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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 17 April 2018

    The time my wife and I spend with you guys were absolutely great and we enjoyed our walking tour through Stanley Park. Thanks to our guides Alfonso and Sarah for sharing their knowledge and some of their stories with us. Especially chatting/talking with Alfonso about...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    Thank Albert S
    Reviewed 15 April 2018

    Candace is a wonderful, gentle guide. She shared her knowledge of indigenous history and culture with us in an interesting and humorous way. It was a pleasure to see Stanley Park through her eyes and to learn about how the first peoples lived with the...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
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    Reviewed 11 April 2018

    Candace shared her traditional knowledge in a warm and welcoming way. We explored the flora and fauna of Stanley Park. She also spent time telling me stories about the history of the Coast Salish people that lived and still live on this beautiful land. I...More

    Date of experience: September 2017
    Thank sawh923
    Candace C, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

    sawh923 Thank you so much. I very much enjoyed spending the day with you. Best wishes for you and your family this summer. Candace

    Reviewed 20 March 2018

    The Talking Trees tour was very informative and Candace shared unforgettable personal stories from her culture. We learned about the way of life of the indigenous people of the area and how they use the local ecology for food, materials, and medicine. The traditional tea...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    Thank Erin S
    Candace C, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

    Erin Thank you so much for joining me this past February to experience a Talking Trees Tour. Your feedback and recommendation is truly appreciated and we are so happy you enjoyed our tsalipay ?iy chi'xw skweluma (labrador tea leaves and dried berries) tea. Wishing you...More

    Reviewed 19 March 2018

    I was really moved and inspired from the stories and wealth of information our guide shared with us on this tour around Stanley Park. I was captivated with all the neat information about the trees, plants, and animals -I learned things that I didn't know...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
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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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