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Open - Spoken Treasures - Totem Walking Tour (Private Group Tour - 4 participants plus)

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 Open - Spoken Treasures - Totem Walking Tour (Private Group Tour - 4 participants plus)

Meeting Location

House of Hehiwus. The address is 5555 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Sechelt, BC, V0N 3A0. Your tour starts at the tem swiya Museum and will continue through the shíshálh First Nation Community to view the 16 different totems and sculptures.

Price: $480.00/per group

Location: Sechelt
Duration: 1.5 hours
Min/Max: 8 to 10 people
Multi-day: No

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Group of 4

Additional Adult Guest

Additional Youth Guest

November 2020

Dear Guest

Thank you for joining us.   We have opened up our schedule and have been doing small group tour with the local community and domestic travellers.  

Tour Description:  Our  art, stories, history, & our community today – Spoken Treasures!   Northwest Coast and Coast Salish art define and express a rich history, worldview and tribal way of living for our people, the shíshálh (Sechelt) First Nations.    We invite you to join us as we journey our village via a leisure walk to view the Northwest Coast totems, stone sculptures and historical buildings and sculpted monuments.  What better way to learn the local history, lore and current events then by the friendly local peole who have lived here for millennia.  

The shíshálh people, a Coast Salish tribe, have had indigenous self-government for 30+ years. Our people have inter-married with other First Nations and Canadians up and down the Northwest Coast, resulting in rich diverse culture and  art that conveys our interconnectedness & relationship to the land.

This tour includes a local guide and cultural ambassador who will provide interpretation of the history of Sechelt, and discuss our clans, legends and stories of the people as expressed through our totems, welcome figures and sculptures.  Highlights include the history of contact, the revitalization of culture, art, and the fascinating tales of Emily Carr and her visits to our shíshálh  village during the 1930’s.  Aboriginal Tea is included.

Date:    Your team and our team need to plan and set a date and time in advance before you book this tour.  Contact us at or call the operator Candace at 1-800-606-4643 or text at 604-341-7555.  

 Time:  Morning:         10 am to 11:30 am  (possible times)

            Afternoon:       12 pm to 1:30 pm

                                  2 pm   to 3:30 pm

Duration:  1.5 hours

Per Private Group of Eight:      $480.00   Cost Breakdown:          $60/pp;  There is an additional fee for each additional guest who joins in addition to your first four guests.  

August to October 31 2020 Dates:  Monday through to Sunday (7 days a week).  Advance booking required.

September to March Dates:  Wednesday to Sunday

Guide:  Candace Campo, shishalh cultural ambassador guide, anthropologist and teacher. 

The duration of this tour is approximately 2.2 km.  The level is moderate.

Group Size per Guide 1-10 Ratio:   Minimum:  4    Maximum:  10.  If you have a group larger than 10 we will assign another guide to meet the Covid Management Best Practicies.  

This is a group tour program.  Advanced booking is required.  

Safety Practices:  We invite guests, if you feel more safe, to wear a mask.  We follow the 2 meter distance safety practice and ask for your support in maintaining this safety guideline.  We strongly encourage guests to use hand sanitizer before and after all tours.  At present we are not shaking hands and will happily share  how we say thank you the Coast Salish way with the hand gesture.  

If you have any allergies or medical conditions you think we should know, please give us a call or send us an email.  If you are sick or have a fever, we ask you to stay home and we will reschedule you within our scheduled operational season.

What to bring:

We invite you to bring a mask and hand sanitizer to use before and after the tour.

In additoin, please ensure to wear comfortable walking shoes and or runners. 

Dress for the weather.  Hats, sunglasesses and sunscreen on sunny days.   We do tours on light rainy days.  Jackets with water resistant protection, a cap or hat or small umbrella will do you just fine. If you do not have an umbrella let us know and we can provide you one.

We are an indigenous company that works and lives in the homelands and territories of xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) , and the Shíshálh (Sechelt) Nations


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