July and August
Tuesdays to Saturdays | 10am -4pm
September to June
Fridays and Saturdays | 10am-4pm
Closed All Statutory Holidays
Saturday, August 10, 2019 (private event)
Our building is attached to the East side of Calgary Police Headquarters. Look for the white, square-shaped building with the YouthLink logo.
– From McKnight, turn onto 47th St. NE.
– Turn left into Police Headquarters.
– Turn right at the stop sign
– Free parking is available during open hours in Entrance 3 Parking Lot. The gate is open during public hours and for private functions. Handicapped parking is available.
– Overflow parking is found in the Police Headquarters parking lot (Lots 5 and 11). Please do not park on the road outside the gate.
Access via Calgary Transit is available via Bus #43 from the Westwinds/McKnight C-Train Station. To plan your trip, visit Calgary Transit.
Why should I visit YouthLink?
Because it’s awesome. If you’re into learning about policing and the inner workings of a major city’s police service, our 26,000 sq. ft. facility is filled with high-tech interactive exhibits (and even a super-gross maggot mass!). If you crave exciting programs, YouthLink has innovative programs for groups and individuals, as well as camps and Birthday parties. If you want to learn about crime prevention, our Safe For Life rooms are loaded with knowledge straight from the CPS units to inform your family on the risks and strategies to deal with Online Safety, Gangs, Drugs and Healthy Relationships. There really is something for everyone, so please visit!
Is YouthLink appropriate for all ages?
YouthLink welcomes children, families and adults of all ages, however, some of our exhibits have content that deals with mature situations, violent crimes or even depictions of blood. Please check with the front desk if this is a concern and we will help you stick to the areas that are appropriate for your group.
Why is the interpretive centre only open to the public Fridays and Saturdays?
During the school year, we host Calgary-area students every Monday-Thursday for our grade 6 field trip programs. Our goal is to engage students at a critical age when they can be informed on the major crime and victimization issues they will be facing in their teenage years. Last year, we had over 12,000 people through our centre for these programs. Because all of our resources go into these programs during the weekdays, we can only offer public hours on Fridays and Saturdays during the school year. We are open Tuesday-Saturday during the summer with even more fun activities!
Do I have to pay for parking?
Parking is free in the lot just North of our building.
How do I get there using public transit?
Access via Calgary Transit is available via Bus #43 from the Westwinds/McKnight C-train station. To plan your trip, visit [Calgary Transit](http://www.calgarytransit.com/).
Is there a bank machine?
We do not have a bank machine, but we do accept debit, VISA and MasterCard.
Are strollers are permitted in YouthLink?
Yes. 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 right next door. Please note that the CPS cafeteria is not open on Saturdays.
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 want to share your, please find us on social media @YouthLinkYYC (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
Is YouthLink accessible?
YouthLink is wheelchair accessible. Visitors may request a large print guide at the admission desk. Service dogs are welcome in YouthLink (in fact, CPS trauma dog Hawk comes to visit regularly!), but non-service animals are not permitted in the building.
Do you have a gift shop?
Yes, we have a gift shop that specializes in CPS-branded apparel as well as other police-themed clothing, toys and other items.
Group Museum Visits
Looking to bring a group to the Police Museum?
Make sure you request a visit first.