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Floating the River of Golden Dream is a Whistler staple.
It’s a 5km river that meanders through wildflowers with tall brush and thick forest lining its bank.
The start point is on Alta Lake at Rainbow Park and the end point is in Green Lake.
Don’t forget to load up your paddleboards with enough gear for the day, including water and food as this can be a long paddle.
depending on the time of year you’ll experience different water levels.
In early spring the water can be fast and high because the snow melts from the high alpine.
Equally, if you do it late season you may not have enough water so portage may be mandatory.