TALAYSAY TALKING TREES TOUR – STANLEY PARK
Tour Description: Nature enthusiast, we invite you to join and walk the land with us. 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 guidewill be waiting at the Interpretive sign beside the Red Cedar tree between the parking lot and the Gazebo in the bus loop 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.
Schedule: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Start Time: 12:00pm End Time: 1:30pm Duration: 1.5 hrs Minimum: 10 Guests per guide Maximum: 10 Guests (per guide)
For your own GROUP BOOKING with 10 or MORE email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 happily follow all covid safety practices. 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