A Modern Campus In The Heart Of Calgary’s Northeast

Bay River College provides detailed and efficient programs with the information, and practice you need to become a skilled professional.

  • Our Campus
  • Why Bay River College
  • President Message
  • FAQs
  • Careers
  • News & Events

A Modern Campus In The Heart Of Calgary’s Northeast

Professional training requires professional facilities. Our campus is equipped to provide you with the services and tools you’ll need to succeed. With a mix of domestic and international students from all around the world, you’ll feel right at home within our global Bay River College community. Our campus community also offers you with a number of opportunities for you to become involved with local communities as well.

Our campus has everything you need to succeed in your education, including:

  • Personalized, interactive instruction that gives you a solid database of skills and the knowledge that will help you succeed in your new career
  • The latest in industry-leading software, so you’ll graduate with the most relevant, up-to-date training
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the entire campus
  • Key fieldwork placements that give you marketable job experience
  • Career services that will help you get the job you’ve always wanted, with interview technique workshops, networking tips, leads on employment
  • And so much more!

The Bay River Difference

Canada is in dire need of skilled workers, but many candidates are turned away because they lack crucial North American experience. Bay River College gives students, both international and domestic, an advantage over the competition by providing them with both a Canadian diploma and valuable work experience through our diverse programs, field placements, co-ops and access to vital networking opportunities across numerous fields and industries. At Bay River College, we want to create the best possible learning environment for our students. Our programs are designed to give you the on-the-job experience that employers are looking for through practicum training as well as interactive classroom learning where we also provide our students with state-of-the-art technology also used in the “real world” workplace. We will work with you to make sure that your education at Bay River College fits your life, and help you to achieve your career goals!

Learn From The Best

Our campus is located in the heart of northeast Calgary. We’re close to the booming Sunridge mall, and all the restaurants, shops and and entertainment ammenities that surround it. We’re also located close to several bus lines, including the 33, 38, and 57, all of which connect to the Blue Line of Calgary’s LRT, the C-Train. We have a limited number of parking spaces on campus. If our parking lot is filled, students can make use of the free Park and Ride facility by the Whitehorn LRT station.

Territory Acknowledgement

Bay River College would like to acknowledge our Calgary campus is located on Treaty 7 land, and the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuu T’ina, the Iyarhe Nakoda Nations, and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.

Why Bay River College?

Bay River College would like to acknowledge our Calgary campus is located on Treaty 7 land, and the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuu T’ina, the Iyarhe Nakoda Nations, and the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.

Student Lounge

Between classes you can relax with friends in our Student Lounge – a comfortable, friendly place for a quick chat, a bite to eat or something to drink. Our lounge is equipped with a water fountain and a microwave, coffee machine and Vending machine. Bring some traditional food from your country and share it with your friend.

Computer Rooms

Our Computer Rooms are the perfect place to surf the Internet and check e-mail for free, work on class assignments or just play computer games with your friends.

Career Services

The Career Services Department at Bay River College aims to bridge the gap between the classroom and the employment world (market and workplace). Students are taught to understand how to navigate the employment market by utilizing effective tools, skills and ideas in order to gain employment in their field of study

Orientation And Counselling

Bay River College Student Services hosts a monthly student orientation for all new students, both domestic and international, where we walk through a day in the life of a Bay River College. It’s a time for all new students to learn more about their college, program, meet other new students and ask any questions they may have about Bay River. Not only do we offer high-quality professional education for our students, we also provide strong support in a foreign country through our counselling and activities programs. Bay River College Student Services staff can provide you with information and advice on many subjects including city maps and attractions, banking, shopping, travel, outdoor activities, volunteer job opportunities and many other issues.

Emergency Medical Insurance Plan

All international students must have medical insurance in order to be enrolled at Bay River College. Students are welcome to bring find their own coverage, so long as they provide a copy to college administration to keep in their student file. International students whose duration of studies is 12 months or more are entitled to the Alberta Health Insurance. It is very important that the student subscribes to the Alberta Health insurance plan as soon as they arrive in Canada. International students whose duration of studies is less than 12 months are not entitled to Alberta Health coverage. Such students are advised to buy private health insurance prior to arrival in Canada. Students without some form of health insurance will be expected to cover their own visits to hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities in Canada

President Message

Director's Message

Mr. Arshad Mahmood

At Bay River College, we are focused on delivering excellence in learning and outstanding student experiences, equipping our students with the employable and entrepreneurial skills to succeed as global citizens. Preparing our students for the workplace and life is our top priority. We ensure our students go beyond their individual competences and graduate from Bay River well prepared for life. With our innovative and highly-regarded curriculum, small class sizes, one on one instruction, and a supportive and dynamic learning environment, our students are incredibly successful, with high rates of both graduation and employment. We, at Bay River College, are continually striving to improve. Our outstanding and professional faculty members contribute the high levels of excellence that make our campus the vibrant learning environment our students have come to expect. Moreover, our commitment to quality education programs ensures Bay River College is the “college of choice” for many students across Canada and around the world. Nothing makes us prouder than when our students graduate from our institution empowered to make a positive impact within their communities, transforming their lives and inspiring futures.

Mr. Arshad Mahmood
Bay River College

Frequently Asked Questions

What programs are available in Bay River College

We offer a wide variety of programs at Bay River College, designed to fill needed skilled positions within today’s job market. We offer the following diploma programs:

  • Applied Environment Technology
  • Community Support Worker
  • Cyber Security and Cloud Computing
  • Education Assistant
  • Hospitality Business Management
  • Information Technology and Network Administrator


Where is the campus located?

Bay River College is located at 3516, 26 Street NE. Calgary Alberta, in the Horizon Business Park. We are found just north of the Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel, and near Sunridge Mall and the Peter Lougheed hospital.

Is parking available for students

There are a limited number of parking stalls available for students on the campus grounds. Parking is given free on a first-come-first-served basis. There are also street level parking spaces and overflow parking available at the Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel and the Ramada Plaza and Conference Centre, located across the street from our campus.

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What Our Students Say?

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