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.