Welcome to Talaysay SPOKEN TREASURES K-12 Program!
Tour Description: Vancouver is a relatively young city at 135 years old, and has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples since time immemorial. The Spoken Treasures tour highlights how our ancestors lived sustainably through the Potlatch, and how they navigated and were impacted by early contact with explorers, trade merchants and settlers.
A Talaysay Indigenous cultural ambassador interpretive guide will accompany you along the Stanley Park seawall, for an enriched, leisurely, 1.2 km stroll, to share an historical and cultural interpretive walking tour from the unique perspectives of our people with you.
Each of our tours emphasises Indigenous ways of knowing, sustainable practices and ecology and good stories.
Tour Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Scheduled Start Time: 10:30 am End Time: 11:45 am
Duration: 1.15 hrs Length: 1.2 km
Season: September to June
2022 Rates: K-12 groups of up to 20 students is $462. Each additional student is $22.00 plus GST. 2 teachers or 2 adult volunteers per class are complimentary.
Custom tours: With advanced planning a custom tour time may be possible. Connect with us to learn more. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tour 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. Students 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: email@example.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)
firstname.lastname@example.org Nicki McKee, Manager
email@example.com Candace Campo, Operator, Lead Guide & Teacher
Who are we: Indigenous society approaches life and decisions by evaluating how one’s actions impacts 7 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. ?ulnumshchxw syaya (thank you friend)
Info centre beside Stanley Park Seawall.
Your Talaysay Cultural Ambassador Guide will meet you in front of the Stanley Park Information booth. The building is grey and has green picnic tables on the south side. The address is 715 Stanley Park Dr.
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.