Pallastsis, or Place of Cradles is sacred site for the Songhees First Nation. Once a child had learned to walk their cradle was ceremoniously placed along the Pallastsis shore to be taken by the tide. The ceremony was performed to ensures long life.
Individuals on a path to strengthen their spirituality would jump into the harbour from Pallastsis within a ceremony while holding a selected stone.
In today’s world most know Pallastsis as Songhees Point Park. It is located on the north side of the harbour along the Songhees Walkway opposite Laurel Point.
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