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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. 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: 75 minutes
Min/Max: 2 to 20 people
Multi-day: No

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Tour Title:  Spoken Treasures - Indigenous Walking Tour - Stanley Park

Tour Description:  Explore the rich history of Stanley Park and Vancouver through Indigenous eyes.  On this tour you will join an Indigenous Ambassador-Guide along the Stanley Park seawall, for an enriched, leisurely, 1.1 km, historical and cultural walk. Included is the indigenous ecological-cultural perspective of the Salish Sea and how it has sustained our people. Many of these stories and historical accounts remain in our indigenous oral traditional, yet to be in history books, of the indigenous and settler history of the development of Vancouver.  Why not learn and explore history and local lore directly from the descendants of the Indigenous peoples who have lived here for millennia and discover the how we continue to live today with our rich cultural customs and practices.   Spoken Treasures is completed at the renowned Stanley Park Totem Poles where the guided tour will conclude with the stories of the totem poles and the diversity and richness of the Indigenous peoples, throughout the Pacific Northwest, who carved them.  Stories of kalkalath, Wild Women of the Mountains, make it fun for all guests.

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.  

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.

This Tour Includes:  Your cultural- ambassador guide, Indigenous tea made from local plants and berries.

Spoken Treasures: Indigenous Interpretive Walk Stanley Park - 2020-2021 Tour Schedule:

Seasons: March 1st to October 31st   2020-2021.  We are closed for FIT Travel in the months of November to February 29th.

May to August 31st - we operate with a 4 hour cut off for booking.  In September to April 30 we require a 12 hour notice for bookings.  

Current Schedule – Fall, Winter, Spring Tours (September to June). 

Days of Operation Wednesday to Sunday

Tour B start time: 12:30 pm             Tour B end time: 1:45 5m        Duration: 1.15 hrs

Summer  Schedule – July and August Tours

Tour A start time: 10:00 am             Tour A end time: 11:15 am      Duration: 1.15hrs

Tour B start time: 12:00 pm             Tour B end time: 1:15 pm         Duration: 1.15 hrs

Custom Tour: 

Tour D start time: 4:00 pm               Tour C end time: 5:30 pm          Duration: 1.5 hrs. With advance notice, groups of 15 or more can arrange a custom time.   

Max/Min number of participants: Min: 2  Max. 20. What qualifies as a group: 15 ppl.

If you have 15 or more guests, ask for our group rates.  We invite guests to book in advance to secure your most preferred tour date and time.  Thank you. 

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

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 and a photo of the Gazebo.

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.

2020 & 2021 Rates    $60 per adult   $48 per youth

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. 

 


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