Talaysay Spoken Treasures – Student Program (K to Grade 12 Only)

Explore iconic Stanley Park along the seawall with a local Indigenous cultural ambassador / educator. Local to this region, your guide will lead the class along the seawall, while sharing the stories, history and lore of Stanley Park and Vancouver – through Indigenous eyes.


Stanley Park, Vancouver


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


1.15 Hours


20 Students per 1 guide


  • Adults accompanying pay $22.00
  • $22.00 per Student


  • Cultural Ambassador Guide

What to Bring:

  • Sunscreen, hat and glasses are recommended on warmer days.
  • Walking shoes
  • Dress for the weather. Layered clothing
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks

Tour Overview

Spoken Treasures is a historic walking tour that tells the story of the land and people through indigenous eyes.  Emphasizes are both on the historical and pre contact history of this land.  Join us for a walk along the Stanley Park Seawall to learn how Indigenous societies lived prior to contact, as our guides shared how our peoples’ managed their societies, grew economies, and stewarded the land.  The focus on the Potlatch highlights the governance, social values and diverse social structures of our people.   We invite you to share, well in advance, any curriculum connections you would like to include.  Our instructors, cultural ambassador-guides are trained to teach from an indigenous lens and offer our stories of resistance, cultural and language revitalization, and reconciliation.  This tour is jam-packed with stories, traditions, art, history, truth and hope.

Date of Tour:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Scheduled Morning Start Time:  10:00 am   End Time:  11:15 am    Duration:  1hr and 15 min

Scheduled Afternoon Start Time:  12:00 pm   End Time:  1:15 am    Duration:  1.25 hrs

Custom Times are available when planned in advance.  We can do a program no later than 10:30 am for our morning class.  We can also do a 9:30 am start time.  This allows us to schedule afternoon sessions.

Includes:  Guide-Ambassador-Instructor.  Sometimes we have a co-guide, a trainer, and or a trainee. The tour is rich with Indigenous stories and interpretations.  Students have the opportunity to discuss and ask questions during the tour and or in the last 15 minutes of the tour.

Student Rate with 20 or more participants:  $22.00 pp plus GST (This Rate is for Local Schools: K to 12 Students Only).

Payment is done online via Credit Cardhttps://www.aboriginalecotours.com/tours/community/talking-trees-tour-student-indigenous-walk-in-stanley-park-k-12-i

With 20+ students, 2 teachers or adult volunteers are complimentary.  If there are less than 20 students, the base rate remains $440.00 plus gst $22.00.  Total:  $462.00 

Link to Meeting Location: https://goo.gl/maps/WApqiScgU4gF5YBU7

Our guide will be standing in front of the Stanley Park Information booth. The building is grey and has green picnic tables on the south side. The address is 715 Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2. She/he/they will be looking for you and will wave or introduce themselves if they think they see you. Special Note: If you are at the brown building, you need to walk along the seawall until you come toward the Horse-drawn Tours and grey Stanley Park Information Centre. If you are driving, we recommend when you first drive into Stanley Park, off the Georgia viaduct, go around the roundabout along the seawall. We recommend you arrive 15 minutes prior to find and pay for parking. You can also access our site via public transit or taxi. Here is a direct link for public transit.

Safety Practices: Talaysay Tours follow the current Covid safety guidelines.  As the guidelines change with new develops we are happy to explore best practices and safety protocols and can make time for pre planning.

We ask our guests to provide themselves with enough time to park and locate your guide. We recommend arriving 15 minutes prior to the tour as all of our scheduled tours start promptly.

What to bring:  A water bottle, dress for the weather.  Layered clothing and dress for the weather.  Good walking shoes with traction.

Talaysay Policies:  All tours start on time.  If guests are late and miss the tour there is no reimbursement.  Based on availability, we will work to schedule you for another date and time.  Are group tours are required to provide 10 days’ notice to cancel to receive partial reimbursement of 80%.  20% is held for administration.  Any tours canceled after 10 days will not be reimbursed.

Inquiries:  Please email admin@talaysay.com or info@talaysay.com and or contact us at 1-800-605-4643 (Toll-Free) or 604-628-8555 (Vancouver line)

Nicki MacKee – Manager – admin@talaysay.com
Candace Campo – Operator Lead Guide and Teacher
Talaysay Tours – Authentic Cultural Experiences & Aboriginal co Tours
www.aboriginalecotours.com (online booking)

Download our info sheet in PDF form here.

"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 - 1.15 Hours
Group Tours Only

Meeting Location

Stanley Park Information Booth, 715 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver.


Morning: 10:15 am – 11:30 am

Afternoon: 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm or 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm 

Please note: it is possible to modify the schedule when booked in advance.

Discount Student Rates

The discounted student rate (60%) is effective with 20 or more students. Teachers and Chaperons are complimentary. Max of two complimentary members.

In planning your land based learning activity with your class, we invite all teachers to inform us of any curriculum connections you would like to meet in our tour program. Discussion of these curriculum goals require advanced planning.


In planning your land based learning activity with your class, we invite all teachers to inform us of any curriculum connections you would like to meet in our tour program. Discussion of these curriculum goals require advanced planning.

Additional Information

  • This student rate is only available when 20 or more participants book.
  • We maintain our summer rate distinct from our school season rate.  
  • 5% GST (tax) is added to your rate.
  • We invite post tour feedback and can assist if you have any further questions after the tour.
Booking Details

Talaysay School Rates:  These student rates are available only to local public and private secondary and elementary schools.  The $30 plus gst is the summer rate and The $18 per student plus gst rate is approx. a 75% from our retail rate.  We only do select dates and recommend you book in advance.  Payments can be made on-line, via credit card.  Cheques will be accepted if provided 2 weeks prior to the tour.  

Talaysay Customer Service and policies: Our tours and school programs proceed on rainy days. If weather is extreme with respect to severe rain, wind, or snow we will contact you to re-schedule or cancel without cancellation penalty.

Medical: We ask the teachers to inform us in advance if there is any student or participants who requires an epi pen or if there are any participants with injuries or health matters that could affect their ability to experience our tour program in its full capacity.

Group Cancellation: 14 days or more are required for a refund; we will reimburse less a 20% administration fee.

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.