Lakeside Park
Pre-registration recommended

Location: Backroads Whistler at Lakeside Park, 3375 Lakeside Road. There is free parking in the area.

Departures at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Difficulty: Easy to moderate (depends on water level and experience)

Includes: Return shuttle bus, boat, paddle, and personal flotation device

Duration: 2 to 3 hours depending on water flows and how much you paddle.

Fees: Special Go Fest pricing is available on May 18 & 19 only

  • Adult $67.15
  • Youth $59.25
  • Kids half price, $39.50

Advanced registration: Website or via phone 1-604-932-3111

This special GO Fest excursion will bring paddlers to unique natural spaces to look, listen and feel. A canoe/kayak paddle down Whistler’s River of Golden Dreams provides the ideal setting for discoveries about fresh water habitat, wetlands,  water quality and conservation issues. Hop in a canoe, kayak or double kayak and get ready to explore Whistler’s famous River of Golden Dreams.

At the end of your scenic excursion, we shuttle you back to Whistler Village or Lakeside Park. This is truly a trip you don’t want to miss and Whistler’s original and most popular summer activity. You can’t say you’ve been to Whistler until you’ve paddled the River of Golden Dreams.

Photo Credit: Mike Crane