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Details of the White Rock Boulder

What is the "white rock"?

White Rock is named for a distinctive 486-ton granite white boulder located right on its beach near the promenade. Geologists say: “that it was deposited here as the result of a glacial erratic that migrated south during the last glaciation”.

Local Native Legend has it: “that a Sea God’s son fell in love with a Cowichan Indian Maiden. The lovers, after being rejected by both fathers, vowed to make a new home. The Sea God’s son, on seeing the big white rock, picked in up and threw it across Georgia Strait. Then the son and the Cowichan princess followed the rock to begin a new life and a new tribe.”

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