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.

Warm Up to Winter

Northwestival returns this year! Join us for University District’s 4th annual outdoor festival. Northwestival promises to be packed full of family friendly holiday surprises and all things that make the Northwest worth celebrating.

Full event details coming soon!


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Winter Warm Up

Mark your calendars, pack your mittens and bring the whole family; gather with us this December for an enchanted afternoon of winter fun. With returning favourites and new surprises!

An Enchanted Afternoon

Beside getting outside and embracing the season here are the Top Reasons to attend:

  • Live music
  • Winter workshops
  • Roaming performers & entertainment
  • Toasty fire pits
  • Hot drink station
  • Frosty Memories photo booth

and more!

Northwestival is a combination of free and token based activities. Tokens can be purchased at the token booth.


Admission to Northwestival is by donation and will support I Can for Kids. This local charity helps feed children and youth impacted by hunger all year long.

Getting to Northwestival

Location: Northwest Commons Park

Free Parking: Located directly across from the University District Discovery Centre, 4410 university Ave. NW


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.