skwu-tsu-KNEE-lth-ch, literally “bitter cherry tree.” Here, willowlined berry-rich creeks and meadows meandered down to the ocean, and paths made by bark harvesters bordered the waterways. The imprints of these creeks can still be seen in the uneven ground of the Market Square area. This was a creek bed that led back to the food gathering areas now contained by Fort, View, Vancouver and Quadra streets. Bark from the bitter cherry was used to make a variety of household objects.
- 1423 Broad Street Downtown Victoria
- 10 Walk
- Distance From Downtown