Frequently Asked Questions
Before You Visit
What am I going to see at YouthLink?
The 26,000 sq. ft. facility boasts 55 interactive stations, displays featuring the history of the Calgary Police Service, photo "ops", and even a maggot mass. Ewwwwww! Dress up like a Forensic investigator and go on a fun Scavenger Hunt, or "fly" in the HAWC's helicopter simulator. There is so much to see and do!
What kinds of issues are explored at YouthLink?
The issues covered include bullying, drugs, gangs, healthy relationships and online safety. Some of our exhibits have some strong content. Please check with the front desk if this is a concern.
Why is the interpretive centre only open to the public Fridays and Saturdays?
We are very busy during the week with providing educational programs to school groups! However, we'll be watching public interest and demand closely, and may adjust our hours in response to interest levels.
Do I have to pay for parking?
Parking is free.
How do I get there using public transit?
Access via Calgary Transit is available via Bus #95 from the Westwinds/McKnight C-train station. To plan your trip, visit Calgary Transit.
Is there a bank machine?
We do not have a bank machine. We do take debit or VISA and MasterCard at the Welcome Desk.
Are strollers are permitted in YouthLink?
Visitors must take care when using strollers to avoid any damage to other persons and/or objects in the interpretive centre. Over-sized strollers may be restricted on very busy days.
Is there a cafeteria?
YouthLink does not have a cafeteria. There is a lovely sitting area outside in front of the pond for nice days and visitors are welcome to make use of the cafeteria in the Calgary Police Service main building beside us on Fridays. It is not open on Saturdays, however, there are some vending machines available.
Can I take pictures?
Photography and filming for private purposes are allowed in YouthLink, with the exception of areas signed as "Photography/Filming Not Allowed." If you take pictures and post on social media, our hashtag is #YouthLinkYYC or #YouthLinkCGY.
Is YouthLink accessible?
YouthLink is wheelchair accessible. Visitors may request a large print guide at the admission desk. All audio displays have subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Do you have a gift shop?
Our gift shop will be under construction in 2016. Currently, we offer a small selection of items for sale in our front lobby. All proceeds go towards YouthLink.
Programs and Events
How do I book a school program?
Click Here to learn more about our Grade 6 school programs (Mondays to Thursdays) and to register.
What if I'm not a Grade 6 Teacher?
We also offer self-guided and a limited number of guided visits to YouthLink for other grades on Fridays. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about booking a visit.
Do you rent out space for private events?
Our rental plan is in the works.
Can I book an interpretive centre program for a Scouts or Guides group?
Please visit our Groups & Parties page for more information about booking a program during our public hours.
How can I contribute to YouthLink?
As a not-for-profit organization we warmly welcome donations! Give Today.
How do I volunteer at YouthLink?
YouthLink hosts a volunteer open house 1-2 times per year. All volunteers must go through the Calgary Police Service volunteer screening process. For more information please visit our About YouthLink page.
Can I buy an annual membership?
Currently admission is FREE! No memberships are required.
How do I donate an artifact to YouthLink?
lease contact us for more information on our artifact donation process. Click here.