LocationWhistler, British Columbia time.png Duration3 hours adult.png View price
Tour Inclusions
  • Comfortable air-conditioned transportation
  • Canoes and kayaks available
  • Complimentary return shuttle from the river's end, eliminating the need to paddle back upstream.

The River of Golden Dreams Tour and Paddling in Whistler's Alta Lake is a great summer pastime for you to have with your family and friends.

The River of Golden Dreams Tour is a trip on the short river in Whistler. This lake connects Alta Lake to Green Lake. This area is not very developed, and you will not find any shops here. If you have plans for shops, boutiques, and stores it will be in the more developed areas like Whistler Village.

So, when you set out on a self-guided River Tour in Whistler here you can paddle at your own pace and enjoy some peace of mind. This is an authentic summer activity. Enjoy the wetlands, towering trees, and vibrant flora, while enjoying the view of the mountains. There are a diverse mix of tree species, including Douglas fir, western red cedar, spruce, and hemlock, among others. These towering trees contribute to the shade and create a forest environment, which is crucial for the region's ecosystem. Hikes and nature walk in this area are enjoyable because of these trees.

Paddling is a very famous outdoor activity in this region. This will become an unforgettable adventure providing the perfect opportunity to connect with nature. You will also be able to spot local wildlife. Start off the adventure at the river with proper preparation.

If you are new to paddling in Alta Lake, you can practice your skills on the tranquil waters of Alta Lake. You can gain confidence and improve your skills. Further, you can make a choice between a single kayak, or a double Canadian canoe based on your skill level. Enjoy your trip across the River of Golden Dreams; and, if you think it is hard to paddle on your own, ask for help rather than working hard to paddle past reeds and bends. Not all are skilled to do all the paddling. It can get boring if you do not have the stamina to get it going.

When passing across the river's gentle currents, be watchful about the local wildlife. You will likely come across otters and majestic eagles. Enjoy the vibrant wildflowers which decorate the riverbanks, while adding splashes of color to the greenery. This riot of wildflowers of lupines, Indian paintbrush, fireweed is very enjoyable.

Finally, you can wind up your river excursion and travel in a complimentary shuttle ride that will smoothly transport you back to the starting point upriver. After a full day of paddling and coming across wildlife encounters you can unwind when you are traveling back in the shuttle service. As you travel back you can reflect on your experience and savor the magic of the River of Golden Dreams.

When you are in the canoe or kayak down the River of Golden Dreams, you can schedule accordingly as there are multiple daily tours. If you are Kayaking in Alta Lake for the first time it will be lot of laughs.

Tour Itinerary

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    River of Golden Dreams

    Exploring the River of Golden Dreams is a must-do activity, revealing one of Whistler's unspoiled treasures. The untouched riverbanks beautifully showcase the harmony between human development and nature preservation. Abundant fish, playful critters like beavers and minks, and occasional bear sightings in the water create a vibrant environment. The river's edges are adorned with wildflowers, while birds take flight before your boat, often featuring ospreys and bald eagles against glacier-capped peaks. The experience strikes the perfect balance between thrilling and enjoyable. Backroads Whistler is the exclusive river specialty provider in the valley, offering the right gear, river orientations, and free shuttle service. Opt for guided or unguided trips for a memorable experience.

    Whistler, Canada 3 hours

Pickup Information

  • As provided at the time of booking and confirmation

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • Please note that this experience is non-refundable and cannot be altered under any circumstances.
  • In the event of cancellation or request for changes, the payment made will not be eligible for a refund.

Other Information

  • You will receive confirmation within 48 hours of your booking, pending availability.
  • hair accessibility is providWheelced.
  • Strollers can be accommodated.
  • Service animals are allowed.
  • The location is conveniently close to public transportation.
  • Infant seats are available.
  • Surfaces are designed to be wheelchair accessible.
  • This activity is not advisable for travelers with back issues or serious medical conditions.
  • Participants should possess a moderate level of physical fitness.
  • The maximum group size for this tour/activity is limited to 21 travelers.

Tour Exclusions

  • Lunch