Things to Do
Float trips, paragliding, heli-skiing, wildlife viewing, golfing, fishing...
At Kicking Horse River Lodge, we can't remember what the word "boredom" means.
Bugaboo Provincial Park is just an hour south of Golden and is world renowned for the quality of climbing: 2000-foot granite faces thrusting out of glaciers. The rest of the local parks also offer a vast amount of mountaineering possibilities. Sport climbers also have many great local options and Spillamacheen, 30 minutes south, offers about 100 bolted routes of varying grades. There are many ice climbing options available between Golden and Lake Louise and the Columbia Ice Fields Parkway is another ice climbing hot spot.
You will really taste the action when you take a little cruise on the historic Kicking Horse River.
Hang Gliding and Paragliding
Touch the sky by launching off the famous Mount 7 launch site.
For more information check out:
The Golden Hang Gliding & Paragliding Pilots
Can't be bothered with a lift? There's another way to get up the mountain and find untouched powder...
Get wild with a visit to the Grizzly Bear Sanctuary at KHMR and the wolf sanctuary just out of town.
The Columbia River is the longest wet lands in North America and offers spectacular bird and wildlife viewing.
Get your pack loaded and head out for a multi or single day trip in Rogers Pass!
Crisp air, fresh trails and lots of fun! Dawn Mtn., Moonraker and the Golden Golf Course are waiting!
Summer fun is easily found at one of the many trout-rich lakes and rivers - the kids will love it!
The local Golden Golf Club is a hidden gem that is no longer a secret and has been ranked in the "Top 100 courses in Canada" and also ranked "Best Value in BC".
Tour our scenic mountainous terrain the easy way with the help of a four-legged friend.
Downhill riders have been coming to Golden for years to shuttle up Mt. 7 and its 4000-foot descent on a gnarly network of trails. KHMR now offers the longest vertical resort based, gondola-assisted downhill riding in the country. If you prefer to actually pedal your bike, Golden has a great mix of classic single-track trails and the surrounding parks offer some great all day epic rides.
Golden is quickly becoming a snowmobile mecca with tons of options for fresh powder riding. The local sled club offers great maps and several groomed trail areas that access huge alpine bowls, crazy cornice drops and acres of high marks. This is big mountain riding and avalanche conditions are always present, so be alert and play safe.
For those who do not mind walking up the mountain to have a chance to ski virgin powder, Golden is the perfect place. The Slack-Country access off of KHMR is full of big steep alpine lines that continue ridge after ridge. A short 1-hour drive to the west of town is Rogers Pass, which Powder magazine rated the #1 road-side ski touring area in North America. A full-time Park Warden office offers up-to-date avalanche conditions, advice and maps for the Pass. Backcountry equipment and experience are always necessary; so, take a course, buy the gear and learn how to play safe.