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Elephant Crossing

Your Host(s) : Canada Post

Holberg, BC (Nearby: Elephant Crossing, Winter Harbour, Shushartie, Mahatta River, Quatsino)

1 Sea View Dr
Holberg, British Columbia
V0N 1Z0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver Island

Description From Owner:
  • 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

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Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Ludvig Lake, 1km
  • Mount Hansen, 2km
  • Soren Lake, 3km
  • Mount Brandes, 7km
  • Mount Ho, 10km
  • Moore Lake, 12km
  • Holberg Mountain, 11km
  • Brink Lake, 9km
  • William Lake, 11km
  • Leeson Lake, 17km
  • Topknot Lake, 14km
  • Heimra Lake, 20km
  • Flat Top Mountain, 21km
  • Botel Lake, 20km
  • Rannell Lake, 16km
  • Eric Lake, 15km
  • Nose Peak, 21km
  • Mount Kains, 23km
  • Hushamu Mountain, 15km
  • Nahshutti Lake, 17km
  • Godkin Lake, 18km
  • Nahwitti Lake, 16km
  • Mount Fannin, 22km
  • Ursie Lake, 20km
  • Brownie Lake, 19km
  • Mount St. Patrick, 18km
  • Mount Bury, 28km
  • Shushartie Mountain, 22km
  • Lake of the Mountains, 22km
  • Shushartie Lake, 24km
  • Le Mare Lake, 31km
  • Isle Lake, 25km
  • Mount Lemon, 30km
  • Phyl Lake, 28km
  • Restless Mountain, 38km
  • Nahwitti Mountain, 26km
  • Erma Lake, 28km
  • Kains Lake, 27km
  • Georgie Lake, 29km
  • Mount Byng, 31km
  • Red Stripe Mountain, 42km
  • O'Connell Lake, 39km
  • Songhees Lake, 32km
  • Colony Lake, 34km
  • Balaklava Lake, 37km
  • Mount Kotzebue, 45km
  • Woodward Peak, 35km
  • Quatse Lake, 36km
  • Comstock Mountain, 41km
  • Lagoon Peak, 56km