Legend of the Killer Whales
Legend of the Killer Whales

After a plague almost wiped-out the tribe at Belcarra, the body of another famous descendent, Waut-Sauk, a Chief who lived between 1770 and 1840 (approximately), was moved to the Burrard Reserve cemetery on the North Shore of the inlet. As the canoe slipped away from the shore (of Boulder Island), two blackfish (or killer whales as we now call them) took-up guard on either side and escorted him to his final place of rest, only turning back to sea as the canoe nosed up on the beach. Even today when blackfish are seen in the Inlet, the Chief‘s descendants, who now live on the north shore of Burrard Inlet, wonder who these silent guards have come to escort into the land of Forever..

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