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

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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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    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 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
    Reviewed 7 September 2018

    We had one afternoon to spend in Vancouver, on August 29, 2018, and decided to take the tour with a First Nations guide. We are so pleased to have made this decision! Our guide, Jonathan Clarke, introduced us to not only the history of the...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank Naleilehua1069
    Reviewed 1 August 2018

    We took this tour with our kids between preschool and grade 4. As an adult, I found the tour very fascinating and would strongly recommend it. The school kids were fascinated by the uses for various plants and preschoolers were fascinated by the various stories...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank Sophie W
    Candace C, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

    Sophie, Thank you for joining us with your students. We love working with children and will continue to strive to make our tour both information and fun. Best wishes, Candace

    Reviewed 1 August 2018

    Jonathan was great and his pride for his native heritage was contagious. The walk was beautiful and very informative. My only suggestion would be to have better arrangements as to a meetup point

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Apollo612
    Candace C, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

    So glad you enjoyed the tour with Jonathan. Your feedback is valued regarding the meeting location set up. Wishing you a great summer. Candace

    Reviewed 16 June 2018

    I took my grade 7 class on the Spoken Treasures tour in Stanley Park and it was fantastic! Candance and her team were very knowledgeable and professional and they provided us with a unique and memorable experience. We learned many interesting facts about the history...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    Thank TannerandMigelvis
    Candace C, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

    Tanner and Migelvis Thank you so much for your feedback. We truly enjoyed the day with you and your grade 7 class and so happy you enjoyed our stories. Wishing you a fantastic summer. All the best, 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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