Golden is a favourite spot for wildlife viewing.
For fantastic wildlife and bird watching opportunities make sure you add Golden to your itinerary this summer. Golden and Kicking Horse Country is a favourite spot in which to enjoy an abundance of animals. Whether you are driving or strolling through the woods make sure you keep your eyes wide open as you never know what you might encounter. Our incredible mountain town and the surrounding Kicking Horse Country is home to black and grizzly bears, elk, deer, moose, big horned mountain sheep, mountain lions, wolves, coyotes, mountain goats and more. The rivers and lakes have a diversity of waterfowl and birds that include osprey, bald eagles, herons and you might even see a beaver or two.
For an up-close and personal look at one of the world’s most misunderstood creatures, check out the Northern Lights Wolf Centre, which offers interpretive talks and the chance to walk with wolves.
Head up to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and visit the Grizzly Bear Refuge, the world’s largest enclosed and protected grizzly bear habitat. Learn more about Boo the resident grizzly bear with an interpretive tour.