over the last month to donate 523 pairs of shoes to the Ermineskin Women&r...
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Logistics Professionals in High Demand
November 22, 2017
Logistics & Supply Chain Management diploma program now at CDI College Alberta In today’s economy, the entire process of unearthing raw materials to turn into a tangible object for sale takes many forms; however, every step along the...
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CDI College raises more than $5,200 for Heart and Stroke on World Heart Day
October 4, 2017
VANCOUVER, BC; October 4, 2017 – In preparation for World Heart Day on September 29th, CDI College campuses across the country spent the month of September raising money and awareness for cardiovascular health, eventually raising $5,220 for th...
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CDI College Opens New Campus in Red Deer!
September 20, 2017
New Red Deer campus now accepting applications. CDI College is proud to announce the opening of our eighth Alberta campus in Red Deer , providing central Albertans with a career training option closer to home. “We are thrilled to be...
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CDI College raises $12,600 for the Edmonton Firefighters’ Burn Treatment Society at 5th Annual Charity Massage-a-Thon
June 19, 2017
EDMONTON, AB - June 19, 2017 - The weather outside was grey and drizzly, but CDI College's 5th annual charity Massage-a-Thon was a bright and sunny event, raising more than $12,600 for the Edmonton Firefighters' Burn Treatment Society (EFBTS)....
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CDI College’s 5th annual charity Massage-a-Thon set for June 9, 2017
June 5, 2017
EDMONTON, AB - June 5, 2017 - Massage Therapy students at CDI College's Edmonton North campus are hosting the fifth annual Massage-a-thon on June 9, 2017, a fundraising event that has benefitted local charities throughout the city. Student...
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CDI College Calgary North Hosts The Alex Dental Health Team
May 9, 2017
Calgary, AB - May, 9, 2017 - On Sunday, May 7, 2017, CDI College Calgary North campus was honoured to host The Alex Dental Health Team in our dental clinic. While The Alex Dental Health Bus ran hygiene appointments outside, six Calgary dentists vi...
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Update Your Digital Marketing Skills with CDI College’s Business Administration Management Program
March 28, 2017
Explore digital marketing fundamentals, web design, and social media strategies. With an emphasis on business fundamentals and emerging digital technologies, CDI College’s Business Administration Management program is perfect for those who want...
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CDI COLLEGE RAISES OVER $4,000 FOR PINK SHIRT DAY 2017
March 2, 2017
Vancouver, BC – March 2, 2017 - CDI College campuses across the country participated in Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, February 22 and successfully raised over $4,000 in support of CKNW Orphans’ Fund and Foundation Jasmin Roy’s anti-...
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CDI College to Award $25,000 in Bursaries Across Canada
February 1, 2017
Students who enroll before Feb. 28, 2017 will qualify for a $1,000 bursary! For students that enroll at CDI College before February 28th, they could be awarded a $1,000 completion bursary*. $25,000 in total will be awarded, with one, $1,000 bursa...
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CDI College Offers Full Scholarships to a Couple of Syrian Refugees
December 22, 2016
QUEBEC, QC - December 22, 2016 - Janet Jiji, Nabih Sabeh and their two young children, Perla and Antonio, were among the first Syrian refugees who arrived in Quebec in December 2015. After a full year spent improving their French skills, Janet and N...
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CDI College Raises Over $4,200 for the Heart & Stroke Foundation
October 3, 2016
VANCOUVER, BC – October 3, 2016 – In honour of World Heart Day on September 29, CDI College spent the month of September raising money and awareness for cardiovascular health. Over $4,200 has been raised by our campuses nationwide. All proceeds will...
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You’re Invited to CDI College’s National Open House
August 18, 2016
Join us on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6-8pm to discover the path to your new career! CDI College is hosting open houses on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 6-8pm at each of our campuses across Canada. Whether you’re in British Columbia, Alberta,...
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CDI College Raises $10,000 for the Edmonton Food Bank at the 4th Annual Charity Massage-a-Thon
June 8, 2016
EDMONTON, AB – June 8, 2016 – Last week, CDI College’s Massage Therapy students raised $10,000 at the 4th Annual Charity Massage-a-Thon event in support of the Edmonton Food Bank, making this the largest sum of donations collected in the event’s...
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CDI College’s 4th Annual Charity Massage-a-Thon Kicks Off on June 3rd, 2016
May 9, 2016
CDI College ups the ante, hoping to raise $10,000 for the Edmonton Food Bank EDMONTON, AB – May 9, 2016 – CDI College is excited to announce its 4th Annual Charity Massage-a-Thon, which will take place next month on Friday, June 3rd, 2016 at the...
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CDI College Raises Over $6,100 at Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO on May 1st, 2016
May 3, 2016
VANCOUVER, BC – May 3, 2016 – This weekend, CDI College's campuses nationwide participated in the Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO, raising over $6,100 for the Kids Help Phone. On Sunday, May 1st, 2016, CDI College's campuses across Canada too...
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CDI College Joins Hike for Hospice Palliative Care 2016
April 21, 2016
Come out on May 1st from 1-4pm and help raise funds for this rewarding cause! EDMONTON, AB – April 21, 2016 – On Sunday, May 1, CDI College’s Edmonton campuses will be participating in the Hike for Hospice, a unique fundraising event that brings...
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Stop by Calgary North Campus's Alumni Workshop on April 21
April 13, 2016
Calgary, AB - April 13, 2016 - Need help kickstarting your career? Join us on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 1:30-4pm , CDI College’s Calgary North campus is hosting a free Alumni Workshop to help previous students and alumni regain focus and maximiz...
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CDI College Raises Over $3,400 for Pink Shirt Day Fundraiser
March 3, 2016
VANCOUVER, BC – March 3, 2016 – Last week, CDI College campuses across the country raised over $3,400 at the Pink Shirt Day fundraiser, in support of CKNW Orphan’s Fund and Fondation Jasmin Roy’s anti-bullying initiatives. CDI College has always...
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CDI College Launches Pink Shirt Day Fundraiser to Support an End to Bullying
February 22, 2016
Vancouver, BC – February 22, 2016 – In support of Pink Shirt Day on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, CDI College is encouraging all its staff, students, and everyone nationwide to wear pink to show support for anti-bullying programs across the count...
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You're Invited to Calgary North Campus's Alumni Workshop
February 15, 2016
Calgary, AB - February 15, 2016 - Need help getting back on track with your career this year? Join us on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from 2-4pm , CDI College’s Calgary North campus is hosting a free Alumni Workshop to help previous students and alumn...
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Amec Foster Wheeler Donates Over $150,000 in Computer Lab Equipment to CDI College’s Calgary City Centre Campus
January 25, 2016
Calgary, AB – January 25, 2016 – Students at CDI College’s Calgary City Centre campus will have a significant advantage in the job market after graduation, thanks to a generous donation of over $150,000 in classroom and computer lab equipment fro...
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CDI College Receives Generous Donation from geoLOGIC in Support of Future Oil and Gas Professionals
January 19, 2016
geoLOGIC donates geoSCOUT, the industry-preferred software for the oil and gas industry Edmonton, AB – January 19, 2016 – Graduates from CDI College’s Oil and Gas Administration program will gain an upper hand in the job market thanks to a genero...
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About Calgary City Centre

Things to do in Calgary City Centre

Calgary is a modern and growing metropolis that proudly maintains its traditional western heritage and way of life. Situated east of the Canadian Rockies in the foothills and prairie region of southern Alberta, the city is the largest Canadian municipality between Toronto and Vancouver. Nicknamed Cowtown by its residents, Calgary is a well-known destination for business, agriculture, tourism, and winter sports.
 

Sports and Outdoor Actvities


Calgarians love sports and the city is home to a number of professional sports teams. The Stanley Cup-winning Calgary Flames draw huge crowds to their National Hockey League games at the Pengrowth Saddledome, especially during heated Battle for Alberta games against long-time rivals, the Edmonton Oilers. The Saddledome is also home to the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League and the Calgary Roughnecks of the National Lacrosse League.

Football fanatics can head to McMahon Stadium to watch the Calgary Stampeders take on Canadian Football League teams like the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Edmonton Eskimos and the BC Lions. The Stampeders have won the CFL's Grey Cup six times.

As part of the 1988 Winter Olympic Games legacy, Calgary is home to several world-class winter sports facilities including Canada Olympic Park and the Olympic Oval. Canada Olympic Park continues to serve as a training facility for ski-jumping, luge, and bobsleigh. It is also a popular destination for local skiers and snowboarders who do not want to head to the mountains in Kananaskis Country or Banff. In the summer, Canada Olympic Park is open for mountain biking and often hosts competitions throughout the season.

The city has several urban parks that are connected by an extensive system of paths for walking, biking, and rollerblading. These include, Fish Creek Provincial Park, Nose Hill Park, Bowness Park, Edworthy Park, and Prince's Island Park.

The annual Calgary Stampede runs for 10 days in July. Known as the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth," the Stampede features the largest and most famous rodeo event in the world, drawing over 1 million people annually. During the Stampede, the already-friendly Cowtown turns into a giant party as Calgarians put on their western garb and host barbeques and pancake breakfasts all over the city. The Calgary Stampede Grounds in the southeast section of the city serves as the main centre of activity where spectators can catch bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling. and other rodeo events. The chuckwagon races thrill thousands of fans on a daily basis while the agricultural exhibition highlights Alberta's farming heritage. Crowds flock to the midway for rides, carnival games, and concerts by rock, pop,  and country acts from around North America.

 

 

Urban Life


Calgary is very family-friendly and offers a wide range of places to go and things to do in the city. Located on St. George's Island on the Bow River, the Calgary Zoo has over 1,000 animals and exhibits dedicated to Africa, Australia, South America, and Canada. The zoo also features botanical gardens and a prehistoric park.

Heritage Park Historical Village is a popular site that explores the city's heritage. Called a living history museum, Heritage Park recreates a Prairie town as it might have appeared in the early 1900s with staff dressed in traditional costumes.

The Calgary Tower has attracted visitors since 1968. Visitors can catch panoramic views of the city and get a bite to eat at the Sky 360 revolving restaurant.

With a mix of funky retail neighbourhoods and mid to large sized shopping centres, Calgary offers several opportunities for shoppers looking for anything from bargains to high-end goods. The city's largest mall is Chinook Centre with over 200 stores, great restaurants, and a multiplex movie theatre. SouthCentre, another popular mall, is a little further down Macleod Trail.

The Deerfoot Outlet Mall in the northeast offers an impressive assortment of brand name shops for those looking for anything from jewellery and clothing to appliances and home furnishings.

WestHills Towne Center and Signal Hill Centre are large outdoor shopping destinations in the Southwest. Both complexes have several well-known, big name retail shops as well as restaurants and entertainment establishments.

In the northern parts of the city, shoppers can head to the area's largest shopping centres, Market Mall in the northwest and Sunridge Mall in the northeast. Both malls have over 150 shops that will please shoppers of all ages.

The downtown area has several great shopping districts as well. Stephen Avenue is a pedestrian only mall lined with boutiques, cafes, pubs, and art houses. The +15 Skywalk connects several large department stores and high-end establishments. The Eau Claire Market Shopping Centre has several unique shops, galleries, and places to eat as well.

 

 

Places to Volunteer in Calgary City Centre
  • Fresh Start Addictions Centre
  • Aventa Treatment Foundation for Women
  • Children's Legal and Educational Resource Centre Society
  • Wings of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta
  • Canadian Cancer Society Alberta/NWT Division
  • The Canlearn Society of Persons With Learning Difficulties
  • Werklund Family Foundation
  • Southern Alberta Pediatric Hostel Society
  • Renfrew Educational Services Society
  • Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta - Calgary Chapter
  • Hull Child and Family Services
  • Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Calgary
  • Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse Society
  • Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre of Calgary
  • Prospect Human Services Society
  • Kara Community Advisory Association
  • Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association
  • Families Matter Society of Calgary
  • Calgary Immigrant Educational Society
  • Calgary Family Services Society
  • Bearspaw-Glendale Community Association
  • Distress Centre Calgary
  • Discover House Family Violence Prevention Society
  • The Bethany Care Foundation
  • The Calgary Between Friends Club - Fun and Fellowship for Disabled Youth
  • Calgary Progressive Lifestyles Foundation
  • Ability Society of Alberta Assistive Technology for Persons With Disabilities
  • Alexandra Community Health Centre
  • Calgary Health Trust
  • Carewest
  • Inn from the Cold Society
  • Calgary Homeless Foundation
  • Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre Society
  • Accessible Housing Society
  • Hospice Calgary Society
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