Mission, Calgary Alberta
The Mission district in Calgary was originally a Catholic mission in 1875. In 1907 the village was annexed by Calgary and has been a thriving hip metro hub ever since.
Mission is only a 20-minute walk from the downtown core and less than 5-minutes to the popular and ever-busy 17th Avenue. The Stampede Grounds and the Saddledome are right around the corner, as well as the BMO Centre that is currently in the works for fabulous new renovations.
There are countless breweries located in the area, including Mill Street, Trolley 5, Great Western Brewing Company, and Last Best Brewing and Distilling.
The Repsol Sport Centre is a 5 minute walk away and has everything from a weightlifting area to basketball and even an olympic swimming pool. If you prefer the outdoors there are numerous trails around the elbow river and bow river, as well as beautiful parks such as the Stanley park and River park.
Mission wasn’t always a trendy area for shopping and dining out. Originally a Francophone settlement, Mission was one of the earliest non-Native settlements in the Calgary area and the earliest Roman Catholic centre in southern Alberta.
Once a scattered array of war-era houses, Mission homes are now central to a wonderful pedestrian stroll and the 4th Street corridor has been transformed by an influx of trendy shops and fun-filled restaurants and nightlife.
Nearby Lindsay Park along the Elbow River is a delightful location to kick back and enjoy the summer sun and sounds. Public play areas, pathways, interpretive information boards, decks overlooking the river, benches to relax, and expansive grassed and treed areas offer a variety of ways to enjoy this outdoor space.
Starting at the Holy Cross Center, head south on 2 St SW and then West on 24 Ave SW until you hit the trendy 4 St SW. Here’ you’ll find Earls Kitchen and Bar.
Driving Directions to Earls Kitchen and Bar
From Earls Kitchen and Bar just head South along 4 St SW and then West on 26 Ave SW. On the corner you will find Safeway Mission Calgary.
If you’re feeling up to it, you can leave Safeway Mission Calgary and head North on 5 St SW until you reach 22 Ave SW. Then turn West and in one block you’ll find the Montessori School of Calgary.
Driving Directions to Montessori School of Calgary
From the Montessori School of Calgary, head North on Cliff St SW until you turn East on Royal Ave SW. Follow it until you reach 5 St SW. A short jaunt South and you can turn East on to 21 Ave SW. Follow this until you can turn North on 4 St SW and you will reach Shokunin Sushi, where they have the greatest Big Rock 8% Draught Rice Beer on the planet.
From Shokunin, drive North on 4 St SW and turn East on 20 Ave SE until you reach 2 St SW. Then turn North and you will find yourself at Our Lady of Lourdes school.
Driving Directions to Our Lady of Lourdes School
From Our Lady of Lourdes School head North to 17 Ave SW and then East until you reach Macleod Trail SE. Head North until you can turn East on 9 Ave SE. Follow 9 Ave SE all the way down to 19 St SE. Cross the Intersection and across from Colonel Walker School you will find Flawless Laser and Body Sculpting.