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Now Open - Talking Trees and Salmon Program - Capilano Hatchery

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 Now Open - Talking Trees and  Salmon Program  - Capilano Hatchery

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4500 Capilano Park Road, North Vancouver BC, v7r 4l3 Your guide will be standing infront of the Capilano Hatchery where the public washrooms are. Buses are required to pay for parking. All tours start on time.

Price: $20.00/per person

Location: Capilano River Hatchery
Duration: 1.5 hrs
Min/Max: Open
Multi-day: No

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Activity: Talking Trees & Salmon Program  with Talaysay Tours – 1.5 hrs - North Vancouver

Local Talaysay guide and a trained Indigenous ambassador-educator will introduce the students to the forests, the cultural stories and shared practices of the indigenous ecological and spiritual perspectives that have sustained Coast Salish Indigenous people for generations. We will walk and hike along the guided trails and explore the various species of trees and plants while your guide points out the diversity of local plants that were harvested by our people for food, shelter, art and medicine.

  • This program shares indigenous practices of living, via sustainable and selective harvesting
  • Local history and ecology of the North Shore, the Capilano River, and what it means to the Squamish peoples.
  • Salmon – The Cycle of Life. An emphasis on the salmon as a special resource to the local Indigenous People.  Water as Life.  Issues and the awareness of a shared responsibility to the protection of water.
  • The Tree of Life – Cedar, it’s sacred gifts: medicine, technology, shelter, clothing, transportation
  • West Coast Temporal Rain Forest – an ultimate community network
  • The Land is Us and We are the Land – land management techniques, the social practices. Selective burning, the various forms for practiced agriculture, transplanting, pruning
  • Your class will learn about the maple tree, douglas fir tree, red alder tree, the western hemlock, and the many wild berries and plants of this region
  • Plants as medicine, frog leaves, plantain, horsetail – the forest is our grocery story and pharmacy

Talaysay School Calendar:  September to June.  We are closed in November, December and January

Start Time:  10 am              End Time: 11:30 am.     Custom Times can be arranged in advance. 

Duration:                             1.5 hrs.   

Our 2020-21 Rate with the 12 guests to 1 guide Ratio is:  $280 plus gst per group of 10 students.  

At present we are hiring more contract guides and though your school is  being charged more per student,  we are making less as a company and are doing all we can to meet you half way.  
Candace T. Campo and Larry Campo - Aboriginal Eco Tours & Talaysay Tours

 Meeting Location:     Capilano River Hatchery, 4500 Capilano Park Road, North Vancouver, BC, v7r 4l3                                   

What to bring:           Please ensure to wear comfortable walking shoes or runners, with layers of clothing.  Dress for the weather.  A lunch in a pack sack and  a water bottle is recommended.  Students are to bring their own epi pens and inform the guide.  

Physical Level:  The walk-hike is 1.8 km and includes some hills and stairs with uneven ground.  

Talaysay School Calendar 2020:  We operate September to June.  We are off in November, December and January.  July and August is our prime time and the rates increase.  

How to book our land based programs:  We ask you to select a firm date, time and inform us on the number of participants?  Once this is completed your program will be confirmed as a scheduled tour.  Talaysay Tours will email you a full itinerary and invoice in advance.  Your advanced booking and confirmation allows us to schedule our most experienced guides – educators for your class.  We invite you to  book directly on-line.  The on-line booking system requires credit card payment. 

Talaysay Rates:  2020-21  (Please read carefully)

Although our retail rates are $60 pp, when we have schools of 20 or more students, we provide a student group discounted rate of $18 pp.  When groups are less than 20 participants, we offer a base rate of
$360 plus gst $18 
Total:  $387.00
This is a firm rate.  We thank you for your recognition that we are an independent indigenous company with subsidy.  We pay all expenses related to a company, inlcuding training, all operational costs; insurance and professional living wages to our ambassador-guides.   

Candace T. Campo and Larry Campo - Aboriginal Eco Tours & Talaysay Tours

Talaysay Customer Service and policies

Our tours and school programs proceed on rainy days.  If weather is extreme with respect to severe rain or wind, we will contact you to re-schedule or cancel without cancellation penalty. 

Safety Protocols:  To manage Covid and protect students and s

Medical:  We ask the teachers to inform us in advance if there is any student or participants who requires an epi pen or if there are any participants with injuries or health matters that could affect their ability to experience our tour program in its full capacity. 

Group Cancellation: 14 days or more are required for a refund; we will reimburse less a 20% administration fee. 


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