Mount Tzouhalem

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Mount Tzouhalem: Nature’s beauty basking in the sun

Mount Tzouhalem from Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Mount Tzouhalem from Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Death Camas or Meadow Deathcamas (Zigadenus venenosus), Mt Tzouhalem, Cowichan Valley
Death Camas or Meadow Deathcamas (Zigadenus venenosus), Mt Tzouhalem, Cowichan Valley

When you reach the Cowichan Valley community on Vancouver Island in Canada and you will find yourself enthralled to see the fascinating and mesmerizing mountains basking in the sun. Mount Tzouhalem is one of the most captivating and rapt mountains in the entire Cowichan area. Visitors find themselves awestruck with a single glimpse of this mountain series. At 536 Meters, Mount Tzouhalem is a masterpiece recreated for hikers and nature lovers. Throughout the year you will find hikers on this mountain enjoying the ravishing beauty on and around the mountain. The extravagant views over the Salt Spring Island, Cowichan Bay and the distant mountains on the British Columbia mainland and Washington State are breathtaking and truly astonishing for all. Mount Tzouhalem is nothing but beauty basking in the sun.

Mount Tzouhalem is famous for its hiking, biking, and sightseeing. On Mount Tzouhalem one will always find professional mountain bikers and hikers trying to conquer the adventurous roads of the mountain to its peak. Mount Tzouhalem’s over crags, rough cliffs and beautiful path to the summit offers some of the most exciting journeys one can have. People from all over the world visit this incredible mountain for not just for the hiking and biking however; but also for appreciating nature’s most beautiful palate of wildflowers that carpet the slopes. The view from the summit is regarded to be the most beautiful in the area as it covers the entire Cowichan River Estuary and beyond.

Just a few meters above the cross is a grassy knoll which has been used by hang gliders for jumping off the cliff and setting them off the mountain. Loose rocks, exposed roots of trees, dead falls and boulders make it look like irk.

A number of stories are linked to this mountain. Some stories recite the time when this mountain was named in the year 1911 and how many times it was remained. This mountain peak finally was named Tzouhalem in the year 2000. Actually Mount Tzouhalem was named after a warrior who had fondness for killing people. He had many followers but because of his liking for killing was asked to leave his native place.

There are stories in which Mount Tzouhalem was called a haunted place. Though there are no corroborations supporting such stories, many people still are scared of this place. It seems like such unconfirmed stories are hardly affecting the visitors because each year many photographers, botanists, hikers and bikers come and visit Mt Tzouhalem and are pleased about the beauty that is surmounted in this mesmerizing place. You must also come and see how nature has preserved its beauty in the east of the Duncan community.

The cross on Mount Tzouhalem, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
The cross on Mount Tzouhalem, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Aerial photograph of Mount Tzouhalem with Genoa Bay in the foreground, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Aerial photograph of Mount Tzouhalem with Genoa Bay in the foreground, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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