Whistler Canoe, Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard Tours

  • Whistler is surrounded by many lakes and rivers, waiting to be explored on a tour or with a rental water craft
  • Drink in magnificent mountain views and watch for abundant wildlife as you paddle
  • Choose your own adventure from gentle excursions on calm lake water to extended river trips
  • Learn to use different water craft including canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards (SUP)

Tour Description Price
Whistler Canoe and Kayak Tours Explore the unique water ecosystems of the mountains from the lakes to the famous River of Golden Dreams From $99 per person
Stand Up Paddleboard Tours Beginners can learn how to balance and paddle their own stand up paddleboards in the sheltered waters of Whistler's lakes. From $99 per adult
Canoe, Kayak, Pedal Boat and SUP Rentals In Whistler you can rent a watercraft of your choice and explore to your hearts content. From $25 per hour
SUP Yoga Bring your Yoga practice to the outdoor this summer; imagine doing Yoga while floating on one of Whistler’s most scenic lake with its spectacular view on Whistler/Blackcomb mountains. From $15 per hour

Canoe & Kayak Tours

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River of Golden Dreams Canoe Tour Early Booking Offer

Save 15% per tour

Book your River of Golden Dreams Tour by May 31, 2017 and save 15%.

Book by May 31, 2017. Valid on tours May 1 - September 3, 2017.


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The River of Golden Dreams is a popular canoe, kayak and SUP route that links Alta Lake and Green Lake. The five-kilometre waterway is one of Whistler’s iconic experiences and fun for all the family. Along the route you can see lush wetlands, old growth forest and views of the surrounding mountains. Keep your eyes open for beavers, eagles, osprey, river otter, black bears and plenty of birds.

Put in at Rainbow Park on Alta Lake Road, at Lakeside Park, or at the end of Lorimer Road, and pull out anywhere en route to the dock by the Valley Trail at the end of Golden Bear Place, Nicklaus North.

Water Safety Tips:

  • Inflatable water toys are not recommended as they can deflate or capsize and be left behind as litter
  • Water levels can change rapidly based on rain and snow melt events in the watershed - paddle with care
  • Obey all signs on the waterway, including portages. Be prepared for self-rescue and never travel alone.
  • According to Transport Canada regulations users on the River of Golden Dreams must have personal safety items such as PFD, buoyant heaving line and a whistle or sound signalling device
  • See the Transport Canada Safe Boating Guide for more information
Paddleboarding in Whistler

On the Water with
The Whistler Insider

Pick up a paddle and explore Whistler's waterways, watersports and waterside attractions at a leisurely pace.

Mountain Beach Time Whistler

Whistler Summer Itinerary:
On The Water

Where will you find Whistler locals on a summer day? On, in and around the water. With lakes, beaches and water craft for hire, you can play too.

Last Minute Deals

Summer Activity Deals
Book early and save up to 30%

Book before May 31, 2017 and save up to 30% on some of Whistler's most popular activities such as ziplining, white water rafting and helicopter tours.

Photos of Paddling Lakes and Rivers