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River of Golden Dreams Canoe Tour in Whistler

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River of Golden Dreams Canoe Tour in Whistler

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

This 3-hour summertime paddle from Whistler takes you on an enchanting canoe journey from Alta Lake to Green Lake. Alta Creek is also known as the River of Golden Dreams, as it boasts gorgeous scenery of British Columbia. Wildflower-lined banks, old-growth forests and local wildlife are all part of your passing tableaux. Bonus: Round-trip transport from the Carleton Lodge is included.
  • 3-hour summertime canoe tour on the River of Golden Dreams
  • Paddle alongside a guide from Alta Lake in Whistler
  • See wildlife and classic BC landscapes
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon departure
  • Round-trip transfers from the Carleton Lodge included
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Professional guide
All necessary equipment
Round-trip transport from lodge to lake
GST
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

4314 Main St, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

Please check in 30 minutes before your tour time. Refer to your booking confirmation for check in details.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
The River of Golden Dreams (officially Alta Creek) in Whistler features the epic scenery of British Columbia, best seen by boat. This 3-hour guided canoe tour during summertime provides views around every bend.

 

Make your way to the Carleton Lodge in Whistler, and check in 15 to 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time. A 10-minute shuttle-bus ride later, arrive at Alta Lake.

 

Begin with a safety briefing and learn various paddling strokes. Then, hop into your canoe and set off into the water. Your guide will accompany you in a separate canoe.

 

Paddle through flowing lilies and around overhanging greenery along the aptly named River of Golden Dreams. Pass by the original site of Myrtle Phillip's summer fishing resort. Families of ducks and geese glide along next to you as you head into the river’s mouth.

Take advantage of the creek’s current, and steer through its narrow passages with just a few strokes. As the river opens up again on the other side, you'll get picked up on the shore of the glacier-fed Green Lake.

 

Your 3-hour tour ends with transport back to the Carleton Lodge.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • All participants must be able to swim.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Canadian Wilderness Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during River of Golden Dreams Canoe Tour in Whistler?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during River of Golden Dreams Canoe Tour in Whistler?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by River of Golden Dreams Canoe Tour in Whistler.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during River of Golden Dreams Canoe Tour in Whistler?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during River of Golden Dreams Canoe Tour in Whistler?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Very beautiful view, but not suitable for canoeing beginners
Lilian_J
, Aug 2021
The view is beautiful, we really enjoyed it. But canoeing itself is troublesome, don’t recommend completely beginners to do so, the river is narrow and very easy to stuck and get scratched in bushes. Our guide is a bit too fast, we can barely catch the pace
star-5
Fantastic family experience
maria_a
, Jul 2021
Well organized. Followed Covid safety protocols. Our guide, Tara, was enthusiastic, knowledgeable & attentive to everyone. The driver (sorry. Forgot his name) maneuvered difficult driving, off loaded canoes…all with a broken hand. He was great too.
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Lovely way to spend the afternoon
VancityV
, Jul 2021
Our guide Tara was excellent, patient and calm. The experience was a fun way to spend a couple of hours - and definitely, no experience was necessary.
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Awesome
Josephine M
, Jun 2019
This was a great experience. The scenery was gorgeous, saw lots of bird life and enjoyed the tranquility of the river. My guide Kyle (K1) was patient and always kept an eye on everyone's safety and progress of their paddling skills. I would thoroughly recommend this tour.

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