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Talking Trees and Spoken Treasures - Mixer

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 Talking Trees and Spoken Treasures - Mixer

Meeting Location

Stanley Park Information Booth 715 Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2

Price: $65.00/per person

Location: Stanley Park
Duration: 1.5 hrs
Min/Max: 10 to 10 people
Multi-day: No

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Talking Trees and Spoken Treasures Mixer - Indigenous History Walking Tour

Type of Tour: Walking Tour (1.2 km)    Location:  Stanley Park Seawall

We have a small team in the winter and can do private group tours of 10 or more if booked in advance.  If you have less than 10 guests, you have an option of paying $650.00 $65.00 pp for additional guests.

Talking Trees and Spoken Treasures Tour Description: Talking Trees highlights our our peoples connect to the land with the uses of the forest for food, medicine, technology, and ceremony. 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:  custom

Dates for this tour:  Custom 

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 Swx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nation, offer you an enriched cultural outdoor experience.

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 8 hours notice to book your tour in the Fall, Winter and Spring Season and 3 hours notice to book your tour in the summer period. 

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:  Talaysay stays current with the best practices during covid for your safety and our teams safety.  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.

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Candace and Larry Campo, Owner/Operator     Email:

Toll Free:  1-800-605-4643  Vancouver Line:  1-604-628-8555

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