Talking Trees -Indigenous Walking Tour

Vancouver, Canada

Experience hosted by Candace

90 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

We will share an interpretive walking tour with you in beautiful Stanley Park as you learn and experience how our tribes have utilized the land for food, medicine, and technology. You'll walk through the guided trails, seeing first hand lush trees and diversity of plants while gaining new knowledge of First Nation's perspectives and history.
Other things to note
Arrive early. This is a walking tour, 2.2 km (1 m), & requires moderate mobility. Please dress for the weather. Bring a camera, sunscreen, & an umbrella if raining. Good walking shoes are recommended
We will share an interpretive walking tour with you in beautiful Stanley Park as you learn and experience how our tribes have utilized the land for food, medicine, and technology. You'll walk through the guided trails, seeing first hand lush trees and diversity of plants while gaining new knowledge of First Nation's perspectives and history.
Other things to note
Arrive early. This is a walking tour, 2.2 km (1 m), & requires moderate mob…

What's included

  • Drinks
    made from local plants and berries

Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your host, Candace

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 198 Reviews
Talaysay Tours, owned by Candace and Larry Campo, Shíshálh (Sechelt) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nation, offer you an enriched cultural outdoor experience in the heart of iconic Stanley Park. All of our guides are indigenous cultural ambassadors from the local tribes who are happy to share with you our ancient and contemporary stories, legends and Indigenous ways of living.
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Where you'll be

Your Talaysay Guide will meet you in Stanley Park at the Bus Loop. The Bus Loop is located via Pipelane Rd.
More specially, the guide will waiting for you right in the Gazebo at the Bus Loop. Your guide will be looking for you but if you see him or her, please introduce yourself.
Please provide yourself ample time to arrive and be ready to enjoy a great forest walk.

Rated 4.84 out of 5 from 198 reviews.

Megan
September 2021
We had an unforgettable experience with our guide Alfonso. It’s hard to put into words what I gained from this, it was far beyond just knowledge. I recommend this with all my heart to anyone seeking to connect with nature, to grow in understanding of indigenous perspective and culture, to be a learner on how to take an active role in Reconciliation, to humbly share and to gain knowledge.
Hollis
August 2021
This tour was amazing! I really recommend this for anyone who wants to learn about the original uses of the land in Stanley park and its history, it was so interesting to hear it from someone who is so connected to the land and cares so much about the area. My guide was such an amazing storyteller and obviously cared so deeply for the park, which made the tour so much more personal. Thank you!!!!
Virgil
August 2021
If you are sensitive about the world you live in and everything that surrounds us, I warmly recommend you take this tour. Our guide, Alfonso, shared personal stories, explained in detail the types of trees and the use the natives have given them since time immemorial, highlighted the connection him and his ancestors have had with nature, their coexistence, them providing and taking care of each other. Great experience!
Michele
July 2021
Alfonso did an excellent job explaining how First Nations people utilized and valued the forest. He covered a lot of ground and was organized in his approach. The passion that he has for this subject matter really shone through. I would recommend this tour for anyone (tourists or locals) who wants to learn about First Nations practices.
Arthur
October 2019
Candace's tour is great, she really knows and cares about the local history and is happy to share it with people on her tour.
Sieun
October 2019
The tour was a truly special experience and worth every minute. Surrounded by the ancient trees and listening to Alfonso's story about the history, culture, and technology of his people who have inhabited this land for thousands of years, we felt privileged and humbled to have the opportunity. A must for any visitor or in fact any "local" (I've been living in GVRD for 20 years..) who wants to really understand the beautiful place we live in.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

good walking shoes

layered clothing - dress for the weather