Talking Totems Indigenous Art Tour – Stanley Park

We invite you to join us for a culturally enriched Talking Totems Indigenous Art Tour in Stanley Park. This select, in person, signature tour is designed for the art enthusiast and appreciator of the historical and contemporary Indigenous art community. Your guide, cultural-ambassador, also a trained Indigenous artist, and a member of the local Salish […]

Location:

Vancouver, Stanley Park

Season

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

Duration:

1 hr

Guests:

4-10

Rates:

  • 50 pp, plus gst
  • * Group Rates Available

Includes:

  • Cultural Interpretive Guide

What to Bring:

  • Walking shoes
  • Weather appropriate clothing layers
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat recommended in warmer weather
  • Umbrella if raining
  • Warm rain resistent coats, toques/hats and gloves in the winter season.

Tour Overview

We invite you to join us for a culturally enriched Talking Totems Indigenous Art Tour in Stanley Park. This select, in person, signature tour is designed for the art enthusiast and appreciator of the historical and contemporary Indigenous art community. Your guide, cultural-ambassador, also a trained Indigenous artist, and a member of the local Salish tribes, will share the rich stories, styles and practices of Indigenous Art here on the North West Coast.

The totems in the park represent so many diverse North West Coast cultures, and the totems, welcome figures and sculptures share the rich stories of the peoples who have lived in this region from time immemorial.  This Talking Totems tour, located right on site at the Stanley Park Totem Park,  provides an introduction and comprehensive profile of Salish and Northwest Coast Indigenous Art, the People, our Stories and World Views.

Did you know, the Stanley Park Totem Park was established in 1920 and is representative of 5 distinct Indigenous cultures on the Northwest Coast of British Columbia and Washington? As proud descendants of our Salish people we we have so much to share. Book today!

Schedule:  Select Dates or book your own small group.

"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, Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4 - 1 hr
Group Tours Only

Additional Information

Booking Details
  • 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 Policies
  • 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-19 Safety Policies

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


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.