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How to Make Your Family Vacation in Whistler Unforgettable with Backroads Whistler’s Guided Tours: The Ultimate Adventure Guide

Whistler is a dream destination for family vacations, offering countless opportunities for adventure and bonding. In this guide, we’ll share how to make your family vacation in Whistler truly unforgettable with Backroads Whistler’s guided tours. Discover exciting activities and practical tips to ensure a fun and memorable experience for the whole family.

Choose the Right Guided Tour for Your Family

Backroads Whistler offers a variety of guided tours suitable for families of all ages and skill levels. Some popular options include:

• River of Golden Dreams Guided Canoe Tour: Paddle down the serene river, taking in the stunning scenery and wildlife.

• Private Guided River of Golden Dreams Tour: Enjoy a guided tour down the River of Golden Dreams with just your group. Your experienced guide will spend extra time assessing your abilities and determine the perfect trip for you. Have a special request or want to make your trip extra special? Let us know and we can make it happen!

• Wildlife at Twilight Tour: Enjoy this private guided paddle down the River of Golden Dreams at twilight and watch as the whistler wildlife comes to life at dusk. Anything from small critters such as beaver, mink and otters to larger animals like bears and deer can be seen at this time of day where the hustle of daily activities die down. Not to mention the stunning alpine glow on the mountain peaks to cap it off.

• Alta Lake Canoe or Kayak Rentals: Explore the tranquil waters of Alta Lake, surrounded by breathtaking mountain views.

• Group River of Golden Dreams Deals: Have a group you want to take down the river? Groups of 10 plus receive a discounted guided rate. Remember to get in contact early to ensure space availability.

Prepare for the Adventure

Ensure your family is ready for the adventure by dressing appropriately for the weather and activity. Pack comfortable, quick-drying clothes, sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats. Don’t forget a waterproof bag for personal belongings and a camera to capture the memories. Check what to bring here

Encourage Family Participation

Engage the whole family by encouraging participation in planning, navigation, and paddling. This fosters a sense of teamwork, accomplishment, and a stronger connection to the adventure. There are many ways to enrich your experience so make sure you ask your guide on how to maximize it. 

Combine Guided Tours with Other Whistler Activities

Maximize your family vacation in Whistler by combining guided tours with other activities, such as hiking, biking, zip-lining, or exploring local attractions like the Whistler Village and the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre.

Capture the Memories

Document your family’s Whistler adventure with photos, videos, and even a travel journal. Encourage your kiddos to share their favorite moments and create a keepsake to treasure for years to come.

Book Your Family Adventure with Backroads Whistler

Ready to make your family vacation in Whistler truly unforgettable? Book your guided tour with Backroads Whistler, the region’s leading provider of outdoor adventures. With over 35 years of experience, exceptional service, and top-quality equipment, we strive to ensure a memorable experience for the entire family. Visit to learn more or book here and start planning your dream trip today!