GUIDED BAD ROCK (UPRIVER) TOUR
Offering 'Bad Rock" Place Names tour (Chilliwack to Hope, through to Yale and return)
Enjoy the majestic mountains and waterways of the Upper Fraser Valley on a tour departing from Chilliwack destined for the scenic Fraser Canyon above historic Yale B.C. Listen and learn about the unique relationship between the Stó:lō, “the River People”, their land and their environment.
Special stops of interests may include the fishing rock known as Kw’ik-w’iyá:la (Coquihalla); the pool of origin for the sacred sxwó:yxwey mask; hear about the s’ó:lmexw or “waterbabies” and the mimestíyexw or the “little people” of the forest; see the remains of a sqémél (pithouse: or in Chinook “keekwillie”) last used in the 1880’s; and see where Xexá:ls the transformers left scratch marks at a place where he did battle with Xéylxe-lamós, an Indian Doctor; hear about the stl’áleqem or spiritual beings. Learn up to 120 Halq’méylem place names including the original names of Lhílheqey for Mt. Cheam, Ts’qó:ls for Hope, Xwoxwelá:lhp for Yale, and Xéylxelamós for Lady Franklin Rock, and many other Halq’eméylem Place Names.
Bad Rock Road Tour Itinerary Options
Full Day: Begins at 9:00 am and runs for the full day to 4:00 pm with stops of interest and lunch break. Travel from: Chilliwack (SRC) up the valley to Tomtomiyeqw Lookout, Thunderbird Mountain, Kawakawa Lake, Coquihalla Fishing Rock, Telte-Yet Pithouse then through to the Lady Franklin Rock (Bad Rock) in Yale.
Already Scheduled Tours:
August 11, 2018
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