Stanley Park Tour
Vancouver is a relatively young city at 135 years old, but the land on which it lies has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples since time immemorial. Explore the Indigenous history of Stanley Park and Vancouver on this 1.2km (3/4 mile) guided tour. Local Indigenous ambassador-guides share historical and cultural knowledge about early contact with explorers, merchants, and settlers, and about how their ancestors lived sustainably through the Potlatch. The tour is wheelchair accessible, and appropriate for all ages and ability levels. Including commute to and from the meeting places, the tour will take approximately 2.5 hours.
When?: Sunday, February 27, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Where: The tour begins at the Stanley Park Information Booth and ends at the Stanley Park Totem Poles.
What to wear: Good walking shoes, and weather-appropriate layers (light rain is common this time of year in Vancouver). Guests are encouraged to bring a mask and hand sanitizer.
About the Guides: All guides are Indigenous members of local tribes. Talaysay Tours is owned by Candace and Larry Campo, of the Shíshálh (Sechelt) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nations. Click here for more information about the tour and tour company.
Finding the Stanley Park Information Booth
The Stanley Park Information Booth is located at the south end of the park, 1.3 km (3/4 mile) from the Westin Bayshore hotel. Guests can travel to the Information Booth by foot, or catch the #19 bus on Georgia St. The walk back from the Totem Poles is about 2 km (1.25 miles); again, guests can shorten this trip by taking the #19 bus. Uber is also available in Vancouver.