Place Name: Bellevue

Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (common usage)

Name Origins: Descriptive


From the French “beautiful view”.

Cultural Affiliation: French

Gender: N/A

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie

Bellevue is likely derived from the French word for "beautiful view." Bellevue sits atop the banks of the North Saskatchewan River and affords a beautiful view of the river valley and Edmonton's downtown skyline. The neighbourhood has existed since at least 1907 and was developed by the Magrath-Holgate real estate company. Bellevue was formerly divided into two subdivisions, Bellevue and Bellevue Addition.

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