River of Golden Dreams Self Guided Trips
- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: River of Golden Dreams Self Guided
Hop in a canoe or single kayak and get ready to explore Whistler’s famous River of Golden Dreams. With epic views around every bend, the River of Golden Dreams features lush, old growth forest and wildflower-lined banks, as well as stunning snow-capped mountain vistas. Let experienced guides give you paddling tips while sharing their knowledge of Whistler’s fascinating history, geography and wildlife – or head out on a solo tour. At the end of your scenic excursion, we shuttle you back to Whistler Village or Lakeside Park. This is truly a trip you don't want to miss. It is Whistler's original and most popular summer activity. You can’t say you’ve been to Whistler until you’ve paddled the River of Golden Dreams. Guests opting to go Self Guided should have moving water paddling experience. We offer guided trips for guests who do not have moving water paddling experience.
PLEASE NOTE: Water levels in the river are currently getting lower. We describe the river this time of year as a true Canadian Exploration outing, it's how we discovered Canada. One of the reasons people keep coming back each year to paddle the river is it is always changing. When water levels are lower, trips start on the lake, and then as you get to the first part of the river there is a mandatory portage in effect, to protect fish habitat. You'll get to trolley your boat along a flat paved bike path then put back in where the water gets deeper. We provide the trolleys. Mid to Late summers the beaver build dams which create habitat and allow for recreational paddling. You'll come around a corner to see a beaver dam, paddle hard and fast and swoosh over. If not, you'll get stuck, all part of the fun. This is when you'll need your water shoes. Once over the dam, off you go. The scenery is spectacular, it is a gorgeous trip for those who are up for a light adventure. It is definitely not an amusement park style outing. Please wear footwear that will allow you to walk in the river.
* Please note that you will have a scheduled pickup time at the end of the river, depending on your departure time. You MUST be at the end of the river for your scheduled pickup time as your boats are booked again immediately after. Extra charges will apply to those who miss their pickup time.
* Children under 12 are $39.50 only when sitting in the middle of a canoe with 2 adults.
* Weight restriction for individual seats in all of our watercraft is 250 lbs (113 kg)
* No pets, please
Bookings are accepted outside of 24 hours only. If you would like to book within 24 hours please call for availability at (604)-932-3111 and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Youth aged 12-17 are eligible for 15% discount on our 9:30 am departures only. Discount will be applied on arrival when requested.
PLEASE ARRIVE AT LAKESIDE PARK NO LATER THAN 20 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED DEPARTURE TIME
If you have a group of 12 or more please contact us at 604-932-3111 so that we can accommodate you.