Golden is at the peak of the game for some of the best rock climbing and mountaineering in the region with world-class climbing and mountaineering in Bugaboo Provincial Park and nearby national parks.
Golden Climbing and Mountaineering Fast Facts:
- Three of the “Classic 50 Climbs in North America” are in Kicking Horse Country – Northwest Ridge of Mt. Sir Donald, Beckey-Chouinard Route on South Howser Tower and East Ridge of Bugaboo Spire
- The first recorded climbs in Rogers Pass were made by Canadian botanist J. Macoun and his son in 1885
- In 1988, British mountaineers Rev. William Spotswood Green and Rev. Henry Swanzy completed the first recreational technical climbs in the Selkirk Mountains
- Over 60 sport climbing routes at Spillimacheen Crags, south of Golden