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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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local aboriginal guide and ambassador
    • Entry/Admission - Stanley Park
    • 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 12 January 2019

    I was in Vancouver for the weekend and decided to take a tour around Stanley park since many people told me the park was a must go. My tour guide Candace was amazing explaining the history of the area and sharing parts of the culture....More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank palomag726
    Talaysay T, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2019

    Paloma, Thank you so much. I enjoyed my afternoon with you and I am happy you enjoyed our story of Kalkalath, the Wild Woman of the Mountains. Wishing you the very best. Candace

    Reviewed 17 December 2018

    Thoroughly enjoyed Wes's extremely thoughtful and experiential Walk Through Stanley Park. Our student enjoyed the experience and we will be back.

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank jeff w
    Talaysay T, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2019

    Jeff, Thank you so much. We are grateful that you could join us and I will let Wes know that your students enjoyed his tour. Best wishes in the 2019 school year. Candace, Talaysay Tours - Love the Land!

    Reviewed 16 October 2018

    We took a group of approx. 50 staff for a teambuilding and learning experience with Talaysay Tours to learn about local indigenous culture. It was phenomenal! The tour guides were excellent, and helped craft a morning that really met the needs of our staff. Highly...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank Travel328739
    Reviewed 15 October 2018

    Our tour was on October 14, 2018. We learned some history of the Salish peoples, as well as some story telling. Candace explained how the various plants and trees were used, and how they supported indigenous communities. Halfway through the tour we were given some...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank deestravels2015
    Reviewed 14 October 2018

    We wanted to both see Stanley Park and to learn more about the indigenous people’s experience in and around Vancouver. Candace was the perfect guide. She provided us with both information and with history, and did so with a sense of humor. I would highly...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Paul M
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    Pippa W
    28 May 2018|
    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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