The Fraser River Canyon is at least 10,000 years old, and over that time strange rock formations have been sculpted into stone. The canyon is almost 1,000 metres (3,000 feet) deep, and the gigantic sandstone sculptures may be 300 metres (1,000 feet) high, and they extend for some distance.
It is also where you can find a bizarre rock formation known as the Sacred Spires, a heavily eroded sandstone wall carved and twisted by time into an unearthly work of art. Hidden high in the midst of the Sacred Spires is the most bizarre rock formation of all. Eroded by countless eons of time and weather, here one finds the face of an ancient Indigenous chief, clear and distinct, like a northern version of Mt. Rushmore. It can only be seen when it wants to be seen, during the right time of light and shadow. Exposed, it presides over this ancient aboriginal region.