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.

Golden Village Lodge
Golden Village Lodge
2.5 out of 5
1439 LaFontaine Road, Golden, BC
The price is CA $84 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 5
Situated in the mountains, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Columbia Mountains and British Columbia Visitor Centre at Golden. Kicking Horse Pedestrian ...
3.8/5Good! (838 reviews)
"The room was redone recently and had a full kitchen. Very handy."

Reviewed on Sep. 25, 2021

Golden Village Lodge
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 $89 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
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 ...
3.8/5Good! (979 reviews)
"We appreciated our pet dog was welcomed. The bed was comfy. There was a fridge and microwave too. The staff were very friendly too."

Reviewed on Sep. 24, 2021

Travelodge by Wyndham Golden Sportsman Lodge
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 Oct 17 to Oct 17
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. ...
3.8/5Good! (969 reviews)
"Clean safe place Friendly staff"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2021

Ramada Limited Golden
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Swiss Village Inn
Swiss Village Inn
2 out of 5
1107 14th St. North, Golden, BC
The price is CA $76 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
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 (673 reviews)
"Clean, quiet, cozy, reasonable price."

Reviewed on Sep. 14, 2021

Swiss Village Inn
Mountain View Cabins
Mountain View Cabins
2.5 out of 5
2383 Forde Station Road, Golden, BC
Situated in the mountains, this cabin is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Columbia River and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Columbia Mountains. Burges James Gadsden Provincial Park ...
4.2/5Very Good! (477 reviews)
"Everything. Very lovely. We did try watching a DVD but the DVD player and tv didn’t work and when we plugged in the kettle for tea the whole cabin shut off. Had to restart the circuit several times. Gave up and went to bed."

Reviewed on Aug. 28, 2021

Mountain View Cabins
✿Wonderful Rockies Cabin Getaway for Hike orSki✿
✿Wonderful Rockies Cabin Getaway for Hike orSki✿
Golden, BC
The price is CA $450 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated in Golden, this romantic cabin is 3.4 mi (5.4 km) from Yoho National Park and 5.6 mi (9 km) from Wapta Falls Trailhead. British Columbia Visitor Centre ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)
"Worked well for large group"

Reviewed on Jul. 8, 2021

✿Wonderful Rockies Cabin Getaway for Hike orSki✿
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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