Explore the verdant 400-acre Stanley Park with First Nations guides from Talaysay Tours. During the trek, you’ll take a short stroll along the seawall, discovering the area’s indigenous history along the way. You’ll also learn about the totem poles in the Brockton Point meadow—some date back to the 1880s and all reveal stories, often involving an eagle (king of the air), a whale (lord of the sea), a wolf (genius of the land), and a frog (the link between earth and ocean). For something more in depth, try the 90-minute, 1.2-mile Talking Trees outing, which focuses on the culinary and medicinal cornucopia of the coastal forest. Talaysay also offers great kayak lessons and paddle expeditions.
By Amanda Castleman, AFAR Local Expert
Listen and Learn on the Talking Trees Tour
Wander into the vivid green forest of Stanley Park and walk amongst the Red Cedars and soaring Douglas Firs on an interpretive walk with a First Nations guide from Talaysay Tours. Learn about the forest and the way of life of First Nations people who lived on the land for centuries. Find out about the ‘Tree of Life’ and the the medicinal plants that they used for healing. This is a terrific tour with a First Nations-owned company who also offer kayaking around the park, and other activities from their base on the Sunshine Coast.
By Nikki Bayley, AFAR Local Expert
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4, Canada
Sun - Sat 9am - 5pm