MOCA History

Millican-Ogden is one of the oldest communities in Calgary. It is named after the Millican family, homesteaders who settled in the area in the early 1900s, 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.