Photo: Jonathan Lee
We are so excited to host Talaysay Tours for their Spoken Treasures Tour of Stanley Park online. If you can’t join us for this online session, keep an eye out, as we will be hosting Talaysay Tours again in May! This is a live program where the educator will be walking through Stanley Park.
From Talaysay Tours: “Explore iconic Stanley Park and walk the seawall with Indigenous Cultural Ambassadors. Our trained Ambassador-Guides will walk with you along the seawall, a 1.1 km walk, while sharing the stories, history and lore of our great city of Vancouver and Stanley Park – through Indigenous Eyes. This tour also shares our indigenous peoples’ relationship to the ocean, its ecology and stories as well as the early contact and fascinating history of our people, with oral accounts, not yet in books, of our unique experiences with the explorers, traders, settlers and as well as the current aspects of our tribal communities today. The tour is completed at the Totem Pole park where your guide will share the true stores and real history of the people who carved them.”
*Tickets must be purchased in advance. Fees for this program are based on a sliding scale – you choose what you pay! The sliding scale is slightly higher on this program and with a limited number of the cheaper tickets, but it is still less expensive than a normal in-park Spoken Treasures Tour. Your contributions help support our online programs and this fabulous local Indigenous-led company! Ticket sales close 30 minutes before the start of the program.
**This program will take place on Zoom, so please make sure you have Zoom downloaded well in advance of the webinar. A Zoom link can be found within your confirmation email, and will also be sent out one hour before the start of the program. Only one ticket required per household.
***This is a pilot program with an external educator, so at this time we won’t be sharing a recording for this program.
We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and help steward is the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Since time immemorial, Coast Salish peoples have lived reciprocally with the land, harvesting and cultivating foods and medicines and practicing ceremony. The abundance of these lands and waters, which enables us to live, work, and play here today, is a result of the past and on-going stewardship and advocacy of the Coast Salish peoples.