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Stanley Park First Nations Interpretive Walking Tour

Highlights
  • 90-minute interpretive walking tour in Stanley Park
  • Gain insight into local indigenous history and culture from a First Nations descendant
  • Stroll around Beaver Lake and learn about the local vegetation used by First Nations tribes
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Stanley Park First Nations Interpretive Walking Tour
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Overview
Enjoy a firsthand perspective of First Nations’ history and culture on this 90-minute walking tour in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Led by a First Nations descendant and cultural ambassador, the tour provides insight into how aboriginal people have lived and managed the land, the forest and oceans for countless generations. A little more than one mile (two km) long, this walk is a great educational activity for families and history buffs.
What to Expect
This 90-minute interpretive walking tour in Vancouver is ideal for families, history buffs and nature lovers. Meet your guide — a trained First Nations Cultural Ambassador — at a designated point in Stanley Park.
 
Your guide, a member of a First Nations tribe, will share his or her own family history and background, before leading you to the base of the trail to begin your interpretive forest walk around Beaver Lake.
 
Learn about the Coast Salish First Nations people and the first settlers of this area. At a leisurely pace covering a little more than a mile (2 km), hear about how the aboriginal people have lived and managed the land for generations. Your guide points out local plants that were harvested for food, shelter, art and medicine.
 
By the end of your trip, you will gain a deeper and richer understanding of the history of the First Peoples. Your tour ends with your guide taking you back to the departure point, where you can catch a bus or cab, or return to your vehicle.
Reviews (21)
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Reviewed October 15, 2018
Amazing tour and excellent local hosts

We took a group of approx. 50 staff for a teambuilding and learning experience with Talaysay Tours to learn about local indigenous culture. It was phenomenal! The tour guides were excellent, and helped craft a morning that really met the needs of our staff. Highly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Travel328739
Reviewed October 15, 2018
Informative walk showing what West Coast Salish people used and collected in Stanley Park.

Our tour was on October 14, 2018. We learned some history of the Salish peoples, as well as some story telling. Candace explained how the various plants and trees were used, and how they supported indigenous communities. Halfway through the tour we were given some...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank deestravels2015
Reviewed October 14, 2018
Wonderful tour—fantastic tour guide

We wanted to both see Stanley Park and to learn more about the indigenous people’s experience in and around Vancouver. Candace was the perfect guide. She provided us with both information and with history, and did so with a sense of humor. I would highly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul M
Reviewed September 7, 2018
Better than just a walk in the park

We had one afternoon to spend in Vancouver, on August 29, 2018, and decided to take the tour with a First Nations guide. We are so pleased to have made this decision! Our guide, Jonathan Clarke, introduced us to not only the history of the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Naleilehua1069
Reviewed August 1, 2018
Very interesting and informative, even for young kids

We took this tour with our kids between preschool and grade 4. As an adult, I found the tour very fascinating and would strongly recommend it. The school kids were fascinated by the uses for various plants and preschoolers were fascinated by the various stories...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sophie W
Candace C, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Sophie, Thank you for joining us with your students. We love working with children and will continue to strive to make our tour both information and fun. Best wishes, Candace

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