The Bow Valley College South Campus is home to a unique post-secondary collaboration called the Campus Alberta South partnership, located in the heart of downtown Calgary. The partnership is comprised of Athabasca University, Olds College, and the University of Lethbridge, who all have their Calgary operations headquartered in the College's South Campus.
Together with government, a network of partners, and the community, Bow Valley College has become a centrepiece of collaboration, helping to provide more education solutions to Alberta's students. The partnership is a dynamic learning community which allows for collaboration to enhance learner pathways, enrich the learner experience, and share space and resources. This will also help to facilitate learner access and mobility by utilizing a variety of delivery modalities, locations, and collaborative programming initiatives and articulation.
Together, all four institutions are fostering a fully integrated learning experience where key services and resources are shared. Perhaps most importantly, learning pathways between institutions are both enhanced and seamless- bringing more post-secondary options within reach of more Albertans.
The $160 million South Campus project was made possible with funding from the Government of Alberta, the City of Calgary, Bow Valley College, and its post-secondary partners. The new South Campus is located in downtown Calgary at the gateway to the exciting East Village.
The College's South Campus is LEED silver certified and addresses the needs and expectations of today's multi-generational student population, providing an additional 50 classrooms to study, a fourth-floor patio and roof-top gardens, student services, and a convenient location on the CTrain line.
Information about the programs and services offered by Campus Alberta South partner institutions is available at:
University of Lethbridge
Bow Valley College South Campus building features:
- LEED Silver sustainable project: Water efficiency, Energy optimization, day lighting (water-conserving plumbing fixtures, heating from ENMAX district energy plant, direct digital control on room comfort, occupancy sensors, high efficiency electrical motors, low voltage lighting control)
- State of the art information technology in teaching/learning environment
- Approximately 25,905 gross sm. (278,848 sq. ft.) of functional space
- 7 stories with underground parking (210 stalls including 12 carpooling stalls)
- Bicycle parking (120 indoor spots and 48 outdoor spots)
- Hard and soft landscaping including street furniture and trees
- 4th Floor garden terrace with populated by drought tolerant prairie perennials and shrubs, benches and picnic tables, offers a place of repose in the midst of the bustling City
- Located on the north-side City Hall LRT platform
- The Market: a 208 seat cafeteria
- Two-storey atrium
- +15/30 connecting to North Campus
- Health Services
- Aboriginal Centre
- Multi-faith Room
- Book Store
- Splash print and copy centre
- Tim Horton's
- Over 50 new Classrooms providing over 2,200 student seats