Golden is located near the Alberta
border, towards the North end of the Columbia Valley between two ranges of the Canadian Rocky Mountains
- the Purcell range and the Rockies range. Only a 3 hour drive from Calgary
, 5 hours from Kamloops
, BC or 8.5 hours from Vancouver
. Stay in cozy cabin rentals in town or drive the 14km and stay right on the mountain - Kicking Horse
Golden is situated in the heart of six of Canada
’s National Parks and has activities for summer and winter.
Accommodations in and around reflect the natural beauty. Vacation rentals, condo rentals and chalet rentals are right in the heart of the best nature has to offer.
Golden and Kicking Horse Country is home to the highest concentration of Powder Providers
(including ski resorts, backcountry touring huts, helicopter and cat-skiing operations, and snowmobile outfitters) in the world. Heli skiing was born in the mountains near Golden, BC in 1965. Today 4 heli skiing and 1 cat skiing operators guide guests in the mountains around Golden, BC. Within the three mountain ranges, there is several sled zones; resort skiing, cat and Nordic skiing, ski touring, ice climbing and countless other activities; thousands of great people, all in one incredible mountain town, just off the beaten track.
Canada’s highest concentration of world-class ski resorts
can be day-tripped from Golden. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is only 15 min. from downtown, and 4 other resorts are within a 1½ - 2 hour drive: Lake Louise, Sunshine, Revelstoke
. Vacation rentals, chalet rentals and great accommodations and condo rentals can be found around these locations.
Golden’s exquisite scenery is the perfect backdrop for your wedding or reunion.
With easy access from both Alberta and British Columbia
, and a variety of lodging, accommodation and vacation rental options, Golden is a convenient place to gather your friends and family in celebration of your special occasion.
Booked a condo rental, chalet rental or vacation rental in summer – you will not be stuck for thing to do.
Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge spans the river of the same name at 46m / 151’ across. It’s the longest freestanding timber frame bridge in Canada. The Resort has unbelievable panoramic views of the valley, mountain vistas
and has the highest elevation sightseeing gondola of any resort in BC. The summit sits at 2450m. Kicking Horse River is the first BC river classified as a Canadian Heritage River. It is one of the wildest and fastest whitewater rafting rivers
in Canada. Mount 7 is Canada's premier launch pad for paragliding and hand gliding (considered within the world's Top 5) – 1,219m / 4,000’ above the valley floor. Nearby Glacier National Park is the acknowledged birthplace of North American mountaineering. Recreational mountaineering began here in 1888.
Come to Golden for some wild life spotting? The largest grizzly bear refuge in the world
is here. Golden has the only place in Canada where visitors can walk with wolves, in a natural Rocky Mountain setting, and discover the truth behind the mystery of these marvelous animals. There is also an abundance of bird watching opportunity even from the comfort of your mountain side accommodation or chalet rental.