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 Mount Pleasant/Killarney/17 Av SW
3 Sandstone/Elbow Dr SW
6 Killarney/26 Av SW
7 Marda Loop
10 City Hall/Southcentre
13 Altadore
17 Renfrew/Ramsay
90 Bridgeland/University of Calgary
449 Eau Claire/Parkhill
698 17th Ave/Western Canada/St. Mary's
770 Western Canada/Riverbend/Lynnview
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     88$800$2144$1128
Basements     1$995$995$995
Condos     49$1050$15000$1878
Lofts     1$800$800$800
Main Floors     1$1200$1200$1200
Shared     4$600$1000$762
Total Rentals     144$600$15000$1370

Mission Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
Swing Doctor Golf
255 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.36 km
Western Canada High School | Calgary Board of Education
641 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.48 km
Saint Mary's High School
111 18 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.56 km
Repsol Sport Centre
2225 Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary
0.57 km
Alberta Ballet School
2-906 12 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.09 km
Connaught School | Calgary Board of Education
1121 12 Ave SW, Calgary
1.36 km
Calgary College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
4014 Macleod Trail Southeast #107, Calgary
2.01 km
Calgary Arts Academy
2036 20 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
2.58 km
Crescent Heights High School | Calgary Board of Education
1019 1 Street Northwest, Calgary
2.98 km
Windsor Park School
5505 4A Street Southwest, Calgary
3.36 km
Delta West Academy
414 11A Street Northeast, Calgary
3.41 km
Lycée Louis Pasteur
4099 Garrison Boulevard Southwest, Calgary
3.57 km
Calgary Iyengar Yoga
200-222 16 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
3.69 km
Dancing Til Dawn
121 17 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
3.70 km
Stew Hendry / Henry Viney Arena
814 13 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
3.83 km
Sunshine Yoga Academy
5917 1A Street Southwest, Calgary
3.83 km
AQ Outdoors - Aquabatics Calgary
5063 11 Street Southeast, Calgary
3.83 km
Bishop Carroll High School
4624 Richard Road Southwest, Calgary
4.22 km
Columbia College
802 Manning Road Northeast, Calgary
4.46 km
Alberta College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine 阿尔伯塔针灸中医学院
1910 20 Avenue Northwest Suite #102, Calgary
4.64 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
Little Free Library
500 5 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.56 km
Central Library
800 3 Street Southeast, Calgary
1.63 km
Evergreen Regional Office
900 6 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.63 km
Giuffre Family Library
3223 14 Street Southwest, Calgary
1.96 km
Little Free Library - Sunalta Community Wildflower Garden
1211 16 Street Southwest, Calgary
2.03 km
Little free library
Community Wildflower Garden, 1310 16 Street Southwest, Calgary
2.06 km
Alliance Française Calgary
1721 29 Avenue Southwest #350, Calgary
2.22 km
Calgary Public Library Operations Centre
250 42 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
2.26 km
Little free library
219 3 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
2.41 km
Little Book Library 41
922 8 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
2.45 km
Alberta Wilderness Association
455 12 Street Northwest, Calgary
2.76 km
Little Free Library
2712 22 Street Southwest, Calgary
3.04 km
Reg Erhardt Library at SAIT
MC111, Stan Grad Centre Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, 1301 16 Avenue Northwest, Calgary
3.51 km
Louise Riley Library
1904 14 Avenue Northwest, Calgary
4.08 km
Centre d'appui familial
4800 Richard Road Southwest #100, Calgary
4.49 km
Nicholls Family Library
1413 33 Street Southwest, Calgary
4.54 km
Mount Royal University Library
74 Mount Royal Circle Southwest, Calgary
4.68 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

Mission Map View

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