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Talking Trees! Indigenous led nature walk in Stanley Park

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 Talking Trees! Indigenous led nature walk in Stanley Park

Meeting Location

Your Talaysay Cultural Ambassador Guide will arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour start time ready to greet you at the big cedar tree between the Stanley Park bus loop and the parking lot. Link to our location:  https://goo.gl/maps/5c73wszJSH62  BUS & TAXI The #19 Stanley Park Translink bus will bring you directly into the park. Visit Translink.ca to plan your trip. If you are arriving by Taxi below are the companies with permission to drop you off inside the park. Note, if you arrive with a different company, we recommend confirming they are able to drop you off at the meeting location. The park does not allow all companies to drop off within the park, and this can affect your ability to reach the tour on time. Taxi companies with permission to enter Stanley Park Vancouver Taxi 604-871-1111 Black Top Cabs 604-731-1111 Yellow Cabs 604-681-1111 Maclure’s Cab 604-831-1111 (wheel chair accessibility) Maclure’s Cab 604-731-9211

Price: $75.00/per person


Location: Stanley Park
Duration: 1.5 hrs
Min/Max: Open
Multi-day: No
Scheduled: Yes

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TALKING TREES Tour - Indigenous led nature walk in Stanley Park

Tour Description: Each plant, each tree has its own special story. On this nature walking tour you will explore on foot Vancouver’s iconic Stanley Park, and Beaver Lake while hearing the stories of how shíshálh (Sechelt) Coast Salish & Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) People have been utilizing the land for food, medicine and technology for thousands of years. Your Talaysay Indigenous cultural ambassador interpretive guide is a member of a local nation, trained within our tribal cultural protocols prepared to share our ecological practices, ancient and contemporary history, stories, legends and Indigenous ways of living (knowing) with you.

Days of the Week:  Tuesday to Sunday

Start Times: 10:00 am; 12:00 pm and 2:00pm   

Custom dates and times available: Inquire by email at admin@talaysay.com

Duration: 1.5 hrs Length: 2.2 km

2022 Rates: $68 Adult, $55 Child/Youth. Minimum of 10 people for corporate and group bookings.

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

Groups & Custom tours: With advanced planning groups of 10 guests or more, custom tour time and location may be possible. Additional costs may apply. Connect with us to learn more. admin@talaysay.com 

Virtual tours: Online tours are available for guests looking to experience the outdoors from the comfort of their home. Virtual tours are 60 minutes in length, cost $30 per person, with a minimum of 20 guests required.

Includes: Indigenous Cultural Ambassador Interpretive Guide trained within our tribal cultural protocols to be your host and deliver and share an authentic Indigenous cultural experience.  Sometimes we have a co-guide, a trainer and or a trainee. The tour is rich with Indigenous stories and interpretation. Guests have the opportunity to discuss and ask questions during the tour and or in the last 15 minutes of the tour.  

What to bring: We walk on light rainy days and encourage visitors to love our rain forest coast, just as the locals do. Dress for the seasonal weather, water proof or repellent outerwear, layered clothing, good walking shoes with traction, water bottle. Masks are optional at the preference of guests.

Guest protocol: We recommend arriving 15 minutes prior to the tour as all of our scheduled tours start promptly. We ask guests to provide enough time to park and locate your guide. Questions and photos are welcomed throughout the tours. Be sure to tag us on social media you can find Talaysay Tours on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Safety: Talaysay Tours follow the current provincial Covid safety guidelines and best practices. We continue to practice 2 meter safe distancing and ask for guests' support in maintaining safety guidelines. For your safety and the safety of our guides, we do not shake hands but will share our Salish greeting and farewell with you. If you have any symptoms, cold or flu, we ask you to join us at a later date. If you have any allergies, medical conditions or accessibility requirements we should know, please send us an email: admin@talaysay.com

Payment: We accept Visa and Mastercard. All tours will have 5% GST applied at time of payment. Payment is required to confirm your booking. Once payment is completed through the online booking system you will receive a full tour itinerary by email. 

Cancellations: All tours start on time. If guests are late and miss the tour there is no reimbursement. If weather is extreme with respect to rain or wind, The Talaysay team will consult and be in touch to reschedule your tour.

Individual walking tours require 48hrs cancellation notice, snowshoe tours 72hrs and group tours 10 days notice, and each have a 20% cancellation administration fee. Cancellations with less than the required notice are 100% non-refundable. 

Inquiries: 1-800-605-4643 (Toll Free) or 604-628-8555 (Vancouver line)

admin@talaysay.com Nicki McKee, Manager 

info@talaysay.com Candace Campo, Operator, Lead Guide & Teacher

Who are we: Indigenous society approaches life and decisions by evaluating how one’s actions impacts seven generations from now. Our message is Love The Land and our goal is to capacity build the next generation in business, tourism and education employment while we support culture revitalization, land based education and reclamation.

Founded in 2002, Talaysay Tours is owned and operated by Candace and Larry Campo, Shíshálh (Sechelt) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nation members. On behalf of our peoples, our Talaysay family, we ask and invite you to love the land.

?ul nu msh chxw syíyáyá (thank you friend)

 


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