General Information & FAQ’s

Admission Prices:

Servicemen / Servicewomen: Free.....family members not included

Group rate available contact us for more information or visit our About Us Page for more information.

*Please note our website prices now reflect our rates for January 1, 2018, all prices show will be plus GST 5%.*

Senior

$15.00 Per Visit

Adult

$20.00 Per Visit

Youth 6-17

$12.00 Per Visit

5 & under free

Family 2 youth 2 adult

$50.00 Per Visit

Additional youth with a family rate: $5.00

Hours Of Operation

Tour hours:  Monday - Sunday, 10-6, between July 1st - August 31st.

New Season commences the 1st September 2018. 

 

Summer Pre-Booked Tours: July 1st to August 31st, 2018

Minimum of 15 people (students or adults) for pre-booked tours during all seasons, admission rates will be: Students $8 and Adults $11. Pre-book by calling or emailing the mine office at 403-564-4700, bellevuemine@telus.net.

If you are wanting to tour both the Bellevue Underground Mine and the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, you may book both locations at the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre via http://www.history.alberta.ca/frankslide/educationprograms/educationprograms.aspx

 

Who is the mine tour suitable for?
•  The Bellevue Underground Mine tour is family friendly and both stroller and wheelchair accessible. Our Heritage Interpreters are trained to give the most appropriate tour based on the group dynamics. This ensures that all audiences will receive meaningful and enjoyable information and accommodations.

Although it is a walking tour, the mine path is extremely easy to walk on and the tunnels are wide open. There is little to no slope in the ground and it is a leveled gravel/dirt path. The tunnels vary in height (lowest point is ~12 feet high, the highest point is ~21 feet high) and width (the narrowest point is ~20 feet across, widest point is ~25 feet across). There aren’t any crouching/ducking/claustrophobic situations while on the tour.

How long does a mine tour last?
•   The mine tour lasts roughly an hour (~15 minutes in the exhibit room, ~45 minutes underground in the mine).

Pre-booked groups are scheduled during a 1.5-hour time slot to accommodate time for arrival, washroom use, gear up with the helmets and lamps, orientation, ungearing at the end of the tour, and plastic wrapping souvenir pieces of coal. (E.G., a group may be pre-booked from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, but they will still only have an hour-long tour.)

How far do you go into the mine?
•  The tour will take you 1,000 feet (300 meters) horizontally into the mine, but at the end of the tour (by the fenced off region) you are technically only 150 feet below the surface.

The Bellevue Mine has an overall horizontal distance of 5.6 kilometers with a total of 240 kilometers of combined tunnel distance.

Unfortunately, the area beyond the 1,000 feet of the tour is unsafe and unmaintained. There has been a significant amount of sluffing, collapsing, and rotting making it impossible to access all 240 kilometers of the mine.

Are pets allowed on the tour?
•  Unfortunately, dogs and other pets are not allowed on the mine tour. They are allowed within the parking lot and green space regions; however, they cannot join you for the tour (with the exception of mandatory service dogs).

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