Millican-Ogden is one of the oldest communities in Calgary. Its name originated from two individuals:
- W.J. Millican, a lawyer and land developer, who's plan was to develop the new area (although he was not the one who actually developed it), and;
- I.G. Ogden, the former Vice-President of the Canadian Pacific Railway
With the construction of the Ogden Shops in 1912 – 1913, the area gained the distinction of being the only CPR repair shop between Winnipeg and Vancouver.
Millican-Ogden is located in the SE, and, due to its long history, is home to several vintage homes including the historic Ogden Hotel now known as the Victory Centre. The area also contains public and separate schools, numerous restaurants and strip malls. In addition, there is plenty of open space in the area, particularly in the Bow River Valley.