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YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre

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Address: 5111 47 St NE, Calgary, Alberta T3J 3R2, Canada
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+1 403-428-4566
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Fri - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

We invite you to explore this innovative learning Centre A leader in youth...

We invite you to explore this innovative learning Centre A leader in youth education and crime prevention. Youth and families learn about the most pressing issues of their time, and become empowered to make the right decisions and avoid crime and victimization. We also invite you to explore Calgary's proud policing tradition of service and innovation. YouthLink features Alberta's largest collection of policing artifacts ever placed on public display. Our goal is to educate the public in an engaging way and to provide an environment that fosters curiosity and understanding of the important role of Calgary Police and its impact on current and historic events.

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Spent 3 hours here with my kids and we didn't even do all the displays. Loads of fun, hands on activities. I cannot recommend this enough. Clean, well maintained, stuff for for... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Cochrane, Canada
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Cochrane, Canada
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Spent 3 hours here with my kids and we didn't even do all the displays. Loads of fun, hands on activities. I cannot recommend this enough. Clean, well maintained, stuff for for all ages to do. Plus, it is FREE.

Thank HappyGeek75
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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Those were the words from our Grandson & we agree. We spent an enjoyable Saturday afternoon learning and engaging with all the displays. Worth a visit!!

Thank SummerLovers
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Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Very informative for kids and adults, with an awesome display of what policing is all about. Also portrays a mini exposure of things that happen behind the scenes with individual departments.

Thank life is c
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were delighted with our visit to this very new museum in Calgary's Northeast. It's not the easiest location to find, though the search is worth it. The exhibits are all new and individual squads on the force had a major hand in designing them, providing real character in the presentation. Staff on hand are friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful.... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

Wow if you want somewhere to go to keep the kids and yourself amused for a few hours then try the PIC. They have everything here that you can think of and more to do with policing and what is more you can interact with a lot of the exhibits. I particularly liked the forensics exhibit where you could do... More 

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Reviewed 29 May 2016

Very interesting museum, geared towards kids, but interesting to adults. Entrance and parking are both free. Weill worth visiting, very glad we went

1 Thank AME283
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

We recently checked out the YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre for the first time. It was terrific! Very well done and informative! I took my 13 and 9 year old boys. They loved it! Both want to become police officers now. :) Thank you, CPS, for all you do for us!

1 Thank Tamara C
Janise B, Public Relations Manager at YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre, responded to this review

Hi Tamara. Thank you for visiting us and for your great review of our facility. We are so glad that you and your kids enjoyed learning all about the history and a "day on the life" of our Calgary Police Service members. How awesome that your boys want to become police officers now! I bet your boys would love our... More 

Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

YouthLink Calgary closed its doors downtown Calgary circa June 21, 2013 , due to flooding in the building at 316 - 7 Ave SE, which impacted operations. A new facticity, presently undergoing construction, will open to the public around January 2014 in the Calgary Police Service Westwinds Campus, 5111 - 47 Street NE, Calgary Alberta T3J 3R2 YouthLink Calgary consists... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

For a great place to spend an afternoon on a cold or wet day in Calgary, try the Police Interpretive Centre. For children from 7-14, approximately, it provides hands-on and interactive displays. There is a detective exhibit where children can search for clues and evidence, a patrol car cut open so youth can sit inside, a Harley motorcycle they can... More 

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