First Nations Culture
Takaya Tours is a First Nation-owned eco-tourism venture offering a range of activities that mix outdoor adventure with an authentic interpretation of Coast Salish culture, including ancestral walking tours as well as canoe and kayak tours.
Explore an authentic Cultural experience with Takaya Tours-First Nation Canoe & Kayak Adventure
- Interpretive canoe & kayak tours
- Traditional flora and fauna walking tours
- Split tours (walking and canoe)
- Spawning Salmon Tour
- Paddling in the City Tour
- Cultural Boat excursions up Indian Arm & and more
Talaysay Tours offers you an authentic Aboriginal cultural and eco-tourism experiences in and around Vancouver’s North Shore. First Nation guides share ancient and contemporary stories, legends, and Aboriginal ways of living as you take in the sights of old growth forests, wildlife, beautiful northwest coast views and the flora and fauna of the season.
Join Talaysay Tours on their Talking Trees Hike:
Explore the pristine remote North Shore trails on the Talking Trees Tour. Your local guide, a trained Indigenous ambassador, will introduce you to the ancient forests, the cultural stories and shared practices of the indigenous ecological and spiritual perspectives that have sustained Coast Salish Indigenous people for centuries. You will walk and hike along the guided trails and explore the various species of trees and plants while your guide points out the diversity of local plants that were harvested by our people for food, shelter, art and medicine.
Whey-ah-wichen (Cates Park)
Once a summer village site for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Cates Park/ Whey-Ah-Wichen holds a great deal of history. The ancestral name means “Faces the Wind”, and it’s appropriate for the seaside park that features a six-kilometre waterfront trail that winds past sandy beaches and through a mixed forest of Douglas fir and big leaf maple trees.