Text elementA family community
in the city of Calgary
Minutes to downtown
steps from the river
Welcome to Elboya Heights - Britannia!
Welcome to the Elboya Heights - Britannia community website. We are an active and diverse community in the city of Calgary that takes pride in the engagement of our community members. Find out more about our community and what is going on, get in touch, or sign up for your community membership right from this site.Are you interested in volunteering? We would love to hear from you! Volunteers are the lifeblood of the community and are key players in making this a great place to love for everyone. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to pitch in.
Update on the Guidebook for Better Communities
At the May 5, 2021 meeting, the Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Design (PUD) changed the Guidebook for Great Communities from a legally binding statutory planning document to a non-statutory summary of best practices Guide for Local Area Planning.
This change will impact "how" the changes to the Planning and Development process will be implemented but does not change the negative impact of future redevelopment in Elboya /Britannia.
Please go to the Development : Proposed New Development Rules: Impact on Elboya / Britannia webpage for more details. https://www.elboyabritannia.com/proposed-new-development-rules-r3/
Our History - Elboya Heights
The community was annexed to the City of Calgary during the economic boom of 1910s, however, Elboya did not undergo substantial development until about 1947. Elboya was orginally farm land located south of Calgary and the Elbow River and the original farm house for the land stood in Elboya at the corner of Britannia Drive and Crescent Blvd until approx. 2005. The Community Association for Elboya Heights was founded in 1960 about 5 years after the community build out was completed.
Today the community is a vibrant and active one with something to offer everyone. Close to downtown and with easy access to major commuter corridors, Elboya offers access to a large number of local amenities, and at the same time is known for it's green space and easy access to the Elbow River and Stanley Park.
Britannia, developed in the 1950’s, was the first community comprehensively planned by the City of Calgary’s Planning Department after the Second World War. It was designed as Calgary’s first complete “neighbourhood unit” comprised of all of the elements thought at the time to promote orderly growth: a central park and public building (now the B´nai Tikvah Temple), streets in the middle of the community protected from cut-through traffic, roads which follow the contours of the natural landscape, a shopping plaza, a mix of nearly 300 multi-family and single family dwellings and ten percent of land designated for park use. While master planned communities are now common in the City of Calgary, at the time, Britannia was revolutionary and symbolized the confidence, sophistication and affluence which followed the 1947 Leduc oil discovery. Britannia maintains some of the best examples of architecturally designed Mid-century Modern-style homes in the City of Calgary and its streetscapes continue to differentiate it within the city.
The community association exists today to promote and foster better relations among the residents of Elboya - Britannia and of the community at large. We facilitate the recreational, cultural and social activities of the communities of Elboya and Britannia, and provide a centre for the various activities of the community. For more than 25 years, Elboya has provided a skating rink in Stanley Park which is open to the public through the winter months.There are also a number of community committees and groups that interested community members are active in. If you are interested in participating in the community association as a board member, please email email@example.com and let us know!
Our Board Executive
Use this website to find out more about our volunteer committees, who do so much great work in the community, learn more about the rental of our Community Hall located in Stanley Park, sign-up for your community membership, as well as join our mailing list so that we can send the latest news and events directly to your inbox. And don't forget to join us on Facebook and twitter, to keep up to date with the latest events and community happenings.