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Columbia Wetlands Outpost

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About Columbia Wetlands Outpost
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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Reviewed July 29, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
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CWA_Representative, Front Office Manager at Columbia Wetlands Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 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

Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

My parents, older sister, and I were recommended to visit here by our AirBnb host and we couldn't be happier that we chose to check it out! After driving through Banff and feeling discouraged by the swathes of tourists and expensive prices for canoeing/kayaking/etc., Columbia...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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CWA_Representative, Guest Relations Manager at Columbia Wetlands Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review! We do our best to ensure that everyone has a great experience here at Columbia Wetlands Outpost & love sharing this beautiful wetlands with our guest. We are glad that you enjoyed exploring this hidden treasure in Golden with...More

Reviewed July 14, 2017

We went on a gentle raft trip with a very nice guide. Unfortunately it was about 36%C that day and we had chosen the 2.00 pm slot. Before we set off we were advised it was too hot to see much wildlife. We wished we...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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CWA_Representative, Manager at Columbia Wetlands Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2017

Hello, Thank you for your review of our afternoon Guided Float Boat tour. We are disappointed to hear that your experience was less than fantastic. The day you visited was very warm and our unique floating dock system can be a bit of a challenge...More

Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

We visited Columbia Wetlands Outpost and took a guided boat tour of the wetlands. Our guide, Stan, was very knowledgeable and the tour was fascinating. You can also rent canoes and kayaks for self-guided tours. The outpost is a hidden gem. You cross a swinging...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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CWA_Representative, Manager at Columbia Wetlands Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review! We are very happy that you enjoyed our Dock system, Boathouse, and Guided Float Boat Tour adventure with Stan. We take pride in our adventures and services so comments like these are excellent. Thank you again for the review!...More

Reviewed July 4, 2017

We went on a float with this company. We went at 10am at the end of June. Our guide was Kevin. We were very lucky to have the entire float to ourselves and Kevin. The float was about 2.5 hours. The area was extremely full...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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CWA_Representative, Manager at Columbia Wetlands Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2017

Thank you for the honest review! The most frequent way we access the Columbia Wetlands is through our intricate dock system; which consists of floating boardwalks, a suspension bridge, and a pirate ship. This system is unique but certainly could provide a challenge for those...More

Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

We visited the Columbia Wetlands Outpost during a Bachelorette weekend in Golden. When we arrived, Mark facilitated a tour of the dock and gave a brief orientation on paddling routes through the wetlands. We had a wonderful time venturing through the waters to a tranquil...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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CWA_Representative, Manager at Columbia Wetlands Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2017

Thanks for the great review! We do our best to ensure that everyone has a great experience here at Columbia Wetlands Outpost. We are very happy to hear that the paddling orientation, tours, and resulting adventures were wonderful experiences for your party. Hopefully you come...More

Reviewed June 11, 2017

We loved the reflective views, the peace and stillness. We also loved seeing the Bald Eagle nest and 2 eagle chicks in the nest. It was an enjoyable outing and something great to do that was different than hiking. Definitely recommend this as something to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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CWA_Representative, Manager at Columbia Wetlands Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2017

Thanks for the great review! We are very happy that you were able to experience some of the amazing wildlife that live in the Columbia Wetlands. The wetlands are a unique adventure in the mountains and we are glad that you would recommend this experience...More

Reviewed May 15, 2017

Goergeous views! The lodge house is cute and full of surprises. I suggest you pack your lunch and hang out there for a good 2-3 hours and you won't be bored. Also had a lot of fun taking photos on the huge paddle. Super friendly...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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CWA_Representative, Manager at Columbia Wetlands Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2017

Thanks for the great review and fabulous advice to bring a lunch to be able to hang out in the wetlands. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time in the wetlands and hopefully we will see you again.

Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

We rented a canoe from Columbia Wetlands Adventures and were given a map for the 2 hour self guided tour. It started off well and we enjoyed the beautiful scenery along the way. However, the trouble started when we tried to make our way back....More

Date of experience: June 2016
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CWA_Representative, Owner at Columbia Wetlands Outpost, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2017

Dear Matcha m, Thank you for your feedback. We have read your comments, and shared them with our staff. We are all very concerned that this was your experience. The wetlands are very scenic and a wonder to be shared, but they are still also...More

Reviewed October 18, 2016

We booked this tour in late June 2016 during our stay in Golden and enjoyed it very much. The departure point for the tour is a 25 minutes drive from the center of Golden. The Wetland Tour is made on a small motor boat with...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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The Twig & Berry is a wonderful little general store 5Km south of the outpost. They have a great Take away menu with Burgers and sandwiches, and their kitchen is open seven days a week. We highly recommend them to our... More
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