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 and Forest Bathing (Wellness). Stanley Park, Vancouver and North Vancouver is our primary location.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Shayworth
Wellington, New Zealand13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It’s always important to acknowledge the First Nations people wherever we go and we did an amazing tour with Sera Lewis Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Guide. She showed us another perspective on Stanley Park and outlined the horrific treatment of her ancestors who had lived there long before the colonisers arrived. She painted a picture of a nomadic people who spent summers in the mountains and winters in the park before the damaging sea wall was built. Vancouver would still be a thriving city today but a more stable and less expensive and privileged place if it had grown alongside Squamish and other tribes instead of attempting to destroy their heritage.
Written July 8, 2024
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SPIDER E
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May 2024 • Friends
Talaysay Tours offered a wonderful, warm, and educational tour to our elementary aged students and their parents at Alice Lake. Students were engaged by the stories and loved touching and tasting plants while learning about their cultural relevance. The tour was enjoyed by all ages!
Written May 27, 2024
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shalini_gupta_4
McLean, VA33 contributions
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Sept 2023 • Friends
Great walking tour around Stanley Park. Our guide was very knowledgeable. My friend and I got lost since the meeting point was deeper in the park than I expected but our guide did come looking for us which we really appreciated. The tour was very interesting and enjoyable.
Written April 23, 2024
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brvancouver
Vancouver, Canada256 contributions
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Oct 2023 • Solo
The Talking Trees tour was educative and very enjoyable, led by an indigenous woman (Che , not sure if the spelling of her name is correct). She was very knowledgeable, respectful of her elders. She shared her personal stories with us and showed us many plants and their medicinal use.
Written October 9, 2023
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William S
Providence, RI58 contributions
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Jul 2023 • Couples
With the help of our excellent guide (Shay I believe) we learned about the history of the land where Stanley Park is now and how the First Nations that lived there utilized the trees, herbs and berries in their lifestyles, and how the different tribes interacted. A very enjoyable tour,
Written August 6, 2023
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Frances
Toronto10 contributions
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Aug 2023 • Friends
This was a lovely informative tour - and useful about the trees, history, indigenous ways and medicinal knowledge. Candace and Richard were warm and wonderful. Thank you.
Written August 3, 2023
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It was great to meet you and share a tour with you all. Thank you for joining us. Candace
Written August 4, 2023
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ElleKay
Sacramento, CA21 contributions
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This was an incredible opportunity to hear an indigenous person’s perspective on the development of Vancouver. Our guide went far beyond the totem poles in Stanley Park to set the broader context for pre-colonial life in Canada and the impact of native people over the last 150 years. Our guide had gentle demeanor but did not shy away from harsh reality. He did not regurgitate the stories that anyone can read on the signs in front of the totem polls. Instead our conversation touched on cosmology, politics, history, culture, ecology, urban development, and even the Olympics. I left feeling more aware of the complexities of the place I was visiting, included in the history, and cared-for by our guide. It was a highlight of my visit!
Written July 28, 2023
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Dear guest, Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. Patrick is very passionate about his work and continuously researches as does our team to share the rich and complex history of the land and people. Your feedback is deeply appreciated. ?ulnumulh-chalap syaya (We all thank you friend). Candace Campo - Talaysay Tours
Written July 29, 2023
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Emily C
Roswell, GA26 contributions
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Amazing experience! Patrick gave us a rich history and ensured we understood what each community went through and what the art means to each community.
Written July 5, 2023
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Emily, Thank you for joining us. Patrick is an avid researcher and historian. We are happy you enjoyed the tour he shared with you. Kindest regards, Candace
Written July 6, 2023
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Elizabethfirst
California116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Our guide was highly informative and clearly passionate about this topic. It was so nice of him to bring a thermos of tea, which we sipped as we all sat around after the tour to discuss various issues. I encourage all non-indigenous visitors to consider this tour, in which you learn things you definitely do not hear about elsewhere, and which we all need to know. Suggestions for the guide: speak more loudly or perhaps carry a small voice amplifier, and always face your audience when you are speaking.
Written July 3, 2023
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Elizabeth, Your feedback is greatly appreciated. We have been exploring a voice amplifier and our team will revisit and review facing the audience when speaking. Thank you for joining us. We are so happy you enjoyed Spoken Treasures. Candace
Written July 4, 2023
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Lee L
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Patrick was a very friendly and informative tour guide. The experience was very enjoyable. My only suggestion is to include a little more First Nation history.
Written June 28, 2023
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Dear guest. Thank you for joining us. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. I agree, we can frame our Talking Trees with a historical context and we usually do. Our guides-cultural ambassadors peer review with each other and we will revisit this. Wishing you and your family the very best. Sincerely, Candace
Written July 4, 2023
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