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

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 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 address is 715 Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2. She/he will be looking for you and she will wave or introduce themselves if they think they see you. If you are driving, we recommend when you first drive into Stanley Park, go around the round 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.

Price: $40.00/per adult

Location: Stanley Park
Duration: 75 minutes
Min/Max: 2 to 20 people
Multi-day: No

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Important Notice:

In the winter period, please note that all tours require advanced notice of 12 hrs.

If you book on the same day of the tour or less than 12 hours, the system will take your booking but if we can not secure a guide on short notice you will be contacted to  reschedule or organize a reimbursement.  

Tour Title:  Spoken Treasures

Tour Description:  Explore iconic Stanley Park and walk the seawall with Indigenous Cultural Ambassadors.  Our trained Ambassador-Guides will walk with you along the seawall, a 1.1 km walk, while sharing the stories, history and lore of our great city of Vancouver – through Indigenous Eyes.  This tour includes the Aboriginal Indigenous history of Stanley Park and is completed at the renowned Stanley Park Totem Poles where the guided tour will conclude with the stories of the totem poles and the Indigenous peoples who carved them.

What to wear/bring: good walking shoes, an umbrella and rain resistant clothing if raining, sun glasses, hats and sunscreen if sunny. Wear layers with the changing seasons.  Toques and gloves are recommended in winter months.  

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. Our First Nation guides will share with you our ancient and contemporary stories, legends and Aboriginal ways of living as passed down to us through the traditional of oral history.

This Tour Includes:  Your guide, Indigenous Labrador Tea and a Snack when booked in advance. 

2019 Tour Schedule:

Spoken Treasures : Indigenous Interpretive Walk Stanley Park

July and August – Monday to Sunday

10:30 am       12:30 pm       2:30 pm      (3 tours a day)

September to June

12:30 pm – Wednesday to Sunday  (1 tours a day)

Winter Hours:

Tour B start time:   12:30 noon
Tour B end time:     1:45 pm        Duration:  1.15 hrs  

Summer Hours:

Tour B start time:   12:30 noon
Tour B end time:     1:45 pm        Duration:  1.15 hrs  

Tour D start time:   4:30 pm
Tour D end time:     5:45 pm        Duration:  1.15 hrs  

Seasons:    January 1st to December 31st    2017-2018.  We do not operate in the month of November.  

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

End of Tour:  Stanley Park Totem Poles
Max/Min number of participants: 20/ Min: 1    Seasons:  Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter (except November)

We require 12 hours notice to book your tour.


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