Britannia is abounded by the Elbow River and Elbow Drive. Although the area was annexed to the City of Calgary in 1910; however, no significant development occurred until the late 1950s. The British theme is evident in the name of the community as well as the street names which include Coronation Drive, Edinburgh Boulevard and Elizabeth Road. Homes located in this community can admire views of the City, the Elbow River Valley, and the Rocky Mountains. Britannia is in close proximity to River Park, Stanley Park and the pathway system. Britannia is approximately four Kilometres south of downtown, and Elbow Drive provides direct access to the downtown core.
This exclusive area, along with its stately homes with large lots, provide an abundance of activities for all age groups, and residents take pride in their community, which shows in the bountiful foliage evident throughout.