September 2021 Dear Guest:
Thank you for joining us. We have opened up our schedule and have been doing group tours with the local community and domestic travellers. This is a group tour and you require 10 or more guests to book.
Tour Description: Spoken Treasures is our history walking tour! We aspire to share with you as many stories and history of the Shishalh People and our early history with the settlers of the town of Sechelt and Sunshine Coast. This tour is unlike any other tour as our history and traditions are oral and much of the information shared is not available in text. Included in this tour is art, both sculpture and totems that express our worldview, values and protocols of 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, monuments, historical buildings and local government. What better way to learn the local lore, history, politics, 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 Indigenous 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 email@example.com or call the operator Candace at 1-800-606-4643 or text at 604-341-7555.
Time: Afternoon: 12 pm to 1:30 pm
2 pm to 3:30 pm
Duration: 1.5 hours
Group Rate: $650.00 or $65/pp; There is an additional fee for each additional guest who joins in addition to your first 10 guests.
Season: February 15th to October 30th 2021
Dates: Wedensday to Sunday
Guide: Candace Campo, shishalh cultural ambassador guide, anthropologist and teacher. If Candace is not available we will have another senrior guide - ambassador who is trained to give you a great experience.
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.