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 / University of Calgary
449 Eau Claire - Parkhill
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     95$745$2800$1184
Basements     2$950$950$950
Condos     62$1100$3000$1646
Office Spaces     1$2495$2495$2495
Parking Spots     1$100$100$100
Shared     2$750$795$772
Storages     1$150$150$150
Townhouses     1$2400$2400$2400
Total Rentals     165$100$3000$1352

Mission Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
St. Monica School
235 18 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.34 km
Swing Doctor Golf
255 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.36 km
Sunvalley Kids Montessori Mission Campus
#G100, 2210 2 Street Southwest, Calgary
0.39 km
Repsol Sport Centre
2225 Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary
0.57 km
Alberta Ballet School
2-906 12 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.09 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
CityU of Seattle
1040 7 Avenue Southwest Suite 120, Calgary
1.69 km
Impact Training & Consulting
744 4 Avenue Southwest #400, Calgary
1.74 km
GoForth Institute
1605-920 5 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.74 km
Calgary College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
4014 Macleod Trail Southeast #107, Calgary
2.01 km
The Spice Chica Pop-Up Food workshops
609 Confluence Way Southeast, Calgary
2.05 km
Asylum for Art
1807 33 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
2.51 km
Tania MediSPA Ltd
342 14 Street Northwest, Calgary
2.73 km
Dancing Til Dawn
121 17 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
3.70 km
Calgary Iyengar Yoga
200-222 16 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
3.71 km
Sunshine Yoga Academy
5917 1A Street Southwest, Calgary
3.83 km
Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
225 58 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
3.89 km
Columbia College
802 Manning Road Northeast, Calgary
4.46 km
Alberta College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine 阿尔伯塔省中医学院
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
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
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 Ave NW, Calgary
3.51 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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