Mission Community Overview

The Mission district is an inner city neighborhood of Calgary, Alberta, Canada that originated as Notre Dame de la Paix, a Catholic mission, and was for a time the incorporated Village of Rouleauville. Mission contains the very popular 4th Street with many trendy restaurants and shops, and it hosts the Lilac Festival in May.

After a temporary location 40 km (25 miles) away (started in 1872), Father Constantine Scollen, on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church founded the permanent location in 1875. It was the only Catholic mission west of Saint Boniface, Manitoba. In 1883 Oblate missionary Father Albert Lacombe, returning after a ten year absence,obtained two quarter sections of land for a "Mission district", to ensure a strong French speaking Catholic community.Father Scollen who had lived in the area since 1862 and who had witnessed Treaty Six with the Cree Nation and Treaty Seven with the Blackfeet Nation left for Edmonton and then U.S.A.

After obtaining the rest of the land that's now Mission, the area was incorporated as the Village of Rouleauville named after Charles Rouleau. The village was founded in what was then the Northwest Territories. Despite Lacombe's desire to preserve the French language and culture, Rouleauville progressively lost its French character, becoming overwhelmingly English. In 1907 the village was annexed by Calgary. In the process all the French names of streets were replaced by Calgary's street numbering system.

In the latter part of his life, Lacombe helped found a number of Catholic schools throughout the West, including St. Mary's School in 1885, initially using a two-storey log cabin convent in Mission district (Rouleauville). It is now the oldest school still operating in Calgary (though in a newer building). Talisman Centre is also located in this neighborhood.

In 1889 St. Mary's Church was founded, and in 1912 it became St. Mary's Cathedral when it became the seat of the newly formed Diocese of Calgary.

Schools include St. Monica, Our Lady of Lourdes, Western Canada High School, and Maria Montessori School.

Community overview from Wikipedia.

mission Closest Bus Routes

Route #Name
2 Mt. Pleasant / Killarney 17 Ave.
3 Sandstone/Elbow Drive
6 Killarney 26 Ave.
7 Marda Loop
10 City Hall - Southcentre
13 Mount Royal
17 Renfrew/Ramsay
90 Bridgeland-Sunalta
449 Eau Claire - Parkhill
698 17th Ave/Western Canada/St. Mary's
771 Western Canada/Chinook Stn.

Mission Closest LRTs

Erlton / Stampede Station 0.58 km
Erlton / Stampede CTrain Staion 0.59 km
Victoria Park / Stampede CTrain Station 0.62 km
3 Street SW CTrain Station 0.81 km
4 Street SW CTrain Station 0.82 km
6 Street SW CTrain Station 0.83 km
1 Street SW CTrain Station 0.86 km
7 Street SW CTrain Station 0.88 km
Centre Street CTrain Station 0.9 km

Mission Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Apartments     71$840$3129$1195
Condos     36$1075$2995$1671
Houses     3$2200$2750$2516
Main Floors     2$850$850$850
Parking Spots     1$250$250$250
Shared     2$700$816$758
Townhouses     2$2200$2700$2450
Total Rentals     117$250$3129$1375

Mission Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Western Canada High School
641 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.48 km
Saint Mary's Senior High School
111 18 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.56 km
Calgary Aquabelles Synchronized Swimming Club
2225 MacLeod Trail SE, Calgary
0.88 km
Art of Tarot The
924 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.89 km
OHC Calgary
1212 1st Street SE, Unit 116, Calgary
1.00 km
Alberta Ballet
West Annex, 2, 906 12 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.14 km
Kickaxe Guitars
1409 11 Street Southwest, Calgary
1.36 km
Company of Rogues Actors' Studio
1232 17 Avenue SW, 2nd FLR, Calgary
1.42 km
Calgary Arts Academy
2036 20 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
2.58 km
Crescent Heights High School
1019 1 Street Northwest, Calgary
2.98 km
Kumon Math & Reading Centre
2136 33 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
3.04 km
Windsor Park School
5505 4A Street Southwest, Calgary
3.35 km
Delta West Academy
414 11A Street Northeast, Calgary
3.41 km
Lycée Louis Pasteur, International French School
4099 Garrison Boulevard Southwest, Calgary
3.57 km
Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
225 58 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
3.89 km
Alberta Distance Learning Centre
341 58 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
3.89 km
Free House Dance Plus
2020 12 Avenue Northwest, Calgary
4.12 km
Bishop Carroll High School
4624 Richard Road Southwest, Calgary
4.22 km
Columbia College
802 Manning Road Northeast, Calgary
4.46 km
Arthur Murray Dance Studio
231 Forge Road Southeast, Calgary
4.68 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Mission Closest Libraries

Name/Address Distance
Catholic Pastoral Centre Library
120 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.57 km
Memorial Park Library
1221 2 Street Southwest, Calgary
0.70 km
Alberta Law Libraries
1.40 km
Central Library
616 Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary
1.60 km
Calgary Central Library
8 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
1.60 km
New Central Library - opening Nov. 1, 2018
800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary
1.62 km
Evergreen Regional Office
900 6 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.63 km
Calgary Public Library John Dutton Theatre
616 Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary
1.65 km
Calgary Public Library
802 3 Street Southeast, Calgary
1.69 km
Giuffre Family Library
3223 14 Street Southwest, Calgary
1.96 km
Little Free Library - Sunalta Community Wildflower Garden
1211 16 Street Southwest, Calgary
2.05 km
Alliance Française Calgary
1721 29 Avenue Southwest #350, Calgary
2.22 km
Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street Northwest, Calgary
2.76 km
Reg Erhardt Library at SAIT
MC111, Stan Grad Centre, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, 1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary
3.51 km
Louise Riley Library
1904 14 Avenue Northwest, Calgary
4.08 km
Centre de Ressources Francothèque
4800 Richard Road Southwest #100, Calgary
4.49 km
Nicholls Family Library
1413 33 Street Southwest, Calgary
4.57 km
Westbrook Library
1P4, 1413 33 Street Southwest, Calgary
4.57 km
Riddell Library and Learning Centre
74 Mount Royal Circle Southwest, Calgary
4.69 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Mission Distance to Local Landmarks

Alberta Children's Hospital 6.33 km
Alberta College of Arts and Design (ACAD) 3.66 km
Ambrose University College 8.20 km
Bow Valley College 1.75 km
Calgary Airport 11.53 km
Calgary Zoo 2.96 km
Chinook Centre Mall 4.18 km
City Hall 1.48 km
Cross Iron Mills 28.27 km
Deerfoot Mall 8.45 km
Devry Institute of Tech 5.48 km
Downtown Calgary 1.79 km
Foothills Hospital 5.40 km
Market Mall 8.05 km
Mount Royal University 4.86 km
Peter Lougheed Hospital 7.80 km
Rocky Mountain College 7.45 km
Rockyview Hospital 5.24 km
SAIT 3.49 km
South Health Campus 19.01 km
Southcentre Mall 9.25 km
Sunridge Mall 7.38 km
University of Calgary 6.35 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Neighboring Communities

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