Guided Chilliwack River Valley Tour (Chilliwack Lake Tour)
Travel with Cultural Historian, Sonny McHalsie, through Chilliwack following the Chilliwack River and its creeks and sloughs. This tour will take you through Skowkale and Tzeachten territories before heading to the Chilliwack Lake.
Special stops of interest may include the Centre Creek site known as Stehiyáq "place to fish trap"; Sxótsaqel "sacred lake" or "something that's sacred" (Chilliwack Lake); a short hike to Chipmunk Caves off Chipmunk Creek Forest Service Road; Iy'oythel "always a mouth" or "good mouth", Allison Pool recreation site, where pithouses were located; and we hear about many other Halq'eméylem Place Names.
A Light Lunch will be provided.
The Tour begins at the Coqualeetza grounds in front of the Stó:lo Nation Building #10 located at 7201 Vedder Road.
Please dress appropriately (in layers is best) and wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking through the forest and uneven ground.