Have you ever stopped in Golden? At a minimum I’ve driven the section of the Trans-Canada Highway through the town at least 20 times, and the most I’ve ever done is gas up my car along Gasoline Alley – a common theme according to the folks at Tourism Golden.
I finally changed that in March. Now I know where to get a great meal and a killer cup of coffee but even better I know that there’s a whole lot to do. Over a few days I barely scratched the surface.
Where is Golden
The town of Golden, situated at the junction of the Columbia and Kicking Horse Rivers, is three hours west of Calgary and about an hour east of Rogers Pass. It’s in a scenic valley with the Rocky and Purcell Mountains on the doorstep. What you see from the highway is a fraction of the town.