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Talaysay Tours

86 reviews
Sechelt, Canada
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About Talaysay Tours
Talaysay Tours has been providing tours and authentic cultural experiences since 2002. We have activities, tours and experiences for all ages and groups. Our activities include Talking Trees Walking Tours and Spoken Treasures Walkinng Tours, nature and history walks, hikes, snowshoe tours and indigenous cultural events and performances. Stanley Park, Vancouver and North Vancouver is our primary location.
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29 reviews
Enjoy a firsthand perspective of First Nations’ history and culture on this 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.
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$30.39 per adult
Spoken Treasures - Indigenous Walking Tour
2 reviews
Anyone interested in the indigenous history of Stanley Park and Vancouver will find this walking tour informative. A First Nations guide acts as a cultural ambassador while sharing stories and historical accounts about the area’s indigenous communities. Walk with a small group of up to 10 people along the seawall and learn the symbolism behind the Stanley Park totem poles, carved by indigenous artists along the Pacific Northwest coast.
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$30.39 per adult
Talking Trees Tour Hike with Catered Salmon Lunch on the North Shore
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North Shore Talking Trees Hike: Explore the pristine remote Northshore trails on our Talking Trees Tour and Hike.  Your local guide, a trained Indigenous ambassador, will introduce you to the rich forests, it's ancient trees, and the cultural stories and shared practices of the indigenous ecological and spiritual perspectives that have sustained Coast Salish Indigenous people for centuries. We will walk and hike along the guided trails and explore the various species of trees and plants while your guide points out the diversity of local plants that were harvested by our people for food, shelter, art and medicine.  This tour has a foraging component when plants and berries are in season - Demos.
This walk is an intermediate level hike in difficulty with parts of the trail on uneven ground, and with some hills and stairs.The focus of this tour is educational, with an Indigenous ecological and cultural perspective. Invitation to forest connection is a part of this unique cultural tour. 
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$79.77 per adult
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was again, a pleasure joining the Spoken Treasures tour for my second time introducing visiting guests to Vancouver. With years of appreciation for our First Nations people and now living in Vancouver I embrace the historical traditions of all peoples. With that, embracing the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a wonderful time on the Talking Trees Tour in Stanley Park. My guide, Alfonso, was fantastic! He did a great job personalizing the tour and by sharing a bit of his family's story, was able to make that emotional connection. Hearing the Raven...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Candace C, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thomas, Thank you so much for joining us. Alfonso said he really enjoyed the morning with you on the Talking Trees Tour. We truly appreciate your openness and gratitude expressed. In a small way we aspire, through our walking tours, to our culture, history and...More

Reviewed April 4, 2019

Wow! I had the honour of joining in on this beautiful and informative tour. Candace Campo is an expert knowledge holder. I've lived in the Vancouver area my entire life and I was happy to learn more about the local Indigenous history, stories and culture....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Candace C, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2019

Vicki Thank you so much. It was my pleasure to spend the day with you and a group of women who were so keen to explore, have fun and learn together. Thank you for joining us on the Talking Trees Hike. I hope you can...More

Reviewed March 30, 2019

Our cultural ambassador Alfonso was very open, friendly, and informative. We would highly recommend it even if you've been to Stanley Park before. This tour is about the culture, history, and technology of the first nations people, it's not about a tour of Stanley Park

Date of experience: March 2019
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Candace C, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2019

Rick So happy you enjoyed the tour. Alfonso had shared that he had a great time with you both on the tour. Thank you for joining us for for your feedback. All the best, Candace

Reviewed March 21, 2019

This was an incredible experience and a wonderful window into the Indigenous history of our city. Candace is a skilled guide and has deep and interesting knowledge. And the salmon meal was delicious. I'd highly recommend this tour.More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Talaysay T, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2019

Carol Thank you so much. It was a true pleasure to spend the day in the North Shore trails. I truly enjoyed your company and our team would like to thank you for your feedback on our experience. Wishing you and your family the very...More

Reviewed March 18, 2019

The guide Talaysay is fantastic. She knows a lot about the forest, the land and the culture. I am searching for this kind of travel experience for a while. I am glad I meet Talaysay, the tour is not just about the knowledge, which of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Talaysay T, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2019

Yuning I really enjoyed meeting you and sharing the day on the North Shore mountains with you on our Talking Trees Hike. Wishing you the best in your endeavours. Very best wishes, Candace

Reviewed February 14, 2019

Our student-teacher cohort greatly enjoyed a sunny (January!) day in the woods with Candace and Richard. It was an excellent opportunity to hear the Squamish language, songs, and stories on the lands they have been sung and told for millennia, as well as be introduced...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Talaysay T, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2019

Bryan Thank you so much for taking the time in your busy schedule to share your experience. As your guides, Richard and I really enjoyed our time with you and in class. Thank you for sharing your insights and background in science thus enriching the...More

Reviewed February 13, 2019

As a Vancouver resident, I really loved the chance to learn some of the history of the Coast Salish peoples as well as the uses of local plants. This traditional knowledge gives me such respect for the land I live on the people who have...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Talaysay T, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

Felicity Thank you for joining us today. Spending the morning in Stanley Park in the snow was a great way to meet you. We are happy that you enjoyed our Talking Trees Tour and Indigenous Tea. All the best Candace.

Reviewed February 11, 2019

We were fortunate to have Candice for our guide. She is patient and her passion for her job shines through. The tour was provided in a highly interactive manner, allowing us to ask questions as we went along. We not only learned a great deal...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Talaysay T, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Chris and Vicky, Thank you so much for joining me on our Talking Trees Tour and for the amazing photos you so generously shared with us. It was a pleasure to meet you both and your questions and interest in our culture and the forest...More

Reviewed February 3, 2019

We were lucky enough to be the only two people on this tour, which allowed us to get to know Alfonso just a little bit more than we likely would have had the group been larger. It was a true pleasure to hear him share...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Talaysay T, Owner at Talaysay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2019

Edan and Emily Thank you so much for joining us and venturing the trails of Stanley Park in the cooler months of February. So happy you enjoyed our Talking Trees Tour with Alfonso. he truly is passion to share the teachings and histories of our...More

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Response from Candace C | Property representative |
Good day. Our Talking Trees Interpretive Walk Tour is $35 pp. Duration: 1.5 hrs. Location Stanley Park, Vancouver. Squamish, Alice Lake. Porpoise Bay, Sechelt. BC. Our First Nations Interpretive Paddle is $126 pp... More
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