Boating in Whistler
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Canoe and kayak rentals are available at Alta Lake at both Lakeside Park and Wayside Park. A spot that's perfect for canoeing is the River of Golden Dreams, which connects Alta Lake with Green Lake, both within a couple of miles of the village.
Canadian Outback Adventure Company. Contact this adventure specialist for guided river-rafting trips in the Whistler area. It has easygoing trips for families and those not wanting to tackle rollicking rapids. 604/921-7250 or 800/565-8735. www.canadianoutback.com.
Wedge Rafting. Specializing in whitewater rafting adventures, this company features two-hour to full-day tours on the Green, Birkenhead, or Elaho-Squamish rivers. Tours depart from the village and include all equipment and experienced guides. Adventures are suitable for all levels. 218-4293 Mountain Sq., Whistler Village, BC, V0N 1B4. 604/932-7171 or 888/932-5899. www.wedgerafting.com.
Whistler Jet Boating. Owner-operator Eric Pehota runs three daily excursions from May to September, cutting his jet boat through swirling channels and rushing rapids right up to the base of Nairn Falls. Like many Whistler guides, he operates via cell phone and through the activity center. Meeting points vary depending on water levels and weather. Trips are C$109. Whistler Activity Center, 4010 Whistler Way, Whistler Village, BC, V0N 1B4. 604/905-9455 or 604/894-5845. www.whistlerjetboating.com.
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