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Lakeside Park Watersports Centre On Alta Lake

Boat Rentals

Where Summer Adventure Begins

Lakeside Park on Alta Lake
No Need to Book. Just Come Down to Lakeside Park.

Dip your paddle in the calm waters of Alta Lake and experience Whistler’s oldest recreational sport. Long before there was a Whistler Mountain, Alta Lake was one of the most popular tourist destinations west of the Rockies. For the past 100 years, pioneers and tourists alike have paddled its waters, awed by the spectacular glacier-capped mountain views.

Backroads Whistler gives you plenty of options for your paddling adventure too, offering a first-class selection of canoes, single kayaks, double kayaks, pedal boats and row-boats. The boats are easy to master as well, making Backroads Whistler boat rentals 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.

Paddle Boarding on Alta LakeAwesome mountain views

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Canoe on Alta LaKe

Canoe Rentals

Canoes are the classic Canadian boat, and Backroads Whistler’s canoes are very wide and stable. The boats can hold 2-3 people plus gear, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to practice some teamwork.

$15.00
per person, per hour
Hourly boat rentals are available on a drop in basis
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Rate Specials
  • Kids under 12 - 50% off REGULAR PRICE with 2 adults
  • Rate Includes
  • Life jacket, paddles and boat instruction.
  • Kayak on Alta LaKe

    Single Kayak Rentals

    Single kayaks are great fun for all ages. They're easy to learn, agile and there's no teamwork necessary! Alta Lake is an ideal place to practice your kayaking skills.

    $25.00
    per boat, per hour
    Hourly boat rentals are available on a drop in basis
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    Rate Includes
  • Life jacket, paddles and boat instruction.
  • Kayak on Alta LaKe

    Double Kayak Rentals

    Double kayaks are easy to figure out, so they're a great boat for first-time paddlers on Alta Lake. These boats are very versatile, allowing paddlers of different levels to explore the area together.

    $15.00
    per person, per hour
    Hourly boat rentals are available on a drop in basis
    Click here for map
    Rate Specials
  • Kids under 12 - 50% off REGULAR PRICE with 2 adults
  • Rate Includes
  • Life jacket, paddles and boat instruction.
  • Paddle Boat rentals at Lakeside Park

    Pedal Boat Rentals

    Pedal boats are our easiest boats to operate. They're very stable and lots of fun! Most kids can use these boats by themselves (with parental supervision, of course).

    $15.00
    per person, per hour
    Rentals are available on a drop in basis
    Click here for map
    Rate Specials
  • Kids under 12 - 50% off REGULAR PRICE with 2 adults
  • Rate Includes
  • Life jacket, paddles and boat instruction.
  • Paddle Board rentals at Lakeside Park

    Paddle Board Rentals

    A cross between a gondola and a sailboard, Paddle boards are extremely stable and easy to operate. It's like having your own dock that you can take where you want to go. Cruise around Alta Lake on those lazy, hazy summer days for a great way to cool off.

    $30.00
    per hour
    Rentals are available on a drop in basis
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    Row Boat rentals at Lakeside Park

    Fishing/Row Boat Rentals

    Take an aluminum rowboat out for a fishing trip! There are plenty of 3-5lb trout in Alta Lake. On most summer days they're in deep water far from shore, but a rowboat can bring you right to them.

    Rentals are available on a drop in basis
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    4 Hours All Day
    $90.00 $120.00
    Rate Includes
  • Life jacket, paddles and boat instruction.
  • Note
  • Rate based on two adult maximum.
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    Your boating adventure begins at the Lakeside Park Watersports Centre on beautiful Alta Lake. Of the five freshwater lakes in Whistler, Alta Lake is the most popular for boating recreation. Take advantage of Backroads’ free parking at the lake. Once there, you’ll be fitted with lifejackets and paddles prior to your departure. In addition to the Watersports Centre, Lakeside Park offers barbecue stands, children’s play areas and public washrooms, plus docks for swimming and sunbathing.

    You may want to bring a light snack, however our concession stand does sell ice cream, novelties and other snacks. It’s also a good idea to bring a warm sweater or light jacket, as mountain weather changes quickly. Backroads Whistler operates in rain or shine, and provides complimentary warm clothing and rain gear. Don’t forget to bring your camera, so you have lots of pictures from your boating adventure.

    All boat rentals include life jackets and paddles.

    Families with young children should ask about our Flexible Clock Policy.

    Dates of operation

    April 5 to May 17 We are open by request. If it's sunny we'll be at the lake 10am to 2pm for sure, best to call us first to confim. 604-932-3111
    May 18 to June 14 Our concession is open weekends 9am to 5pm and mid-week weather permitting. Please call in advance to let us know you are coming. 604-932-3111
    June 15 to September
    long-weekend
    Open 9am - 5pm every day
    After September
    long-weekend
    After September long weekend, we offer full weekend operations till Octoer 14th and mid-week upon request, please call 604-932-3111.

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    Thank you for the fun paddling around Alta Lake in your canoe last Sunday. We both really enjoyed ourselves. Please pass on our thanks to Cameron for his help.
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