Spoken Treasures - Indigenous History Walking Tour
Type of Tour: Walking Tour (1.2 km) Location: Stanley Park Seawall
We close down for the winter season but will do a private group tour of 10 or more if booked in advance. If you have less than 10 guests, you have an option of paying $600.00 or the equivilaent to 10 guests at $60.00 pp. If you have more than 10 guests, each guest pays $60.00 per person.
Tour Description: Vancouver is a relatively young city at 135 years old, and has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples since time immemorial. We invite you to join us to explore the rich history of Stanley Park and Vancouver through Indigenous eyes. Our local Indigenous ambassadors-guides 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. Spoken Treasures 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. The tour starts at the Stanley Park Information Booth and is completed at the renowned Stanley Park Totem Poles where the formal tour will conclude with stories of the totem poles and the diversity and richness of the Indigenous peoples, throughout the Pacific Northwest. Legends of Kalkalath, Wild Women of the Mountains, make it fun for guests of all ages. This is a tour for the history buff who likes a good story.
Start time: 1:00 pm End time: 2:15 pm Duration: 1.15 hrs
Custom times can be planned with advance note.
Dates for this tour: Tuesdays & Wednesdays on select dates and on weekends.
Rates $60 per person
Minimum: 10 people Maximum: 20 people per guide
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. In the winter season weather we recommend a toque or hat and gloves.
Who we are: All of our guides are indigenous members of the local tribes of this area. Talaysay Tours, owned by Candace and Larry Campo, Shíshálh (Sechelt) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nation, offer you an enriched cultural outdoor experience.
Seasons: February 1st to October 31 2021 (select dates)
What to expect on your Tour: We respect the schedules of all of our guests attending our cultural experiences and tours. If you miss your tour, there will be no reimbursement. We will work with you to reschedule you on another scheduled tour date at a later time or date if it is available.
When you book, you will receive a confirmation email and a receipt of payment from our office manager with the itinerary details for your tour which will include digital maps links of our meeting location. Please research your meeting location in advance. Contact us if you need assistance. Your guide will be waiting in front of the Stanley Park Information Booth 15 minutes prior to every tour. When booking, for customer service needs, we ask you to provide the first names of all guests. Your guide is trained within our tribal cultural protocols to be your host and deliver and share an indigenous cultural experience. All questions are welcome. We like all of our guests to enjoy themselves and have fun.
This tour is recommended for children 12 and older. Parental discretion: If your child is younger and you think that this tour suitable for them, we will be happy to have your child and family join us.
Start of the Tour: Stanley Park Information Booth, 715 Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2
End of Tour: Stanley Park Totem Poles
We require 24 hours notice to book your tour and recommend you book well in advance to secure the day and time that works for your group.
Group Cancellation: Up to 10 days prior to tour 20% administrative fee
Group Cancellation: Within 10 days to tour 100% non refundable
Covid Safety Practices: We follow the 2 meter distance safety practice and ask for your support in maintaining this safety guideline. We ask guests to use hand sanitizer before and after all tours. At present we are not shaking hands and will happily share how we say thank you the Coast Salish hand gesture. We will not be sharing our traditional drink during this period of managing the covid curve.
If you have any allergies or medical conditions you think we should know, please give us a call or send us an email. If you are sick or have a fever, we ask you to stay home and we will reschedule you within our scheduled operational season.
Talaysay Tours & Aboriginal Eco Tours
Candace and Larry Campo, Owner/Operator Email: email@example.com
Toll Free: 1-800-605-4643 Vancouver Line: 1-604-628-8555