Myth or reality?

Folklorists trace the figure of Sasquatch or 'Bigfoot' to a combination of factors and sources, including folklore surrounding the European wild man figure, folk belief among Native Americans and loggers, and a cultural increase in environmental concerns.

Right across North America people report thousands of Sasquatch sightings each year, and our town is right at the epicenter. The Sasquatch Museum is inviting everyone to come learn more about the phenomenon at their new In the Shadow of the Rockies: Sasquatch Stories exhibit.

The legend comes to Grande Prarie

To celebrate the legend of the Sasquatch, the Sasquatch Museum is inviting everyone to come learn more about the phenomenon at their new In the Shadow of the Rockies: Sasquatch Stories exhibit.

The grand opening of the exhibit takes place in the Discovery Center on Friday, September 28 , and a second lecture, focusing on sightings in the local forests, is being presented by the Friends of Sasquatch Society on Saturday, September 29.

Both events are open to the public with free admission.


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History of the Sasquatch

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Sasquatch facts

We all know of the Sasquatch, but what do we really know for sure? Here are the facts.

Frequently Asked Questions

The term "sasquatch" is an anglicized derivative of the word "Sésquac", meaning "wild man". The original word, in the Stó:lõ dialect of the Halkomelem language, is used by the Coast Salish Indians of the Fraser Valley and parts of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Native American tribes across North America have a total of more than sixty different terms for the Sasquatch.

"Bigfoot" was a journalistic term generated in the middle of the last century during a rash of sightings in Northern California. The word has come to be recognized widely.

Bigfoots are, most likely, a primate species. Most primate species spend a lot of time in trees, and all primates (including humans) are partly adapted to climbing in trees.

Several credible witnesses have described seeing sasquatches in trees. Often the figures seen in trees were thought to be juvenile sasquatches.

As with bears, most sasquatches may be able to climb trees, but they may spend less and less time in trees as they grow older and heavier.

The topic of Sasquatch burying their dead has been discussed within the BFRO and the Bigfoot Community in general.

It is quite possible they bury their dead; they may have learned this by watching First Nations People and the first white settlers to North America burying their dead. It does appear that this species may be aware of its own presence and realizes it can be found by leaving tracks.