Whistler Canoe Tour


Canadian Wilderness Adventures Whistler Canoe River Golden Dreams Alta Lake


Paddle the River of Golden Dreams and experience Whistler from a different point of view. A must-do activity for couples, families and groups, the River of Golden Dreams canoe tour lets you explore the beautiful rivers and lakes of Whistler. Learn canoe strokes from our experienced guides that will help you steer through narrow passages. Float across lakes, follow families of water birds, and enjoy the beautiful summer breezes as the current gently takes you down the river.


We spent the morning canoeing across Alta lake then down the river of golden dreams. The experience for us was superb and we loved every minute…  If we were to come to Whistler again we would definitely do this again… Thank you so much for making it a memorable one!

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Our Canoe Tour is a great way to enjoy Whistler’s breathtaking scenery. Ready to book? Call our Adventure Desk at 604-938-1616.

The River of Golden Dreams By Canoe

Taking a canoe down the River of Golden Dreams is a summertime classic. Our guides will teach you basic paddling skills and techniques as you begin your adventure paddling across the historic Alta Lake. Following families of ducks and geese into the lush river mouth you’ll paddle through flowing lilies and around bends of overhanging greenery as you learn about Whistler’s history, flora and fauna. Water levels are always changing and this tour is always an adventure, be it fast moving water in the spring or obstacles like beaver dams and portages in late summer.

Departure: 10:15am & 1:45pm
Duration: 3 hours round trip
Cost: $119 Adult, $59 Kids 6-12 years
*all guests must be able to swim 


Important Booking Information

  • Release of Liability and Waiver Form: It is mandatory for all tour participants to sign a Release of Liability and Waiver Form. Any participants under the age of 19 must have a parent or guardian present to sign on their behalf.
  • Check In: At the reservations desk in the Carleton Lodge 15-30 mins prior to tour departure.
  • Cancellation Policy: Any cancellations within 24 hours of the departure time are subject to a full charge of the tour cost. Groups of 10 or more require 72 hour notification of cancellation and will be subject to a booking fee. Group cancellation within 72 hours will be non-refundable. Canadian Wilderness Adventures Ltd. reserves the right to cancel tours due to inclement weather, foreseeable hazards, insufficient bookings or events beyond our control. Full refunds will be made or alternate dates will be offered in these unlikely events.
  • Alcohol: Under no circumstances is any person suspected to be under the influence of any drugs or alcohol permitted to go as a driver or passenger on any tour. Persons denied participation will not receive a refund.
  • Health: Adventure sport activities are not recommended for individuals who suffer back or neck pain, heart or respiratory distress. Consult your physician prior to participation. If you have any food allergies or food requirements please let you Reservations Agent know.
  • Age restrictions: Passengers must be 6+ years old.

All tours are tentative until minimum numbers are met. Gratuities are appreciated for great service.
Please check in at the Reservations Desk downstairs in the Carleton Lodge, underneath the Longhorn Saloon. The Carleton Lodge is located at the base of Whistler Mountain, across from the village gondolas.

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