Our Discovery Centre continues to follow all health and safety guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community. We remain committed to contributing to the health and safety of the wider community in which we operate.

Update: Northwestival Cancellation

In response to new restrictions set forth by the government to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we made the decision to cancel this year’s Northwestival event. The health and well-being of our community is our greatest priority.

In an effort to maintain the ‘spirit’ of our festival, our Snowman Avenue display will be assembled
at our Discovery Centre so that residents, nearby healthcare staff and visitors to University District
can enjoy some holiday cheer.

Peanut butter donation details below.


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Help us give back

Part of the Northwestival experience is our partnership with the local charitable organization I Can For Kids. The organization was started in 2015 by, Sutton Garner, now 16, who after learning about the devastating impact of summer childhood hunger, was moved to create an opportunity to provide children and youth in Calgary with healthy food during the summer months. An inspiring demonstration of leadership, this young lady took the initiative to fill a critical gap in services here in our community.

With the unfortunate cancellation of Northwestival this year, we wanted to find a way to still show our support for this incredible initiative. In the past, admission to Northwestival was a jar of peanut butter in support of I Can For Kids. This year we are encouraging those who can support to donate on the charitable organization’s digital platforms and indicate the donation is for peanut butter.

Together even without Northwestival we can warm up to winter and help make a positive impact to the local community!

Important Information

Experience U/D for yourself

University District Discovery Centre (just north of the Alberta Children’s Hospital)
4410 University Ave NW, Calgary, AB

Rest assured procedures are in place to ensure the safety of our staff, visitors and builder partners. Should you prefer to visit by appointment these can continue to be booked by contacting us directly.

Tuesday to Friday: 1 to 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12 to 5 pm
Closed Monday

Hours subject to change.

Questions or comments?

Contact our Customer Experience Ambassadors at:
discoverycentre@ucpg.ca or 403.288.0280


Face coverings are recommended for ages 2+ and are required inside the University District Discovery Centre building, in accordance with the City of Calgary Bylaw 26M2020. Be sure to bring yours when you visit, and put them on and remove them safely.