Hop in a canoe, kayak or double kayak and get ready to explore Whistler’s famous River of Golden Dreams on your own.


UNGUIDEDUnguided River of Golden Dreams Tour


These trips are with our certified guides/instructors who will be by your side through the whole tour. With just you and your friends or family this is a great way for our guides to make your river experience as unique as possible.


PRIVATE GUIDEDPrivate Guided River of Golden Dreams Tour


Lakeside Park on beautiful Alta Lake is where you want to be to enjoy everything from swimming and fishing to picnics and suntanning.


LAKESIDE PARKAlta Lake watersports boat rental centre

Hope you all enjoyed the warm sunny weekend.

The ice is starting to break up on Alta Lake and Backroads Whistler is getting calls from people who can’t wait for summer. So...we launched a few kayaks yesterday and had an ice break up party, with Jane, Matti and Sham.

Yes Sham went for an impromptu swim, brrrrr

Won’t be long before the lake is ice free.

And tomorrow April 15th the River of Golden Dreams opens for the summer. We keep it closed for environmental reasons till April 15th annually and, yes we have our first trip of the year already heading down the river tomorrow.