With Glacier National Park to the west and Yoho National Park to the east, Golden British Columbia is right in the heart of some of the most pristine wilderness to be found in the Canadian Rockies. At the blending of the Kicking Horse and Columbia Rivers, and with the Columbia Mountains standing guard overhead, Golden may be the perfect jump-off point for extreme outdoor adventure: hiking, river rafting, horseback riding, heli-skiing, downhill skiing, and ice-climbing – it’s all here for you to explore.
An extremely popular mountainbiking route in the area is the Golden Triangle, probably one of the most strenuous but spectacular circuits in Canada. Golden is also known for its more than 50 sport climbing routes for those interested in mountaineering, and its famed thermals for hang-gliding or paragliding. Or visit the Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre to learn about these wild animals, both loved and hated, but definitely misunderstood.
Your Golden Bed and Breakfast innkeepers will tell you tourism became popular in the early 1900s with the hiring of Swiss guides by the CPR. The lure of fresh, unconquered peaks and the prospect of viewing and experiencing untouched wilderness enticed Europeans and eastern Canadians to fill CPR passenger cars and local hotel rooms. The original homes built were of Swiss chalet design, and Edelweiss Village still exists today.
Auberge Kicking Horse B&B
Walking distance of downtown GOLDEN, this B&B accommodation offers 3 rooms with private en suite bathrooms. Enjoy an outdoor Jacuzzi tub, Wifi access and a homemade country breakfast. Auberge B&B is a pet free environment and children friendly.Your knowledgeable host will give very valuable advice.