Cost: call to arrange pricing
Type of Clientele served: Group Tours, School Groups, Corporate Groups
Classification of Packages: Outdoor adventure, Hiking/Walking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Guided tours.
Product Interest: Walking, Wildlife, Aboriginal village sites, Vegetation education, Salmon pawning education, pictographs.
Dates: Open seasonally from May to October
Duration: Day tour or Multi-day tour
Group Size: Minimum of 2 to Max of 15
Existing Since: 1999
Company Profile: Takaya Tours is a premier, cultural tourism business owned by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation (TWN) of North Vancouver. Operating from bases in Cates Park (Whey-Ah-Wichen) in North Vancouver and (Tum-tumay-wheuton) in Belcarra Regional Park, Port Moody. Takaya Tours offers a range of safe and exciting activities that mix outdoor adventure with an authentic interpretation of Coast Salish culture.
Tour description: Paddle Indian Arm with Takaya Tours is a gateway into the past in this culturally rich area.
Experience the Tsleil-Waututh Nations traditional villages and pictographs along this beautiful rocky shoreline. Enjoy listening to our experienced First Nation guides as they tell the rich history of our ancestors. Learn our legends and hear us drum and sing traditional songs.
As we paddle you can also expect to see vibrant sea stars, crabs & other sea creatures like sea otters and harbour seals.
Camping locations: Twin Island and Granite Falls.
Example Group Tour Itinerary
Tour: Group Tour 7 (3 day multiday tour)
Date: June 21
Activities: kayaking or canoeing up Indian Arm
Time: Day 1: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
10am Meet at Cates Park (North Vancouver) or Blelcarra Regional Park (Port Moody)
• Meet at the covered picnic tables by the dock
10:15am Traditional Welcoming
10:20 am Boat Safety Instruction
11:15 am Paddle to different areas up Indian Arm, Village sites, pictographs, etc.
4:00 pm Arrive at camping location
Day 2: paddle up to traditional fishing village or see pictographs, or go a traditional plant walk
Day 3: Begin to paddle back to starting location and see more pictographs.
Itinerary subject to change without notice
Payment Terms and Policies:
- Takaya Tours requires bookings to be 2 weeks in advance with a credit card number or 50% deposit to guarantee reservation date
- We accept Visa, MasterCard, cheques and cash
- If tour is cancelled with less than 48 hours notice, 50% of total bill will be charged
- Tours will proceed rain of shine, and will only be cancelled if Takaya Tours deems that the conditions are unsafe
- All participants are required to sign medical and liability release form before activities