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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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How to ace your return to school this fall
September 9, 2019
You’re excited to become a student again and to start training for a new career. Then you realize your life is about to change dramatically. Heading back to school means getting used to a new daily routine, new people, and a new campus en...
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You’re invited to National Workshop Day on August 22
July 31, 2019
CDI College is hosting a special event in Alberta to help you take the next step towards a successful new career. National Workshop Day takes place on August 22, 6-8pm at our campuses in Calgary, Edmonton, and Red Deer . Take part in FREE work...
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7 unusual-but-smart places to squeeze in study time
June 13, 2019
As a student, few things are as precious as a good place to study, but finding one isn’t always easy. Stay at home, and noisy roommates or family members might disrupt you. Head out the door, and you might face a long journey to a crowded...
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Addictions and Community Services Worker Instructor Making a Difference in Calgary
April 2, 2019
Kathy DuGray, an instructor in the Addictions and Community Services Worker program at CDI College’s Calgary South campus, is known for her big heart and love for her students. “Once someone is Kathy’s student, she takes resp...
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CDI College raises $4,000 on Pink Shirt Day
March 1, 2019
VANCOUVER, BC – March 1, 2019 – Faculty, staff, and students at CDI College’s campuses across Canada joined together this past Wednesday, February 27th, to take a stand against bullying, raising $4,000 for the CKNW Kids Fund and Fondation Jasmin Roy...
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CDI Calgary South campus providing free naloxone kits and training on Fridays
January 29, 2019
Nearly 2,000 Albertans have died from accidental opioid overdoses since the beginning of 2016, sparking the province to declare a public health emergency. As part of the strategy to deal with the overdose crisis, the Ministry of Health has spea...
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CDI College Holiday Food Drive Brings in More Than 2,700 Items
January 7, 2019
Vancouver, BC; January 7, 2019 – CDI College students, instructors and staff collected non-perishable items for local food banks over the holidays, bringing in nearly 2,700 items across our 25 campuses. “We are thrilled with the kin...
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Holiday Stocking Stuffer Contest - Win A $100 Gift Card!
December 17, 2018
Help spread some holiday cheer with CDI College! Visit us on Instagram , Facebook , or Twitter and take part in our Stocking Stuffer Contest. To enter, comment on or retweet our December 17 contest post. In your comment or retweet, tag a f...
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Top 5 Reasons to Train for a Career in Business and Marketing
October 23, 2018
If you're thinking about returning to school for additional training, getting an education in business or marketing is a great way to help you find your future employment. The many business and marketing programs at CDI College will give yo...
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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 $3,20...
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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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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, and South America. 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
  • Ability Society of Alberta Assistive Technology for Persons With Disabilities
  • Accessible Housing Society
  • Alexandra Community Health Centre
  • Aventa Treatment Foundation for Women
  • Bearspaw-Glendale Community Association
  • Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Calgary
  • Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse Society
  • Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre Society
  • Calgary Health Trust
  • Calgary Homeless Foundation
  • Calgary Immigrant Educational Society
  • Calgary Progressive Lifestyles Foundation
  • Canadian Cancer Society Alberta/NWT Division
  • Carewest
  • Carya
  • Children's Legal and Educational Resource Centre Society
  • Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre of Calgary
  • Discover House Family Violence Prevention Society
  • Distress Centre Calgary
  • Families Matter Society of Calgary
  • Fresh Start Addictions Centre
  • Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association
  • Hospice Calgary Society
  • Hull Child and Family Services
  • Inn from the Cold Society
  • Kara Community Advisory Association
  • Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta
  • Prospect Human Services Society
  • Renfrew Educational Services Society
  • Southern Alberta Pediatric Hostel Society
  • The Bethany Care Foundation
  • The Calgary Between Friends Club - Fun and Fellowship for Disabled Youth
  • The Canlearn Society of Persons With Learning Difficulties
  • Werklund Family Foundation
  • Wings of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation
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