Takaya Tours History

In service since 1999, Takaya Tours is the premier First Nation owned eco-tourism venture in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada.

At the core of the business are guided interpretive paddles in either our replica ocean-going canoes or in our sea kayaks. Guests gently paddle in the protected waters of the Burrard Inlet and beautiful Indian Arm while guides from the Coast Salish Nation sing songs, tell legends and point out ancient village sites. The tours have been specifically designed for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Takaya Tours is owned and operated by the Tsleil-Waututh Naiton. Pronounced “slay-wah-tuth”. We are the People of the Inlet, a Coast Salish people with our own distinct customs and history. Our language is Downriver Halkomelem. We are a small and growing community of 500 with a traditional territory stretching from the Fraser River in the south to Mamquam Lake east of Whistler Mountain in the north. Our community is located on the Burrard Inlet between North Vancouver and Deep Cove, BC.

We have travelled the land and waters of our traditional territory for thousands of years, and we wish to share our knowledge with visitors who appreciate wild nature and authentic indigenous culture. Experienced First Nation guides will safely transport you to adventures across our waters and back through time. Come experience history and take away memories that will last a lifetime!