Tour description: Explore iconic Stanley Park along the seawall with a local Indigenous cultural ambassador-educator. Local to this region, your guide will lead the class along the seawall, a 1.1 km walk, while sharing the stories, history and lore of Stanley Park and Vancouver – through Indigenous Eyes. This tour includes indigenous teachings and values regarding water, and how the ocean, the Salish Sea, which provided Indigenous people a rich marine diet. The program is completed at the Stanley Park Totem Poles with the many stories and interpretations of the totems (story 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.
This Tour Includes: Local Indigenous Guide – Educator
Spoken Treasures –The History of Vancouver & Stanley Park –through Indigenous eyes
Tour A start time: 10:15 am
Tour A end time: 11:30 am Duration: 1.15 hrs
Tour B start time: 12:15 noon
Tour B end time: 1:30 pm Duration: 1.15 hrs
Tour C start time: 2:15 pm
Tour C end time: 3:30 pm Duration: 1.15 hrs
*possibility to modify the schedule when booked in advance.
Talaysay 2018 Calendar Schedule: September to June. We are closed in November
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):
Talaysay School Calendar 2018: September to June. We do not operate in the month of November.
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:
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: 7 days or more are required for a refund; we will reimburse less a 20% administration fee.