Our Story

Hello and welcome! My name is Megan Lescanec and I am the owner of Bumble Tree located in Cranbrook, BC.  We are proud to be the East Kootenay's largest children's boutique! 

We have a large selection of baby essentials and unique toys for the older child. We pride ourselves on offering a big city selection to our small city. Stop in, peruse our top quality products and while you're here, rest on our comfy nursing couch, use our change table, and let your toddlers have a play at our Thomas train table.  

We believe in toys that foster a child's imagination and spark learning through play. You will find very few battery operated toys in our store.  We carefully select the best toys and products that encourage the child to create the play for themselves rather than a toy that does the play for the child. It is a joy to watch children discover new ways to use a toy and create new imaginative stories during play. 

Update! June 1 2019 we open in a new location at 33 10th Ave S! We have done extensive renovations and can't wait to welcome you to our new space! We hope this new space will serve you better with a more streamlined, organized layout, modern bathroom, and it's convenient location close to parks, markets, cafes and other wonderful shops on the best Avenue in downtown Cranbrook! 


About Me:

I started out with Bumble Tree as a part-time employee and when the opportunity to take over the business presented itself in 2011, I excitedly took on my new role as owner!

I was born and raised in Cranbrook and am happy to have this opportunity to do business in my hometown while raising my family here. I have two daughters and it is through them and our daily lives that I am inspired to seek out unique, safe and educational products. 

It is wonderful to have a job that you love to go to everyday.  One of my favourite things to do is to help someone find the perfect gift for their loved one.  It is nice to see a customer going out the door feeling confident in their purchase and excited to give it.  I also love getting to watch the miracle of pregnancy and birth again and again as I meet many customers early in their pregnancy and then meet their babies and see them as they grow into vibrant young toddlers and on. 

I look forward to serving all of you, those that have been with Bumble Tree since the beginning and those of you that are new to us! 

We love to hear from our customers and your product requests and suggestions are always welcome.


Meet our Staff: 


Getting into the Halloween Spirit! 

Rebecca is our merchandiser extraordinaire and resident game expert! She keeps our store looking great and well organized! She has also been instrumental is making this website a reality. In addition to her display skills, she provides excellent customer service and product knowledge!

We also have a great team of support staff working quietly behind the scenes. My husband Frank is our tech guru, maintenance man, and pick up and delivery service and anything else that is asked of him. Our two children can also be found sweeping and mopping, washing windows and pitching in as necessary. We are truly a family run business! 


We are passionate about giving back to the community that supports us. We are proud sponsors of major events like the East Kootenay Baby Expo and JCI Memories with Santa and we give to many smaller causes throughout the year.  When your shop local, the effects spread throughout our great community! 

The Evolution of Bumble Tree: 

2007 original owners Tanis and Bridie started as a kiosk in the mall
2007-2010 Tanis and Bridie operated on 9th Ave
2010 Megan started working for them part-time and Tanis and Bridie expanded in a move to Baker Street
2011 Megan took over the business from Bridie and Tanis
2012 We doubled our space on Baker Street by taking over the vacant space next door 
2014 Rebecca started working at Bumble Tree and continues to this day! 
2017 We have a full e-commerce website
2019 we moved to our current location and forever home on 10th Ave
2020-Present We survived a pandemic shutdown, economic crisis, and are still here thanks to YOUR loyal support!
Thank you for being a part of our story! 



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