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River of Golden Dreams Canoe Tour in Whistler provided by Canadian Wilderness Adventures

River of Golden Dreams Canoe Tour in Whistler

River of Golden Dreams Canoe Tour in Whistler
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About
The River of Golden Dreams is a summertime classic. Our guides will teach you paddling skills and techniques as you begin your adventure paddling across the historic Alta Lake. You will 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 a portage in late summer. Duration: 3 Hours round trip Ability: Moderate level of fitness required. Must be able to swim. Minimum age to participate: 6+
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2014P17
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • All necessary equipment
  • Round-trip transport from lodge to lake
Exclusions
  • GST
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 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.
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • All participants must be able to swim.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • All necessary equipment
  • Round-trip transport from lodge to lake
Exclusions
  • GST
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 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.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • All participants must be able to swim.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
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maros174517
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
Dream river to canoe
Amazing canoe experience. Thanks to our tour guide Ryan we handled every obstacle that was on the river and we saw beaver eating and swimming around. High ly recommend it.
Ask for Ryan he knows his stuff.
Thank you. See you soon
Written August 2, 2021
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Harkarn D
1 contribution
Amazing tour given by Ryan
Jul. 2021 • Couples
We had a fantastic time out at the lake and at river of golden dreams route. The total length was around 3 hours and our tour guide, the fantastic, very helpful, and energetic Ryan, made our tour experience amazing. He went out of his way to get us un-stuck during times where the river was flowing fast and we had been caught in the sand banks. He is amazing, and we had such a great time today. Definitely recommend this tour for all levels of people.
Written July 31, 2021
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Mark L
Dorchester, Canada2 contributions
Excellent 3 hours on River.
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Fantastic day out on the river. The guide’s instructions were clear. Minor portaging so the level of difficulty was easy for my wife and I.
Written July 25, 2021
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Sandra L
London, Canada16 contributions
Great canoe trip
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Great tour. 3 hours was the perfect amount of time. Easy to canoe on Alta Lake and down the River Of Golden Dreams. Guide was great. Saw a bear and other wildlife. Beautiful trip.
Written July 24, 2021
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Michael
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Great Time
Jul. 2021 • Family
Fun experience and our guide Jordan was amazing and helped alot would definitely recommend to others
Written July 18, 2021
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Jennifer K
2 contributions
One of the Best Summer Adventures in Whistler
Jul. 2021
This was such a great activity full of laughs, screams of joy (and a little bit of fear, navigating through the logs), and breathtaking views. What a beautiful river surrounded in picturesque scenery. Our guides Jess, Jordan and Jamie were so helpful and very knowledgeable, they made the adventure significantly better. I have been to Whistler many times in my life but I never realized this river existed...I will 100% be back! Highly recommend!
Written July 15, 2021
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C L
Vancouver Island, Canada2 contributions
Great memories!
Jul. 2021
The canoe ride was fun and bittersweet at the same time. It was challenging for us as we crashed into every single tree but everybody had a lot of fun. And it was very memorable. Tara, our guide, was great. She was patient with us as we were complete newbies. The kids had fun even with all our mishaps and turned out to be a very memorable trip. Beautiful scenes with a beaver, ducks, and we even saw a bear!
Written July 13, 2021
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Agnes Y
1 contribution
Our guide Ryan was very nice, he was energetic and funny. Overall experience was great!
Jul. 2021 • Family
Seeing the nature and paddling along the river was great. Even though the river was slightly challenging, our guide Ryan helped us get through it.
Written July 12, 2021
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K G
Ottawa, Canada3 contributions
Great tour and guide!
Jul. 2021 • Friends
The canoe ride was fun…the water was not flowing too fast but still quick enough to be challenging. We went in early July. Our leader was Ryan and he was really nice and knowledgeable. I felt confident going down the river with him. I would definitely recommend this tour!
Written July 6, 2021
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Nicolle B
2 contributions
A gorgeous paddle
Jul. 2021 • Solo
So good to be out on the water! The route itself is beautiful and serene with geese and a beaver! Tara, our guide, was personable and patient will all levels of paddlers. I enjoyed my trip so much that i went twice. Thanks for a fantastic day Tara!
Written July 5, 2021
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