Rainforest Walking Tours

Cost: $35/adults, $28/post-secondary, $22/elementary and high schools

Type of Clientele served: Group Tours, School Groups, Corporate Groups
Classification of Packages: Outdoor adventure, Hiking/Walking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Guided tours, Boat excursions
Product Interest: Walking, Wildlife, Aboriginal village sites, Vegetation education
Dates: Open seasonally from May 1 to October 31
Duration: 2 Hour Tour
Group Size: Minimum of 10 to Maximum of 50
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: Listen to ancient knowledge and wisdom of traditional methods used for identifying and harvesting indigenous flora and fauna on this two hour ground tour through the ancestral ground of Whey-ah-Wichen (Faces the Wind) Park.

Example Group Tour Itinerary

Tour: Group Tour 3
Date: June 21
Passengers: 20
Activities: Rainforest Walking Tour
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
12:50 pm Meet at Cates Park, North Vancouver
• Take the first exit off the Second Narrows bridge (Dollarton Highway Exit)
• Follow Dollarton Highway east until you reach Cates Park, approx. 7 minutes from the Second Narrows bridge
• Meet at the covered picnic tables by the dock
1:00 pm Traditional Welcoming
1:10 pm Start walk through Tsleil-Waututh Nation Traditional Territory
• Guided tour
• Education on surrounding vegetation of what land holds
3:00 pm Good-byes
Itinerary is 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
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