History

Community History

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 community improvements in Bellevue and Hillcrest. During this time we have:

  • Supported the annual Turkey supper that has been held continuously since 1963

  • Sponsored Bellecrest Day celebrations every June since 1985

  • Created and managed the Bellecrest community campground

  • Maintained the Hillcrest and Bellevue Main Street planters and landscaping

  • Installed Christmas lights in both communities

  • 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

  • Planned numerous family oriented events within the community

  • Population as of 2021 was 911 living in in Bellevue change of 5.2% from its 2016 population of 866