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 LRTs

StationDistance
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     58$700$3200$1141
Basements     1$700$700$700
Condos     55$950$15000$1907
Houses     3$1395$2800$1881
Lofts     1$1995$1995$1995
Shared     2$700$750$725
Storages     1$150$150$150
Townhouses     1$2950$2950$2950
Total Rentals     122$150$15000$1507
City Section# of ListingsMin PriceMax PriceAve Price
Inner-City     3173$185$15000$1450
SW     2871$85$15000$1533

Mission Closest Schools

SchoolBoardTypeAddressDistance
Our Lady of Lourdes School Separate All Grades 1916 2nd Street Southwest 0.19 km
St. Monica School Separate All Grades 235 - 18 Avenue SW 0.31 km
St. Mary’s High School Separate All Grades 111 - 18 Avenue SW 0.58 km
Earl Grey School Public Elementary 845 Hillcrest Ave SW 0.85 km
Elbow Park School Public Elementary 845 Hillcrest Ave SW 0.85 km
Rideau Park School PublicJunior High 829 Rideau Rd SW 1.13 km
Mount Royal School PublicJunior High 2234 14 St SW 1.62 km
Langevin School PublicJunior High 107 6A St NE 2.59 km
Elboya School PublicJunior High 4804 6 St SW 2.68 km
Rosedale School PublicJunior High 905 13 Ave NW 3.21 km
Western Canada High School PublicHigh School 641 17 Ave SW 0.48 km
Discovering Choices - CACY PublicHigh School 206, 315 10 Ave SE 1.36 km
Crescent Heights High School PublicHigh School 1019 1 St NW 3.02 km
Queen Elizabeth High School PublicHigh School 512 18 St NW 3.26 km
Alternative High School PublicHigh School 5003 20 St SW 3.88 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Mission Closest Libraries

NameAddressDistance
Memorial Park Branch 1221 2nd Street SW0.73 km
Central Library 616 MacLeod Trail SE1.65 km
Alexander Calhoun Branch 3223 14 Street SW1.97 km
Louise Riley Branch 1904 14 Avenue NW4.09 km
Shaganappi Branch 3415 8th Avenue SW4.49 km

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Mission Distance to Local Landmarks

LandmarkDistance
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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Bus Routes

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Distances are estimated and community data is not guaranteed by RentFaster.ca