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River of Golden Dreams Canoe Tour in Whistler

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    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Carleton Lodge, 4280 Mountain Square, Whistler, BC V8E 1B9, Canada
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • All necessary equipment
    • Round-trip transport from lodge to lake
    • GST
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Myself and my Girlfriend did the river of Golden Dreams Canoe activity and it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience , Our guide Marie was fantastic , she was so friendly and chatty and she was very knowledgeable about the local history of the lake and...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank PNuge
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Marie was an incredible guide! Kind, happy, knowledgeable, always making it such a fun environment. The canoe tour was beautiful and I would do it again in a heartbeat! Thanks Marie!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Keirobly
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Couldn’t come to Canada and not go canoeing. The trip was just right for my novice kids. Marie was a brilliant guide, a French Canadian for our trip down the river and over the beaver dams. The dams were a challenge and made sure we...More

    Thank davidrsrogers
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Had such a great day canoeing down the River of Golden Dreams in Whistler. Marie was an amazing guide, super helpful and full of energy :).

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Dan B
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    My husband, myself and our 6 year old son went on the canoe trip. Ryan was a great tour guide - our son had the best time in his canoe!

    Thank lambeau1
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    18 August 2019|
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    Response from NancyS812 | Reviewed this property |
    My group just went a few weeks ago. One of my friends had foot surgery 11 days before we went. She had a great time canoeing and the guides could not have been more wonderful. They helped her in and out every step of the... More
    27 August 2018|
    Response from Julie B | Reviewed this property |
    you need to check with the tour provider to make sure it is available then because of the weather.
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