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Talking Trees - Indigenous Walking Tour

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    This interpretive walking tour in Vancouver is ideal for families, history buffs and nature lovers. Meet your guide—a trained First Nations Cultural Ambassador—at a designated point in Stanley Park.
    Your guide, a member of a First Nations tribe, will share his or her own family history and background, before leading you to the base of the trail to begin your interpretive forest walk around Beaver Lake.
    Learn about the Coast Salish First Nations people and the first settlers of this area. At a leisurely pace covering a little more than a mile (two km), hear about how the aboriginal people have lived and managed the land for generations. Your guide points out local plants that were harvested for food, shelter, art. and medicine.
    By the end of your trip, you will gain a deeper and richer understanding of the history of the First Peoples. Your tour ends with your guide taking you back to the departure point, where you can catch a bus or cab, or return to your vehicle.
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    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    Many many thanks to you for offering this. Alphonso was amazing! What an incredible man - it was an absolute honour being hosted by him. His eloquence and passion (not to mention his highly educated and intelligent tour) were a real pleasure. I will recommend...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Chris D
    CandaceC463, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Chris Thank you so much. We are grateful for you to join us. Alfonso shares with the utmost passion and we so appreciate having him on our guide team. Wishing you safe travels and thank you for your referrals. Candace

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    This was a highlight of our week in Vancouver and the surrounding areas. Our guide, Candice, was extremely genuine, well spoken, knowledgeable, and welcoming. Wonderful memories!More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank laurenv986
    CandaceC463, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for your kind words, I am absolutely delighted to read that our tour was one of the highlights of your trip. I had a fantastic time hosting you, and I hope that we can meet again if you ever decide to...More

    Reviewed 5 July 2019

    Tyrone is a well-informed and genuine guide.And, all round nice guy. I enjoyed hearing about his process of growing up First Nations and gradually getting in touch with tradition through relatives and through formal education. I liked it all. Especially loved hearing the folklore of...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Stefa S
    CandaceC463, Manager at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2019

    Hello Stefa, thank you so much for the positive feedback! Tyrone had a great time hosting your tour. We always love to share our wealth of cultural information with our guests. If you are ever back in the city, please do not hesitate to get...More

    Reviewed 27 June 2019 via mobile

    We had a great tour led by a very knowledgeable First Nations guide, and learned about native uses for many plants in Stanley Park. I recommend it highly.

    Thank bighack
    CandaceC463, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2019

    Hey, thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your tour! Wishing you safe travels, Candace.

    Reviewed 19 June 2019

    I really enjoyed hearing all the information and stories that were shared on the tour we received about the land and plant information. I suggest this activity for everyone, the guides are very personable and engaging.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank allison-traveler
    CandaceC463, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2019

    Hello, thank you so much for the positive review. We were delighted to host you on one of our tours. Sharing our plant knowledge is something we deeply enjoy. Glad you had a great tour, Candace.

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    Pippa W
    28 May 2018|
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    Response from CandaceC463 | Property representative |
    Pippa, we have on average 4 to 8 ppl per tour but sometimes we have 1 or 2 guests join us in the cooler weather months.
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