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 Now Open - Talking Trees Program - North Shore

Meeting Location

Cleveland Park Our guide will be ready 15 minutes prior to the tour start waiting at the small building beside the parking lot.  Behind this building are the Sister Mountains (aka Twin Lions).

Price: $22.00/per person

Location: Cleveland Park
Min/Max: Open
Multi-day: No

Availability Calendar

Please pick your tour date / time from calendar below

Tour Date

Tour Time


Explore the North Shore –

  1. Activity: Talking Trees Tour Program  with Talaysay Tours – 1.5 hrs

Talaysay Tours - Talking Trees Tour North Shore – 1.5 hrs

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 centuries. 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
  • 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 of this regions
  • Plants as medicine, frog leaves, plantain, horsetail – the forest is our grocery story and pharmacy

Start Time A:              9:30 or 10 am              End Time: 11:00 or 11:30 am   

Start Time B:               1:00 pm                       End Time:  2:30 pm

Custom Time can be arranged in advance.                  Duration: 1.5 hours        

There are some slopes and varying elevations throughout this trail route.

Meeting Location:     Cleveland Park, 5077 Dam Rd, North Vancouver


 Rate: $22 per student.  This discounted student rate (65%) is effective with 20 or more students. 

Talaysay Rates:  2022-23  (Please read carefully)

Although our retail rates are $65 pp, when we have schools of 20 or more students, we provide a student group discounted rate of $18 pp plus. 
When groups are less than 20 participants, we offer a base rate of $460 plus gst.
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

Teachers and Chaperons are complimentary.  Max of two complimentary members.

 To Book On Line:   

What to bring:  Please ensure to wear comfortable walking shoes or runners, with layers of  clothing.  Dress for the weather.  A water bottle and snacks are recommended.

This tour includes: Your cultural ambassador guide(s). 

 In planning your land based learning activity with your class, we invite all teachers to inform us of any curriculum connections you would like to meet in our tour program.  Discussion of these curriculum goals require advanced planning. 

Our school programs rates (based on 20 or more students):

  1. Talking Trees Tour Program -Cleveland Park– North Van. 1.5 hrs or $18 per student plus gst (September to June rates only).  Summer rates differ.  

Talaysay School Calendar 2020-21:  September to June.  We do not operate in the month of November, December.  

How to book our land based programs:  We require a firm date, time and 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.  You can also book on-line.  We will provide you a discount code to acquire your group student discount.  The on-line booking system requires credit card payment. 

Talaysay Customer Service and policies:

Teachers and Chaperons are complimentary.  2 per 20 students. 

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. 

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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