Siwash Rock is a famous rock structure in Stanley Park. Over thousands of years water has worn a space between Stanley Park and Siwash rock. There is a tree that is growing out of the top of the tree.
On October 2, 2017, the Vancouver Parks Board will vote on whether to change the name of this landmark because the word "Siwash" means "Savage" in French.
history, tree replanted
The plaque says:
Indian Legend tells us that this 50 foot high pinnacle of rock stands as an imperishable monument to "Skalsh the Unselfish", who was turned into stone by "Q'uas the Transformer" as a reward for his unselfishness.
Siwash Rock is located right next to the Stanley Park Seawall just north of Third Beach. On the hill above is the Siwash Rock viewpoint. Nearby is the Prospect Point Lighthouse.
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