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Address: 4308 Main Street, Whistler, British Columbia V0N 1B4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-935-4900
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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River of Golden Dreams (RGD) canoe and kayak tour offered by Whistler Eco...

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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Good day excursion

had a great day kayaking with Chris. Super nice guy, had some good knowledge of the area and nature. Easy trip if you have good shoulders. Beautiful scenery.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 August 2015
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Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

had a great day kayaking with Chris. Super nice guy, had some good knowledge of the area and nature. Easy trip if you have good shoulders. Beautiful scenery.

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Keenan M, Owner at Whistler Eco Tours - River of Golden Dreams, responded to this review

Thanks Steve Chris continues to shine. Keenan More 

South East England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Our intention was to book the Golden Dreams tour, as we had done this before (4yrs ago) and loved it, but river levels are low following the drought and on the advice of the company we booked the lake kayaking instead, which also included part of the river. I was a bit apprehensive as (unlike the rest of our group)... More 

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Keenan M, Owner at Whistler Eco Tours - River of Golden Dreams, responded to this review

Thanks fort he review. The river levels can get quite low by the end of the season so a Lake paddle can be the best alternative. Once again our lead Guide Chris Kaipio is such an excellent Guide who does install confidence. He has been trainer all the canoers in the Whistler area for the last 15 years and continues... More 

Redlands, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

We did this trip in a few canoes. Our guide, Eric, was super friendly and shared information regarding the area and wildlife. Very relaxing trip down the river. Unfortunately, there were some pretty shallow spots due to lack of snow pack the previous winter. Other than that, it was wonderful!

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Keenan M, Owner at Whistler Eco Tours - River of Golden Dreams, responded to this review

Thank-you for making the effort to give Whistler Eco Tours a great review. Keenan Moses More 

Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

My wife and 8 year old daughter rented a canoe from the River of Golden Dreams. With 2 other families each with 7 year old girls we set off after a brief instruction session. The guide explained the ride and gave advice and warned us of the low water levels. He did mention that there was a very short ditch... More 

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Keenan M, Owner at Whistler Eco Tours - River of Golden Dreams, responded to this review

Thanks for you review. The ditch of doom is much better after the big snow pack in 2016. Thanks again Keenan Moses More 

Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

River of Golden Dreams with Whistler Eco Tours was a highlight of our trip to Whistler. You start by gazing up at breathtaking mountain peaks while paddling across Alta Lake. The views are more obscured while navigating between the lush, forested banks of the River of Golden Dreams as it slowly twists and turns. Then the trees part once more... More 

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Keenan M, Owner at Whistler Eco Tours - River of Golden Dreams, responded to this review

Thank-you so much and so well written. Andrew continues to shine. Thanks Keenan More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

You came to see bc so now your in whistler so let's get on your horse saddle up yourself family and friends for a guided tour by horseback. Through gold rush trails to mellow trails. Whether it's a beginners horse bag ride or a longer one hour tour around green lake this will be a new adventure and you learn... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

This is fun, fun, fun, unless you and your loved one end up going wrong way down the stream in the canoe, or upstream without a paddle! Euphemistically named to entice couples to try the short paddle, this is a Whistler tradition. Just enjoy the moment, practise your zen, the surroundings are magnificent.

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014

My husband and I are great fans of kayaking and rafting, so we were excited by reviews and photos of the river trip. We took a self-guided tour from lake to lake in individual kayaks. It was quite windy when we set off across the first lake. If you're not a confident kayaker, this could really put you off...or even... More 

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Keenan M, Owner at Whistler Eco Tours - River of Golden Dreams, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. it sounds like you paddled the river late in the season. The River of Golden Dreams is forever changing. In the Spring the river will run fast and high which can cause trouble for inexperienced paddlers to which we recommend one of our Guided Tours. During the Summer months the river gradually slows down and becomes... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2014

We booked this as a self-guided canoe trip as we have some experience with canoeing in the UK and we had great fun following the route across beautiful lakes, peaceful streams and over beaver dams!. We met centrally in Whistler and were taken to the Alta Lake to pick up our canoe. We didn't need much instruction because of our... More 

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Keenan M, Owner at Whistler Eco Tours - River of Golden Dreams, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. This truly is a magical trip and yes we are fortunate to be the only company to be able to pull out in Green Lake at our Private Beach at the Edgewater Activity Centre. Thanks again Keenan More 

Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

We've been using this company for years now and send down multiple groups every summer. They've always gone above and beyond to meet our needs and consistently over-deliver with their unrivaled attention to customer service. Going from Alta Lake to Green Lake is an incredible experience and is not to be missed if you're visiting Whistler in the summer!!

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Keenan M, Owner at Whistler Eco Tours - River of Golden Dreams, responded to this review

Thank for the wonderful review. Our staff takes pride in delivering the best customer service possible. They love their job and how couldn't they. Working at the lake or paddling down the river. A true dream job which reflects highly on everything they do for the customers at Whistler Eco Tours. Thanks Keenan More 

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