Golden sits at the heart of your parks adventure. Cradled within the Canadian Rockies, Golden is surrounded by six of Canada's most phenomenal national parks; Yoho, Glacier, Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, and Mount Revelstoke. Want us to sum up Golden with one word? When looking at our pristine lakes, towering mountains, and full forests, the word "unspoiled" comes to mind.
Live every day as the main character of a choose your own adventure novel! Any direction you take, you'll be sure to find experiences to share around camp fires for years to come. We love Golden all year round, from its wintry snow covered peaks, to its refreshing summer lakes, the great outdoors is sure to call to you.
Wherever your adventures take you, be sure to share your pictures on social media using the hashtags #GoldenBC, #GoldenRules, and #PrestigeAdventures.
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Golden is located on TransCanada Highway 1 and Highway 95, less than a 3 hours drive from Calgary International Airport, 2.5 hours from the Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook, and less than 4 hours north of the US border. Be prepared for anything by checking DriveBC for road conditions.
Please note: 26 kms of the Trans-Canada Highway between Golden and Yoho National Park is being upgraded. Stay up to date on construction information here.
Where do we even start? With action packed adventure all year round, Golden has so much to offer. In the summer you wont find any better biking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, or fishing. If you're looking to push your limits you've come to the right place. Go whitewater river rafting, challenge yourself with some world-class climbing and mountaineering. While we've already boasted about the abundance of natural beauty surrounding our town, what about seeing it from the sky? Go skydiving, paragliding, or hang gliding, and see Golden from a whole new perspective.
You haven't experience snow until you've been to Golden. Go cross country skiing, downhil skiing, and snowboarding, at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Want to push it to the extreme? Check out the back country and try out heli or cat skiing. Slow it down and take in the views on one of the many self guided snowshoeing trails. Did you know Golden is well known as an ice climbing destination? Did you know it has over 240 km of groomed snowmobiling trails? Nowhere else does winter like Golden does.
Golden is wild. Make sure you keep your eyes open on your adventures, you never know who you'll meet! Take part in a guided tour at Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre, or/and Grizzly Bear Interpretive Centre, and get to know our wildlife up close and personal.
Obviously our favourite restaurant in town is Ricky's All-Day Grill located at the Prestige Inn Golden, but if you've already visited them and want to try out another great eatery, you have lots of options in Golden.
An easy way to find out what's going on in Golden.
Check out what our local artists have to offer. In the summer, enjoy our farmers market downtown.