Place Name: Belmont

Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (1972), Park (1981)

Name Origins: Land Feature


From the French “beautiful mountain”. The settlers from 1880 had a good sense of humour.

Cultural Affiliation: French

Gender: N/A

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie

Belmont is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the Clareview subdivision. Its name is taken from the French term for "beautiful mountain." Early settlers homesteaded here in the late 1880s. Around 1912, it was subdivided and annexed to Edmonton in 1961. Much of its development, however, did not occur until the 1970s. The origin of the name Belmont is not recorded.

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