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Columbia Wetlands Outpost

2629 95 Hwy, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H4, Canada
+1 888-244-7117
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Enjoyable But NOT Educational

The trip was a fun time meandering along the Colombia River. As a wetland tour operator, it was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
CanadianCycleTravel
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Golden, Canada
via mobile
GREAT OUTDOOR FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

Did the self-guided canoe trip (3 hrs). We loved it all. Very relaxing, not to many tourists, we... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Christa S
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Québec
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Nestled in the Columbia River Valley between the spectacular Rocky and Purcell Mountain ranges lies the Columbia Wetlands Outpost. Many of us call the Columbia Wetlands a living natural treasure because of it’s role as an essential eco-system, home to hundreds of animal species. What we also know is that the mighty Columbia River slows as it winds through the wetlands, setting the pace for us and all who seek respite here. Guests at the Columbia Wetlands Outpost have an opportunity to experience a magical adventure, a chance to pause and soak in something that is eye-wateringly beautiful, exciting yet profound. Whether you prefer to explore endless tributaries, at your own pace, in a canoe/kayak/SUP or simply float gently down the Columbia on a guided catacraft tour is your choice. Stay with us for several days to experience even more of our beautiful surroundings at the luxurious Columbia Wetlands Outpost Lodge, or unique Columbia Wetlands Outpost Tepee and Timber tents.
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“canoe trip” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2629 95 Hwy, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H4, Canada
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+1 888-244-7117

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The trip was a fun time meandering along the Colombia River. As a wetland tour operator, it was disappointing that the guide did NOT have a great understand of the wetland Eco-system. The launch site was a cool experience. You navigated on a wooden boardwalk...More

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Did the self-guided canoe trip (3 hrs). We loved it all. Very relaxing, not to many tourists, we were all alone. Great service and very professionnel. Will do it again next time.More

Thank Christa S
CWA_Representative, Manager at Columbia Wetlands Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you for the wonderful comments and great review Christa S! We agree that paddling the Columbia Wetlands is an excellent way to relax and enjoy some serenity in nature. We are thrilled that you experienced this first hand during your self guided canoe trip....More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

We did a canoe trip in August in the afternoon and it was beautiful. The people at the office where very friendly and helpful. You get a map where they point out the trip you can make and there are signs on the riverbank. We...More

Thank Carolien V
CWA_Representative, Manager at Columbia Wetlands Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review Carolien V! Seeing wildlife, having confidence in where you are going, and stunning pictures can turn any experience from good to amazing. We are delighted to hear that your adventure was excellent, from the weather to the wildlife. Enjoy...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

We booked the full day self-guided canoe trip (3-6 hours). The experience was pleasant from start to finish! Upon arrival we were asked how long we intended to be out on the water for and whether we brought a lunch (which we did), and were...More

Thank gymrat87
CWA_Representative, Public Relations Manager at Columbia Wetlands Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time out to give us such a wonderful review. We love this stunning corner of Golden, & it gives us great pleasure to know you & your group enjoyed exploring the gorgeous wetlands (even had fun getting a little lost...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We really had a good time riding a canoe down the river; it's a wonderful place to spend a day, relaxing, taking pictures and enjoying nature! People at Columbia Wetlands Outpost are very friendly and polite. We really thank them for this nice opportunity... Hope...More

Thank Francesco S
CWA_Representative, Guest Relations Manager at Columbia Wetlands Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Dear Francesco, Thank you for your lovely review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the serenity & beautiful landscape the Columbia Wetlands has to offer. We hope you do make it back to visit us again & explore more of this little piece...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

20 minute drive from Golden .super walk across floating walkways , and suspended bridges to to floating jetty, and what a lovely place that is . toilet available before boarding your guided floating experience. Lovely guide , the chance of wildlife , amazing history of...More

Thank pilgrim3739
CWA_Representative, Manager at Columbia Wetlands Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for the fantastic review pilgrim3739! It sounds like you enjoyed your whole adventure, form the unique dock system to the wetlands themselves. We are very happy that you decided to spend some of your vacation time with us and enjoyed the experience. Enjoy...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

We took the guided float raft tour with Stan as our guide at 10am. Check-in was easy and pleasant, then we drove 2 minutes to the parking area and walked on a forest trail to the docking area. We crossed a short suspension bridge- it...More

Thank soppydog
CWA_Representative, Manager at Columbia Wetlands Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for the great review soppydog! We are thrilled to hear that your morning float with Stan was one of your vacation highlights. Our whole team goes over and above to provide the best experience for every guest and we are thankful to hear...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We came along here and asked to do a sunrise tour as we knew this would probably be the best time to see the wildlife. Well it was definitely worth it! Kevin gave a fantastic tour and we saw so much wildlife it was wonderful....More

Thank Glossop_Girl
CWA_Representative, Manager at Columbia Wetlands Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for the excellent review Glossop_Girl! Our tour guide Kevin loves sharing his passion with others and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the sunrise float as much as he does. We agree that the sunrise tour is the best time...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The owners are very kindfull and explaned us everything to know about canoë and the area. The trail was nice : good weather and even with a bit of smoke the trip along the wetlands was wonderfull ! Thank you.More

Thank Géraud B
CWA_Representative, Manager at Columbia Wetlands Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are happy that you enjoyed your whole experience in the Columbia Wetlands: from the instructions, the canoes, to the wetlands themselves. We take pride in providing excellent adventures for our guests and are thankful that you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017

We hired 2 canoes for up to 6 hours and had a wonderful and enjoyable experience paddling our way through the wetlands, even the thunder and lightening storm did not spoil our day, it just made us paddle a bit faster to get back to...More

Thank 5gofar
CWA_Representative, Front Office Manager at Columbia Wetlands Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us this wonderful review! We are very happy that you enjoyed a nice day out on the canoe with us at the wetlands among the stunning scenery. Thank you again for your recommendation! Hopefully we will see...More

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