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The White Rock

Sitting on the beach east of the pier, the legend is that this large, 486-ton, white rock tells of a romantic story between the son of a sea god and a Cowichan Indian Princess. One day, the Princess, who was the daughter of the tribal chief, was bathing. The handsome son of the sea god left his cavern and saw the Princess with whom he fell instantly in love. The young sea god then brought the girl to his father in order to receive a blessing for their union, but it was denied. The sea god's son and the Princess proceeded to the tribe, only to be refused by the Cowichan chief. Finally the young sea god said "We will make a new home for ourselves and begin our own tribe." He hurled a huge rock across the water to guide them to a place to start their lives. The result was a mighty tribe which was peace - loving and strong. They were called the Semiahmoo, which is the Indian word meaning half moon. To this day, the large, white rock remains on the White Rock Beach. Credit: The Atlas of Canadian Communities.;

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