The Harrison Sasquatch is a bi-pedal mammal of exceptional size (sometimes reaching 14’) with great strength and reddish brown hair covering its entire body.
The Sasquatch is legendary in Harrison Hot Springs with a history that goes back thousands of years starting with our First Nations neighbours the Sts'ailes.
Many Sasquatch sightings have taken place in and around the region in recent times making Harrison Hot Springs a mecca for Sasquatch researchers including local author and noted researcher John Green.
The Sasquatch is generally a shy being that will avoid contact with people but is territorial and if provoked has been known to throw rocks, snap and throw tree limbs and howl or scream. There are no modern reports of people being injured or killed by a Sasquatch however remember that they are large and powerful and are best left alone.
|How to avoid running into a Sasquatch|
|If you suffer from Sosantoglitaphobia (Fear of Sasquatch) or really don’t want to run into a Sasquatch the best thing you can do is not go hiking in remote area’s of known Sasquatch territory, particularly the west side of Harrison Lake.|
|If you are camping in Sasquatch territory do not leave food or snacks out as it will attract not only the Sasquatch but bears and cougars. You will also want to avoid angering the Sasquatch by playing loud country or folk music, with the exception of Stompin’ Tom Connors, the Sasquatch hates country and folk music, classic rock seems to be okay.|
|What to do if you see a Sasquatch|
|If spotted in the distance, do not approach the Sasquatch. Attach your telephoto lens, take a picture, then make a wide detour and leave the area immediately.|
|If you are at close range, do not approach the Sasquatch. Remain calm, keep the Sasquatch in view and slowly get your camera out and snap a couple of shots ensuring that the flash is not on as this may provoke a rock throwing incident. Avoid direct eye contact. Move away without running.|
|Whatever you do, shoot only with a camera. Harming a Sasquatch or any other endangered species is a criminal offence under the Species at Risk Act, and while the Sasquatch is not officially listed as a species at risk this is only because of a government conspiracy to keep the truth of Sasquatch (and Alien) existence from the general public.|
All Sasquatch sightings should be reported to the Harrison Visitor center, please bring photos!