Canoeing & Kayaking
Water sports and summertime go hand and hand in Whistler because where else can you find 5 lakes all within such a short distance of each other?
Sailings, Stand up Paddleboarding, Kayaking and Canoeing have become favorites within the recreational community and for good reason.
Canoe, Kayak or SUP Tours
Whistler Eco Tours (WET) has everything you need to head out on your own or guided adventure down one of the many lakes and rivers. Among our favorite is the River of Golden Dreams, this scenic glacier-fed river has a lush old-growth forest surrounding both sides. Take in the amazing mountain vistas and if you are lucky you will be able to see some wildlife common to the area such as bears, osprey, beavers, otters and more.
The river itself connects two of Whistler's largest bodies of water Alta Lake & magnificent Green Lake. You can choose between a kayak or a canoe, or if you are feeling really brave a Standup Paddle Board, from Wayside park you paddle your way across Alta Lake to the mouth of the River of Golden Dreams. This two and a half hour trip will have you completely enchanted with the flora and fauna Whistler has to offer. From paddling at your own pace or taking a guided trip, your vacation in Whistler will not be complete without this amazing experience.
If you are looking for more of an open water adventure, you can join WET on a guided journey back in time with their Rainbow Heritage Paddle or their Ghost Town Exploration Tour. If you have a big crew you can always head out on the 9 passenger Green Lake Voyageur Canoe Tour across the glacier-fed Green Lake. Backroads Whistler also has a few guided or non-guided tours down the River of Golden Dreams
Canoeing and Kayaking is an amazing family fun adventure for children as young as any age, climb into a canoe and set out as a team around the amazing views and vistas that Whistler has to offer.
If you are looking at planning your next summertime family adventure and you have questions about any of the activities Whistler has to offer, call our reservations team at 1.800.667.3363 or email at [email protected]
photo credit - Whistler Eco Tours