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Water Tours

Whistler offers a wide variety of lakes and rivers to explore. You can take a guided tour or just rent boats or paddle boards and explore on your own.

River of Golden Dreams – With Canadian 01

Voted Whistler’s number one thing to do, not only by visitors but by the locals! An enchanting journey from lake to lake, the River of Golden Dreams is a summertime classic. Begin your adventure by paddling across the historic Alta Lake where you will pass the original site of Myrtle Phillip’s summer fishing resort. Following families of ducks and geese into the lush river mouth you’ll paddle through flowing lilies and around bends of overhanging greenery. Flowing with the current, you can lounge lazily along with just a few strokes to steer through narrow passages. As the river opens up again on the other side you’ll get picked up on the shore of glacier fed Green Lake.


River of Golden Dreams – With Whistler Eco Tours

Difficulty: Moderate
This journey will take you across Alta Lake through the Whistler wetlands down a scenic glacier river. Learn about Whistler’s history, geography, flora, and fauna. Choose between a canoe or single or double kayak.  Our knowledgeable and qualified adventure guides will show you paddling techniques. 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 in late summer.

Alta Lake Nature Paddle

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Choose a canoe or kayak and paddle across Alta Lake to Rainbow Park and visit Whistler’s original homestead. Then paddle to the flower filled mouth of the River of Golden Dreams. Lily pads for everyone. Enjoy the breath taking views that accompany you all the way on this scenic lake. Camera necessary.

Alta Lake Voyageur Canoe Tour 

Let an adventure guide steer the 9 passenger Voyageur Canoe around beautiful Alta Lake. This is a great tour for families and groups. Minimum 4 persons.

Difficulty: Easy

Green Lake Adventure Paddle

Paddle to the north shore of Green Lake and explore the heritage site with our experienced adventure guide. View wildlife close up surrounded by towering peaks and glaciers.


Water Rentals

Boat rentals are available from our Wayside Park location. They have canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and pedal boats.

Click here to book directly through our concierge team