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Golden

About Golden

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The Adventure is Gold

Golden is in the province of British Columbia and is another great home base for any Rocky Mountain adventure. Originally a town known for logging and railway, Golden is now better known for its incredible number of outdoor activities to choose from. It’s not hard to believe when you learn that National and Provincial Parks surround it. In fact, there are six Canadian National Parks nearby, including Yoho, Glacier, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke, Jasper and Banff.

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Choose Your Adventure

Regardless of the time of year you are visiting, Golden has a large selection of accommodations and activities to choose from. Accommodations options include hotels, lodges, B&Bs, campgrounds and even on mountain ski-in, ski-out condos. Activity options depend on the amount of adrenaline you are looking for. Regardless of whether you prefer to float leisurely down a river or navigate turbulent class four whitewater rapids, you will be blown away by the options Golden offers.

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The Powder Highway

Golden has one of the eight ski resorts located along the Powder Highway in southern British Columbia. For those who ski or board know this legendary loop offers an abundance skiable terrain for riders of all skill levels and some of the deepest powder that Canada has to offer. The resorts found in this circuit are surrounded by pure mountain ski towns, full of charming character and local flare. 

That's a lot of Wood

Golden’s pedestrian bridge, or the Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge, is Canada’s longest freestanding covered timber frame bridge. It was completed in 2001 and is 46 metres long. The superstructure weighs approximately 210,000 lbs and was constructed of 72,000 bd.ft of Douglas-fir timbers.

Popular Spots

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

No matter the season, Kicking Horse has activities for you. In winter, they’re known as the Champagne Powder Capital of Canada, and during the summer, they have over 50 kilometres of mountain biking trails.

Whitewater Rafting

The glacial-fed Kicking Horse River offers class 1-4 whitewater rapids, so you can choose the level of adventure you want!

Snowmobiling

Take a powerful snowmobile up and down mountain slopes and across light, dry, and smooth champagne powder valleys.

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Tours in Golden

Located west of the Banff National Park, Golden BC is home to the incredible champagne powder at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. This 2 day lift, 2 night tour is available all winter season.
Visit three resorts on this ski safari! That’s massive terrain, almost endless list of runs, gigantic area and excellent flexibility. Ride Lake Louise, Sunshine or Norquay & Kicking Horse in ONE trip.

Staff Suggestion

Build Your Own Golden Tour

Let’s make a trip that’s uniquely yours! You decide how long, which activities, number of inclusions, everything. Start planning now and make your dream trip a reality.

Featured Attraction: Golden Skybridge

Golden’s newest sky-high adventure boasts two of Canada’s highest suspension bridges. The Golden Skybridge offers 360-degree views of the Columbia Valley while you sway from a 130-meter-high bridge.

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EXPLORE

Average Temperature

Spring
6°c

Summer
22°c

Fall
10°c

Winter
-5°c

Did You Know?

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort has a resident Grizzly Bear – Boo! Boo was orphaned at five months old, and thus, the Kicking Horse Grizzly Bear Refuge was born. The Refuge was explicitly built to provide a safe habitat for Boo to live and hibernate. Boo is almost 20 years old now and guests visiting have the opportunity to observe him hunt, play, and forage in his 20-acre home!

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Still Have Questions?

Sometimes it’s just easier to talk to someone. Give us a call and let’s discuss how we can create your unique experience.