The riding is home to three major universities: the University of Calgary, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), and Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD).
The Calgary Zoo can be found in Calgary Confederation and is the most visited zoo in Canada. Exhibits feature animals from around the world, including a prehistoric park, with animatronic dinosaurs.
Every year, more than 3,000 white crosses are displayed from November 1st to November 11th in a park that has been designated for this purpose along Memorial Drive. Each of these crosses is engraved with the name and service information of a southern Albertan who died in action.