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You are coming to play in the mountains. A part of why Whistler is so beautiful is the weather changes. We often get the odd cloud sometimes a sprinkle. Typical summer attire is shorts and a tee shirt with a small day pack containing a jumper and or light sweater. Trips go rain or shine. Yes, we have rain ponchos for you if needed.
Your canoe or kayak adventure begins at the Lakeside Park Watersports Centre on beautiful Alta Lake. Take advantage of Backroads’ free parking at the lake, or give us a call and we can arrange to pick you up from your Hotel. Once there, you’ll be fitted with lifejackets and paddles. Orientation sessions are offered and are recommended that all guests attend, prior to their 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, although 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 rain or shine though, and provides complimentary warm clothing and rain gear. Don’t forget to bring your camera, so you have lots of pictures from your canoe or kayak adventure.
Although orientation sessions are available, it is recommended that guests wanting to take self-guided or solo tours should be competent paddlers.