1 Sea View Dr
British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver Island
- Elephant Crossing - Years ago a warrant officer from eastern Canada was transferred to the Canadian Armed Forces base at Holberg.
- Crossing an access road to that base was another road, one used by the trucks of the Western Forest Products Company.
- Loggers, after they have unloaded a logging truck, commonly hoist its trailer portion up behind the driver's cab and carry it piggyback for its return journey, with the 'reach' (the long connecting bar) jutting out above the cab.
- The warrant officer, seeing this strange sight for the first time, remarked that the empty trucks looked like elephants holding up their trunks.
- Thereafter this intersection became known as Elephant Crossing, a sign here was embellished with pink elephants, and the name found its way into the Gazetteer of Canada.
- With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press
Address of this page: http://bc.ruralroutes.com/ElephantCrossing