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Backroads Whistler

Backroads Whistler 


Backroads Whistler runs both guided and unguided canoe and kayaking tours on the River of Golden Dreams, which flows from Alta Lake to Green Lake. Backroads will pick you up at the end of the trip and drive you back to the village or Lakeside Park. With our Pedal Paddle tour, we’ll have the bikes ready for you at the boat take out. This will allow you to cycle at your leisure back to the village.

Whistler’s best choice since 1985 for canoeing, kayaking, pedal boats and fishing boats. Our boats are top quality and our guides are second to none! Paddle around Alta Lake or take a trip down the River of Golden Dreams. Our concession is located at Lakeside Park, just 2km South of Whistler’s Village Gate.

Long before there was a ski hill, visitors first flocked to the area to explore Whistler’s pristine and beautiful lakes and rivers. Today, Backroads Whistler lets you experience the resort’s most iconic waterways on unforgettable canoe and kayak tours. Paddle the legendary River of Golden Dreams or historic Alta Lake – site of the early 1900’s fishing lodge that started it all. Discover Whistler’s original summer activity, and so much more.


Stunning scenery
Guided or unguided tours
Eco-friendly and educational
Easy and fun
Fishing and Nature Walks available
Free transportation available for River of Golden Dreams Tours from all Whistler hotels and vacation or holiday accommodations.