Summer activities and attractions in Golden
Surrounded by mountain ranges, historic rivers, and located at the heart of national and provincial parks, Golden offers activities and attractions for everyone. Golden is a mecca for hiking, including ridge trails at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, which offer panoramic views, and Canada’s highest dining experience at the Eagles Eye restaurant.
Visit one of six national parks surrounding Golden; Yoho, Glacier, Banff Lake Louise, Jasper, Kootenay and Mt. Revelstoke for historic sites and hiking trails. Take a walk with the wolves, visit Boo at the Grizzly Bear Refuge, or a guided tour of the Columbia River and Wetlands, home to hundreds of species of wildlife, birds, and fish. Thrill seekers can check off multiple bucket list experiences such as whitewater rafting on the famous Kicking Horse River, sky-diving or tandem paragliding, or mountain biking over 129km of trails. Experienced fishing, horseback-riding, and ATV guiding outfits will help you make the most of your stay in Golden. Golfers will enjoy the spectacular scenery at the award-winning Golden Golf Club 18-hole championship course.
After a day of outdoor adventure, there are great dining options and unique cultural events, or simply take a walk through the historic downtown, and visit the famous Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge, the longest freestanding timber-frame bridge in Canada.