08/31/2013 03:39 EDT | Updated 10/31/2013 05:12 EDT

Calgary French consulate closes its doors

The French consulate in Calgary closed Saturday and those requiring consular services there will now have to travel out of the province.

French nationals living in Alberta and Saskatchewan will no longer be able to go to the consulate for help with passports or national identity cards.

Instead, they are being advised to contact the consulate general of France in Vancouver for administrative services.

France is reorganizing its consular network and the Calgary closure is a result of this process.