Talaysay Tours
Talaysay Tours
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Talaysay Tours has been providing tours and authentic cultural experiences since 2002. We have activities, walking tours, wellness experiences and events for all ages and groups. Our activities include Talking Trees (Nature) and Spoken Treasures (History), Talking Totems (Art) and Forest Experiences (Wellness). Stanley Park, Vancouver and North Vancouver is our primary location.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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M C
7 contributions
Oct. 2022
We took part in the Spoken Treasures hosted by our wonderful guide Patrick. There is so much that I need to learn about the Indigenous history in Canada. Thank you for providing this wonderful tour. I highly recommend this company. The tour itself started promptly and the guide was very attentive to ability levels and comfort. This tour was approximately 1.25 hrs in length and followed the park wall path from the information centre to the totem poles. It was mostly flat terrain and an easy walk. Recommended for kids only if they have a good attention span but not if they cannot hold attention for the entire time.
Written October 13, 2022
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DoxyandTravelLover
Salem, OR103 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Couples
We so enjoyed this tour! Highly recommend to all who want to learn about the park through First Nations eyes. We learned so much about the culture and history and the time flew by!
Written September 21, 2022
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Kelli L
Canberra, Australia275 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Solo
The Totem Pole tour in Stanley Park is a valuable gem in Vancouver. The guide, Patrick, is a truly beautiful young man, happy to chat to a group of older women with so much knowledge and humility.

The tour was fascinating- so many stories about the First Nations people who lives in the park.

A must see tour for any visitor to Vancouver.
Written September 1, 2022
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Vancouver Editor
1 contribution
Aug. 2022
Candace was a wonderful guide. Trained as an anthropologist and a kayaker with decades of experience, she had so much knowledge and many wonderful stories to share. She knew some great places to go and just quietly experience the marine beauty, like the crystal clear waters of some quiet little bays. Candace / Talaysay also very kindly accommodated some different diets among our group -- vegetarian, vegan, carnivore -- with appropriate fresh snacks (hummus, nice crackers, lots of fresh fruit, cheese, some sliced sausage, drinks). We only went for 3.5 hours, but it was a great taste of what ocean kayaking can be. The 3.5 hour time frame was a kid-friendly one (we were three adults, one young teen). The double kayaks we were in felt safe and stable for ocean-paddling novices like us.
Written August 9, 2022
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Dear Larrissa, It was my honour to share a kayak tour with you and your family and friends. I very much enjoyed your company and appreciate the interest you all have in nature, culture and the history of our people. ?alhtulich (Sechelt Inlet) is the water I grew up on and it is such a joy to share with others. Wishing you, Hector, Teena Jo and Jasper the very best and I hope to see you all sometime soon. Sincerely, Candace
Written August 10, 2022
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Brian J
8 contributions
Jul. 2022
A fantastic immersive indigenous experience! Our guide Seraphine was knowledgeable and friendly, I highly recommend the Stanley Park tour for anyone looking for an authentic indigenous experience here in Vancouver, BC. The tour starts right at the Stanley Park bus loop which makes finding the group incredibly easy, 10/10 will definitely do again!
Written July 19, 2022
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Dear Brian, Thank you so much for your review. We will share with Sera how much you enjoyed her tour. ?iy-a-tsut, take care and we hope you can join us again on one of our other experiences. Candace
Written July 25, 2022
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Naida C
1 contribution
Jul. 2022
This tour was very informative and I would recommend it to everyone that wanted to learn about our indigenous culture. Seraphine was the perfect guide for the tour, she has a lot of knowledge and is outgoing. She made the tour very welcoming and I would love to go back to learn more about the land.
Written July 15, 2022
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Dear Friend, Thank you so much. We greatly appreciate your feedback. When guests book our tour, it provides our community the opportunity to work with our young people and support their development as cultural ambassadors. Sincerely Candace
Written July 25, 2022
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Tiana J
1 contribution
Jul. 2022
The indigenous knowledge of the land our tour guide provided. She had so much exciting information about agriculture & how the indigenous people used it.
Written July 15, 2022
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Dear Friend, We are so happy you enjoyed your Talking Trees Tour with Sera. We are very proud of our niece and the good work she does. I am glad you got to learn about the forest gardens our Salish and North West Coast peoples practiced. Sincerely Candace
Written July 25, 2022
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Cori M
1 contribution
May 2022
What a beautiful experience. Candace brings her knowledge, beauty and strength and shares openly all that she knows. Our hearts were full when it was over and we all gained from the experience.
Written May 16, 2022
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Dear Corin ?ulnumulh-chalap thank you both ?e te tilip-am kwaliwan ten from the bottom of my heart. Wishing you and your family the very best ahead. Candace
Written July 25, 2022
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michelle m
1 contribution
Oct. 2021
Our heartfelt thanks to Candace and Richard.

Such a powerful and moving presentation live from the forest.

They are both such vivid and gracious storytellers.

Our thanks to Christine for organizing and providing tech support.

With gratitude,
Michelle & Ashley
Written October 19, 2021
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Michelle and Ashley We are so happy you enjoyed our virtual tour on a fall West Coast day. Wishing you and your colleagues and family a wonderful day. Sincerely, Candace and Richard - your guides
Written July 25, 2022
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Erin W
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
Aug. 2021
Amazing experience! Loved hearing Wes' songs & tales which he shared generously. Highly recommend this tour to anyone curious about the Indigenous history of the city and surrounding area.
Written August 28, 2021
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Erin We are so happy you enjoyed your tour and that Wes is on our team as one of our cultural ambassador guides. Wishing you the best. Candace
Written July 25, 2022
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