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Seek and you will find.



Photo by Agathe Bernard


Seek and you will find.


ocated in a unique and beautiful setting between the Canadian Rockies and the Columbia Mountains, close to six of the most stunning national parks Canada has to offer and sitting at the confluence of two historic rivers, Golden is a paradise for year-round outdoor adventures; whether you’re looking to scale mountains in the footsteps of the Swiss Guides or simply picnic by a river or lake enjoying the fabulous mountain scenery and wildlife. This place has long been loved and used by explorers and celebrates its heritage as the birthplace of mountain adventure tourism. Here you will find an historic mountain town lived in and loved by a community who are proud of their heritage; always ready with a warm welcome and happy to share their stories.

For those looking for pure unrefined mountain adventure, Golden is the real thing. We invite you to come and create your own Golden Rules.


Photo by Chris Wheeler



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Planning Your Trip

36 Lakes & Rivers


Visitor Information

37 Columbia Wetlands


Suggested Itineraries

38 Rafting & Kayaking

8 Events

40 Biking – Cross Country & in Town Trails

10 Group & Event facilities

41 Downhill Biking

11 Entertainment

42 Bike Events

12 History

43 Golf

13 Swiss Guides Page 20

14 Weddings 16 Weddings – Venues


18 Weddings - Accommodation & Services 19 Weddings - Planning 20 Winter Adventures 22 Winter Fun 23 Nordic Skiing 24 Resort Skiing 26 Backcountry Skiing 28 Snowmobiling

44 Paragliding & Hang Gliding 45 Skydiving 46 Mountaineering & Climbing 47 Wildlife 48 Backcountry Activities 49 Places of Interest 50 Accommodations 58 Dining & Nightlife 61 Shopping 62 Maps 64 Getting to Golden

30 Summer Adventures Page 30

32 Hiking 34 Yoho & Glacier National Parks

Unless otherwise marked, all photography by Dave Best.



Start planning your Golden experience.


hatever the season, Golden has so many adventures and experiences of all kinds that it can be a little over-whelming trying to plan a trip, so we’ve created some handy tools to help you: Use the new interactive ‘My Golden Experience Finder’ to help you uncover your own unique Golden adventure. Just tell us a little bit about yourself and your trip and we’ll give you some ideas on activities, attractions and events as well as suggested itineraries and blog stories to help inspire your own memorable Golden vacation.

The handy online interactive map allows you to filter and search by product or season, pan and zoom on the map to see exact locations and plan your fun-filled days. Who knew that planning a trip could be so much fun?

Once your interest is piqued and the ideas are flowing, use the Golden Trip Planner tool to create and customize your very own itinerary. Go to to find everything you need to know about places to stay, things to do, venues for a special event and much more. Simply browse the accommodation and activity pages, make your selection and click ‘add to trip planner’. Add daily activities or places of interest to create a day-today itinerary which will keep map locations and other details in one place for you. Your itinerary can be saved, shared with friends via email or printed.

Kicking Horse Central Reservations Call summer or winter and book a great value package including an array of on and off mountain accommodation options, lift tickets, activities and fine dining at the Eagle’s Eye Restaurant. Our reservation specialists will guide you in creating the best vacation suited to you and your family. 1500 Kicking Horse Trail 1-866-SKI-KICK




nce you are in Golden it is very easy to find information about activities, dining and places of interest.

Find a WiFi hotspot and connect to Access the mobile web app to get Golden on the go. Visit 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.

For that personal touch, there are multiple locations offering information services. The visitor information counsellors at these locations will be available to assist you with your inquiries and provide maps and other information. Visit for details. If you’re travelling without your own device, a digital kiosk providing access to is situated in the Glacier Mountaineer Lodge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

From our website you can browse the many pages and start planning your time in Golden.

Photo by Jeff Bartlett

Our hiking and biking trail maps will help you get the most out of your time on the trails. View them online, or find them at visitor information points and other locations around town.



What you see, is what you get.


et us inspire you with some itineraries. Whether you’re a hardcore adventurer, or a wildlife loving family, if you have a couple of days or a couple of weeks, we can give you a head start. We have a few ideas here and more at

Winter: 7 day Snow Lovers Paradise Day 1: Check into your accommodation, have a soak in the hot tub and then head out to one of our many restaurants or pubs. Day 2: Fun on the powder or the groomers at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Downtown, see the longest free standing timber frame bridge in Canada. Day 3: Take a guided snowmobile tour and ask the locals about the best place for tobogganing. Watch a movie at the Golden Cinema or attend one of the many concerts at the Golden Civic Centre. Day 4: Check out the Nordic ski trails at Dawn Mountain, or rent some snowshoes. Take a walk back in time and learn about our history at the Golden Museum. Day 5: Head to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and top up your ski skills with a private or group lesson. Get your skates on at one of the public ice skating rinks. Day 6: Enjoy an interpretive talk or the chance to walk with wolves at the Northern Lights Wolf Centre. Hire a local fishing guide and try your hand at ice fishing. Day 7: Finish off with an iconic experience in the high alpine with a guided heli-skiing tour.


Winter: Weekend Discovery Day 1: Check in, then head to downtown for a bite to eat. Explore the downtown and don’t forget to see the longest free standing timber frame bridge in Canada. Day 2: Head to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort for skiing and tubing. Try your hand at ice skating followed by supper at one of our many family restaurants. Day 3: Take a half or full day guided snowmobile tour, then rent some snowshoes and explore our winter wonderland.



ring your bucket list and get ready to check a lot of things off. Golden is a mecca for the outdoor adventurer.

Summer: 7 day Adrenalin Adventure Day 1: Check into your accommodation. If you haven’t already done so, book your guided tours and trips. Day 2: Ride the thrilling whitewater on the famous Kicking Horse River. Swap stories and enjoy great live music into the night at one of our great pubs. Day 3: Get a bird’s eye view on a tandem paraglide, launched from the famous Mount 7 site, or try a tandem sky dive. Day 4: Visit the Wolf Centre. Pack a picnic and spend the day by the Blaeberry River. Day 5: Get vertical on downhill mountain bikes at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Mount 7, or explore 129 km of prime singletrack XC biking trails. Day 6: Take a guided ATV tour through Golden’s backcountry.

Summer: 5 day Fun Getaway With lots of activities and a wide range of places to eat Golden, is perfect for a summer vacation. Day 1: Check in, then visit the timber frame bridge downtown. Hike or bike the Rotary Trails and explore Golden followed by dinner. Day 2: Take a guided tour or paddle yourself through the Columbia Wetlands – the longest in North America. Visit the world’s largest Hand Paddle/Oar. Enjoy a free outdoor concert down by the bridge. Day 3: Visit Boo at the Grizzly Bear Refuge or take a gondola ride to the top of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Day 4: Visit Yoho National Park to enjoy amazing waterfalls, lakes and hiking trails. Day 5: Take a guided horseback ride through the Blaeberry Valley. Pack a picnic and spend some time by the Blaeberry River and stop by the Wolf Centre or the Buffalo Ranch.

Photo by Abby Cooper

Day 7: Try out the new Via Ferrata (Italian for iron path) at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.


Photo by Claire Dibble



hroughout the year Golden is host to race events, shows, concerts and much more.

On Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer months the Golden Farmers Market is a great place to find hand-crafted goods and fresh local produce. Kicking Horse Culture offers free Summer Kicks concerts by the Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge during the summer months, and a regular schedule of Live Kicks concerts at the Golden Civic Centre during the fall and winter months. In winter, support the local ‘Golden Rockets’ team at an ice hockey game.

Key events include: January 19th – 22nd – Retreat Golden (Cross Country Skiing + Yoga) 20th – Live Kicks presents Joelle Rabu in concert with Nico Rhodes

March 5th – Kick-Ass Downhill, family ski event 8th – 12th – Wrangle the Chute & Freeride Festival 10th – Live Kicks presents Ballet Kelowna 18th – BaconBeiner Loppet at Dawn Mountain Nordic Centre April 12th – Live Kicks presents Peter ‘n’ Chris - The Mystery of the Hungry Heart Hotel 21st – Live Kicks presents The Small Glories May 19th – 22nd – Golden Mountain Festival June 17th & 18th – Golden 24 Mountain Bike Race 22nd – 25th – Retreat Golden (Trail Running + Yoga)



2nd – 5th – Jeep Junior Freeski Nationals

1st – Canada Day celebrations with free pancake breakfast & fireworks

4th & 5th – Huckleberry Loppet

12th – 13th – Stages Cycling – Trans BC 6 Day Enduro Mountain Bike Race

9th – Live Kicks presents Kobo Town 18th – Snow King’s Masque Parade 25th – Live Kicks presents Leela Gilday

21st – 23rd – Western Open BC Cup Downhill Mountain Bike Race 28th – 6th Aug – Willi Muller Hang gliding & Paragliding Championships Toonie Bike Race Series at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort



August 1st - 6th – Willi Muller Hang gliding & Paragliding Championships Toonie Bike Race Series at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort September


oin TransRockies Events on June 17th & 18th for their annual Golden 24 endurance mountain bike event, featuring 10, 5 and 2 person team categories as well as a solo option.


Local entertainment, a food concession, beer garden and an expo featuring local vendors will create a festival atmosphere that will be enjoyed by spectators and participants alike.

Fall community events

For more information visit

22nd – 24th – Golden Ultra 3 day trail running

November Christmas Craft Faire December Ski with Santa at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort 31st & Jan 1st – New Year’s celebrations and fireworks Best of Banff Mountain Film Festival

Access the mobile web app to get Golden on the go.

May 19th – 22nd 2017

Visit 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.

Visit for more information and schedule of events.

Golden Ultra Trail running stage race: 3 days, 6 distances, maximum fun. Register for the entire stage race or only one day. Rates from $50

Celebrating 150 Golden Years of exploration, adventure and authentic mountain community.

Retreat Golden Join us for all-inclusive yoga-infused cross country ski and trail running retreats. We also provide customized retreats for groups of 8 or more. Rates from $650


Photo by Abby Cooper


Gather, meet and create your story.


ith its charming downtown, great cafes, historic tales and unique experiences, Golden is sure to make you feel at home. A wide range of event venues, recreational facilities and supporting

services make Golden a great place to host your next family gettogether, club meeting or sporting event.

Town of Golden Facilities Planning a tournament, family gathering or looking for that perfect venue for a special event? We can help with a great list of facilities. From the stunning views at the Keith King Fields to the historic interior of the Civic Centre, Golden can host anything your imagination desires. Venues include: • Golden Civic Centre – theater, grand hall and meeting rooms • Keith King Memorial Park – softball diamonds, soccer fields and concession space • Mount 7 Rec Plex – community gymnasium and stage • Golden Pool – 6 lane outdoor swimming pool • Golden and District Arena – icepad, dry floor, meeting space and lounge • Countless parks and public spaces including our timber frame pedestrian bridge and spirit square Learn more on hosting your next event. 1-250-344-2271 Ext. 225



Laugh, cry, sing and dance.


ur small community certainly knows how to entertain, with regular live bands, performances, and art exhibits throughout the year. The famous Snow King’s Masque Parade which celebrates the Snow King and Lady Spring as they return from the mountain and are heralded by fire spinners, stilt walkers and revelers celebrating the beginning of spring is just one of the unique experiences you can find.

throughout the year with their Live Kicks events at the Golden Civic Centre and free Summer Kicks concerts held at Spirit Square between June and September. For upcoming concerts visit:

The historic Golden Civic Centre and downtown Spirit Square are focal points for concerts and other cultural events. Kicking Horse Culture offers a full program of performing arts and cultural events

For event dates and details visit The Tourism Golden events calendar

In the downtown, Golden’s pubs and bars are hot spots for live bands and musicians, and are a great place to see up and coming local talent, or to take the mike yourself!

KHC Presents the best in Music, Theatre, Dance & Film Plan your visit to make sure you can take in one of the three dozen concerts of world-class music, dance, theatre, and film that Kicking Horse Culture presents in Golden’s beautifully restored Civic Centre and Spirit Square all throughout the year. Check our website for upcoming shows! Tickets on sale at the Art Gallery of Golden (AGOG). 516 9th Avenue North 1-250-344-6186

Kicking Horse Movies / Golden Cinema Catch the latest Hollywood movies at the Golden Cinema, the upper Columbia Valley’s only movie theatre. Met Opera and Ballet live screenings. Check our website for current listings. 802 10th Avenue South 1-250-344-5510


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A story of exploration, railways, rivers and forests


Photo by Rachel Wilde

n 1807, David Thompson – renowned fur trader, surveyor and map-maker tasked by the North West Company to open up a trading route to the lucrative trading territories of the Pacific Northwest – first crossed over the Rocky Mountains and traveled along the Blaeberry River to the future site of Golden. In search of the Columbia River and, ultimately, a passage to the Pacific Ocean, Thompson’s travels took him to the junction of the legendary Columbia and Kicking Horse Rivers.

The Palliser Expedition explored and surveyed western Canada between 1857 and 1860. Led by John Palliser, the expedition discovered a high mountain pass across the Continental Divide which later became the route of the main line constructed by


Canadian Pacific Railway between Lake Louise and Field. The pass and river were named Kicking Horse when Sir James Hector, a naturalist, geologist and surgeon was kicked by his horse and was initially believed dead by the expedition members. In 1881 the CPR hired surveyor A.B. Rogers to find a rail route through the Selkirk and Rocky Mountains and in 1882, he found the pass now named for him. Rogers established a base camp for his survey crew led by a man named McMillan. Initially known as ‘McMillan’s Camp’, the settlement was the beginning of the town of Golden. By 1884 in response to a nearby lumber camp naming itself ‘Silver City’ the residents of McMillan’s Camp, decided not to be outdone and renamed the settlement ‘Golden City’. CPR completed the railway in 1885, which also paved the way for the Trans-Canada Highway, and Golden soon became a prominent stop on the line. The building of the CPR line, which required huge quantities of timber for railway ties, bridges, trestles, snowsheds and buildings, was the catalyst for the growth of the forestry industry in Golden. For over a century, the CPR and the forestry industry have provided employment and well-being to the town. The Sikh community history runs deep in Golden and early settlers employed by the Columbia River Logging Company date back to the 1890s. They were housed in company-built residences and carried out their religious ceremonies in a Gurdwara (temple) built on mill property. Located on what is now 13th Street South, The Gurdwara is reputed to be the first Sikh temple in North America. Although the original Gurdwara and the company houses are gone, the Sikh community made and continues to make significant contributions to the settlement and development of the town of Golden.

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“Since we can’t export the scenery, we shall import the tourists”


he CPR recognized that many travellers through Golden would want to stay, explore and discover the incredible area for themselves. To this end, the CPR hired professional Swiss guides to assist in providing a safe connection to this compelling yet rugged landscape. In 1899, Eduard Feuz Sr. and Christian Haesler came to Canada from Switzerland to serve as mountain guides. In the early 20th century they were joined by brothers Ed, Ernst and Walter Feuz, Christian Haesler Jr. , Rudolf Aemmer and Christian Bohren, and others followed. Between 1899 and 1954, there were a total of 35 Swiss guides who not only provided the expertise for thousands of climbs and the safe ascents of many peaks in the Selkirk and Rocky Mountains surrounding Golden – with the admirable record of having not a single fatality - but also became tourist attractions in their own right.

Photo by Joanne Sweeting

Recognising that working in Canada whilst their families remained in Switzerland was not at all ideal, the CPR management constructed permanent homes for the Swiss Guides and their families and in 1912, the Edelweiss Village was complete with six chalets which became the homes of the second generation of guides and their families. The homes still exist today and thanks to the family of Walter Feuz are preserved along with memorabilia and stories from that time.

Golden’s Swiss Guides; yesterday and today. Syd Feuz was the first Canadian-Swiss Guide. The son of Walter Feuz, he was born in 1922, raised in the Edelweiss Village and lived many years in Golden. Working not only as a mountain and heli-ski guide, Syd had many other jobs and also ran other businesses with his wife Baeda, making them an integral part of the Golden community. Feuz Bowl at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is named for Syd and his family and in 2010 he was honoured by the community to carry the Olympic Torch into Golden as it passed on its journey across Canada.

“IT’S STILL THE BEST PLACE, RIGHT HERE IN GOLDEN…YOU CAN’T BEAT IT” -SYD FEUZ Rudi Gertsch is a second generation Swiss Mountain Guide, talented skier and climber. Arriving in Western Canada in his early twenties, he began working as a climbing guide then as a heli-ski guide and occasional movie stunt double. In 1974 he started Purcell Heliskiing. Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014, Rudi and his son Jeff continue to operate this successful family business in Golden. A founding member of Heli-Cat Canada, Rudi still plays an integral role in the heli-skiing and mountain guiding industry in Western Canada.

*Credits: R.W. Sandford High Ideals, 1999; Ilona Spaar Swiss Guides Shaping Mountain Culture in Western Canada, 2010; Lynn Martel The Lucky Life of Syd Feuz, 2013 and Mountain of Dreams, 2011



Photo by Kat Hadford Photography

To love and to cherish.

Weddings To love and to cherish. Golden is one the most beautiful places in the world, rich in spectacular scenery, adventure and history and has a wide variety of options for the perfect wedding destination. Whether you choose to have your ceremony or reception at a secluded backcountry lodge or at one of the many venues in the town of Golden, you are guaranteed a stunning backdrop. Take your vows by an historic river, on a lake or on top of a majestic mountain peak. The sky is the limit for your wedding – literally! We’ve seen ceremonies in the high alpine accessible only by helicopter, and brides and grooms in their finery mountain biking the trails on Mount 7 or skiing at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort after their ceremony, and even a roaring twenties themed wedding at the historic Civic Centre. The only limitation is your imagination!



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tart your lifetime of wonderful memories together with a dream mountain wedding in Golden.

Nestled between three mountain ranges and at the confluence of two historic rivers the options in Golden are endless to make your wedding day as unique as you are. Golden has so many venue options and locations to suit every budget and theme, from rustic barn, to relaxed riverside or glamourous mountain top. Some can accommodate your guests or arrange a shuttle service to nearby accommodation. All you need to do is choose the one that will make your wedding day special.

Photo by Kat Hadford Photography

Photo by Claire Dibble


Access the mobile web app to get Golden on the go. Visit 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.

Hillside Lodge & Chalets Stunning. Unique. Breathtaking. Just a few words used to describe the barn venue which boasts rustic elegance and beautiful charm. Exposed beams and perfect lighting make this an amazing wedding location. Accommodate up to 40 of your guests on site & shuttle the rest to hotels. With a ~120 person max capacity, your private wedding promises to be fabulous. Our ceremony location will leave you and your guests breathless! The views are unrivaled and the handmade birch arch makes for a cozy, intimate wedding. Backdrops of mountains, the Blaeberry River and forests will make your wedding one to remember. Perfection is possible! 1740 Seward Frontage Road 1-250-344-7281


Golden Civic Centre For Your Wedding Beautifully restored heritage hall surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery less than 3 hours from Calgary at an affordable price. Elegantly appointed interior and restrooms. Full kitchen. State-of-the-art lighting, stage, and dance floor. In downtown Golden close to everything. Google “Golden Civic Centre” for more info. Great value for reasonable cost. 810 10th Avenue South (Hwy 95 S.) 1-250-344-6186

Heather Mountain Lodge & Cabins “Great setting for our family wedding.” Have your own private wedding venue with us in the mountains. Our off the grid timber-frame lodge and luxury cabins, are easily accessed halfway between Golden and Revelstoke. Slow down with nature and spend time with your guests. Find yourself, married Somewhere Close to Nowhere. 55km west of Golden Hwy 1 1-250-344-7490

Weddings Tie the knot at the top of the world. Begin your greatest adventure together with luxury, elegance, romance and the magic found only on a mountain top. The Eagle’s Eye Restaurant is perched at 7,700 feet on a mountain summit, above the town of Golden, British Columbia. It’s a dramatic setting with stunning panoramic views. The Whitetooth is also available for larger wedding parties and offers a beautiful mountain setting for exceptional value. Our wedding sales team is available to help you create your perfect day. Take your day to new heights and spend it with us on top of the world. Call 250-439-5537 to speak to one of our wedding specialists and book your destination wedding. 1500 Kicking Horse Trail 1-866-SKI-KICK

Red Barn Celebrations at the Columbia Outpost Lodge Rustic beauty only begins to describe the Red Barn at the Columbia Outpost Lodge. Celebrate the start of your new life together at this amazing wedding venue. Offering both indoor and outdoor bars, a covered stage with theatre style seating, and lush lawn with a trickling stream and pond. Camping sites and dry camping sites accommodate you in your tent, RV, or travel trailer, and our shuttle service transports guests safely to accommodation nearby. Photo opportunities are endless with wetlands and mountain backdrops, a veil of hops and of course the classic Red Barn itself. 2581 Highway 95, Parson 1-250-348-2235


Photo by Kat Hadford Photography



olden has everything you need for your perfect wedding or honeymoon; from wedding planners, photographers, DJs, beauty and hair salons, catering and party supplies to a wide range of accommodations.

With stunning views and a huge range of adventure activities to suit all energy levels and tastes your stag and stagette party will be one to remember.

Access the mobile web app to get Golden on the go.

Catering By Whitetooth Mountain Bistro

Visit 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.

Create a catering package that is specifically yours, either onsite or off premise. Unique features include rental packages, bartending or shuttle services, complete venue set up & tear down.

Golden Dreams Weddings and Events Coordination and event planning services for all of life’s milestone events. 1-613-812-5319

Kicking Horse River Lodge Specializing in Stag, Stagettes, Catering and discounted rooms for family and friends. Wedding consultant and florist on site. Let the romance start here. Call Alison @ 250-439-1112 or email: 1-877-547-5266 Email:

Good Libations Mobile Bar Service Professional bartending services for your special event. Variety of packages to choose from. Contact us today for a free quote. Email:

Sips n Giggles Golden’s Premier Wedding Coordination & Mobile Bar Service. Feel confident that your wedding will unfold exactly as you wish it to be. 1-250-272-0105

LUSH Mountain Accommodations LUSH Mountain Accommodations offers a wide range of amenity filled homes that sleep anywhere from 2-15 guests in comfort and style. Spectacular surroundings and exceptional service make LUSH properties perfect for creating memories when celebrating your Wedding, Honeymoon or Anniversary! 1-888-344-8681 or 1-250-344-8681


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hether you are having a grand affair at the top of a mountain or an intimate wedding in a rustic lodge, planning for your big day has never been easier. Use our interactive map and trip planning tool at Weddings in Golden and the surrounding area are so popular that we now have our very own magazine with inspiring stories, ideas and helpful tips on planning a wedding in Golden. View the Golden Weddings Magazine at

Religious Ceremonies Rocky Mountain Alliance Church 712 10th Street South 250.344.2456 Golden Baptist Church 1343 Pine Drive 250.344.7676 St. Andrews United Church and Centre for People 901 11th Avenue South 250.344.6117 Golden Pentecostal Tabernacle 717 10th Street South 250.344.2459 Catholic Church of Sacred Heart 808 11th Street South 250.344.6328 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1529 Lafontaine Road 250.344.5343

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 1218 9th Street South 250.344.6164 Trinity Lutheran Church 909 9th Street South 250.344.2935 Golden Sikh Temple 603 13th Street South 250.344.2965 Golden Seventh-Day Adventist Church 917 11th Street South 250.344.5718 St. Paul’s Anglican Church 913 9th Street South 250.344.6113

Golden Wedding Commissioners Kimberley Ann Chapman 250.343.6441 Judith Doyle 250.439.9569 Hans Lenstra 250-939-9110 Phyllis Twa 250.344.5833


What you see, is what you get.


Winter Adventures What you see, is what you get. Golden is truly a winter wonderland with its majestic mountain vistas, frozen rivers and lakes and of course; the legendary champagne powder. For those looking for vast expanses of ski terrain, Golden has some of the best mountains in North America where you can enjoy ski touring, resort skiing and nordic skiing. Located close to Rogers Pass, Golden has endless ski touring options for the serious skier. Book a heli-skiing or a cat skiing trip, or choose from over 20 backcountry lodges offering multi-day packages. For those looking for resort skiing then it doesn’t get any better than Kicking Horse Mountain Resort with over 2,800 skiable acres. Families and non-skiers can experience great activities such as dog sledding, snowshoeing, tobogganing, ice skating, hockey or snowmobiling.



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Make time for fun.


olden is not just a winter destination for hard core winter sports. Families and non-skiers can also find great fun winter activities to fill the days and make for an amazing winter vacation. Step back in time with a dogsled tour. Imagine yourself on an expedition with David Thompson as your sled dogs pull you through pristine snow while you enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Blaeberry Valley, nestled between the towering peaks of the Canadian Rockies. The early explorers struggled through mountain passes on wooden snowshoes. You can have much more fun! Rent some snowshoes and step onto the designated trails at Dawn Mountain at the base of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, or head to the Moonraker trails for an experience more au natural. Tubing and other fun activities also take place at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, or bring your own toboggan, and follow the local families to their favourite tobogganing slopes above Reflection Lake and near the Keith King baseball field.

Many local parks are converted into small neighborhood skating rinks and you will see lots of impromptu hockey games happening. Bring your skates to the outdoor rink on 9th Street South next to the Mount 7 Rec. Plex and skateboard park. You can also head to the Golden and District Arena for public ice skating or watch an ice hockey match and cheer on our local team the ‘Golden Rockets’.


Photo by Jeff Bartlett

Explore the snow covered cross country bike trails on a fat bike. These special bikes with their super fat tires can be rented from local sport stores.

Photo by Jeff Bartlett


The mountain always leads.


ordic skiing is an easy and fun way to elevate the heart rate and still be able to appreciate the majestic beauty of the mountains in winter, and Golden offers an abundance of options. Two trail networks offer groomed trails for all abilities, and there’s a variety of serene non-maintained terrain that will satisfy those who prefer to carve their own trails. Add to the mix the opportunity to cross country ski at nearby Yoho and Glacier National Park and you can see why Golden is the perfect place for beginners and experienced striders alike.

Golden Golf Course Interested in a shorter excursion over beautiful novice trails? The Golf course trails are 6km long and set for classic skiing between late December and early March.

Dawn Mountain Nordic Centre Located at the base of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, this extensive Nordic centre was host to the Canadian Masters Championships in 2012 and offers over 33km of groomed classic and skate skiing for all abilities. Thanks to the Golden Nordic Ski Club’s investment in grooming, the trails are kept in tip-top condition throughout the season. The club also offers lessons and rentals to get you quickly out enjoying the trails. The Nordic Club hosts many events each year. The big event this year is the 21st Annual Huckleberry Loppet on February 4th & 5th. At the heated Dawn Mountain Chalet you will find not only washrooms and a workshop for waxing and repairs, but also a comfortable lounge, and kitchenette for kicking back and enjoying a well-earned rest after some serious cardio. Go to for trail information and conditions.



Keep your tips up.


ust above Golden, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is known for its breath-taking views, legendary terrain and some of the best snow on the planet.

Guests can also enjoy dining at the award winning Eagle’s Eye Restaurant (one of the highest in Canada), skating, tubing, snowshoeing and direct access to heli-skiing and snowmobile tours.

With the fourth highest vertical drop in North America, its raw mountain ruggedness, amazing terrain and the sheer beauty of the pristine scenery set Kicking Horse apart as one of the most exceptional ski resorts in British Columbia, hands down.

The resort offers a comprehensive range of learning options, from the Learning Centre and Big Mountain for adults, to the Kids Zone.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort caters to all levels of ski enthusiast, offering a phenomenal variety of terrain from treed runs, large alpine bowls and long steep chutes to gentle groomed slopes.

Access the mobile web app to get Golden on the go. Visit 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.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Once is not enough, no matter what they say. Here at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, we welcome you to join us as often as you can. Forget our 2’800 skiable acres, 4,133 vertical feet, 4 alpine bowls, 128 runs and 85 inbound chutes. Ignore the family-friendly cruisers and the 8 passenger gondola, 4 lifts and North America’s highest 5-star restaurant. You can have all that but we’d rather focus on simply providing the best quintessential resort vacation. Pre-purchase your lift tickets at to save! 1500 Kicking Horse Trail 1-866-SKI-KICK




olden is an ideal base for a multi-resort vacation. Home to the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, you can also access five world class ski resorts, all less than two hours drive from Golden.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Located in Golden B.C. Vertical: 1260 metres (4,133 feet) Skiable Acreage – 2800+ acres Elevation: Top - 2,450 metres (8,033 feet) Mid - 1,722 metres (5,646 feet) Base - 1,190 metres (3,900 feet) 120+ Runs / 85+ Chutes / 4 Bowls

Trail Map Legend

Beginner Skiing Area

Snowshoe Trails

Intermediate Skiing Area

X-Country Trailhead

Permanently Closed Area: High Avalanche Hazard Beginner Runs

• Top Elevation: 8033 ft/2450 m

• Terrain: 2,825 acres

Advanced Runs Expert Runs: Hazards Not Marked Easiest Way Down

• 4 Alpine Bowls, 85 Inbound Chutes • Numbered Runs: 128 • Average Snowfall: 300” (762 cm)

Trail Names



Wild Horse

Jelly Bean

Blow Down

Side Saddle

Gentle Ben



Crow Foot


Cattle Prod

Beaver Tail


Horse Fly

Snow Goose

Flying Dutchman


Think Twice

White Tail

My Blue Heaven

Mustang Sally

It’s A Ten

Sliver Lining


Big Ben

Milly Goat Traverse



Briggs Brag

One Trick Pony

Buffalo Jump



Bail Out


Saddle Sore











Pearly Gates





Little Ben



Home Run



West Side



Got Your Goat

High Horse

Bear Chute



Last Chance

Buffalo Jump

Horse’s Mouth

Two Trick Pony

Stellar Jay

Feuz Ski-Out


Wiley Coyote

Golden Delicious


Grizzly Paw

Double Digits

Horse Chute

Kicking Horse

Crazy Legs

Gift Horse

Distance from Golden: 81km/50 miles Vertical: 991 metres (3,250 feet) 145 Runs Distance from Golden: 138km/86 miles Vertical: 1,070 metres (3,514 feet) 115 Runs Knee Deep

Horse Play Prairie Oyster

Lessor’s Leap

Show Off

Redemption Ridge Traverse


Local Motion Jubilee

Rip The World

Northern Lights Cloud Nine

Tie One On

Big Ol’ Bear


Tail Spin

Whistle Blower

Showcase Showdown

Lone Ranger






Nose Dive


Double Dutch



Carpe Diem


Main Line

End Zone


All Aboard

Crazy Legs


Iron Horse

Kicking Horse

Kettle Creek

Race Place


3rd Down


Tunnel Vision

Double Header

Golden Spike

Unnecessary Roughness

Panorama Mountain Village

Distance from Golden: 138km/86 miles Vertical: 1225 metres (4019 feet) 120 Runs

• Vertical: 4133 ft/1260 m

• Base Elevation: 3900 ft/1190 m

Intermediate Runs

Distance from Golden: 150km/93 miles Vertical: 1,713 metres (5,620 feet) 65 Runs

Sunshine Village

Grizzly Bear Refuge

Area Boundary

Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Lake Louise Ski Resort

Ski-out to Accommodation

Slow Skiing Zone

Punter ‘Stache Winterland

Wild Card Evil Empire


Photo by Great Canadian Heli-Skiing


Go big or go home.


urrounded by vast expanses of ski terrain and virgin snow, Golden is a paradise for the serious skier who is searching for champagne powder and every conceivable type of terrain and exposure.

Heli-skiing was born in in Golden’s backyard, and today Golden boasts heli skiing and cat ski operations offering single or multi-day packages, with or without lodging.

Chatter Creek Cat Skiing There are many places to cat ski, but there is only one Chatter Creek! Situated deep in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia and only 3 hours from Calgary, Chatter Creek is one of the largest and snowiest snowcat skiing destinations in Western Canada. 2,3 and 4 day packages available. Golden 1-877-311-7199

Great Canadian Heli-Skiing We are the leaders in Boutique Heli-Skiing. Our small groups of four and unlimited vertical is heli-skiing at its best. Immerse yourself deeply in our allinclusive powder filled packages, or try one of our combo trips with Kicking Horse, Revelstoke or Chatter Creek, for the best winter holiday of your life. Rates from $4,295 55 km West of Golden Hwy 1 1-250-344-2326

Purcell Heli-Skiing Single-day or multi-day, join us for the ultimate deep powder experience. Custom grouping by ability, a max of two groups per day enjoy 2,000 square kilometres of backcountry terrain, guided by experienced and funloving certified ACMG/UIAGM guides. Vast terrain and easy access. We live for this. Come ski with us! Rates from $1,139 438 Lafontaine Road 1-877-HELI-SKI (435-4754)


Photo by Jeff Bartlett



ecognized as the ski touring capital of the world, Golden and the surrounding area has over twenty backcountry lodges offering a variety of multi-day packages for all levels from novice to expert skier to access the incredible ski-touring terrain. Located close to Rogers Pass, famous for its incredible ski touring terrain and annual snowfall in excess of 10 metres, Golden is the perfect destination for the serious skier. For a list of local ACMG guides go to

Make sure your plan ahead and prepare for any backcountry adventure. Go to for planning tips and where to find the latest conditions.

Access the mobile web app to get Golden on the go. Visit 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.

Adrenaline Descents Powder Academy Ski tour in secluded alpine bowls, majestic forests and powder filled chutes where fresh tracks are guaranteed. Rates from $125 1-250-344-0407

Campbell Icefield Chalet Spectacular remote setting near the Great Divide in Rocky Mountains north of Golden. Accessible only by helicopter. Exclusive week long bookings for selfguided and self-catered ski touring groups. Catering & guiding services available upon request. Lodge has 22 beds, full kitchen, running water, indoor toilet, sauna & electricity. Ski touring for all levels with great tree skiing during stormy weather. Lodge rental for a week starting at $2,200 for 11 people. Golden 1-250-344-4646

Mistaya Lodge Isolated location, Helicopter access only! Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies between Banff and Yoho National Parks. Close proximity to extensive glaciated terrain as well as glades and tree skiing; plenty of variety for novice to expert backcountry skier. All trips include helicopter transfers, guiding, accommodation and home cooked meals. Also welcome summer guests for hiking and some relaxation! 1-866-647-8292



What goes up must come down.


olden is the perfect destination for the ultimate snowmobile adventure, offering 240km of groomed trails in 13 distinct zones and 4 maintained areas. With diverse terrain, deep snowfalls, spectacular scenery and proximity to nearby services, Golden is a snowmobiling mecca. The options for riding are virtually endless and we have trails that cater to first time riders, intermediates and challenging terrain for experienced mountain riders. The Golden Snowmobile Trail Society and the Golden Snowmobile Club work hard to maintain trails at Gorman Lake, Quartz Creek, Silent Pass and the West Bench Trail, but there are also other nonmaintained areas to play in.


If you’re a first timer to snowmobiling, or just want a fun alternative to the ski slope for a day, then we recommend one of the local snowmobile tour outfits in town. Book a full day or half day snowmobile tour and you will be provided with everything you need to get out into the mountains on a snowmobile for the first time. With options available for families, snowmobile newbies, or experienced mountain riders, their experienced guides will ensure a memorable and safe experience. Please note that snowmobiling can be a dangerous activity. Take precautions, be aware of avalanche areas and know your limits.

Access the mobile web app to get Golden on the go.

Chatter Creek Real Snowmobiling

Visit 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.

In April each spring, when the cats are away, the snowmobilers will play! Our lodge is open from April 7th to April 23rd, 2017. Call us today reserve your space. 1-877-311-7199

Golden Snowmobile Rentals & Tours Golden Snowmobile Rentals offers rentals or guided tours for families and backcountry riders. Our new machines and certified guides will make your vacation the best one yet! Rates from $199 910 9th Street North 1-888-SLED-NOW (753-3669)

Rocky Mountain Riders Snowmobile & ATV Tours & Rentals RMR offers guided extreme back country snowmobile trip, Kicking Horse family snowmobile trips, and rentals on high performance snowmobiles, ATVS, and side by sides. Our goal is to provide the ultimate outdoor experience or off road adventure while our professional, local guides make it safe and fun for everyone from beginner to advanced. Rates from $190 KHMR parking lot #2 1-877-950-SLED (7533)

SnowPeak Rentals SnoRider’s Gold Award Winner & Celebrating Our 20th Anniversary! We’re the small, personalized snowmobile tour & rental company that you’ve been looking for. From trail riding to hi-marking in the alpine and every level of riding in-between - come see us for some of the best sledding in North America! Rates from $215 1416 Golden View Road at the Days Inn 1-800-512-4222

White N’ Wild Snowmobile Tours Come and experience guided snowmobile tours in the spectacular Rocky Mountains! From our amazing backcountry excursion to one of our family-friendly adventures. Convenient complimentary hotel shuttle service from Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise. We provide all the essentials for your safety and comfort: all necessary gear including snowsuits, boots, and helmets. Snacks, hot drinks and a mountainside BBQ lunch with most tours. Comfortable, brand-new 600cc or 900cc 4-stroke snowmobiles complete with heated hand-grips and easy-to-use controls! This unforgettable experience is a must-do! Daily departures December-April; no experience required, Age 5+. Half Day $195. Full Day $249. Passengers-$70 & up 1509 Lafontaine Road 1-800-668-9119


Let nature take its course.


Summer Adventures Let nature take its course. Summer in Golden is glorious. With breathtaking scenery, diverse wildlife, historic charm and a vast range of unique experiences for everyone to enjoy, Golden is the perfect summer vacation choice. Surrounded by six of Canada’s most stunning national parks and sitting at the confluence of two historic rivers, Golden is paradise for outdoor adventure. Visit nearby Yoho National Park for epic hiking trails, beautiful lakes and waterfalls. Experience Glacier National Park to the west and discover some of Canada’s unique mountain heritage and spectacular natural beauty. Raft the wild rapids on the Kicking Horse river or experience the thrill of a tandem paraglide or sky dive, or just simply enjoy the fabulous mountain scenery and wildlife. No vacation is complete without a visit to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, where you can try your climbing skills on the Via Ferrata, visit the Grizzly Bear Interpretive Centre or just soak up the awe-inspiring mountain views.



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Not all those who wander are lost.


rom friendly trails to challenging overnight hikes, Golden is a hikers’ paradise. Nestled between the Canadian Rocky Mountains, the Purcell and Selkirk Mountain ranges, Golden offers a wide range of beautiful hiking opportunities, from friendly family trails to challenging overnight hikes. Discover for yourself why Golden is a favourite base for hikers of all ages and experience. Neighbouring Yoho and Glacier National Parks offer unique visitor experiences and a wide variety of maintained trails that will take you to historic sites, spectacular mountain vistas and stunning lakes. Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke and Banff National Parks are all within a two hour drive of Golden, ensuring that there are more than enough hiking trails and beautiful natural attractions to enjoy during your stay. All you need to do is ensure that you stay long enough to enjoy the many picturesque hiking trails in and around Golden.


Ridge hikes at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort are a breeze with the Golden Eagle Express gondola whisking you into the high alpine to enjoy stunning vistas and a range of trail options. The 7km Rotary Trail system is a great opportunity for an easy walk through town and alongside the Kicking Horse and Columbia Rivers. Meet the locals as they bike, walk and run the trails, and allow some time to take a seat and enjoy the view from one of the trailside benches. A sense of adventure and a high clearance 4WD vehicle can take you to the less-travelled spots in the high alpine and backcountry surrounding Golden. For information on trails and conditions visit

Photo by Chris Wheeler



ith so much hiking on offer, we have created a unique hiking map which includes trails local to Golden, as well as individual maps for Glacier and Yoho National Parks.

View the Hiking Trail map online.

Hiking Packages At Glacier National Park ”A great place to stay especially for hikers.” Make the most of Parks Canada’s free admission in 2017 by staying at the closest accommodation to Glacier National Park! Our off the grid timber-frame lodge, dining room and private cabins are the perfect base camp for your adventures. Stay with us while exploring the rugged Rogers Pass glaciers and railway history. 55km west of Golden Hwy 1 1-250-344-7490

Mistaya Lodge Isolated location, 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! The main lodge packages include helicopter transfers, guiding, accommodation and catering. New! Welcome families or small groups to stay in the WildCat Cabin; private accommodation with optional catering & guiding. 1-866-647-8292


Photo by Chris Wheeler


At the heart of your Parks adventure.


olden is surrounded by six of Canada’s most stunning national parks; Yoho, Glacier, Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Mount Revelstoke. 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.

Use Golden as your base from which to experience the spectacular scenery, iconic hiking trails, waterfalls, lakes and heritage sites of the national parks.

Glacier National Park Known for its mountaineering history, deep snow and pristine wilderness, Glacier National Park and Rogers Pass National Historic Site provide incredible experiences and adventures for every type of explorer.

Jasper National Park

Glacier National Park and Rogers Pass National Historic Site. For more information on Glacier National Park, visit

Yoho National Park Known as a hiker’s paradise, Yoho National Park and Kicking Horse Pass National Historic Site feature spectacular scenery, geology, paleontology, and railway history.


BRITISH COLUMBIA Glacier National Park


Mt. Revelstoke National Park

Banff National Park

Yoho National Park

Yoho is home to glacial lakes, stunning waterfalls, snow topped peaks and towering rock walls. One of Canada’s tallest, and most magnificent waterfalls, Takakkaw Falls, is a must see. Powdered rock, from Yoho’s numerous glaciers, creates the deep turquoise colour of Emerald Lake and Lake O’Hara. The Iceline, Paget Lookout and Emerald Lake trails provide incredible hiking opportunities to spectacular viewpoints and natural landmarks.

Discover some of Canada’s unique Kootenay National Park mountain history and spectacular Bugaboo natural beauty from park hiking trails, Provincial Park day use areas and the Rogers Pass Discovery In 1909, the Burgess Shale fossil beds were Centre. Tour self-guided interpretive trails, discovered in Yoho National Park. Designated a abandoned railway tracks, stone trestles and UNESCO World Heritage Site, these fossil beds contain the snow sheds. The Rogers Pass area is also renowned for its mountaineering opportunities and phenomenal backcountry skiing. remains of 184 ancient marine animals. Golden continues the time honoured tradition of serving as a base camp for adventure, and is situated less than an hour’s drive from


For more information on Yoho National Park, visit

Photo by Chris Wheeler


40 min, 60km

Takakkaw Falls

Photo by Agathe Bernard

Golden to Glacier National Park:

Marl Creek Provincial Park Emerald Lake

Field Burges & James Gadsden Provincial Park

Spiral Tunnels Burgess Shale

Lake O’Hara Golden to Yoho National Park: 25 min, 26km

Rogers Pass Discovery Centre

Wapta falls

Go to to plan your Golden adventure at the heart of the parks.



Respect your elders.


ith two heritage rivers, one of the longest protected wetlands in North America and numerous lakes, creeks and rivers nearby, Golden is great for water recreation activities.

Columbia River The Columbia River is designated a B.C. Heritage river and is one of the most important rivers in the world. Great for canoeing, stand up paddle boarding and viewing wildlife.

Mitten Lake Featuring a large dock, boat launch area and campsite with a small beach, you’ll find locals here canoeing, fishing and picnicking.

Cedar Lake A small wilderness lake just a short drive from Golden where you can enjoy swimming, fishing and canoeing.

Blaeberry River

Reflection Lake

This glacial-fed river was first used by explorer David Thompson but today offers gentle rafting, paddling and picnic opportunities.

A protected wildlife sanctuary, this is an excellent spot for viewing waterfowl and picnicking.

Kicking Horse River

Emerald Lake

The first river in B.C. to be recognised as a national heritage river, it was named in 1858, when James Hector, a member of the Palliser Expedition, was kicked by his packhorse whilst exploring the river. Hector survived and named the river and the associated pass as a result of the incident. Today, it is famous for its unparalleled whitewater rafting and kayaking.

In Yoho National Park, and with canoe rentals available, Emerald Lake is perfect for enjoying the pristine waters of the Canadian Rockies alpine.

Kinbasket Lake 260km long reservoir created by the construction of the Mica Dam. With several boat launches, it is popular with locals for fishing.


View online the Outdoor Discovery map. Includes fishing locations, camping spots and outlines the areas designated for motorised and non-motorised use.

Photo by Rachel Wilde


Let nature takes its course.


he Columbia Wetlands, over 180 kilometres in length, are one of the longest protected intact wetlands in North America and

home of over 300 species of fish, birds and other wildlife. This is one of the most ecologically significant treasures in the world.

Columbia Wetlands Adventures Vibrant with life, lush with mountain scenery, the Columbia River Wetlands are yours to discover. Learn about the history, ecology and wildlife of the Columbia Valley as you enjoy magnificent views of the Rocky and Purcell Mountains. Or simply enjoy floating quietly by beaver dams, osprey nests, or a heron rookery. Columbia Wetlands Adventures provides wilderness access to all, from the very young to the young at heart. You will find us located just 15 minutes south of Golden. Please inquire about custom outings for tours, corporate events or special groups. Reservations recommended. Guided tours starting at $69.95 Canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and Pedal boats starting at $25/hr 2627 Highway 95, Parson 1-250-348-2235




river tours • boat rentals • geo caching



Go big or go home.


he legend of Sir James Hector and his crazy horse might have been the inspiration for naming the Kicking Horse River, but the river itself hasn’t been shy in living up to its untamed reputation. One of the wildest and most intense recreational waterways in Canada, the Kicking Horse River is famous for its unparalleled whitewater rafting and kayaking. Witness incredible scenery along the way and perhaps spot some extraordinary wildlife. Dropping from Wapta Lake and joined by the Yoho, Emerald, Amiskwi and Ottertail Rivers, the Kicking Horse flows through spectacular mountain terrain.

Alpine Rafting Alpine Rafting offers half and full day tours on the Kicking Horse River for all ages and abilities. Since 1984, we have guided over 150,000 people down the Kicking Horse River. As the largest and most reputable outfitter in the area, our facilities and equipment are second to none. Ask about getting your rafting memories for free. Rates from $35 101 Golden Donald Upper Road 1-888-599-5299


Glacier Raft Company For 35 years Glacier Raft Company has been providing white water rafting trips on the Kicking Horse, and other beautiful rivers around Golden, B.C. We love the water and the thrill it provides and we want to share it with you! This is your life. Live an adventure. Glacier Raft Company is the #1 Activity in Golden on Trip Advisor. Rates from $45 1-877-344-7238

Hydra River Guides At Hydra, we know a thing or two about rafting. We’ve been rafting the Kicking Horse River for 31 years! If you’re looking for big waves, continuous rapids and a guaranteed good time then join us on one of our whitewater trips. With 4 trips on offer we have something to suit all ages, abilities and budgets! Rates from $55 2936 Kicking Horse Road 1-800-644-8888

Wet N’ Wild Rafting Adventures Experience one of Canada’s premier white water rafting destinations-the mighty Kicking Horse River! Brave some of the wildest rapids the river has to offer (up to class 4) or choose a tamer family-friendly whitewater adventure, ages 5 and up. We provide the essentials for your safety and comfort: all gear including wetsuits, booties, jackets, life jackets, and helmets; experienced and highly qualified guides; a riverside BBQ lunch with Family, Classic & Challenge tours, free HOT SHOWERS, ample parking for your RV/camper. Take home your memories with a photo CD or GoPro video! Daily departures May to September-Ages 5+, no experience required. Raft N’ Stay packages and group discounts available. Rates from $34 1509 Lafontaine Road 1-800-668-9119



Get off the beaten track.


olden is a community that lives and welcomes the biking culture. With smooth single track easily accessible from downtown, plus the highest bike park in North America at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, mountain biking in Golden is hard to beat. Thanks to the continuous efforts of the Golden Cycling Club, Golden boasts 63 trails and over 129km of cross country riding on the Moonraker, CBT and Mountain Shadows trail systems. If you need to hone your skills before getting onto the trails, visit the pumptrack and skatepark located in downtown Golden.

Golden Rotary Trails This 7km circular ride through downtown and along the Kicking Horse River has multiple access points and scenic views along the trail. It’s perfect for a laid back family ride.

Golden Triangle Dedicated road bikers can try the 316km route from Golden which takes in the scenic beauty of Yoho National Park, Lake Louise, Kootenay National Park and the Columbia Wetlands.

View the Bike Trail map online. To check the latest trail updates visit


Moonraker and CBT Trails The Moonraker and CBT trail systems offer over 84km of classic fast, flowy, single track riding with outstanding views. A superb mix of trails that take you through fir tree forests, past lakes and along the stunning Canyon Creek gorge. These trails are linked directly to downtown Golden by the 9km CBT Mainline trail.

Mountain Shadows Trails 23km of technical single track riding. Mountain Shadows offers up an all-mountain experience with rocks, roots, climbs and descents.


What goes up must come down.


ith the longest bike park in North America and the famous trails of Mount 7, Golden’s downhill biking is awe-inspiring.

Mount 7 Golden is blessed with Mount 7, one of the finest and most challenging downhill systems in Canada, and home of the legendary Psychosis race between 1998 and 2008. Enjoy 22km of riding and 14 trails including several black diamonds. Mount 7 is the real deal for hard core downhill enthusiasts. Summit elevation is 1942 metres (6,372 ft), accessed via a 14km unpaved forestry service road.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Want all the buzz of the downhill run without the lung buster ride to the top? Head over to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and let the chairlift or Golden Eagle Express Gondola take you up to the highest downhill bike park in North America. Boasting the longest descent in Canada at 1200 metres (4000 ft), 40 km of riding and 31 beginner to expert trails.

Kicking Horse Bike Park Saddle up prepare to get down! Kicking Horse Bike Park offers Gondola and lift access to breathtaking alpine single track trails, machine made trails and an array of stunts such as multiple berms, jumps, wooden features, rock slabs and a pump track at the base. With this big mountain riding experience, you’ll be glad you saved your energy for the ride down. Kicking Horse bike program also offers premium bike rentals, tailored bike lessons and beginner packages to explore our lower mountain cruisers and progressive terrain. Home to the Western Open BC Cup, Kicking Horse is all your all-mountain Biking Destination. Ranked Top 10 Bike Parks in the World New black jump trail 1500 Kicking Horse Trail 1-866-SKI-KICK




Photo by Gibson pictures

ith 182km of cross country trails, challenging downhill at Mount 7 and lift assisted downhill park at Kicking Horse, Golden is fast becoming one of the places in the Canadian Rockies for mountain bike events.

Golden 24 June 17th - 18th

The Totally Spoked Bike Fest 2017 is a schedule of pro and amateur bike events. plus activities for bike enthusiasts and athletes. If you’re a biker, it’s a great time to visit Golden. 2017 bike races include the Golden 24, BC Enduro Series, Western Open, Kicking Horse Cup and many more.


The only thing better than biking in Golden is biking for 24 hours straight in Golden! Join TransRockies Events for their annual Golden 24 endurance mountain bike event, featuring 10, 5 and 2 person team categories as well as a solo option for those who are up to the really big challenge. Local entertainment, a food concession, beer garden and an expo featuring local vendors will create a festival atmosphere that will be enjoyed by spectators and participants alike. For more information visit


What you see, is what you get.


he Golden Golf Course is a definite escape from the realities of the everyday. Friendly atmosphere, a wide variety of holes, and elegant distinguished services, all serve to complement the spectacular surrounding landscape. This 18-hole championship course has been consistently rated a solid four out of five by US-based Golf Digest magazine. SCOREGolf continues to recognize the course as one of the top golf courses in Canada. In 2014 the PGA of British Columbia and its members ranked the Golden Golf Course as one of the top 25 golf courses in the province. Other accolades include winning the PGA of British Columbia Top Tracks award for ‘Hidden Gem’ (2012 & 2014) and the 2014 regional gold medal for the Kootenay Rockies.

Golden Golf Club The Golden Golf Club is situated in beautiful Golden, British Columbia. A spectacular hour and half from Banff, it offers one of the most enjoyable golfing experiences you will find in Canada. The natural beauty of the Columbia Valley makes the golf course an instant classic. The stunning Rocky and Purcell mountains are uniquely framed, and each hole tells a great story. Come and visit us, and let our friendly staff get you on your way to a serene, memorable experience. All players, regardless of age or ability, will enjoy their time at the Golden Golf Club. 6300 – 6825 yard, par 72 Championship golf course. 576 Golf Course Drive 1-866-727-7222

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What goes up must come down.


magine three mountain ranges, two rivers, a big open valley and one vast expanse of blue sky. Now imagine a bird’s eye view.

Paragliding and hang gliding embody the sheer thrill of flying through the sky without an engine. Golden is the perfect launch for gliders looking for incredible thermals or ‘updrafts’ of warm air that enable flying for hours and over wide ranges. Mount 7, one of Golden’s most spectacular mountains is considered a world-class gliding destination with top competitions being hosted there each year. Eight world records for distance and speed have been set from the launch at Mount 7. During July, the annual hang gliding and paragliding event, the Willi Muller XC Challenge, is held at Mount 7. Access the mobile web app to get Golden on the go.

Parapete Tandems

Visit 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.

Awesome personalized rocky mountain tandem paragliding flights. Gentle cruising, longer thermic or one with “G” forces. Phone Me (Peter), to make it happen. Rates from $175 1-250-344-5174

Golden Tandem Paragliding Experience the Canadian Rockies from the air on a tandem paragliding flight. The flights start on Mt. 7 near Golden which is one of the top five sites in the World. We take excellent in-flight photos and video of you. Our 3 tandem guides have over 60 years of combined experience. 872 McBeath Road 1-250-344-3214


Photo by Extreme Yeti Adventures


Above it all.


olden is the only place in the Canadian Rockies where you can experience the thrill of sky diving between two mountain ranges. An aircraft will fly you way up high into the sky where your adrenalin will start pumping as you tandem jump with the majestic Rocky Mountains on one side and the Selkirks on the other. The freefall will have you screaming until your parachute is deployed and you can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views as you gently float back to ground.

Extreme Yeti Adventures Nestled between the confluence of the Kicking Horse and Columbia rivers and surrounded by 5 national parks, Extreme Yeti is a world class location. Unlimited mountain views combined with our expert staff will make your first skydiving experience one you’ll never forget! Rates from $299 Golden Municipal Airport, 250 Fisher Road 1-250-272-9384


Photo by Rachel Wilde


Seek and you will find.


ince 1885 when Canadian botanist J. Macoun and his son made the first recorded climbs in Rogers Pass, the mountains around Golden have been climbed by many adventurers.

Today the parks and mountains around Golden, including Yoho and Glacier National Parks and Bugaboo Spires are renowned as some of the best areas for North American alpinism.

In 1888, British mountaineers Rev. W. Spotswood Green and Rev. H. Swanzy completed the first recreational technical climbs in the Selkirk Mountains and established Glacier National Park as the birthplace of mountaineering in North America. They were followed by Swiss mountain guides Edward Feuz Sr. and Christian Hasler who made many first ascents as they guided tourists into the mountains.

Three of the “Classic 50 Climbs in North America” are all within easy reach from Golden. Northwest Ridge of Mt. Sir Donald is located near Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park. The BeckeyChouinard Route on South Howser Tower and the East Ridge of the Bugaboo Spire are both located in Bugaboo Provincial Park. South of Golden, Spillimacheen offers over 60 sport climbing routes ranging from 5.6 to 5.12 from early spring through to late fall.

Dogtooth Climbing Gym & Gear Store Come and experience the thrill of climbing at Dogtooth Climbing Gym. Indoor rock climbing for all levels of ability, from first timers to seasoned rock climbers. Day Passes, memberships & punch cards. Kids camps and birthday parties. Range of climbing courses offered. Check our extensive range of climbing gear with great pricing. 102-806 9th Street North 1-250-344-6444

Via Ferrata Get vertical at the most exhilarating Via Ferrata (Italian for iron path) in Western Canada! Beginner and expert climbers alike will tackle Terminator Peak’s north face & venture through 2 custom courses and 1 suspension bridge. People don’t come to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort to tackle the same old thing. They come for the differences, and we have plenty. 1500 Kicking Horse Trail 1-866-SKI-KICK


Photo by Joanne Sweeting


Let nature take its course.


olden’s backcountry is teeming with wildlife. There are plenty of opportunities to catch a glimpse of Golden’s multitude of wildlife species. Just look to the sky for bald eagle, osprey and even a tiny humming bird.

For an up-close and personal look at one of the world’s most misunderstood creatures, the wolf, check out the Northern Lights Wolf Centre which offers interpretive talks and the chance to walk with wolves.

Bring your binoculars and visit Reflection Lake’s bird viewing area for its diversity of waterfowl and stunning backdrop.

Head up to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and visit the Grizzly Bear Refuge, the world’s largest enclosed and protected grizzly bear habitat.

Whether you guide yourself or head out with a tour to discover the natural treasures in the Golden area, please enjoy and respect Golden’s wild creatures in their natural habitat.

For more information on Golden’s wildlife visit:

Grizzly Bear Interpretive Centre Sighting Guaranteed!* An extraordinary opportunity to observe a fully grown orphaned grizzly bear interacting in his natural environment and to learn all about this magnificent species. Hop on the Catamount chairlift for a scenic ride to the Interpretive Centre, and join one of the hourly tours conducted by an experienced guide. Watch for our resident bear, Boo, as he forages, hunts, plays, takes a dip or disappears into the trees for a snooze. Open daily during summer operating season. Get the most of your day! Purchase an Adventure Pass and enjoy a once in a lifetime experience. The Adventure Pass includes a round trip ticket on the Golden Eagle Express Gondola which will take you to amazing heights and sights and access to the Bear Refuge. *Conditions apply 1500 Kicking Horse Trail 1-866-SKI-KICK



Get off the beaten path.


summer adventure in Golden isn’t complete without a trip into the backcountry.

The lumber industry plays an important role in Golden’s history and economy and the many logging roads continue to provide adventure opportunities for locals and visitors alike. Bring your own dirt bike, or take a guided ATV tour or horseback trail ride for a full backcountry experience. Or you can simply use the logging roads to access the many fishing lakes and rivers in the area.

View online the Outdoor Discovery map. Includes fishing locations, camping spots and outlines the areas designated for motorised and non-motorised use.

There are some great fishing spots in and around Golden. With unspoilt lakes and streams the opportunities for reeling in a fish are endless. Whatever you choose, please respect the environment.

Rocky Mountain Riders ATV Tours & Rentals We offer high performance ATV, side by side, and snowmobile rentals, plus extreme backcountry and family snowmobile tours for everyone. Experience the ultimate BC backcountry adventure. Rates from $200 1-877-950-SLED (7533)

Canadian Off-Road Adventures Are you ready to escape the masses and experience the thrill of our stunning Canadian wilderness up close? We offer a unique experience on our ATV/ quadbike tours, from beginner to expert, rain or shine. We provide machine orientation, professional guide and all the necessary safety gear. See our website for further details. Email: 1-250-290-0002

Canadian Rockies Heliparagliding Experience the Canadian Rockies with us in a unique way that is only possible here in Golden. Heliparagliding is only offered in two other places in the world and is an awesome way for you to see the Rockies at 8300’. We arrive by helicopter to a remote peak and then fly down on a tandem paraglider. Unbelievable. Unforgettable. 872 McBeath Road 1-250 344-3214



Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge


Whilst exploring the downtown, take a trip over the Kicking Horse River Pedestrian Bridge. The bridge is the longest freestanding timber frame bridge in Canada and a testament to the spirit of community and volunteerism. Completed in 2001, the bridge was constructed by over 100 members of the International Timberframers Guild who came from all over the US, Europe and Canada to donate their skills to build and raise the bridge. The local community welcomed them into their homes offering free board and lodging, and with the huge timbers selected and donated from local woodlots, the bridge is truly a representation of Golden’s community spirit.

No visit to Golden is complete without a visit to our museum to gain a true insight into our heritage of explorers and pioneers. Located just off Highway 95, at 1302 - 11th Ave South.

Edelweiss Village Built in 1912 by the C.P. Rail for the Swiss Guides and their families, the original six chalets can be found at the west entrance to town on a hillside overlooking Golden and the Columbia Valley. Located on Ottoson Road, the homes are privately owned and are not open to the public. However a short drive will reveal the varied architecture of these historic buildings.

Worlds Largest Paddle Certified by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® as the ‘Largest Hand Paddle / Oar’ and based on an actual paddle, this proportionally correct monolith is scaled up 13 times to over 60 feet - perfect for a 78-foot giant!

Photo by Claire Dibble

Located on Highway 95, just before Parson.



Make our backyard your home from home.


njoying what Golden has to offer is even better after a great night’s sleep. From authentic mountain lodges to slopeside sophistication, there are plenty of great choices for rest and recuperation before your next adventure.

Lodges Often surprisingly luxurious, many lodges are located in the rural areas and make for a real mountain experience surrounded by the most incredible scenery you can imagine. Some locations are only accessible by helicopter and offer full packages that include transportation, accommodation, dining and guiding.

Bed & Breakfasts B&Bs are typically offered in a private, owner-operated residence. Because this kind of operation is small, the service is personalized and getting to know the owners is often half the charm (A tasty homemade breakfast is the other half!).

Motels Primarily designed to offer sleeping accommodation only, motels are generally priced lower than resorts or hotels. Each room or unit is equipped with a private bath, and some units may feature full or partial kitchenettes.

Hotels Perfect for people who desire comfort and convenience. Hotels generally provide full food and licensed facilities, elevators, indoor pools and gym facilities.

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Kicking Horse Lodging Once you’ve been lured to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort by its stunning beauty, epic champagne powder, and gnarly terrain, all that’s left to decide is where to make your home away from home. Kicking Horse Lodging offers the most on-mountain accommodations with something to suit every taste and budget, from guest rooms to luxurious suites and private homes. Rates from: $159 Summer, $209 Winter 1549 Kicking Horse Trail 1-877-754-5486

LUSH Mountain Accommodations Log & timber frame vacation homes, townhomes, condos & cabins available for nightly rental located at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort or on one of our secluded acreages just minutes from Golden throughout beautiful Kicking Horse Country. Choose the convenience of ski-in ski-out accommodations at the base of the ski hill or the tranquility and solitude of a cabin on a private acreage overlooking a pond, creek, river, wetlands or valley. LUSH offers a wide range of amenity filled homes that sleep anywhere from 2 to 15 guests in comfort and style. Spectacular views, BBQ’s, and private hot tubs enhance your vacation experience. Perfect for couples, families, groups of friends, weddings, corporate getaways, or special events. Summer $49 - $129 per person Winter $59 - $149 per person Throughout Kicking Horse Country 1-888-344-8681 / 1-250-344-8681




Kicking Horse River Chalets Located 20 minutes east of Golden and right on the Kicking Horse River, these red-roofed cabins offer unparalleled access to the great outdoors and a quiet, tranquil ambiance. With fully stocked self-catering kitchens, spacious master bedrooms, large loft areas that can sleep four people, jetted tubs, private decks complete with BBQs, and beautiful living areas with SERVICES stone fireplaces, these chalets are the perfect vacation accommodation for a family escape, a romantic getaway, or an exciting outdoor adventure trip with friends. Kicking Horse River Chalets are open year round. Rates from $159 2924 Kicking Horse Road 1-250-344-3652

River to Peaks Inn River to Peaks Inn offers guests a luxurious and relaxing way to experience the incredible scenery and world-class ski conditions of Golden, BC. This newly renovated and tastefully decorated bed & breakfast features large soaker tubs, steam showers, king and queen sized beds, fireplaces, 42� flat screen televisions and a complimentary continental-style breakfast. The inn is located in the town of Golden, right beside the Kicking Horse River and just a short fiveminute walk to downtown and a twenty-minute drive to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. River to Peaks is an ideal choice for an unforgettable Golden vacation. Rates from $110 420 River Glen Drive 1-250-344-4775


Columbia Outpost Lodge The Columbia Outpost Lodge, will comfortably sleep 14 people in six separate bedrooms. Open concept kitchen and dining area, combined with the spacious living room areas, provides ample space for you, your family and friends to socialize and relax after long days spent adventuring. Alternatively, guests can soak in the 8 person hot tub or wind down on the private dock situated on the Columbia River wetlands. 1-250-348-2235 2581 Highway 95, Parson


More a lodge than a hostel with comfy sofas, roaring fire, fully-equipped comforts of home after a kitchen and feather beds; Dreamcatcher offers the day of outdoor adventures! Featuring free WIFI throughout; large secure gear storage; boot drying room; off road parking; ensuite rooms; laundry facilities - COME LIVE THE DREAM! Dorm beds from $35, Private rooms from $90 528 9th Avenue North 1-250-439-1090

Heather Mountain Lodge & Cabins “I will never forget our stay here; it was blissful.” Come visit our off the grid timber-frame lodge and luxury cabins, easily accessed halfway between Golden and Revelstoke. Relax in our cedar sauna & outdoor hot-tub. Dine from our chef ’s garden, and enjoy our warm hospitality. You have found yourself Somewhere Close to Nowhere. 55km West of Golden on Highway 1 1-250-344-7490

Kicking Horse River Lodge


Snuggled amid the Rocky and Purcell Mountains, the lodge is designed to accommodate travelers in the upmost comfort and style. This amazing building with beautiful log timber furniture, has a fully licensed lounge and is just minutes away from downtown Golden. It has an easy access to hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, golfing, paragliding, snowmobiling and world class skiing and snowboarding. Rates from $35.65 801 9th Street North 1-877-547-5266

Moberly Lodge & Cabins A spectacular handcrafted log building and individual log cabins offering hotel luxuries with mountain lodge comforts. Enjoy the roaring fire, sleep under cozy down duvets and wake to fresh coffee and an acclaimed breakfast. Delight in incredible mountain views, relax on the lawn or explore trails in acres of woodland. #stayandexplore Rates from $135 1402 Adolph Johnson Road 1-250-344-6676 Access the mobile web app to get Golden on the go. Visit 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.

Apostoles Greek Restaurant And Vacation Rentals Located right in town, apartment style with private entrances. One bedroom or two bedrooms available. Tourism B.C. Approved accommodations. Rates from $125 1-250-344-0008

Alpine Meadows Lodge Enjoy a wilderness B&B lodge, all 10 rooms with ensuite jacuzzi bath, includes breakfast, WIFI, spectacular views and trails. Close to golf, skiing, more adventures… Rates from $119 1-250-344-5863

Auberge Kicking Horse B&B The Auberge offers 3 rooms with private ensuite bathrooms. Within walking distance of town. Includes outdoor Jacuzzi, Wifi & knowledgeable host. Rates from $130 1-250-344-3997



Bear Paw Lodge Fully equipped vacation home which can comfortably sleep 10 people. The perfect get-away retreat in the heart of the mountains. All bookings made via website. Rates from $465

Eh Canadian Lodge A superb lodge, boasting spectacular mountain views and contemporary bedrooms with private bathrooms, free internet and welcoming public areas! We offer a full Canadian style breakfast. Rates from $115 1-250-344-2698

Glenogle Mountain Lodge & Spa

Hillside Lodge & Chalets

Our full service lodge is nestled in a quiet gorgeous mountain setting. Outstanding service, food and accommodation will make sure you have a grand getaway.

13 kms west of Golden, Hillside Lodge offers stunning views on 20 acres of riverfront property. Cozy cabins & rooms. Book Your Unforgettable Stay Now!

Rates from $139 1-250-344-7638

Rates from $155 1-250-344-7281

Home Lodge

Il Nido Country Inn

An award winning modern B&B in a stunning mountain setting. Luxurious bedrooms with private bathrooms, beautiful public areas, wonderful breakfasts, hot tub and free wi-fi throughout.

A marvelous log home in a peaceful location in the wilderness of Canada. Outdoor hot tub, mountain views, free Internet, kitchens in suites, breakfast included.

Rates from $110 1-250-344-0693

Rates from $130 1-250-340-8544

Kicking Horse Kabins 1200 sq.ft luxury lodge in beautiful Blaeberry Valley. One, two and three bedroom rental options. Full kitchen, BBQ, hot-tub. Getaway perfection! 12 minutes from town. Rates from $175 1-250-439-1117

Le Beausoleil Bed and Breakfast A highly rated modern craftsman styled timber-frame B&B. Offering outstanding & comfortable accommodations, fantastic views, sumptuous breakfasts and many other great amenities. Relax and enjoy. Rates from $130 1-250-344-5722

Mount 7 Lodges

Tschurtschenthaler Lodge B & B

Luxurious lodges with spectacular mountain views. Each lodge has a deck with hot tub, full kitchen, gas grill and wi-fi.

4 guest rooms and one self catering cabin. Beautiful views, bountiful breakfasts, 7km from downtown Golden.

Rates from $200 1-250-344-8973

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Access the mobile web app to get Golden on the go. Visit 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.

Golden Eco Adventure Ranch Beautiful, quiet campground just south of Golden. At the base of the Moonraker bike trails, pond, great washrooms and lots of space to play. Rates from $35 1-250-344-6825


Golden Golf Club RV Park Enjoy a peaceful and quiet setting just minutes from Golden. Our RV Park is adjacent to our restaurant, golf course and practice facilities. Services include 30-amp power to each site, free WiFi, communal fire pit, and a potable water station. Be sure to ask us about our extended stay rates. Lowest rates in Golden. 576 Golf Course Drive 1-250-344-2700

Golden Municipal Campground


Open Year Round! The campground is situated along the Kicking Horse River. The campground is near a seasonal pool, spray park, playground, trails & the downtown core. On site sani-dump, convenience & RV parts store. Wi-Fi, laundry, hot showers, picnic shelter, fire pits, unserviced tent sites and 30 amp & 15 amp sites. Pull through’s unserviced. Rates from $35 1411 9th Street South 1-866-538-6625


Whispering Spruce Campground and RV Park Destination Campground and RV Park with free wi-fi, free showers, full service store and laundromat. Pets welcome, LGBT and family friendly. See the new look and features, with some of the best views in the Kicking Horse. Early booking Discounts. Some winter service. Rates from $32 1430 Golden View Road 1-250-344-6680



Best Western Mountainview Inn Enjoy mountain views, and discovering the picturesque area during the days. Hotel offers a welcoming indoor pool, and onsite lobby café, which includes FREE breakfast! Conveniently located just off the Trans Canada Highway. No matter what brings you to this part of B.C, where you stay makes all the difference. 1024 11th Street North 1-250-344-2333

Holiday Inn Express The award winning Holiday Inn Express is Golden’s newest hotel. Located only 15 minutes from the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Our hotel features, 24 hour business center, meeting room, board room, pool, hot tub, gym, 75 units; each unit is equipped with a fridge, microwave, safes, in-room coffee, free wi-fi and 40” flat screen TVs, kitchenettes and Jacuzzi Suite with a balcony featuring a view of the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Start your day with our FREE Hot Breakfast in our great room. After a hard day of travel or play come take a dip in our heated indoor pool or hot tub. 1120 14th Street North 1-250-344-4664



Access the mobile web app to get Golden on the go. Visit 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.

Heather Mountain Lodge & Cabins Come visit our classic timber-frame lodge located halfway between Golden & Revelstoke. Enjoy the cozy accommodations and delicious dining with spectacular mountain views of Glacier National Park. 1-250-344-7490

Ponderosa Motor Inn


We offer 85 clean, spacious and affordable rooms, plus family units, kitchenette and jacuzzi suites. Free wireless internet. Complimentary light breakfast, hot tub and BBQ area. Take advantage of our great ski packages with Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Golf packages also available. Special Rates for snowmobilers, motorcycle riders and seniors. Rates from $70 1206 Trans Canada Highway 1-800-881-4233

Prestige Inn Golden Conveniently located off the Trans Canada Highway, the Prestige Inn Golden offers comfortable and modern dĂŠcor with a variety of room types to suit every traveler or group. The property includes an indoor pool and hot tub, onsite restaurant, and access to the beautiful mountain views that surround Golden. 1049 Trans Canada Highway North 1-250-344-7990

Travelodge Stay and Play Packages, Sport Groups and Contract Workers Rates. Enjoy the indoor water pool, waterslide, hot tub and sauna. Each guest room includes, microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker and hairdryer. Complimentary wireless internet and breakfast. Conveniently located, only 15 minutes from Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. 1200 12th Street North 1-888-989-5566


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Eat, drink and be merry.


olden has a wide variety of restaurants, diners, pubs, bars, cafes and bistros all offering culinary delights to tantalize your taste buds and suit all budgets. Many of our restaurants are award-winning, using the finest locally-sourced ingredients paired with impressive B.C. wine lists

and craft beers to create a unique regional experience that exceeds expectations for small-town dining. There’s lots of opportunity for mixing with the locals in bars and pubs offering live entertainment, local bands or big screen games. Don’t forget a beer-tasting session at Golden’s very own craft brewery.

Peaks Grill Legendary for delicious homemade food, friendly service, ice-cold beer and the ever popular shot ski. Kick back inside or on our mountainside patio. We are Kicking Horse Mountain Resort’s local hot spot for winter and summer, located at the base of the mountain and the perfect spot for food and nightlife. We are family friendly and offer takeout. Featuring live music, special events, sports on big screens, daily specials and Golden’s best looking staff! Offering hearty meals, gluten-free options, homemade desserts, great kid’s menus, and catering options. We can also accommodate groups up to 100 people for functions. 1549 Kicking Horse Trail 1-250-344-4950


Access the mobile web app to get Golden on the go. Visit 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.

Purcell Coffee Café and in-house coffee roaster located across from CIBC in downtown Golden. Freshly Roasted 100% Arabica Coffee. Specialty Coffee, Chocolates and Kitchenware. 521 9th Ave North. 1-250-344-6363

Rockwater Grill & Bar

Whitetooth Mountain Bistro

The premier music venue in the East Kootenays, located on the riverfront in downtown Golden. Innovative food and beverage menus, featuring craft brews and creative cocktails.

Upscale yet casual atmosphere easily incorporates romantic dinners for two, families and groups at the same time. Open daily for breakfast 9AM-2PM, lunch 11AM-5PM. Dinner from 5PM. 1-250-344-5951 1-250-344-5120

Apostoles Greek Restaurant Quality, comfort and value are three key ingredients that make Apostoles like no other. Family owned and operated for over 25 years. Winner of multiple culinary awards over the years. Specializing in Greek Food, Steaks and Pasta. Check our website for full menu. 901 10th Avenue South 1-250-344-4906

Eagle’s Eye Restaurant The quintessential Kicking Horse experience. Eagle’s Eye Restaurant is a culinary delight not to be missed. Take in the incredible 360 degree views from 7,700 feet, dine on exceptional Rocky Mountain cuisine, and choose from a fine selection of BC’s best wines. Eagle’s Eye Restaurant is available for private functions. Whether your group is coming here for a ski getaway, corporate retreat, wedding or reunion, our accomplished team is committed to helping you achieve an amazing resort experience. 1500 Kicking Horse Trail 1-866-SKI-KICK

The French Connection Cheese, Fine Foods & Bistro Not Just a Cheese Store! Licensed Bistro featuring breakfast and lunch. Free WiFi and Fratello coffee. Air conditioning in the summer and sit by the fire in the winter. We carry up to 65 different varieties of domestic and import cheeses. Fine foods from around the world and hard to find gifts for the Foodie. We can custom build your basket or cheese board. Check out our website for our lineup of evening cheese and wine tastings, fondue and raclette nights. Licensed Bistro is available for private functions up to 20 people book your party or event today! 828 10th Avenue South, Unit G 1-250-344-2231



Big Bend Café “Fresh Fabulous Food”. Owner operated voted best breakfast in the Kootenay’s. Bottomless coffee and the famous hot sauce wall. Come join us for a hearty homemade meal. 7:30 am - 2 pm Daily. 528 9th Avenue North 1-250-344-6111

Eleven22 Neighbourhood Restaurant Original, modern, comfort cuisine, drawn from chef/owner Konan Mar’s passion for culinary diversity. Dishes prepared with the finest ingredients, cooked a la minute, and served in satisfying portions. As a popular neighborhood restaurant, ELEVEN22 reflects an easy atmosphere for people of all ages to mingle. Entrée price from $11 to $29. Early bird 5pm to 6pm: $20 for 3 course meal 1122 10th Avenue 1-250-344-2443

Heather Mountain Lodge Restaurant “The food was impressive, delicious and fresh.” Find yourself dining Somewhere Close to Nowhere, halfway between Golden and Revelstoke, at our off the grid timber-frame lodge. Our ingredients are locally sourced, garden fresh picked and historically inspired, a recipe of a memorable stop along your journey. 55km West of Golden on Highway 1 1-250-344-7490

The Island Restaurant Located in the heart of Golden, the Island will tempt you with Rocky Mountain Cuisine with a taste of Asian and European fusion. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, guests can stop in for a soup, salad or sandwich, or relax and dine on one of our Asian inspired starters followed by an entrée of local game. Gluten-free and kids menus are also available. Rates from $12 - $27 101 Gould’s Island, 10th Avenue 1-250-344-2400


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Art Gallery of Golden & Studio Gift Shop Come downtown and browse our selection of fine art and home-grown gifts that give everyday pleasure and support the community. A true reflection of our western mountain culture from the studios of more than 90 Columbia Basin artists. Come in and see why we are all AGOG! 516 9th Avenue North 1-250-344-6186

Art Rush Gallery Come and check out Golden’s artist owned and operated gallery. You will find many uniquely hand crafted treasures made on location by the husband and wife team, featuring Ting’s dreamscape artwork, Paul’s wildlife photography and the couples’ eclectic hand crafted jewellery. The gallery also features an array of art gifts, home accessories, handbags, hats, scarves, sterling silver jewellery and a multitude of other keepsakes for women and men. During your visit, you may find the artists at work, painting or creating another timeless piece. Ting and Paul are always happy to share their inspirations and experiences, making your visit memorable. PLATINUM AWARD WINNING

ART GALLERY 2015 BEST OF KOOTENAY BUSINESS AWARDS 420B 9th Avenue North 1-250-344-4868


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By Air Calgary International Airport Cranbrook Cdn. Rockies Golden Municipal Airport (CYGE) is a single runway within the town boundary. for details.

By Car Access to Golden from east or west is simple, thanks to its location on the Trans-Canada Highway. Hwy #95 begins in Golden and heads south to the US border.

By Bus Daily trips provided by Greyhound.

By Airport Shuttle

Distances to Golden Lake Louise AB

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81 km/ 50 mi

137 km/ 85 mi

Banff AB

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Calgary AB

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Radium Hot Springs

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New shuttle service connecting Calgary International Airport to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort twice a week, via the Banff Brewster Airport Express.

For road conditions in British Columbia visit or call 1.800.550.4997

Service will run Wednesday & Saturday from December 21, 2016 to March 26, 2017.

For road conditions in Alberta visit or call 1.877.262.4997

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