History of Burns Bog


The Tsawwassen First Nation share legends of an underground channel that flowed from the Strait of Georgia into the centre of Burns Bog, which was believed to be inhabited by monsters that would drag people down into the peat. The stories tell about people being lost at sea and then showing up in the middle of the bog.

It is possible that underground waterways did flow through the wetland that developed into Burns Bog, and could have connected the bog to the ocean or Fraser River. The peat in Burns Bog is like quicksand in places, and it is very likely that people could have become trapped and sunk into the peat.

Read on to discover more of the fascinating history of Burns Bog...

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  • First Nations
  • Dominic Burns
  • Peat Mining
  • The Ecosystem Review
  • Chronology of Events