Nch'Kay: Garibaldi Mountain Summit - Traditional Squamish Nation Story

Nch’kay: Garibaldi Mountain Summit

There is a legend in Squamish Nation oral tradition that tells about the well-known peak of Nch’kay (Garibaldi).

In ancient times, a flood covered Squamish and reached as far south as Xwsa7k (Mount Baker). Nch’kay was the only piece of land peaking out of the flood waters. During the flood, the Squamish people tied their canoes to the mountain’s volcanic peak. For the Squamish Nation it was a place of refuge.

This video is an homage to that story as alpinist and filmmaker Christopher J. Carter journeys to summit Garibaldi’s snowy peak. Shot and skied on traditional unceded Coast Salish Mountains, his journey recognizes Garibaldi as a historically significant place. Staff Writer

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