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Whistler Eco Tours - River of Golden Dreams

4308 Main Street, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
+1 604-935-4900
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Great tour

I'm an older lady traveled alone to Victoria BC. Didn't have a car and wanted to get out of town to... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Diane P
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Sonoma County, California
Even better than expected!

The River of Golden Dreams covers beautiful scenery and lots of fun. Alta lake (where you begin) is... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Kay w
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River of Golden Dreams (RGD) canoe and kayak tour offered by Whistler Eco Tours (WET). The RGD has had canoes paddling down it since 1914. This is Whistler's original tour and is a can't miss when visiting Whistler. The river levels vary depending on the time of year due to snow melt, so please be prepared. Always best, safest and most informative to take a naturalist guide with you. WET offers Private Guided Tours, Guided Tours and for those who are experienced Self Guided Tours. You may take the journey in a canoe, kayak, double kayak or a SUP.We at strive on customer service and have the best trained and qualified guides, the best equipment and the best tour. The tour is 3 hours door to door with free Hotel pick up and drop off.
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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4308 Main Street, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
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+1 604-935-4900

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

I'm an older lady traveled alone to Victoria BC. Didn't have a car and wanted to get out of town to see some sights. Gorgeous scenery. Really nice informative guide. Had a fantastic tour.

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The River of Golden Dreams covers beautiful scenery and lots of fun. Alta lake (where you begin) is a gorgeous mountain-surrounded body of water while the river is bordered with more mountain views and greenery. The greatest fun of it was maneuvering the beaver dams...More

Thank Kay w
Keenan M, Owner at Whistler Eco Tours - River of Golden Dreams, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thanks for your great review. This truly is a paddle for everyone. Alta Lake is always a treat with breath taking views of Whistler, Blackcomb and Rainbow Mountains. The levels on the River of golden Dreams, as mentioned are low and tranquil. This doesn't mean...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We took a guided trip on the River of Golden Dreams. Whistler Eco tours was efficient and informative however I think anyone with minimal canoe or kayak experience could do this as a self guided trip. Great fun and beautiful scenery with very minimal effort...More

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Keenan M, Owner at Whistler Eco Tours - River of Golden Dreams, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Once again thanks for the great write-up. This is really a can't miss tour while in Whistler. Whistler Eco Tours has been running this river for 17 years and with our Village location along with our lake front location we feel we can provide the...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Our family really enjoyed this trip! Starting with a bike ride down to the lake through woodland and not on too many roads the trip was very organised. Once on the lake in our kayaks we paddled across the lake to the river where the...More

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Keenan M, Owner at Whistler Eco Tours - River of Golden Dreams, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thanks for your review. Our Pedal and Paddle Combo Tour is one of hallmark tours. Spend much of your day tripping through Whistler Outdoor. Guides like Kyle make whistler Eco Tours GREAT! We pride ourselves as being a Guiding Company and certify all of the...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

It is true that this is alternatively called the 'River of Broken Marriages' as it is pretty much unavoidable hitting the banks as you turn the tight corners. There was lots of water when we did it because of the snow runoff this year, but...More

1  Thank Happy_exchanger
Keenan M, Owner at Whistler Eco Tours - River of Golden Dreams, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thanks for your review. The river is forever changing. It is August now and the river is running low. It is still really fun just different challenges like shooting ovrer beaver dams. The beavers are our friends and their dams help hold the water in...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We did a canoe tour with Andrew. Great tour I would highly recommend. Our guide was super informative and friendly and also extremely helpful in giving us advice on canoeing. Would highly recommend this tourMore

1  Thank Vicky T
Keenan M, Owner at Whistler Eco Tours - River of Golden Dreams, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thanks for your review. Here at WeT we pride ourselves to having the best Guides in the business. We have many long term Guides, like Andrew ( who is amazing) and he shares his knowledge and experience with our new Guides. This leads to amazing...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

It's a nice trip for the whole family especially with young childs. Lovely tour on a litle river. Well organized, a bus bring you back to Whistler after you finish the tour.

Thank Matthias K
Keenan M, Owner at Whistler Eco Tours - River of Golden Dreams, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thanks for the review and glad you and your family enjoyed it. Keenan

Reviewed 26 September 2016

The River of Golden Dreams kayak trip seemed like an ideal activity for us -- a 2-3 hour trip across Alta Lake and down the Golden River of Dreams. Flat steady current and no rapids, ideal for our experience level. The trip starts with a...More

Thank John A
Keenan M, Owner at Whistler Eco Tours - River of Golden Dreams, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Thanks for the review. Yes the river get s low in late summer and we try to ensure all guests are notified of the levels. In the spring the river is the exact opposite and we have to be clear that the flow is fast...More

Reviewed 6 September 2016

Our family of 4 (include 2 teenagers aged 14 and 16) decided at last minute to do a kayak trip down the River of Golden Dreams. It was on Sun Sept 4 with cloudy weather. We took the 3PM self guided kayak trip. Each of...More

Thank BlackSavannah
Keenan M, Owner at Whistler Eco Tours - River of Golden Dreams, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Thanks for tour review. Please come try the river again when the water levels are higher for a completely different experience. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks Keenan

Reviewed 24 August 2016

I was given a kayaking trip along The River of Golden Dreams by daughter during a trip to BC in Juky, I didn't really know what to expect, was it going to be a fast moving group event or a more leisurely affair? Well it...More

Thank Harriet P
Keenan M, Owner at Whistler Eco Tours - River of Golden Dreams, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Thanks Harriet I am so happy you and your family had a great time. As you mentioned not only are our guides there to provide safety and paddling tips, they are a book of knowledge of the region which makes the Guided Tour so much...More

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Amer M
17 August 2017|
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Response from Keenan M | Property representative |
Hi It is regularly $85 per person which is Hotel pick-up and drop off included. 3 hours door to door.
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HAPPYSLF
29 July 2016|
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If your with a guide you cant stop unless necessary as they obviously want to keep group moving. If you have your own/rent kayaks or canoes then you can stop whenever you like. You go in at Alta lake paddle across to other... More
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Ann249
26 June 2015|
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Response from Keenan M | Property representative |
The cost for a Self-Guided River of Golden dreams Tour is $79.99 plus tax, for a Guided Trip the cost is $119.99 plus tax and a private Guided tour is $149.99 plus tax. The tours include pick up and drop off. Thanks Keenan
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