This area is also known as the Valley of the Grizzly and is the only park in Canada which prohibits hunting of grizzlies. Grizzlies are born after a 2 month gestation period and weigh only one pound. The mother does not wake for the birth nor for nearly five more months. By that time the young grizzly weighs 50 lbs. Mother and cub stay together until the cub's second year.
|Young Grizzly Eating Sedge Grass|
On September 25, 1985, Kazukio Sakamoto left his home in Owase, Japan for a day of fishing. Unfortunately, he never returned. A year and a half later his beloved boat, the Kazu Maru, was found afloat off the Queen Charlotte Islands. When it was brought to Prince Rupert for identification it was discovered that the Kazu Maru was from Prince Rupert's sister city in Japan. After the citizens of Prince Rupert loving restored the Kazu Maru, Mrs. Sakamoto and several family members came for the dedication of the memorial for those lost at sea. The list includes the founding father of Prince Rupert who was lost on the Titanic as well as Mr. Sakamoto and many native sons and daughters of Prince Rupert.