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SIGNATURE COLLECTION -Spoken Treasures - A History of Vancouver and Stanley Park through Indigenous eyes

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 SIGNATURE COLLECTION -Spoken Treasures - A History of Vancouver and Stanley Park through Indigenous eyes

Meeting Location

Our guide will be standing in front of the Stanley Park Information booth. The building is grey and has green picnic tables on the south side. The address is 715 Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2. She/he/they will be looking for you and will wave or introduce themselves if they think they see you. Special Note: If you are at the brown building, you need to walk along the seawall until you come toward the Horsedrawn Tours and grey Stanley Park Information Centre. If you are driving, we recommend when you first drive into Stanley Park, off the Georgia viaduct, go around the roundabout along the seawall. We recommend you arrive 15 minutes prior to find and pay for parking. You can also access our site via public transit or taxi. Here is a direct link for for public transit. If you are arriving by Taxi some taxi's are not permitted in the park and will drop you off on the edge of the park. This can effect your ability to reach our tour on time. These are the taxi's that drive right into the park. Vancouver Taxi 604-871-1111 Black Top Cabs 604-731-1111 Yellow Cabs 604-681-1111 Maclures Cab 604-831-1111 (This number is for wheel chair accessibility) Maclures Cab 604-731-9211

Price: $60.00/per adult

Location: Stanley Park
Duration: 1 hr 15 min
Min/Max: 10 to 20 people
Multi-day: No

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Spoken Treasures - Indigenous History Walking Tour

Type of Tour: Walking Tour (1.2 km)    Location:  Stanley Park Seawall

We close down for the winter season but will do a private group tour of 10 or more if booked in advance.  If you have less than 10 guests, you have an option of paying $600.00 or the equivilaent to 10 guests at $60.00 pp.  If you have more than 10 guests, each guest pays $60.00 per person.

Tour Description:  Vancouver is a relatively young city at 135 years old, and has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples since time immemorial.  We invite you to join us to explore the rich history of Stanley Park and Vancouver through Indigenous eyes.  Our local Indigenous ambassadors-guides will accompany you along the Stanley Park seawall, for an enriched, leisurely, 1.2 km stroll, to share an historical and cultural interpretive walking tour from the unique perspectives of our people with you.   Spoken Treasures highlights how our ancestors lived sustainably through the Potlatch, and how they navigated and were impacted by early contact with explorers, trade merchants and settlers.  The tour starts at the Stanley Park Information Booth and is completed at the renowned Stanley Park Totem Poles where the formal tour will conclude with stories of the totem poles and the diversity and richness of the Indigenous peoples, throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Legends of Kalkalath, Wild Women of the Mountains, make it fun for guests of all ages.  This is a tour for the history buff who likes a good story.

Start time:  2:00 pm     End time: 3:15 pm     Duration: 1.15 hrs

Dates for this tour:  Tuesdays & Wednesdays  on select dates and on weekends.  

2021 Rates    $60 per adult   $48 per youth/child

Minimum:  2 people   

Maximum:  10 people per guide (best practices during Covid management)                  

Other Offerings:     With a group of 3 people or more, we can open up another date for your group.  We need to secure a guide so advance notice would be appreciated. 

Christine Elliott - Manager,

What to wear/bring: a mask and hand sanitizerGood walking shoes, an umbrella and rain resistant clothing if raining, sun glasses, hats and sunscreen if sunny. Wear layers with the changing seasons.  In the winter season weather we recommend a toque or hat and gloves. 

Who we are:  All of our guides are indigenous members of the local tribes of this area.  Talaysay Tours, owned by Candace and Larry Campo, Shíshálh (Sechelt) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nation, offer you an enriched cultural outdoor experience.

Seasons: February 1st to October 31 2021 (select dates)

What to expect on your Tour:   We respect the schedules of all of our guests attending our cultural experiences and tours.  If you miss your tour, there will be no reimbursement.  We will work with you to reschedule you on another scheduled tour date at a later time or date if it is available. 

When you book, you will receive a confirmation email and a receipt of payment from our office manager with the itinerary details for your tour which will include digital maps links of our meeting location.  Please research your meeting location in advance.  Contact us if you need assistance.  Your guide will be waiting in front of the Stanley Park Information Booth  15 minutes prior to every tour.   When booking, for customer service needs, we ask you to provide the first names of all guests.  Your guide is trained within our tribal cultural protocols to be your host and deliver and share an indigenous cultural experience.  All questions are welcome.  We like all of our guests to enjoy themselves and have fun.

This tour is recommended for children 12 and older.  Parental discretion:  If your child is younger and you think that this tour suitable for them, we will be happy to have your child and family join us. 

Start of the Tour:  Stanley Park Information Booth, 715 Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2 

End of Tour:  Stanley Park Totem Poles

We require 8 hours notice to book your tour in the Fall, Winter and Spring Season and 3 hours notice to book your tour in the summer period. 

Cancellation:  48 hours prior to the tour 20% admininstrative fee

Cancellation:  Within 48 hours to the tour 100% non refundable

Group Cancellation:  Up to 10 days prior to tour 20% administrative fee

Group Cancellation:  Within 10 days to tour 100% non refundable

Covid Safety Practices:  We invite guests to wear a mask.  We follow the 2 meter distance safety practice and ask for your support in maintaining this safety guideline.  We ask 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 hand gesture. We will not be sharing our traditional drink during this period of managing the covid curve.  

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.

Covid Best Practices:

Talaysay Tours & Aboriginal Eco Tours

Candace and Larry Campo, Owner/Operator     Email:

Toll Free:  1-800-605-4643  Vancouver Line:  1-604-628-8555

BOOK on line - email - call or text 604 849 5991


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