The West Coast of Canada is a magical place, with gigantic trees, soaring mountains and a restless ocean. For thousands of years, local Aboriginal people have told stories of fantastical
creatures such as sea bears, sasquatches and protective animal spirits that can transform themselves. Now that Canada is preparing to host the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, in
2010, some of these creatures want to be part of the fun.
Quatchi is a sasquatch who loves to travel and explore. His many adventures have taken him through forests across Canada. He’s one of the shy, giant beasts that are described in many West Coast First Nations stories, but are rarely seen.
Miga is a sea bear from the waters off Vancouver Island. Like the sea bears in First Nations legend, Miga and her family pod are orca whales that, on land, can change into bears.
In Miga’s case, she turns into the rare white Kermode bear that’s only found in British Columbia.
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