British Columbia's vast
Vancouver Island is directly north of Washington's Olympic Peninsula. It is one of
the great hotbeds of sasquatch encounters in the Pacific Northwest. It is large
-- larger than Vermont, New Hampshire or Belgium. The "island" is more
like a peninsula, almost connected to mainland British Columbia in the
north, separated by a relatively narrow channel that allows large mammals
to cross such as elk, deer, bears and sasquatches.
Nearly all of the BFRO's prior expeditions to the island yielded Class
A and B encounters.
The 2023 BFRO expedition on Vancouver Island
will be led by Alex Solunac of the University of Victoria.
will have a scientifically structured expedition, instructing the
participants during the day and organizing them to gather data and
quantitative observations during night hikes in areas where they
You don't have to be a scientist to attend
this expedition, but you should be willing to assist the scientists who
"The main purpose of this
expedition is to build Sasquatch research capacity on Vancouver Island.
Attendees will participate in active and passive searches during evening
hours and in afternoon workshops.
History of Sightings on Vancouver Island (Alex Solunac).
Three Misses of Sasquatch Research (Dave Hill)
- Bigfoot Brunch
(Stephen Gray, Botanist)
- Organizers will give preference to
attendees who have:
1) MSc or PhD degree in Anthropology, Botany,
Genetics, Biology (Wildlife), Entomology, Primatology, Geography,
2) First Aid training
Attendance will be
limited to 20.
The target location is in a remote part of
the island. Attendees are recommended to have vehicles equiped with AWD or
4WD and with a minimum of 6 inch clearance.
Extra gas will be
required (20 Litres minimum) as the nearest facilities will be 2-3 hours
If you are interested in attending this expedition, please read the Expedition (FAQ)
page and follow the instructions listed