Old Dairy ice cream emporium draws locals and campers seeking relief from summer's hottest weather.

Old Dairy ice cream emporium draws locals and campers seeking relief from summer's hottest weather.
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Al ot of different varieties of delicious well-priced ice cream, with friendly, helpful staff.

Submitted by Zuba Family (05/20/2008)

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Old Dairy Ice Cream Shop
LAT: 49.5823
LON: -114.3681
Elevation: 4235 FT (1291 M)
Brief Description of Establishment

Slurp a shake through a straw, or race melting ice cream around the lip of a crisp waffle cone, at the Old Dairy ice cream shop.

Full Description of Establishment

A former milk and cheese plant , the Old Dairy is now a seasonal ice cream emporium located on the main street of Bellevue, a former coal mining community now incorporated into the municipality of Crowsnest Pass.

Old Dairy milkmaids dish up cups, cones, and shakes conventionally flavoured with vanilla or chocolate, or tasting more daringly of espresso or mango. Multi-scoopers are advised to specify the Old Dairy's thick, brown, waffle cones for strength and sog-resistance.

Establishment Style

Casual Family Dining

Seasons and Months Open

May through Labour Day

Driving Directions

Detour from Highway 3 at any of the three Bellevue exits and proceed to the old downtown. The Old Dairy is adjacent to the entrance to the Bellevue Mine museum and underground tour site.