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'Talking trees' come alive in B.C.'s Stanley Park

Wednesday, May 12th 2021, 2:50 pm - Millions of people visit Stanley Park in B.C. every year, but there's more significance to it than just the age of the trees

Every year, nearly 8 million people visit Stanley Park in Vancouver, B.C., to gaze at the ancient trees. However, some people may not be aware of how unique and valuable these trees are.

For thousands of years, First Nations in the area have been living on the land, relying on the trees for food and medicine. As we move into spring, these trees really "come alive."

"Stanley Park is very near and dear to our hearts. Stanley Park has literally been our home for thousands of years. This very rich, diverse forest provides approximately 120 trees and plants for food and medicine," says Candace Campo, of Squamish Nation, and owner/operator of Talaysay Tours and Aboriginal Eco Tours.

For the full report, watch Weather Network reporter Mia Gordon's video above.

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