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River of Golden Dreams Canoe Trip

A paddling paradise is in store on this guided or unguided canoe trip along Whistler's famous River of Golden Dreams! This tour is ideal for families and groups of all sizes to enjoy a leisurely adventure trip.

Hop in a canoe or kayak and get ready to explore Whistler’s famous River of Golden Dreams on this incredible three hour adventure taking you from Alta Lake to Green Lake along a slow-moving crystal-clear class-one river.

With magnificent views around every bend, the River of Golden Dreams features lush, old growth forest and wildflower-lined banks, as well as beautiful snow-capped mountain vistas.

Keep your eyes peeled as you float through a vibrant wetlands area for waterfowl and bird life.

This tour is ideal for families and groups of all sizes and at the end of your scenic excursion, you'll be shuttled back to Whistler Village or Lakeside Park.

This is truly a trip you don't want to miss!

You can choose between a guided or self guided tour:

  • Guided: A guided tour will allow you to learn more about Whistler and the iconic River of Golden Dreams while improving your kayaking or canoeing skills.
  • Self-guided: If you're confident canoeist why not head out without a guide? Orientation sessions are required prior to your departure. Please note - to better enjoy your paddle down the River of Golden Dreams, it’s best if you have river-canoeing experience before signing up for a self-guided trip.

Experience Includes

  • Easy-going 3-hour canoe trip
  • Spectacular scenery with epic views around every bend
  • Choose between guided or unguided trip
  • All equipment - boat, paddle and flotation device
  • Return shuttle bus to Whistler

Experience Excludes

  • Optional gratuities
  • Refreshments


Daily, Mid-April to Mid-October.

Departure location

This trip starts from Lakeside Park in Alta Vista.

Start times

Guided: 9.30am, 10.30am or 1.30pm; Self-guided: 9.30am, 10.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.


3 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • Present your voucher to the guide at the start of the tour.
  • The exact itinerary and route is subject to change depending on local conditions.
  • Guests must be a minimum of 5 years old.
  • Children 11 years and under must sit in the middle of the boat.
  • This trip starts from Lakeside Park in Alta Vista - a free shuttle to/from here can be arranged when reconfirming locally.
  • Free shuttle provided back to Whistler Village.
  • Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled prior to your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post departure.