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Talking Trees: Stanley Park Indigenous Walking Tour Led by a First Nations Guide

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    What to Expect
    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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    Departure Point
    Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local aboriginal guide and ambassador
    • Entry/Admission - Stanley Park
    Exclusions
    • The listed price does not include a parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 June 2019 via mobile

    Had a great time learning about various trees, plants, and wildlife as well as the First Nations in and around Vancouver, BC. Tyrone was an amazing tour guide and was very knowledgeable!

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank bmalber
    Candace C, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2019

    bmalber Thank you so much for your feedback. Tyler says thank you as well and we are both very happy you enjoyed our Talking Trees tour and found value. All the best in the season to come. Candace

    Reviewed 29 May 2019

    We loved hearing stories of the First Nation people. Our guide, Alfonso, was great. Oh, I need more words form this review to be accepted? How about now?

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank dianekM3186GQ
    Candace C, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2019

    So happy you enjoyed the tour Diane. Thank you for your feedback. Candace

    Reviewed 25 May 2019

    We recently took our grade 1 and 2 combined class on a walking tour with Talaysay Tours in Stanley park. As a new teacher, I had many questions about what to expect for our class of 20 students. Our correspondence began in late November and...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank 143jcurtis
    Candace C, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2019

    Jill Tyler and I so enjoyed the day with you and your class and the parents. You were all so engaged and attentive and we truly appreciate your interest in our Talking Trees Tour. It is our hope to work with you again and continue...More

    Reviewed 21 May 2019 via mobile

    Really informative tour with fantastic guides. We learnt a lot about the plants in the park, uses for the plants and got to sample a few of them ourselves. Would recommend!

    Thank 524rhysh
    Candace C, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2019

    524rhysh Thank you so much. So happy you enjoyed your tour and enjoyed learning about our forest and cultural connections to the land. Wishing you the very best, Candace

    Reviewed 18 April 2019

    I had a wonderful time on the Talking Trees Tour in Stanley Park. My guide, Alfonso, was fantastic! He did a great job personalizing the tour and by sharing a bit of his family's story, was able to make that emotional connection. Hearing the Raven...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank thomasvannus
    Candace C, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2019

    Thomas, Thank you so much for joining us. Alfonso said he really enjoyed the morning with you on the Talking Trees Tour. We truly appreciate your openness and gratitude expressed. In a small way we aspire, through our walking tours, to our culture, history and...More

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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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