Spoken Treasures Indigenous Walk

Vancouver, Canada

Experience hosted by Candace

90 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people

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…

Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your host, Candace

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 119 Reviews
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.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 119 reviews.

Jaycee
October 2021
It was a beautiful rainy day, and the park was as gorgeous as ever. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable, humourous, and insightful. We heard many stories and songs and they were all so beautiful to hear. Many thanks to the team for sharing with us ❤️
Fanny
September 2021
Wesley was amazing tour guide! I learned so much today about Indigenous culture, thanks to Wes! I appreciate his time and effort. He answered all my questions and took the time to explain things best as possible.
Finn
July 2021
Absolutely wonderful tour. Alfonso was such a personable guide with an amazing energy, and so much knowledge. The inclusion of the songs only added to the already wonderful experience. He did an amazing job of talking about very heavy subjects honestly, factually yet still sensitively. 20/10 phenomenal
Sarah
July 2021
Alfonso was an excellent guide, storyteller, drummer and, generous person with his time and explanations. He covered a number of historical topics very clearly and factually, frequently reiterating that reconciliation is a journey for us all. We learned so much about the history of the area, the first nations communities of what is now Stanley Park and, current challenges for the Coast Salish people. A really wonderful experience despite a range of heavy topics. Highly recommended!
Jane Xiaoqing
May 2021
SO GLAD I took this tour. I met Alfonso at Stanley Park, and we walked along the sea walls as he told me historical facts and stories. This tour was truly special and lent me an authentic lens to the past, present and future of the peoples of the First Nations. I highly recommend it to everyone.
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!

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 12 and up can attend, up to 10 guests in total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

What to bring

good walking shoes
a hat, sunglasses, sun screen
if raining, an umbrella or a rain resistant jacket - coat
during the winter we recommend a toque and gloves

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.