Blog Archives

Sacred stories of mythical battles part of climbing B.C.’s Stawamus Chief

Stawamus Chief near Squamish, BC. Photo: 604 Pulse.com

Stawamus Chief near Squamish, BC. Photo: 604 Pulse.com

by Geordon Omand, CTV News/The Canadian Press, September 21, 2015

SQUAMISH, B.C. — The Stawamus Chief on Canada’s West Coast is a world-renowned rock-climbing destination known for its beautiful multi-pitch routes and unrivalled crack-climbing pitches.

But many visiting outdoor enthusiasts are unaware that the iconic granite monolith also carries the scars of a legendary battle.

The region’s Squamish people tell of the mythical hero Xwech’taal vanquishing the double-headed sea serpent Sinulhkay before uniting the Squamish Nation. Read the rest of this entry

First Nations join pipeline protest in B.C. amid more arrests

Read the rest of this entry