Talking Trees Hike

Your local guide, a trained Indigenous ambassador, will introduce you to the ancient forests, the cultural stories and shared practices of the indigenous ecological and spiritual perspectives that have sustained Coast Salish Indigenous people for centuries.

Location:

Cleveland Park, North Vancouver

Season

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

Duration:

3 Hours

Guests:

4-12

Rates:

  • $89 per Adult
  • $ 71 per Child (12+)

Includes:

  • Cultural Interpretive Guide
  • Lunch
  • Indigenous Tea

What to Bring:

  • Good walking shoes
  • Layered clothing
  • Water bottle

Tour Overview

Explore the pristine remote North Shore trails on our Talking Trees Tour. Your local guide, a trained Indigenous ambassador, will introduce you to the ancient forests, the cultural stories and shared practices of the indigenous ecological and spiritual perspectives that have sustained Coast Salish Indigenous people for centuries. We will walk and hike along the guided trails and explore the various species of trees and plants while your guide points out the diversity of local plants that were harvested by our people for food, shelter, art and medicine.

This walk is moderate to intermediate in difficulty with parts of the trail on uneven ground, and with some hills and stairs. The hike, a total of 3+ km of trails that go along the Capilano River. There are several sites along the way to share stories and your guide will move at your pace. The focus of this tour is educational, with an Aboriginal ecological and cultural perspective. Individuals with health conditions are encouraged to speak to the owner/operator to see if this tour is suited for you.

Note:  Capilano Trails, near Grouse Mountain, is located in the territory of the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw First Nation (Squamish people) who had lived and resided in this area for thousands of years. The Squamish People continue to maintain a strong, social-economic and spiritual connection to the area with on-going land use, recreation, hunting, gathering, berry picking, root and cedar bark harvesting and spiritual ceremonies.

This tour requires a minimum of 4 ppl to book.  Our policies are firm on this.  Thank you for understanding.

"Stanley Park Tour"

Candace was a delightfully engaging guide. Her presentation of local First Nations history was both informative and entertaining. Many thanks Candace.

Malkinreva — TripAdvisor

Tour Locations

Cleveland Park - 3 Hours
Group Tours Only

Meeting Location

Cleveland Park, 5077 Dam Rd, North Vancouver.

Time

Morning: 10am – 1pm or custom time to be confirmed with client.

 

Additional Information

Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional for tour guide)
  • GST (tax)
Booking Details
  • We require a booking of four or more people to conduct this tour.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, please wear good walking shoes with adequate traction.
  • Water resistant and thermal clothing during the spring and fall is recommended.
  • Languages offered: English. When booked in advance, Japanese and Spanish.
  • Booking Confirmation Method: Instant Confirmation
  • Cut off time to book: 24 hours

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.