Arrow Lakes Park
Provincial Park

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Fauquier, BC (Nearby: Applegrove, Edgewood, Burton, Carrolls Landing, Makinson)

121 OAK ST
Fauquier, British Columbia
V0G 1K0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Kootenay Rockies

Description From Owner:
  • From Arrow Rock, which, in the days before the Keenleyside Dam flooded the area, was a high cliff on the east side of Lower Arrow Lake.
  • Three large crevices, approximately forty feet above the water, once held embedded hundreds of Indian arrows.
  • Aemilius Simpson, passing that way in 1826, referred to the rock by name and noted that the Indians used it for target practice.
  • A subsequent account, however, says that the arrows were shot to determine an Indian's luck: an arrow that lodged in the rock signified good fortune, while one that fell into the water signified bad fortune.
  • VIBC men amused themselves by firing volleys to bring down arrows.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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