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     57$800$3129$1109
Basements     2$895$1150$1022
Condos     29$950$8995$2097
Lofts     1$900$900$900
Parking Spots     1$190$190$190
Shared     4$550$750$687
Total Rentals     94$190$8995$1382

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 1.09 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 Calgary Courts Centre, Suite 501-N, 601 - 5 Street SW, Calgary 1.40 km
Central Library 616 Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary 1.60 km
Calgary Central Library 8 Avenue Southeast, Calgary 1.60 km
New Calgary Central Library Project 802 3 Street Southeast, Calgary 1.61 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
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 at Westbrook Station 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
Riddell Library 4825 Richard Road Southwest, Calgary 4.70 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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Bus Routes

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