The Bellevue Underground Mine is the only AUTHENTIC HISTORIC UNDERGROUND COAL MINE TOUR available to Western Canada.
The Mine is a Museum based, family oriented, Historic Underground Coal Mining Museum tour site that offers it's visitors the opportunity to experience, first hand, what the Underground Miners from the first half of the 20th century would have experienced as they entered the Tunnels of the Bellevue Underground Mine to go to work to each day.
Experience the sights and sounds of the atmosphere around you as you walk 300 meters (1000 feet) into the exact tunnels that those early miners walked into over 100 years ago.
With our Official Historic Interpretive Guides, visitors will don hard hats, cap-lights and ponchos, (Dress warm for the Mine - it's cold in the tunnel) as you take part in our walk-in Guided tour that offers knowledgeable information about the Geology, history and events of the Bellevue Mine. Learn about the trials and tribulations that the company encountered as the Mine was developed and upgraded, and hear interesting and interactive stories about the men who worked, lived and died in the Mine over the years.
WELCOME.....to the CHILL!
The entrance to the Bellevue Underground Mine Site is located just off of the main street in the town of Bellevue Alberta - Just east of the Ice cream shop.
Drive down the hill to the Mine site buildings where you will be greeted by one our staff members in the main building.
The Crowsnest Pass was formed as a result of the amalgamation of five Municipalities that includes the Village of Bellevue, the Town of Blairmore, the Town of Coleman, the Village of Frank and Improvement District No. 5 (which includes the Hamlet of Hillcrest).
There are numerous remains of buildings, Coke Ovens, and machinery that was used for both underground and above ground coal mining that can be seen all around the different Municipalites of the Crowsnest Pass.
Come and explore the Coal Mining History of the Crownest Pass!
The Bellevue Mine won 1st place for
"Christmas in the Mountains"
The Mine offered half off of the admission cost for the weekend and was very pleased that visitors took advantage of the offer.
Even though the weather was a little bit frightful, we all had a blast!
Hats off to everyone who helped out on the Float, congratulations
Successful year for the Mine!
We've had a very busy and successful season for the Mine, with new staff and a lot of changes to the grounds at the Mine site we are well underway with our multi-year plan to revamp the Bellevue Underground Mine into an new, interactive and modern "Historic Interpretive Center" that our community and visitors can be very proud of.
With the proceeds from our Fundraising Gala, we have now been able to purchase the Blueprints for the new Interpretive Center. The next step is to work diligently, by fundraising and Grant applications in order to raise the necessary funds that is required to proceed with this project.
Our new aim for the Bellevue Underground Mine is to give our visitors a new, improved and modern, interactive and Authentic, Museum based Underground Coal Mining Tour, that is both informative and interactive to people of all ages.
We are well under way with our plans and look forward to all the new and fresh changes that will be happening at the Mine site in the year to come.
Our next "Music for the Mine" Fundraising Gala is scheduled for March of 2014 and promises to be our best yet.
For more information on the "Music for the Mine" Gala, please vist our "Events" page on the website.