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Golden is a hikers paradise with our spectacular mountain scenery, wildlife, rivers and lakes with plenty of hikes for all levels of ability.

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1. Cedar Lake Recreation Site

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Begins at the day use area and skirts around Cedar 1 Lake (watch out for the rope swing midway along the lake!) and provides access to the secluded Cedar 2 Lake. Watch out for bikers.

Take the paved road towards Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and turn left onto the Tallis forest service road * for 2km. Trailhead starts at the north end of runway where a vault toilet and picnic tables are located.

2. Confluence Park

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Meander through the wetlands and forest along the edge of the Columbia River.

Trail starts just past the road bend at the north end of the Golden Municipal Airport next to the concrete vault toilet.

3. Dainard Lake *

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Short and relatively flat trail that accesses a lake deep within a narrow valley. The trail continues to the east end of the lake where it is possible to make your way to High Lake located in a cirque 400m above Dainard Lake. Watch for wildlife including bears.

Follow directions to Wolverine Pass trail but travel an additional 8 km from Wolverine forest service road* to the Thomas forest service road *. The Thomas FSR ends in a cut block where a trailhead kiosk is located. The trail begins there. Watch for traffic.

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Follow the winter nordic ski tracks for a quick and easy hike. Some great views of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and the Dogtooth Range. Muddy sections in spring and may have construction in summer. Watch for wildlife including bears.

Located at Dawn Mountain Nordic centre at the base of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

5. Rotary Trails

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In-town hiking and biking loop. Winds its way along the Kicking Horse River, through residential areas, treed paths and past Reflection Lake.

Start right at the Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge in downtown Golden, or at any point along this well-marked trail.

6. Canyon Creek

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A spectacular hike along the north rim of Canyon Creek, there are three lookouts with views of the Creek and Columbia Valley. Keep an eye out for mountain bikes. Ridges and cliff edges are not fenced so please exercise caution at all times, particularly if hiking with children. Watch for wildlife including bears. Beyond the third lookout the trail becomes narrow and travel beyond is not recommended.

Located at the end of Canyon Creek Road in Nicholson 9km south of Golden. Trailhead is located past the concrete barriers. Don’t be put off by the awkward steep section at the start as the trail soon assumes a pleasant grade.

7. Gorman Lake *

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Hike to a beautiful alpine lake through forest, across a boggy section with boardwalks and climbing a rock slope. Gorman Lake FSR and hiking trail may be snowbound and inaccessible until July. Watch for wildlife including bears.

Located on Gorman forest service road *, off Golf Course Rd. Park at the wooden bridge. High clearance vehicle is essential for this rough 17km access road with large potholes. The last 2km of road are badly eroded and it is recommended you park at the road bridge which crosses Gorman Creek and proceed by foot!

8. Quartz Lake *

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Well defined and climbs steeply up a forested slope, crosses several slide paths, and then climbs right next to the creek until you reach the lake. The top third of the trail can be very wet throughout the summer. Watch for wildlife including bears.

Located west of Golden, off the TransCanada Highway 1 on Quartz Creek forest service road*.

9. Thompson Falls

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Forms part of the David Thompson Heritage trail from Saskatchewan Crossing to the Columbia River. Initially follows close along the Blaeberry River and ends at Thompson Falls where the Blaeberry River enters a gorge through a narrow funnel. Be careful when viewing Thompson Falls.

Head west on TransCanada Highway 1. Exit highway onto Moberly Branch Road, left onto Golden Donald Upper Road, right onto Oberg Johnson Road, left on Moberly School Road, this becomes Blaeberry Road. Trailhead at east end of IOOB campground.

10. Wolverine Pass *

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Follows a forested creek for most of the way. Terrific views are available just past the pass. Caution is required when crossing the single log bridge with a rope railing. Watch for wildlife including bears. East of the pass, national park rules apply.

Head east of Golden on TransCanada Highway 1. Exit onto Beaverfoot FSR*. After 30.5 km, exit onto Wolverine FSR* and follow to the trailhead kiosk.

11. Mt. 7 Summit*

3 hours

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This trail traverses the front (west) face of Mt 7 from the launch site to a point roughly mid-way along the Bowle-Evans FSR. Three ‘gravity’ mountain bike trails cross the trail. It is highly recommended that you do not attempt to hike these trails. They are steep, fall-line trails and encounters with cyclists can be dramatic.

Located close to the S.E. town boundary. Take the 15km Bowle-Evans forest service road with rough sections* to the hang glider and paragliding launch site. Park your vehicle at the obvious parking area. Watch for traffic.

12. Mount 7 Upper Launch *

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Hike to the paragliding launch area with great views of the Columbia Valley. Watch for steep drop offs, cliffs, and wildlife including bears.

Located close to the S.E. town boundary. Take the 15km Bowle-Evans forest service road with rough sections* to the hang glider and paragliding launch site. Park your vehicle at the obvious parking area. Watch for traffic.

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It offers little in the way of respite as it climbs steeply to the top of Table Mountain. Once there expect to find beautiful subalpine meadows to explore. Watch for steep drop offs, cliff edges and wildlife including bears.

The trailhead and parking is 6 km east of Golden on TransCanada Highway 1, but can only be accessed from the west bound lane of the highway. Do not cross the highway. Travelers from Golden (or west) will need to proceed past the trailhead and continue east on the TransCanada Highway 1 for a further 5km taking the left exit to the Kicking Horse Rest Area, where you can turn around and then head back on the highway westbound.

Trail Description

Trailhead & Access

*High clearance vehicles are recommended for all trails.

SAFETY IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

Emergency Numbers RCMP: 250-344-2221 RCMP Emergency: 911

Hiking on the trails in this map should only be undertaken by persons experienced in hiking in mountain backcountry. Even short and easy trips can have serious hazards including wildlife encounters, weather and other natural hazards so minimise your risk by planning ahead and being prepared. Ensure you have the correct training, skills, knowledge and equipment before venturing out. Check road and weather conditions, including avalanche risk, active logging and restrictions that may be applied to forest service roads. Pack adequate food, water, clothing, topographical maps and gear including a first aid kit and bear spray. Travel in a group. Tell someone where you are going, when you will be back and an emergency contact number if you do not return.

Detailed information on trailhead access, trail descriptions and conditions can be found at www.goldenhikes.ca

Many of the trails described here are located in mountain wilderness areas which may not have cell phone coverage or other communication services and from which rescue may be difficult. Some trails are not maintained and have no trail signage. The condition of the trails, roads, attractions, areas or any locations contained on this map are subject to change without warning or notice and may deteriorate or change from the descriptions here and at www.goldenhikes.ca at any time.

Kicking Horse Hiking Trail Map can be found at www.kickinghorseresort.com

RENTAL VEHICLES We recommend checking with your insurance and rental vehicle company to ensure proper insurance and recovery coverage before attempting any hikes accessed on unpaved, gravel and forest service roads.

ABOUT THIS MAP This map is intended to highlight the many amazing hikes in Golden and the surrounding country. It is not designed, and should not be used as a route finding tool. Travelers in the backcountry are advised to carry topographical maps. DISCLAIMER The condition of the trails, roads, attractions, areas or any locations contained on this map are subject to change without warning or notice. Users must exercise extreme caution at all times and be aware of potential dangers such as poor weather/ road conditions. The authors and publisher of this map play no part in the maintenance and/or supervision of any activity or location featured or shown on this map. They assume no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage to person or property arising from the use of this map. In addition, the authors and publisher caution users of this map that there may be private property or restricted areas which have not been delineated and all users of this map acknowledge that they will be fully responsible for any breach of municipal, provincial, federal or common law concerning these lands.


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In Yoho call 911, or if using a satellite phone, the park dispatch office at 403-762-4506. In Glacier call 1-877-852-3100. Cell phone reception is unreliable.

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Get advice from a Parks Canada Visitor Centre. Study trail descriptions and maps before starting. Check the weather forecast and current trail conditions. Choose a trail suitable for the least experienced member in your group. Pack adequate food, water, clothing, maps and gear. Carry a first aid kit and bear spray. Tell somebody where you’re going, when you’ll be back and who to call if you don’t return. Travel with a friend or group. Be prepared for emergencies and changes in weather.

Stay on Maintained Trails • To prevent trail damage stay on the trail and avoid shortcuts.

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A backcountry camping permit is required for overnight trips. Reservations can be made three months in advance. For Yoho National Park please call 250-343-6783. For Glacier National Park please call 250-837-7500.

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Leave What You Find, and Take What You Bring Meeting of the Waters

• Pack out all garbage, including diapers and food waste. • Bury human waste in a hole 15cm deep and at least 100m away from any water source. Pack out your toilet paper or use biodegradable toilet paper and bury it. • Natural and cultural resources such as rocks, fossils, artifacts, horns, antlers, wildflowers and nests are protected by law and must be left undisturbed for others to discover and enjoy.

Random Camping Non-designated or random camping may be permitted. Ask Parks Canada Visitor Centre staff for details.

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Fishing • A national park fishing permit is required.

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Please note that some trailheads are only signed and only safely accessible from one direction on the Trans-Canada Highway. Left hand turns are only allowed at signed intersections.

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The right combination of snow cover and slope angle can produce avalanches. Be careful when crossing snow slopes or when exposed to avalanche paths.

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• Yoho National Park Visitor Centre: 250-343-6783 • Lake O’Hara reservations: www.pc.gc.ca/lakeohara • Websites: www.parkscanada.gc.ca/Yoho www.parkscanada.gc.ca/Glacier • Yoho Trail Conditions Report: www.parkscanada.gc.ca/yohotrails • Weather: www.weatheroffice.gc.ca • Avalanche Reports, Information and Training: www.avalanche.ca • Mount Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks office: 250-837-7500 • Maps and Guide Books: Friends of Yoho National Park at the Yoho Visitor Centre, 250-343-6364 or www.friendsofyoho.ca

HOW WAS YOUR TRIP? Please send us your comments at yoho.info@pc.gc.ca or revglacier.reception@pc.gc.ca and report trail problems to park staff.

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Chancellor Peak Chalets Chalets 25 km east of Golden with separate bedroom on main floor as well as full kitchen. It also has a loft and is good for up to 6 people. 2924 Kicking Horse Road 1-250-344-7038 www.chancellorpeakchalets.com Heather Mountain Lodge The closest and coziest location for relaxing after hiking Glacier National Park. Experience the ultimate mountain accommodation and dining experience at Heather Mountain Lodge. 55 km West of Golden (on Highway 1) 1-250-344-7490 www.heathermountainlodge.com Mistaya Lodge Helicopter access only! Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies between Banff and Yoho National Parks. Guests enjoy adventures including hiking, swimming, nature watching, photography and relaxation! 3, 4 or 7 day packages available. 1-866-647-8292 www.mistayalodge.com Access the mobile web app to get Golden on the go. Visit tourismgolden.com on your mobile device or tablet and follow the prompt to add the web app to your home screen. Then just tap on the icon whenever you want quick access to ideas and information to help you create your own Golden experience.

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Adventure comes in many forms! Established in 1886, Yoho National Park offers a wide selection of easy walks suitable for families and people of all abilities, plus longer trails for keen hikers. Yoho’s impressive vertical landscapes also host alpinists year round. Visitors can explore remote areas of the park, absorbed in the natural world, or travel trails that have been used for over a century to investigate the park’s rich heritage of chalets, cabins and fire lookout towers. Yoho National Park has 30 peaks over 3000 meters. It protects Rocky Mountain landscapes on the western slopes of the Continental Divide. Rock walls and waterfalls, forests and meadows, sparkling lakes and cascading rivers set the scene for memorable hiking. There are more than 400 km of trails that take visitors from luxuriant river valleys to wind-swept, rocky outcrops. Use the trail chart below to choose a hike suitable for everyone in your party. Detailed route-finding and trail descriptions are available at the Field Visitor Centre; consult the staff there or purchase a hiking guide book from the Friends of Yoho National Park.

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The hiking trails in Glacier National Park will lead you to stunning ridges and viewpoints that will make the climbs worthwhile. The Columbia Mountains are steep and the valleys narrow, allowing for only a few easy hikes and a good number of difficult ones. Use the trail chart below to choose a hike suitable for everyone in your party.

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Created in 1886 following the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway’s transcontinental line, the park enticed travellers to its uncharted wilderness and the area became the birthplace of mountaineering in North America. Today’s explorers will find heritage resources of national significance, both historical and natural. The abandoned rail-grade, stone bridges and trestle supports, snow sheds and other structures associated with the railway may all be visited on self-guiding trails. Trails leading to spectacular glaciated viewpoints were laid out by the Swiss guides for their clients a century ago – and are still waiting for you to discover the magic of the Selkirks for yourself.

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Glacier National Park has a rich natural and cultural history. The park protects unique stands of old-growth cedar and hemlock, and a great diversity of wildlife.

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Stay in Golden to enjoy an authentic mountain town and experience the spectacular scenery, iconic hiking trails, waterfalls, lakes and heritage sites of the national parks.

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COLUMBIA Golden is surrounded by Banff six of Canada’s National GOLDEN Glacier Park National Park most stunning Yoho National Park national parks; Mt. Revelstoke National Park Yoho, Glacier, Banff, Kootenay National Park Jasper, Kootenay Bugaboo and Mount Revelstoke. Provincial Park Our unique location is made even more special in 2017 as Parks Canada, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, is offering free admission to all national parks.

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

Sir Donald Campground Loop Brook Campground

Amiskwi Pass 1 996 m

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AT THE HEART OF SIX NATIONAL PARKS.

Hiking Trail 1. Wapta Falls 2. Emerald Lake 3. Hamilton Falls 4. Centennial 5. Walk-in-the-Past 6. Kicking Horse - Amiskwi 7. Sherbrooke Lake 8. Great Divide 9. Ross Lake 10. Laughing Falls 11. Kicking Horse - Otterhead 12. Mt. Hunter Lookout 13. Mt. Hunter Upper Lookout 14. Hoodoos 15. Emerald Basin 16. Paget Lookout 17. Hamilton Lake 18. Yoho Pass 19. Twin Falls 20. Lake O’Hara Road 21. Ottertail Valley - McArthur 22. Emerald Triangle 23. Iceline via Little Yoho 24. Iceline via Celeste Lake 25. Yoho Glacier Moraine 26. Whaleback 27. Little Yoho Valley 28. Goodsir Pass

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Estimated Distance Elevation Time (Return) (Return) Gain 1.5 hours 2 hours 30 minutes 45 minutes 1.5 hours 1.5 hours

4.6 km 5.2 km 1.6 km 2.5 km 3 km 3.6 km

Trail Description

Stroll to incredible viewpoints near a spectacular waterfall. Minimal Gentle interpretive trail, surrounded by mountain and glacier views. Minimal Pleasant stroll to a delicate cascade. Minimal Riverside trail along the Kicking Horse River known for wildflowers. 90 m Follow an interpretive trail to the remnants of an old locomotive. loss 50 m Walk or cycle a forested road to a picnic site with three rivers.

gain/loss 30 m

2.5 hours 6.2 km 165 m 2 hours 6 km Minimal 2 hours 6.4 km 100 m 3 hours 8.8 km 125 m 4.5 hours 12.6 km loss 40 m 3 hours 7.2 km 410 m 5.5 hours 12 km 835 m 2.5 hours 5.2 km 325 m 3.5 hours 9.2 km 225 m 3 hours 7 km 520 m 5 hours 11 km 850 m 530 m 5 hrs. or 2 days 12.8 km 6 hrs. or 2 days 16.4 km 300 m 6 hours 22 km 430 m 9 hrs. or 2 days 32.4 km 285 m 8 hours 19.7 km 880 m 8 hrs. or 2 days 20.8 km 710 m 7 hours 17.5 km 695 m 7.5 hours 20.8 km 250 m 7.5 hours 21.3 km 700 m 7 hours 18.6 km 520 m 915 m 12 hrs. or 2 days 25 km one way

Moderate forest hike to a lake rimmed with avalanche debris. Walk or cycle on a closed, paved road. Mixed road and forest trail to lake set at the headwall of Narao Peak. Forest trail to a waterfall at the confluence of the Yoho and Little Yoho Rivers. Walk or cycle on an old fireroad along the Kicking Horse River. Steep trail through open forest to a historic fire lookout tower. Trail to higher elevation and views of the Kicking Horse and Beaverfoot Valleys. Steep, dry, exposed trail leading to capped pillars of glacial debris. Travel through ancient stands of hemlock and cedar to a natural amphitheatre. Steep, rocky trail to views of the Bow, Cataract Brook and Kicking Horse Valleys. A steep and steady climb to a cliff-circled alpine tarn. Lakeshore stroll, alluvial fan, switchbacks, and waterfalls. Shuttle suggested. Mostly gentle grades along the Yoho River to Twin Falls Chalet. Gravel road through Cataract Brook Valley. Open to hikers. Walk or cycle up the Ottertail River to its confluence with McArthur Creek. Steady climbs and descents to Yoho and Burgess Passes. Views of the Emerald Valley. Spectacular signature hike: glaciers, rock staircases and alpine meadows. Shorter descent from the Iceline through alpine meadows and sub-alpine forest. Features lush forests of the valley and the stark landscape of a receding glacier. Trail from Twin Falls to Little Yoho Valley; seasonal suspension bridge. Moderate to steep forested hike into a scenic hanging valley. Steep trail connecting Yoho to Kootenay National Park’s Rockwall Trail.

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