The book 'Crowsnest and its People' covers the History of Hillcrest and the History of Bellevue in great detail. This volume also covers the history of the other towns and villages in the Crowsnest (including those that no longer exist). In addition to the history of the towns, you will also find information regarding families, industry, organizations and social aspects of our community.
Another web page that covers some of the most exciting aspects of Crowsnest Pass history can be found here .
Bellecrest Community Association History
The Bellecrest Community Association formed in 1982 for the purpose of drawing traffic back into the community after the realignment of Highway 3. To draw people back into the communities of Bellevue and Hillcrest the association has hosted a large number of events and performed numerous activities to enhance the life in Bellecrest!
Sponsored Bellecrest Day celebrations every June since 1985
Created and managed the Bellecrest community campground
Installed Christmas lights and host the Million Lights Festival
Maintained the Hillcrest and Bellevue Main Street planters and landscaping
Built stage in 2019 which is used for events and available for rental
Established the Bellevue Arena Memorial Park on the former Bellevue arena site and constructed the park's structures and acquired the playground equipment
Established the Hillcrest Coal and Coke Centennial Park on former Hillcrest Community Hall site and constructed the park's structures and acquired the playground equipment
Lobbied for an installation of improved kitchen in the MDM facility
Supported the annual Turkey supper that has been held continuously since 1963
Planned numerous family oriented events within the community
Population as of 2021 was 911 living in in Bellevue increase of 5.2% from its 2016 population of 866