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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

Emerald Lake Lodge
Emerald Lake Lodge
3.5 out of 5
Emerald Lake Road, Field, BC
The price is ¥20,323 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

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! (1,002 reviews)

"We go to the lodge every year for a winter retreat, it's a magical place with cabin style feeling with added luxury of accessing the hot tub, restaurants, and the amazing staff!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Emerald Lake Lodge
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 ¥7,385 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5

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 ...

3.8/5Good! (1,002 reviews)

"The customer service was excellent. The room was very clean. The bedding was clean and free of the typical powerful bleach smell which usually causes respiratory issues for my girlfriend who has asthma. Great stay!!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2021

Travelodge by Wyndham Golden Sportsman Lodge
Prestige Inn Golden
Prestige Inn Golden
3 out of 5
1049 Trans Canada Highway North, Golden, BC
The price is ¥9,667 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31

Situated in the mountains, this eco-friendly hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Columbia Mountains, Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge, and British Columbia Visitor ...

4.1/5Very Good! (478 reviews)

"Nice staff at reception. Great location (just off the highway...but not noisy at all with the traffic)."…"

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2020

Prestige Inn Golden
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Golden

Mountain View Cabins
Mountain View Cabins
3 out of 5
2383 Forde Station Road, Golden, BC

Situated in the mountains, this cabin is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Columbia Mountains and within 6 mi (10 km) of Burges James Gadsden Provincial Park and Northern ...

4.2/5Very Good! (453 reviews)

"It was a very nice and clean and inexpensive stay in the mountains highly recommend it"…"

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

Mountain View Cabins
Swiss Village Inn
Swiss Village Inn
2 out of 5
1107 14th St. North, Golden, BC
The price is ¥4,876 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30

Located in the heart of Golden, this campground is within 2 mi (3 km) of Columbia Mountains, Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge, and Golden and District General ...

3.4/5 (638 reviews)

"Room was very clean and had been recently redone - washroom was really clean and up tp date. Sound insulation between room above ours wasn’t great and we could hear people walking quite clearly."…"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2020

Swiss Village Inn
Cedar House Restaurant & Chalets
Cedar House Restaurant & Chalets
3.5 out of 5
735 Hefti Road, Golden, BC
The price is ¥19,997 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6

Situated in the mountains, this vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Golden and District Museum, Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge, and British Columbia Visitor ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (72 reviews)

"The place had a stunning view with the jacuzzi and was very pleasant. However some of the amenities listed are not working such as the iPod dock, and upstairs Heater. Overall it was a great stay and would highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Cedar House Restaurant & Chalets
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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