A Sasquatch and friend hang out during Canada Day celebrations in Agassiz. (Black Press Media file photo)

Harrison Hot Springs: If a Sasquatch were to live anywhere, it’d likely be here

Sasquatch Provincial Park’s series of pocket lakes are great for boating and fishing

Whether you believe in Sasquatch or not, there’s a park named after the mythical creature. So, we suppose if he resides anywhere, it might be at Sasquatch Provincial Park.

Located north of Harrison Hot Springs, the park has a series of small lakes, including Hicks and Deer Lakes and Trout Lake.

The area is popular with campers, hikers, wildlife photographers and picnickers.

So, what is a Sasquatch, anyhow? Well, it’s generally thought to be a large, bi-pedal ape-like creature, said by some to be the missing link.

Others, such as some First Nations peoples, believe the creature is real, and that it’s a shape shifter.

It’s said that in the 1920s, an Indian Agent named J.W. Burns compiled local stories and published them in Canadian newspapers. People from the Sts’Ailes First Nation told him of sásq’ets, the name of Big Foot in the Halkomelem language. He used an anglicized version of the word — Sasquatch — in his writings.

At the time of writing, Sasquatch Provincial Park was closed. Check here for its current status.

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