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Spoken Treasures Indigenous Walk

Vancouver, Canada

Experience hosted by Candace

90 mins
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Join us on a leisurely, 1.1 km walk along the iconic seawall of Stanley Park. This cultural enriched Indigenous tour on history starts at the Stanley Park Information Booth.

Along the way you will enjoy the unique Indigenous stories, oral history and perspectives of our shared city, its early developments and our world renowned Stanley Park. This place has been the home to our peoples and tribes for thousands of years and we would like to share this amazing history with you. This tour will have several stops along the way; your guide-ambassador will share how the Salish Sea has provided for our people in a sustainable intact society for countless generations. The tour will conclude at the Stanley Park totem poles where we will highlight the history and stories of the carved totems, our story poles. We will share tell who caved them and what they mean to our people. 75 minutes will go fast and you will go away with fascinating indigenous told stories of this city, and a deeper awareness and an enriched understanding of the Indigenous people of this region, our way of life, our art, legends and our sacred relationship to the land and our ancestors.

Bring your own camera, water bottle, sun screen, sun glasses. In the cooler months, we recommend you dress warm, wear rain resistant clothing.
Join us on a leisurely, 1.1 km walk along the iconic seawall of Stanley Park. This cultural enriched Indigenous tour on history starts at the Stanley Park Information Booth.

Along the way you will enjoy the unique Indigenous stories, oral history and perspectives of our shared city, its early developments and our world renowned Stanley Park. This place has been the home to our peoples and tribes for thousands of years and we would li…

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Meet your host, Candace

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We are an Indigenous Tour company that provides authentic cultural experiences via walking tours here in Stanley Park, Vancouver. Our guides are indigenous members of the local Salish tribes in the lower mainland. A team are trained in education, anthropology, archaeology, ethnobotany, filmmaking, outdoor education, fine arts and music. We love to share the rich history of our people, the land, the true stories of the iconic totem poles, and the unique history of Vancouver and Stanley Park through Indigenous eyes
Candace is the lead guide, owner-operator, a member of the Shíshálh & Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Indigenous communities who reside in North Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast.
We provide our tours in our indigenous homelands of  xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) , sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) & sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) & Shíshálh land.
We are an Indigenous Tour company that provides authentic cultural experiences via walking tours here in Stanley Park, Vancouver. Our guides are indigenous members of the local Salish tribes in the lower mainland. A team are trained in education, anthropology, archaeology, ethnobotany, filmmaking, outdoor education, fine arts and music. We love to share the rich history of our people, the land, the true stories of the iconic totem poles, and the unique history of Vancouver and Stanley Park th…
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Where you'll be

Your guide will meet you in front of the Stanley Information Booth, 715 Stanley Park Dr., Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2. We will walk along the sea wall, highlighting the history of the city, the tribes who live here and the stories of early contact and our lives today. Here our songs, indigenous practices, including the Potlatch ceremony, the diversity of tribes here in BC and leave better knowing the true & rich history and culture of our people.
Lydia
October 2020
This was an important experience for a number of reasons and Alfonso was an amazing, approachable and welcoming storyteller and guide. He took us through various points of Stanley Park and taught us about the Indigenous histories, peoples and culture for this region. In addition to his own personal story and journey with reconciliation and healing. Very powerful, very transformative and a must for anyone visiting Vancouver!
This was an important experience for a number of reasons and Alfonso was an amazing, approachable and welcoming storyteller and guide. He took us through various points of Stanley…
Ashley
September 2020
Really interesting walk. Alfonso was my guide telling me about the history of the area of the first people there and what their lives were like before first contact. I would highly recommend this walk that will allow you to get a glimpse into the lives of the original people and allow you to ask questions from someone who knows about the culture, history, and lives of those in the area.
Really interesting walk. Alfonso was my guide telling me about the history of the area of the first people there and what their lives were like before first contact. I would highly…
Kelsey
September 2020
Communication with Candace was great. She was quick to respond and helpful. Alfonso was our guide. He was very knowledgeable and spoke about his and his family's journey. I really enjoyed this experience and would highly recommend it.
Colleen
October 2019
This is a super awesome tour! Beautiful location, and you get to learn about native life before Vancouver was colonized. Alfonso was a fantastic tour guide.
Sergio
October 2019
This experience changed completely my perspective and the meaning of totems. They tell you the story of its people and ancestral stories and traditions. It worth a lot. Thank you Alonso for sharing with us the First Nation perspective and receiving us as friends. I recommend you to take the tour. Saludos desde México
This experience changed completely my perspective and the meaning of totems. They tell you the story of its people and ancestral stories and traditions. It worth a lot. Thank you…
Diane
October 2019
What an amazing experience. This should be on everyone's list for what to do in Vancouver. Candace offered such insight and unique information that enhanced our understanding of the indigenous cultures in Vancouver. She was a phenomenal host. Our only regret is that we went on the tour toward the end of our week in Vancouver. If we had done it earlier it would have helped us further understand a lot of the art and cultural exhibits we saw.
What an amazing experience. This should be on everyone's list for what to do in Vancouver. Candace offered such insight and unique information that enhanced our understanding of…

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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 ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

good walking shoes

a hat, sunglasses, sun screen