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Fishing boat rentals, paddle boat rentals, canoes, kayaks. More than you can splash at.

Whistler's original summer activity

Backroads Whistler

Welcome to a spectacular summer

Long before there was a ski hill, visitors first flocked to the area to explore Whistler, BC’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, BC hotels and vacation or holiday accommodations.
  • Our river trips sell out. Pre-book to ensure your spot


Paddle Pedal the River of Golden Dreams
Ride the River at Twilight and watch Whistler's wildlife come out
Fishing in Whistler's great outdoors
Backroads Whistler Intro
  • Families
  • Couples
  • Groups
  • Special Events



This trip is better than our rafting tour down the Grand Canyon.
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