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Talking Totems Tour - Art, History and Culture - Group

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 Talking Totems Tour - Art, History and Culture - Group

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: $65.00/per person

Location: Stanley Park
Duration: 60 min
Min/Max: 10 to 20 people
Multi-day: No
Scheduled: Yes

Availability Calendar

Please pick your tour date / time from calendar below

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Note:  We add the day and time for you to book this tour after we connect and agree to a time and day.  Thank you, Candace Campo, Talaysay Tours

Talking Totems Tour - Indigenous art walk in Stanley Park is a culturally enriched tour program for groups who have 1 hr or less.  

Tour DescriptionThis 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. 

Talking Totems is a program designed to accomodate groups operating on a tight schedule who would like to enjoy a comprehensive cultural enriched Indigenous art and histoy experience.

Days of the Week:  Tuesday to Sunday

Start Times: 10:00 am; 12:00 pm and 2:00pm  4:00 pm or Custom

January 7th 2023 to October  30th 2023

Custom dates and times available: inquire by email at

Duration: 45min to 1 hr Length: Less than 1km

Rate:  $65.00

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.

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:

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) Nicki McKee, Manager 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)



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