8th Annual Sasquatch Days – June 15 & 16

Harrison – Be a part of living history with the 8th Annual Sasquatch Days on June 15 & 16. This historic event aims to share Sts’ailes culture and traditions in this beautiful location on the shores of Harrison Lake. 

Come and enjoy salmon BBQ, artisans & vendors and the heart of the event – war canoe races. Canoe Clubs from all over British Columbia and Washington State come to compete in Sasquatch Days each year. It is always exciting and the competition is fierce!

Website information is here.

This two-day event will begin at 9:00 am Saturday June 15th with a short procession to Harrison Lake Plaza where a welcoming ceremony will be held at 9:30 am.  Each day will feature medicine walks (signup required- limited space) and opportunities for intercultural sharing.  Saturday morning the main event starts as war canoes gather for a friendly competition that will continue with final races on Sunday.  Of course, no canoe race is complete without a traditional salmon barbeque that will take place Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Sasquatch Days has a long history in Harrison Hot Springs.  The original Sasquatch Days were a two-day event that took place on May 23 & 24th, 1938.  It was a major event attended by some 2000 First Nations people from a host of different bands from both Canada and the United States.  The Honorable A. Wells Grey, Minister of Lands from the province of BC was on hand to open the event and so was invested Chief Sespatch, honorary Chieftain of the Chehalis Band (known today as “Sts’ailes”).

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