Cranbrook Ed the Elephant – A Segment From “BC Was Awesome”

Did you know that Cranbrook’s unofficial mascot is a circus elephant gone wild?

If you haven’t checked out this story, now is a perfect time!


We were fortunate to host Vancouver is Awesome at the museum this past year. They came by to have a talk with former Executive Director Char Murray, and local author/historian Jim Cameron (Cranbrook Then & Now, 2015) about the infamous elephant, Cranbrook Ed!

Watch the video below to catch a glimpse of Cranbrook’s unexpected history, featuring articles from our archives and a real piece of elephant hide!

A big thanks to Vancouver Is Awesome for including us in this segment: