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Spoken Treasures - Indigenous History of Vancouver - Post-Secondary Program

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 Spoken Treasures - Indigenous History of Vancouver - Post-Secondary Program

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Price: $750.00/per group

Location: Stanley Park
Min/Max: 12 to 15 people
Multi-day: No

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ActivitySpoken Treasures Tour Program with Talaysay Tours – Stanley Park

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 stories and interpretations of the totems (story poles) and the Indigenous peoples who carved them.

  • This program shares the Indigenous history of Stanley Park and Vancouver, including the experiences of contact, indigenous – settler relations, and the survival of epidemics
  • Focuses on the Salish Sea as an element that has sustained Indigenous people for millennia
  • Discusses the acute environment issues of our oceans today
  • Explores how relationships between the host tribes Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw, Musqeum and Tsleil-Waututh, the city of Vancouver both past and present
  • Stanley Park Totem Poles allows us to show who rich and diverse Indigenous society and culture is in our Province of British Columbia

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       (example for your review)

Tour A end time:     11:30 am  Duration:  1.15 hrs    **We can customize your scheduled tour!

Group Post Secondary Rate:  $750 ($15.00 savings pp) per post-secondary student (post secondary discount) with 12 or more students.    Firm rates.  

Group Sizes:  September 2020 1 guide to 12 to 15 students maximum

Talaysay 2020 Calendar Schedule:   Year Around.    We are closed from November 15 to January 15th for the Post-secondary schedule.  

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 (to receive this  discount rate, we require 10 or more students):

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.  Payment is made on-line via link provided.   Your advanced booking and confirmation allows us to schedule our most experienced guides – educators for your class.  

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 Policy:  We invite all guests to wear masks and recommend our guests to use hand sanitizer before and after the tour.   If you have colds symptoms,  including fever please let us know and we will reschedule your tour at a later date.    

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. 

Candace Campo - lead teacher and owner-operator.


Talaysay Tours



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