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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.
Address of this page: http://bc.ruralroutes.com/ArrowLakesPark