The electoral district was created in the 1996 boundary redistribution from the old electoral district of Edmonton-Beverly-Belmont. In the 2010 boundary redistribution the riding boundaries were extended north into Edmonton-Manning from 137 Avenue to 144 Avenue while the south boundaries were extended to take a large portion from Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood.
Legal description from the Statutes of Alberta 2003, Electoral Divisions Act.
Starting at the intersection of 82 Street with 137 Avenue; then 1. east along 137 Avenue to its intersection with the Canadian National Railway (CNR); 2. northeasterly along the CNR to its intersection with 144 Avenue; 3. east along 144 Avenue to 36 Street; 4. south along 36 Street to 137 Avenue; 5. east along 137 Avenue and its extension to the right bank of the North Saskatchewan River; 6. generally northeast along the right bank of the North Saskatchewan River to the east Edmonton city boundary; 7. south and west along the east city boundary to the right bank of the North Saskatchewan River; 8. north along the right river bank to the east bound lanes of the Yellowhead Trail; 9. northwest along the east bound lanes of Yellowhead Trail to Victoria Trail; 10. southwest along Victoria Trail to 118 Avenue; 11. west along 118 Avenue to 50 Street; 12. north along 50 Street to Yellowhead Trail;
13. west along Yellowhead Trail to 66 Street; 14. north along 66 Street to the CNR line; 15. west along the CNR line to 82 Street; 16. north along 82 Street to the starting point.
The electoral district of Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview was created in the 1997 general election from most of the electoral district of Edmonton-Beverly-Belmont. The district has been somewhat of a swing riding since its creation with the Liberals, New Democrats and Progressive Conservatives all holding a sizable base in the district. While the Liberals have received high numbers of votes, only the Progressive Conservatives and New Democrats have returned MLAs from the riding.
The first Member for the riding was incumbent Julius Yankowsky, who had crossed the floor to the Progressive Conservatives from the Liberals. He won the new district in a close three way race. He won his third term in the 2001 election with a higher margin of victory.
Despite having three terms of incumbency, Yankowsky was unable to win a third term in office. He faced former New Democratic Party leader Ray Martin, who defeated him taking just over half the popular vote in the district.
On November 19, 2004 a Student Vote was conducted at participating Alberta schools to parallel the 2004 Alberta general election results. The vote was designed to educate students and simulate the electoral process for persons who have not yet reached the legal majority. The vote was conducted in 80 of the 83 provincial electoral districts with students voting for actual election candidates. Schools with a large student body that reside in another electoral district had the option to vote for candidates outside of the electoral district then where they were physically located.