Talking Trees Tour – Stanley Park

Explore beautiful locations in and near 
Vancouver with a local First Nations guide and cultural ambassador. Along the path, your guide 
will point out local plants that were harvested by Skwxu7mesh Uxwumixw – Coast Salish people. Talking Trees shares the stories of people, the land and the harmonious ways of living.

Location:

Vancouver, Stanley Park

Season

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

Duration:

1.5 Hours

Guests:

2-10 for the summer we are doing small groups

Rates:

  • $65 per Adult
  • $52 (4-18) (3-0 free)
  • * Group Rates Available

What to Bring:

  • We invite you to wear a mask
  • Good Walking or Hiking Shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Weather appropriate clothing

Tour Overview

July 5 2020

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

For the July schedule this tour is operating at 12 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Your guide for this tour is Alfonso.  If you would like your own private group tour 4-10, contact the operator  Candace in advance at info@talaysay.com

Tour Description:  While on our Talking Trees Walking Tour, your Talaysay guide-cultural ambassador will share the many stories of this region, as well as the intimate cultural and scientific knowledge of the Northwest coast trees and plants. Still today we continue to gather and harvest these same plants for food, medicine, art and technology.

Every tree and plant is deemed sacred, having a purpose which supported our local indigenous societies for generations. In balance with nature, our preservation and harvest of the plants is governed through intricate and complex natural and social laws. Each plant, each tree, including the sacred red cedar tree — our tree of life, has its own special story.

"Connected us to relations past and present"

I’ve had the pleasure of having Candace speak to several of the classes I teach now and each time I’m blown away. She is so deeply connected to the land and has such an amazing place specific, historical and present day knowledge of the area.

Candace always checks in to make sure that she is accommodating others and makes everyone feel welcomed and respected. She is also an incredible storyteller and these stories sit with me as true gifts. I have learned so much from these tours and can’t wait to have her back in class again. This tour should be required for all inhabitants of this land, deep thanks Candace for the amazing work that you do!

Laura P — TripAdvisor

Tour Locations

Stanley Park - 1.5 Hours
Group Tours Only

This walk is low to moderate in effort. The walk is under 2 km and there are several stops to provide interpretation and share stories.

Meeting Location

Stanley Park Loop Bay 2 or at an agreed upon location.

Times

Morning: 10am – 11am

Afternoon: 12pm – 1:30pm (July 2020 Schedule)

Evening: 2pm – 3:30pm

Group Tours

Please note, we have group tours available for Talking Trees tours in two other locations: the North Shore, and the Sunshine Coast. To learn more about group tours and rates for these locations please contact us

Additional Information

Exclusions:

Our 2020 Summer Season has been revised with select dates and times

  • In July this tour is operating at 12 noon 
  • Alfonso will be your guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • GST (tax)
Booking Details:
  • In the summer we book up fast and we invite you to do advance booking so that we can organize the best tour experience for you.
  • 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 fall and winter is recommended.
  • Languages offered: English.   If you speak another language, contact us in advance and we will arrange a translator.
  • When booking you will be transferred to our on-line booking system Aboriginal Eco Tours.  This is our custom online booking system designed for your convenience.  
  • In July we are operating this tour at 12 noon.  We typically operate this tour at 10 am and 2 pm.  For this popular tour, advanced booking is highly recommended.  

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.