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 per guide during Covid Safe Practice Policies

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

Note: Please see below for Covid best practices

2021 Schedule January – October 

Every Tuesday & Wednesday 12:00pm -1:30pm                                                               

Every 1st & 3rd Saturday 12:00pm – 1:30pm                                                               

Duration:  1:5hrs   

Minimum:  2 Guests    

Maximum: 10 Guests (per guide) or 1 to 10 Ratio 

GROUP BOOKING INQUIRIES of 10 or MORE email admin@talaysay.com 

NOTE:  If you book as an individual and no one else has booked, we will notify you 48 hours in advance.  You can select another date,  a future booking credit or  request a refund.

NEW!  Virtual Tour – Talking Trees is available as a LIVE Virtual Tour 

BOOK on line  www.aboriginalecotours.com 

TALAYSAY TALKING TREES TOUR – STANLEY PARK

Tour Description: Each plant, each tree has its own special story. Explore Vancouver’s iconic Stanley Park, Beaver Lake, with our local Indigenous guide – cultural ambassador who will highlight how the local trees and plants of the Pacific Northwest have been harvested by our people for food, medicine and technology for thousands of years. Our guides are members of local Indigenous communities and the surrounding region.  They will share our ecological practices, ancient and contemporary history, stories, legends and Indigenous ways of living with you.

Options for all fitness levels.  Talking Trees Walking Tour is approximately 2.2 km and we walk at a leisurely pace with frequent stops to explore and discuss.

What to wear/bring: good walking shoes.  Wear layers with the changing seasons.  Sunglasses, sunscreen and hats in the warm weather are recommended.  Umbrellas if raining.  Warm rain resistent coats, toques/hats and gloves in the winter season.

Who we are: Talaysay Tours, owned by Candace and Larry Campo, Shíshálh (Sechelt) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nation, offer you an enriched cultural outdoor experience.

What to expect on your Tour:   We respect the schedules of all of our guests attending our cultural experiences and tours.  All of our tours begin promptly.  If you miss your tour, there will be no reimbursement.  Reviewing the meeting location well in advance is recommended.

When you book, you will receive a confirmation email and a receipt of payment from our office manager  Christine with the itinerary details for your tour which will include digital maps links of our meeting location and a photo of the Gazebo.

Your guide (Alfonso, Wes or Candace) will be waiting at the Gazebo 15 minutes prior to every tour.   When booking, for customer service needs, we ask you to provide the first names of all guests.  Your guide is trained within our tribal cultural protocols to be your host and deliver and share an indigenous cultural experience.  All questions are welcome.  We like all of our guests to enjoy themselves and have fun.  This tour is recommended for children 12 and older.  Parental discretion:  If your child is younger and you think that this tour suitable for them, we will be happy to have your child attend.

Cancellation:  48 hours prior to tour 20% administration fee

Cancellation:  Within 48 hours is 100% Non Refundable

Group Cancellation:  Up to 10 days prior to tour 20% administration fee

Group Cancellation:  Within 10 days prior to tour 100% non refundable 

Covid Safety Practices:  We invite guests to wear a mask.  We follow the 2 meter distance safety practice and ask for your support in maintaining this safety guideline.  We ask guests to use hand sanitizer before and after all tours.  At present we are not shaking hands and will happily share  how we say thank you the Coast Salish hand gesture. We will not be sharing our traditional drink during this period of managing the covid curve.  

If you have any allergies or medical conditions you think we should know, please give us a call or send us an email.  If you are sick or have a fever, we ask you to stay home and we will reschedule you within our scheduled operational season.

Covid Best Practices: https://www.worksafenb.ca/media/61124/embracing-the-new-normal-poster.pdf
BOOK on line  www.aboriginalecotours.com – email admin@talaysay.com – call or text 604 849 5991 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Interpretive Trip

Candace and her team guided our corporate group near Crescent Beach.

We learned about Coast Salish history on a beautiful kayak trip. The kayaks were in excellent condition, excellent guides and we had a nice snack during our break. The equipment was ready for us when we arrived and we finished on time.

Everyone had an amazing experience and I would highly recommend going with Talaysay Tours.

Matt O — 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:

 

  •  12 noon tour start time
  • groups of 8 or more can contact us in advance if you would like to arrange a custom time
  • 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.