From mountains and lakes to beautiful cities, Wild Rose Country has got it all, especially if you’re looking for adventure.

While you’ll find plenty of action in popular destinations like Banff, Jasper, Calgary and Edmonton, small towns like Bellevue, Alberta are not to be overlooked.

Located within the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass, Bellevue was founded in 1905 on the flat land above a deep mine.

According to the Crowsnest Heritage website, it was Elsie Fleutot, the young daughter of a West Canadian Collieries French principal, who gave the town its title after she exclaimed “Quelle belle vue!” (What a beautiful view!)

With a moniker like that, it should come as no surprise that since then, the area has become a popular area to hike, bike, and get some fresh air – but there is so much more to do!

One of its main, most beloved attractions is actually underground!

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Next time you are in the area, check out the Bellevue Mine, a haunting experience where you’ll be encouraged to explore 150 feet below the surface.

Open throughout the warmer months, this incredible site offers an hour-long tour where you’ll walk in the footsteps of hardworking employees who used to all it home away from home.


Dress warm, toss on a miner’s helmet and lamp then travel south with one of their Heritage Interpreters.

There’s no place quite like the small town of Bellevue, Alberta,

Bellevue Underground Mine – Alberta

Where: 2531 213 St, PO Box 519 – Bellevue, AB