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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.

Top hotels in Golden

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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 NZ$166 per night

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 ...

3.7/5Good! (993 reviews)

"This hotel was so handy to the highway , gas and food that it is perfect for the traveller who is passing through. Extremely scenic property!"…"

Reviewed on 2 Jul. 2020

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 NZ$174 per night

Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Columbia Mountains and within 3 miles (5 km) of Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge and Golden and ...

3.8/5Good! (996 reviews)

"Stayed during pandemic. Good amount of hand sanitizer. Happy to have a clean bed and minimal contact with anyone."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jun. 2020

Ramada Limited Golden
Emerald Lake Lodge
Emerald Lake Lodge
3.5 out of 5
Emerald Lake Road, Field, BC
The price is NZ$440 per night

Situated on a lake, this romantic hotel is 10.7 mi (17.3 km) from Upper Spiral Tunnel Scenic Viewpoint and 11.3 mi (18.1 km) from Lower Spiral Tunnel Scenic ...

4.2/5Very Good! (997 reviews)

"I wish we were given a choice for lake front. Coffee, cream,sugar are usually there for two person I woke to find no coffee and you have to call front desk to bring you some. I had a little one and requested one hour delayed checkout which they said no to. Common check in at 4 and check out at 11. ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jul. 2020

Emerald Lake Lodge

Popular places to visit in Golden

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

4/5(1 review)

This mountain resort draws experienced skiers and snowboarders in winter and lures them back for summertime fun as well.

Yoho National Park
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Yoho National Park

4.5/5(8 reviews)

Find out why this national park is named after a Cree word for awe and wonder when you see its sheer rock walls, waterfalls, deep-blue lakes and wild rivers.

Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge
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Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge

Stroll across Canada’s longest freestanding wooden frame bridge and take photos of the structure’s elegant design constructed from Douglas fir timber.

Top activities in Golden

Full-Day Trip to Yoho National Park & Moraine Lake
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Full-Day Trip to Yoho National Park & Moraine Lake

NZ$112
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Kicking Horse Rafting & Lunch
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Kicking Horse Rafting & Lunch

NZ$141
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
White Water Express - 3:30 p.m. Trip
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White Water Express - 3:30 p.m. Trip

NZ$124
Per adult
Full-Day Icefields Parkway Tour
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Full-Day Icefields Parkway Tour

NZ$322
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Full-Day Yoho National Park & Grizzly Bear Refuge Tour
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Full-Day Yoho National Park & Grizzly Bear Refuge Tour

NZ$276
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Calgary International Airport-Lake Louise hotels Airport shuttle 2:30 PM
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Calgary International Airport-Lake Louise hotels Airport shuttle 2:30 PM

NZ$106
Per adult

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