Golden

Travel Guide
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Base yourself here to hike in the surrounding national parks, get your adventure fix on the slopes year-round and dine out in Canada’s highest restaurant.

Situated at the confluence of the Kicking Horse and Columbia rivers, with the Purcell Mountains and the Canadian Rockies providing a backdrop, Golden is set in a true natural wonderland.

Start off with a stroll around this friendly little town of just under 4,000 residents to take in the scenery. Cross over the Kicking Horse River on the Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge, which at 150 feet (46 meters) is one of Canada’s longest pedestrian bridges. Watch the kayakers and rafters zoom beneath the bridge in summer.

Have lunch in the highest restaurant in Canada by taking the gondola from the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort up to the scenic Eagle’s Eye Restaurant.

Get your pulse racing by trying kayaking and rafting for yourself. Make a visit to Mount 7 for paragliding or try the Moonraker Trails for spectacular mountain biking. Of course, you can also take your activities at a gentler pace, with horseback riding or a round of golf.

Visit in winter to take advantage of the great range of wintersports available. Head up to the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort for skiing and snowboarding on its 4,133 feet (1,260 meters) of vertical terrain. Have a blast on one of the many snowmobile trails in the area or go extreme with heli skiing in Bugaboo Provincial Park.

Head out into the surrounding national parks to experience the vastness and diversity of the region. Glacier National Park and Yoho National Park are in close proximity while four other parks are a bit farther out. Immerse yourself in the stunning scenery with one of the many hikes available. Visit in spring to see colorful wildflowers set against the backdrop of snowcapped peaks.

Relax in the evening with drinks or a tasty meal in the town of Golden. At The Golden Taps in the center of town try one of the craft beers and meet the friendly locals.

Golden may seem dwarfed by the vast landscape surrounding it, but a big heart beats within the town, a great base to explore that majestic wonderland.

Ramada Limited Golden
Ramada Limited Golden
2.5 out of 5
1311 12th St North, Golden, BC
The price is CA $93 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Columbia Mountains, Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge, and British Columbia Visitor Centre at Golden. ...
3.8/5 Good! (995 reviews)
"Comfortable bed and pillows, liked the Keurig and coffee provided in the room. Would have preferred to have actual glasses instead of paper cups, but perhaps this is a Covid requirement at the moment?"

Reviewed on Jan. 10, 2022

Ramada Limited Golden
Travelodge by Wyndham Golden Sportsman Lodge
Travelodge by Wyndham Golden Sportsman Lodge
2 out of 5
1200-12th Street North, Golden, BC
The price is CA $94 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Located in Golden, this family-friendly hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Golden Golf Club and Kicking ...
3.8/5 Good! (993 reviews)
"Great slide at the pool.....loads of fun for everyone."

Reviewed on Jan. 1, 2022

Travelodge by Wyndham Golden Sportsman Lodge
Prestige Inn Golden
Prestige Inn Golden
3 out of 5
1049 Trans Canada Highway North, Golden, BC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $152 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
Situated in the mountains, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of British Columbia Visitor Centre at Golden, Golden and District General Hospital, ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (598 reviews)
"Customer service here is awesome! A great pet friendly option accessible to town and the ski resort."

Reviewed on Jan. 7, 2022

Prestige Inn Golden
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Swiss Village Inn
Swiss Village Inn
2 out of 5
1107 14th St. North, Golden, BC
The price is CA $55 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Located in the heart of Golden, this campground is within 2 mi (3 km) of Columbia Mountains, Columbia River, and Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge. Golden and ...
3.4/5 (721 reviews)
"Beautiful views. Clean, secure room. Friendly and helpful staff. Allowed me to have my dog☺️"

Reviewed on Jan. 13, 2022

Swiss Village Inn
✿Wonderful Rockies Cabin Getaway for Hike orSki✿
✿Wonderful Rockies Cabin Getaway for Hike orSki✿
Golden, BC
The price is CA $450 per night from Jan 17 to Jan 18
Situated in Golden, this romantic cabin is 5.6 mi (9 km) from Wapta Falls Trailhead and 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Yoho National Park. British Columbia Visitor Centre ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Cute and cozy cabin in the mountains
"A wonderful cute and cozy cabin located in beautiful and scenic area of Golden. Steve is an excellent host. Would definitely stay here again. Had an amazing time."

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2021

✿Wonderful Rockies Cabin Getaway for Hike orSki✿
Relaxing All Season Chalet - Cabin # 4
Relaxing All Season Chalet - Cabin # 4
Golden, BC
Located in Golden, this family-friendly vacation home is 5.6 mi (9 km) from Wapta Falls Trailhead, and within 20 mi (32 km) of Kootenay River and Golden and ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
It was very nice stay
"The communication with the manger was awesome"

Reviewed on Aug. 4, 2021

Relaxing All Season Chalet - Cabin # 4
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