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 Apartment Rental Stats

Property Type # of Listings Min Price Max Price Avg Price
Parking Spots2$100$210$155
Total Rentals73$100$2300$1308

Mission Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
St. Monica School
235 18 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.34 km
Montessori School of Calgary
2201 Cliff Street Southwest, Calgary
0.37 km
Sunvalley Kids Montessori Mission Campus
#G100, 2210 2 Street Southwest, Calgary
0.46 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
Cross Cultural Children's Centre
0.56 km
Repsol Sport Centre
2225 Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary
0.56 km
Earl Grey School | Calgary Board of Education
845 Hillcrest Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.86 km
CUPS One World Child Development Centre
622 11 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.93 km
Alberta Ballet School
2-906 12 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.09 km
Money School Ltd
888 3 Street Southwest, Calgary
1.13 km
Perfect Pitch Consulting
888 3 Street SW 10th Floor, West Tower, Bankers Hall, Calgary
1.16 km
TC Strings
1188 3 Street Southeast, Calgary
1.32 km
Connaught School | Calgary Board of Education
1121 12 Ave SW, Calgary
1.36 km
Discovering Choices
315 10 Avenue Southeast #206, Calgary
1.36 km
Stampede School
1.66 km
GoForth Institute
1605-920 5 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.74 km
Ramsay School | Calgary Board of Education
2223 Spiller Rd SE, Calgary
1.80 km
Canada School of Public Service
220 4 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
1.84 km
Calgary College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
4014 Macleod Trail Southeast #107, Calgary
2.01 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
Bow Valley College RGO Library and Learning Commons
345 6 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
1.70 km
Giuffre Family Library
3223 14 Street Southwest, Calgary
1.96 km
Little Free Library - Sunalta Community Wildflower Garden
1211 16 Street Southwest, Calgary
2.12 km
Alliance Fran├žaise 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

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.

Mission Map View

Bus Routes

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