We took the two person per boat canoe tour. The tour starts with a mini bus ride to Lake Alta. The guides were very friendly and do most of the heavy lifting of the canoes.
Once aboard you paddle out to the middle of the lake and get used to the paddling. Lake Alta was very pretty with many sail boats. We saw Bald Eagles flying over the lake.
Next you paddle across the Lake to the river entrance. The river grasses were very pretty. We were there on a low water day and had many opportunities to problem solve how to get unstuck in shallow areas. The river had many bends and I would consider this an intermediate canoe journey ...or a place to test the endurance of your relationship with your significant other :)
I was surprised for such a large group how most of the river ride we were alone on the river. It was really nice to feel alone in such a beautiful area. Lots of bird watching along journey. Very relaxing!
There were a few rapid areas with small drops over beaver dams to make the trip exciting for my teens. They also enjoyed small competitions for who can get in front of who during stretches of the river with attempt to get the other canoe stuck.
There was a portage point on the trek. Most of the portage had wheeled carts, but there is a pointest we had to carry the canoes. I would warn that this may be strenuous for some people.
At the end of the ride you paddle to a dock with a steep boat exit. The guides help you with the exit. You are next to a park where you can relax as you wait for the rest of the group to finish. You then board the bus and are driven back by the guides to the village.
This was a very nice day and I would recommend for those who want to get on the water and try a different activity to break up your Mt. Biking days while in the Whistler area.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.