Golden Travel Guide
Welcome to Golden!
Golden is located directly off of the Trans Canada Highway—the main highway through the Canadian Rockies. The town's frontier history is tied into both the Canadian Pacific Railway and the local logging industry. Many artifacts pertaining to these historical influences are constantly on display at the Golden Museum, where visitors can also learn more about the natural history of the region. Golden is also found within close proximity to both Yoho and Glacier National Parks, which in turn has helped transform Golden into a tourist destination. As more and more tourists drove through Golden to visit the national parks, they began to see the potential for outdoor recreation. Recent years have seen an expansion of the area's recreational services and attractions, showcased by the relatively young Kicking Horse Resort, which offers some of the best snow conditions in British Columbia. Other outdoor activities such as heli-skiing, white-water rafting, hiking and golfing are also accessible from Golden.
A high mountain (e 1643m, 5390 ft) pass located on the Trans-Canada Highway straddling the Continental Divide, the pass extends 80 km through the Rocky Mountains between Golden, British Columbia and Lake Louise, Alberta.
Hotels & Motels
The Prestige Mountainside Resort Golden is an elegant hotel with beautiful mountain views, located 45 minutes west of Lake Louise.
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort offers the second highest vertical drop in Canada.