Canoe, Kayak & SUP

Rentals

Dip your paddle in the calm waters of Alta Lake and experience Whistler’s oldest recreational sport.

Backroads Whistler boat rentals are an ideal summer activity for families and for every skill level. After you’ve explored the lake, spend the rest of the day in beautiful Lakeside Park enjoying everything from swimming and fishing to picnics and suntanning.

Tours

Hop in a canoe, kayak or double 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. Choose either self-guided or have an experienced guide lead you. At the end of your scenic excursion, there will be a shuttle to take you back to Whistler Village or Lakeside Park. Shuttle must be booked in advance.

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Contact us now to book your river or lake activities!

Rentals

Canoe Rentals – Can hold 2-3 people plus gear.
Cost: $35 per boat, per hour, plus taxes. Rate is based on 2 adults in a canoe.
Extra adults are $17.50 
Extra children under 12 years are $8.75

Rates include: Life jacket, paddles and boat instruction

Single Kayak Rentals – 
Cost: $25 per boat, per hour, plus taxes.
Rates include:  Life jacket, paddles and boat instruction.

Double Kayak Rentals – Boat holds 2 people.
Cost: $35 per boat, per hour, plus taxes.
Rates include: Life jacket, paddles and boat instruction

Pedal Boat Rentals – Easiest boats to operate, most kids can use these by themselves (with parental supervision, of course).
Cost: $35 per boat, per hour, plus taxes.
Rates include: Life jacket, paddles and boat instruction

Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP) Rentals – 
Cost: $30 per board, per hour, plus taxes.
Rates Include: Personal Floatation Device, carbon fiber paddle and leash.

Tours

Self-Guided Tour – Orientation sessions are required prior to your departure. To better enjoy your paddle down the River of Golden Dreams, it’s best if you have river-canoeing experience before signing up for a self-guided trip.
Cost: $79 per person, plus taxes.
Departures: Daily: 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Duration: 2 to 3 hours depending on water flows and how much you paddle.

Guided River of Golden Dreams Tour  – 4 Boats Max
Cost: $129 per person, plus taxes.
Departures: Daily: 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. – Custom times subject to availability.
Duration:
3 hours.

Group Guided River of Golden Dreams Tour – 10 or more adults
Cost: $109 per person, plus taxes.
Departures: Daily: 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. Custom departures are available
Duration: 2 to 3 hours depending on water flows and how much you paddle.
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Private Guided River of Golden Dreams Tour
Cost: $169 per person, plus taxes.
Departures: Daily: 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. Custom departures are available
Duration: 2 to 3 hours depending on water flows and how much you paddle.