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Ancient Trees of Vancouver Walking Tour

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Overview
This is Vancouver’s only ancient big tree tour. Within walking distance from downtown Vancouver you will be guided by well known big tree seeker Colin Spratt through Vancouver’s last ancient forest located in historic Stanley Park. The tour lasts around 2 hours and in that period of time you will visit Canada’s largest maple tree, 1000 year old cedars, massive firs, and you will also learn about the history of the park and the history of the original coast Salish people who called the park home. We will walk various trails in the park and see the most impressive giants still standing. Some of these giants are hidden unless you know where to look. Using old maps, postcards over a hundred years old, and photos from Vancouver’s archive, we piece together the history of the ancient forest and the urban environment. This is a completely unique chance to experience the last remaining part of Vancouver's now lost original forested landscape.
What to Expect
Swartz Bay (Victoria) Ferry Terminal BC Ferries
Time at this stop:
120
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Experience the last remaining old growth in the city's historic Stanley Park. Follow our expert guide to these natural wonders, including 600 year old towering douglas firs, 1000 year old wide and wondrous cedars, and the largest known maple tree in all of Canada. As we marvel at these ancient trees, we'll also learn about the ecological importance of old-growth forests and the threats they face today. You'll be told about the park's history and the original Coast Salish inhabitants who called this area home for thousands of years before it was an urban park.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What's Included

• 1000 year old western redcedar trees • Canada’s Largest Maple Tree • Expert Guide and well-known big tree seeker and BC Big Tree Committe member Colin Spratt • Old Maps, 120 year old postcards, and photographs help tell the story • Towering 600+ year old Douglas fir trees • Walking Tour

What's Excluded

• Entrance fees to Boulders Penguin Colony, funicular and 30 minutes Duiker Island Boat Trip

Additional Info

• Service animals allowed • Suitable for all physical fitness leve

Departure & Return

Departure Details

8R3V+6HP Vancouver, BC, Canada

Meet at the top of the main stairs right beside the third beach concession stand. They are large wide stone stairs and I will be standing at the top

Return Details

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, 3735 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver, V7R 4J1

Meet at the top of the main stairs right beside the third beach concession stand. They are large wide stone stairs and I will be standing at the top

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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