A DAY OF EXPLORING OUTDOORS
Looking to learn a bit more about this land we occupy in the city while also getting a bit of exercise out in nature? Founded in 2002, Talaysay Tours is owned and operated by Candace and Larry Campo, Shíshálh (Sechelt), and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nation members. As active participants in the Indigenous tourism and education sector, their goal is to capacity-build the next generation in business, tourism, and education employment while supporting culture revitalization, land-based education, and reclamation.
Through Talaysay Tours, they share their hearts, culture, ancestors, and descendants. Offering three styles of tours, guests can choose to embark on a nature walk, a history walk, or an art walk.
On the nature walk, you will be exploring how the Shíshálh (Sechelt) & Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) people utilize the land for food, medicine, and technology.
On the history walk, you will see through the lens of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) & Shíshálh (Sechelt) eyes, highlighting unique stories, oral histories, and perspectives of their shared communities.
On the art walk, you will come to understand the comprehensive profile of Salish and Northwest Coast Indigenous art, art forms, stories, and worldviews of Salish peoples’ who have lived in this region from time immemorial.
Further details can be found on their website, here.
If you’re looking to visit the city and would like discounted rates and an included tour, check out Fairmont Waterfront’s Talking Trees offer here.