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

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Mission Closest Schools

Name/Address Distance
St. Monica School
235 18 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
0.34 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
MNP Community & Sport Centre
2225 Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary
0.56 km
Alberta College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine 阿尔伯塔针灸中医学院
628 12 Avenue Southwest Suite #500, Calgary
0.84 km
Alberta Ballet School
906 12 Avenue Southwest #2, Calgary
1.09 km
Connaught School | Calgary Board of Education
1121 12 Ave SW, Calgary
1.36 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
YogaMcc Marda Loop
2028b 33 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
2.85 km
Crescent Heights High School | Calgary Board of Education
1019 1 Street Northwest, Calgary
2.98 km
Alberta University of the Arts
1407 14 Avenue Northwest, Calgary
3.30 km
Windsor Park School
5505 4A Street Southwest, Calgary
3.36 km
Delta West Academy
414 11A Street Northeast, Calgary
3.41 km
Lycée International de Calgary
4099 Garrison Boulevard Southwest, Calgary
3.55 km
Dancing Til Dawn
121 17 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
3.70 km
Stew Hendry / Henry Viney Arena
814 13 Avenue Northeast, Calgary
3.82 km
AQ Outdoors
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

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

Mission Closest Libraries

Name/Address Distance
Memorial Park Library
1221 2 Street Southwest, Calgary
0.70 km
Little Free Library
3040 Glencoe Road Southwest, Calgary
1.08 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
Ristech Information Solutions Ltd.
813 4 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
1.72 km
The Mangrove Tree Preschool & Daycare
Community Centre, 4013 Stanley Road Southwest, Calgary
1.90 km
Giuffre Family Library
3223 14 Street Southwest, Calgary
1.96 km
Little Free Library - Sunalta Community Wildflower Garden
1211 16 Street Southwest, Calgary
2.06 km
Little Free Library
1040 8 Street Southeast #8, Calgary
2.17 km
Alliance Française Calgary
1721 29 Avenue Southwest #350, Calgary
2.22 km
Little Free Library
1707 31 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
2.26 km
Little Free Library
2407 17A Street Southwest, Calgary
2.27 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 Avenue Northwest, Calgary
3.51 km
Louise Riley Library
1904 14 Avenue Northwest, Calgary
4.08 km
Nicholls Family Library
1421 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.

Distances are estimated from a central point within the community.

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