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 Card: https://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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and or contact us at 1-800-605-4643 (Toll-Free) or 604-628-8555 (Vancouver line)
Nicki MacKee – Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org
Candace Campo – Operator Lead Guide and Teacher
Talaysay Tours – Authentic Cultural Experiences & Aboriginal co Tours
www.aboriginalecotours.com (online booking)