The Birch Bay Virtual Museum

A Nooksack Lodge at Birch Bay

As far as we know the Nooksack natives would come to Birch Bay during low tide times for clamming. The Nooksack word for Birch Bay means “Hole in the Sky”. It is a hole that lets the sun shine through. Birch Bay’s has always sunnier weather than it’s neighbors.

Local understanding is the trees grow along birch bay were charged on the land side of many trees. The reason? the Nooksacks and others wanted to stay hidden from the Hidas who would come down from the North to rade the native camps at Birch Bay.

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