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Talking Totems - Indigenous Art & Culture - Student K-12

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 Talking Totems - Indigenous Art & Culture - Student K-12

Meeting Location

At the Totem Pole Gift Shop - Address: 1501 Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2 Link to our location: Your Talaysay Cultural Ambassador Guide will meet you in front of the Totem Poles Gift Shop.

Price: $27.00/per person

Location: Stanley Park
Duration: 1 hr
Min/Max: 20 to 60 people
Multi-day: No
Scheduled: October 04, 2023 at 10:15am

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Welcome to Talaysay Talking Totems -Art & Culture of the Salish People and Northwest Coast

Tour Description: This culturally enriched walking tour provides an introduction and comprehensive profile of Salish and Northwest Coast Indigenous art. Your guide, cultural-ambassador, trained Indigenous artist, and member of the local Salish tribes will share with you how the totems in Stanley Park showcase the rich eclectic representation of Northwest Coast peoples, including the art forms, stories and worldviews of Salish peoples’ Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil Waututh Nations who have lived in this region from time immemorial.  

FALL, WINTER, SPRING (September to June)

Scheduled Start Time:  

Tuesday to Friday                 Start time:  10:20 am   End time:  11:20 pm

Days of the Week:  Wednesday Thursday & Saturday

Duration: 60 mins Length: Less than 1km

September 2022 to June 2023 Rates: $22.00 

September 2023 to June 2023 Rates: $23.00

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. Guests 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.

Cancellation Policies:  Group tours require 10 days notice for cancellation to receive reimbursement minus 20% admin.  All tours start on time.  If guests are late and miss the tour there are no reimbursements.  

Cancellation Due to Weather:  The company reserves the right to cancel for safety reasons.  We operate when it is raining but if there are gale winds we will postpone and reschedule you on another day.  This is rare but can happen.  The concern are falling tree branches.

How to book:  On-line via this link.  Your tour confirmation is completed with your payment.

?ulnumsh-chxw  (Thank you)

The Talaysay Team


Talaysay Tours



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