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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 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.

    Reviewed 12 June 2019

    I loved the Talking Trees tour! Alfonso was our guide and not only showed us the different trees and plants, but related their use by the First Nations people who lived in the area first. I got to eat a wild salmonberry off the stalk...More

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

    Hey, thank you so much for your positive feedback! Alfonso had a great time leading your tour. I am so thrilled that you had an opportunity to taste our Salmonberry! One of our cultural protocols is to always give the first berry of the season...More

    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

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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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