• Location: Vancouver, Canada
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
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Enjoy a firsthand perspective of First Nations’ history and culture on this 90-minute walking tour in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. Led by a First Nations descendant and cultural ambassador, the tour provides insight into how aboriginal people have lived and managed the land, the forest and oceans for countless generations. A little more than one mile (two km) long, this walk is a great educational activity for families and history buffs.


  • 90-minute interpretive walking tour in Stanley Park
  • Gain insight into local indigenous history and culture from a First Nations descendant
  • Stroll around Beaver Lake and learn about the local vegetation used by First Nations tribes
  • Easy level of walking appropriate for all fitness levels
  • Choose from several departure times to suit your schedule

What You Can Expect

Stanley Park First Nations Interpretive Walking Tour

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This 90-minute interpretive walking tour in Vancouver is ideal for families, history buffs and nature lovers. Meet your guide — a trained First Nations Cultural Ambassador — at a designated point in Stanley Park.
Your guide, a member of a First Nations tribe, will share his or her own family history and background, before leading you to the base of the trail to begin your interpretive forest walk around Beaver Lake.
Learn about the Coast Salish First Nations people and the first settlers of this area. At a leisurely pace covering a little more than a mile (2 km), hear about how the aboriginal people have lived and managed the land for generations. Your guide points out local plants that were harvested for food, shelter, art and medicine.
By the end of your trip, you will gain a deeper and richer understanding of the history of the First Peoples. Your tour ends with your guide taking you back to the departure point, where you can catch a bus or cab, or return to your vehicle.

Customer Reviews

Michelle H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Very informative and interesting tree walk led by elders Candice and Denise. We learnt so much about the Salish and Squamish cultures, customs, plus how they traditionally lived and accessed their natural environment in a sustainable way. Highly recommend this tour for a personal insight into the first nations.

Eric J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Our tour with Wes from Talaysay Tourism was awesome. We learned so much from him about nature and his native culture in that hour and half. His remarkable singing voice was kind, gentle and spiritual when he sang and drummed a welcome to us and to the day.


4 star rating: Recommended March 2018

This was a great experience, I had a lovely guide in Wes and it was just him and I. The walk was informative and Stanley Park is a great location. It was Winter so it was cold but the lovely tea Wes provided to try was very warming

Karen L

4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

My husband and I were the only visitors on this walking tour and we had a lot of difficulty meeting our guide as the directions were inadequate. However a couple of phone calls to Viator finally resolved our problems and let us know that our guide was looking for us. Our guide was a lovely young university student and member of a First Nations community of British Columbia. The tour took us on a trail to the beaver lake in Stanley Park that we had walked earlier that day so though the trail was familiar, she shared her insights about growing up and following the many traditions of her people in using and respecting the natural resources found in the forests. She was totally charming and very informative. I hope that the Interpretive Walking Tour group can improve the communications and instructions for future visitors to avoid the initial confusion and potential loss of the entire experience.

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