Spoken Treasures Tour – Stanley Park

This tour includes the rich Aboriginal Indigenous history of Vancouver and Stanley Park and is completed at the renowned Stanley Park Totem Poles where the guided tour will conclude with the stories of the totem poles and the Indigenous peoples who carved them.


Stanley Park - Vancouver


feb / mar / apr / may / jun / jul / aug / sep / oct


1.15 Hours


We are operating with 6 to 8 guests max in the 2020 season (previously 2-20 Guests)


  • $60 per Adult
  • $52 per Child (4-18)
  • * Group Rates Available


  • Cultural Ambassador Guide

What to Bring:

  • Good walking shoes, dress for the weather
  • An umbrella for light rain
  • Water resistant jacket
  • Toque and Gloves in Winter months

Tour Overview

July 3rd 2020

Welcome!  We are open for tours on select dates with small groups and safe distances practices.

For the July schedule this tour is, Spoken Treasures, is operating at 2 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Your guide for this tour is Alfonso.  If you would like your own private group tour, contact the operator  Candace in advance at info@talaysay.com

Explore iconic Stanley Park and walk the seawall with Indigenous Cultural Ambassadors. Our trained Ambassador-Guides will walk with you along the seawall, a 1.1 km walk, while sharing the stories, history and lore of our great city of Vancouver and Stanley Park – through Indigenous Eyes.  This tour also shares our indigenous peoples’ relationship to the ocean, it’s ecology and stories as well as the early contact and fascinating history of our people, with oral accounts, not yet in books, of our unique experiences with the explorers, traders, settlers and as well as the current aspects of our tribal communities today.  The tour is completed at the Totem Pole park where your guide will share the true stores and real history of the people who carved them.

In the fall and spring this tour operates at 12 pm on select days during the weekend and week.

Spoken Treasures Tour

Thank you for a wonderful and informative walking tour. Wes was a brilliant guide and he really brought the first nations people and their stories alive for us. It was great to hear him speaking his language and singing; 21st century Vancouver melted away and we were taken back in time.

We could have spent the whole day listening to him and learning about the coast Salish peoples. A memorable afternoon and thoroughly recommended if you want to learn about the culture and traditions of the first nation peoples of Vancouver.

Christine R — TripAdvisor

Tour Locations

Stanley Park - 1.15 Hours
Group Tours Only

Meeting Location

Stanley Park Information Booth, 715 Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver, BC.


Morning: 10:30 am to 11:45 am.

Afternoon:  12:30 pm to 1:45 pm OR 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm.

Additional Information


Summer 2020 Season:  We are in this together!

  • We have made revisions for the summer. 
  • We value your safety and want to respect for safety boundaries.  We invite you to wear masks and bring your own water and sanitizer.  
  • We value your safety and want to respect for safety boundaries.  We invite you to wear masks and bring your own water and sanitizer.  
  • We are presently operating small groups of 6 to 8 maximum at present.
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • GST (tax)
  • 75 minute tour (1.15 hrs)
  • Advance booking highly recommended
Additional Details:


  • for the July 2020 month, this tour will start at 2 pm
  • In the summer, we book fast and invite you to book in advance so that we can organize you the best experience
  • In the winter and fall season we require 24 hours notice for all bookings.  If you book after the 24 hour period, if we can not secure a guide, we will contact you immediately to reimburse you or reschedule for another day.  
  • In the summer period (May to August) we require a minimum of 2 hours notice.
  • In the shoulder and winter season (October to May) this tour is offered once per day 12:00 pm
  • We operate these tours daily in Stanley Park in the summer.  You will want to book asap as we sometimes get fully booked.  
  • To respect all guests, all tours begin promptly.  Give yourself plenty of time to arrive at our site and join our tour.  
  • If you are late you can walk along the seawall to find the group and join us. 

Customer Service, Policies & Best Practices

We walk on light rainy days and encourage visitors to love our rain forest coast, just as the locals do. If weather is extreme with respect to rain or wind, we will consult and re-schedule. Cancellations with 48 hours advance notice will be reimbursed with a 20% admin fee. If you would like to reschedule for another day, our company will schedule you in. Groups of four or more, if cancelling with Talaysay, we require 7 days notice for reimbursement.

Payments, Taxes & Group Rates

We accept Visa and Mastercard. Your booking will be completed by your payment in full in which you will receive a full itinerary by email. 5% GST will be added to your booking payment.

For more information on our booking & rental policies, please call 1 (800) 605-4643.