If you're following along on our Facebook Page you may have already seen a couple of the new segments from Season 2 of our history TV show, BC Was Awesome. In it, we drive to every corner of British Columbia in search of weird and wild stories from our province's past. You can watch the latest 4 segments below.
The First Selfie
Mattie Gunterman and her husband WALKED to the Kootenays from Washington in the late 1800's. She brought along a 4x5 camera and her lasting legacy are the wonderful photographs she took. We try to recreate some of them while sharing her story.
Champagne and Cowboys
In 1936 French millionaire Charles Bedeaux decided to try and cross the British Columbia Rockies in a fleet of Citroen half tracks, with help from a gang of cowboys. They brought only the bare necessities, including loads of champagne.
The Cursed Town
Fernie has long been plagued by the perception of a "curse" being cast over it. We dig in and find the real story, with help of the Ktunaxa Nation.
Cranbrook Ed the Elephant
Now Cranbrook's unofficial mascot, Ed the Elephant stampeded through the streets in 1926 along with a bunch of others who escaped from the circus. We retrace their steps.
If you want to see more offbeat BC history stories check out the full archive of Season 1 and 2 HERE.