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

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

Duration:

1.5 Hours

Guests:

2–20 Guests

Rates:

  • $40 per Adult (19yrs–99yrs)
  • $32 per Child (3yrs–18yrs)
  • * Group Rates Available

Includes:

  • Traditional Indigenous Tea

What to Bring:

  • Walking or Hiking Shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Weather appropriate clothing

Tour Overview

We require 24 hour notice for your booking in the fall and winter period.

While on our Talking Trees Tour, your Talaysay guide 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.

What a beautiful local experience

I met with Candace this morning who was kind to meet me when I got off the bus too early. We began our walk and every piece of information was wonderfully explained. She is a great story teller and engaging to listen to.

I have lived in Vancouver for 7 years and took this tour from the recommendation of a teacher at my college. I got so much more than I expected. A wonderful tour for people of all ages and backgrounds. Truly important knowledge of the ways of life that is vital to the peoples of the coast.

Montana N — 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

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

* When booked in advance, we provide traditional Indigenous tea.

Additional Information

Exclusions:
  • In July and August this tour runs hourly.
  • 15 people qualify as a group
  • Gratuities (optional for tour guide)
  • GST (tax)
Booking Details:

 

  • 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. 
  • 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.  
  • We 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.