Naxaxalhts’i, Sonny McHalsie, a Sto:lo historian, leads the Bad Rock tours. He is pictured with Bad Rock in the background here, also called Lady Franklin Rock, near Yale. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Two more chances to get on a Bad Rock tour bus leaving Chilliwack

Learn the stories behind some of the 700 Sto:lo place names documented by cultural historian Sonny McHalsie

There are two more chances this summer in Chilliwack to get on the bus for a Bad Rock Tour.

It’s a whirlwind way to hear some stories connected to some of the 700 Halq’eméylem place names researched and meticulously documented by Naxaxalhts’i, Sonny McHalsie, a Sto:lo cultural historian.

McHalsie is passionate narrator and the engaging host of the Bad Rock Tours, and he’s been studying the relationship between the Sto:lo, the People of the River, and their physical environment, for more than 30 years.

The mountains, trees, rivers and rocks experienced on the tour come alive with the evocative stories he tells.

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The remaining bus tour dates are July 14, and August 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tours leave from the SRC Building #10 Welcome Figures. Reserve by calling 604-824-3211 or


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