Forbidden Plateau

FORBIDDEN PLATEAU is a year-round recreation area on the lower slopes of Mt Becher in STRATHCONA PROVINCIAL PARK on central VANCOUVER ISLAND. According to aboriginal legend, the COMOX people sent their women and children there to be safe during an attack by their enemies, the COWICHAN people. But the fugitives vanished, supposedly devoured by evil spirits, and the region became taboo. This did not stop skiers, who began using the slopes in the 1920s, making this the first SKIING area on the...

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