Golden & Area Activities
The town of Golden and the surrounding areas offer a host of activities to enhance your summer vacation experience. With 6 national parks surrounding this beautiful mountain town the rivers, lakes and mountain terrain are central to the culture of this growing destination.
From kayaking and canoeing - or even stand-up paddling on the Kicking Horse or Columbia Rivers, to fishing, flying, climbing and golf, here are a few of our favourite things to do in the Golden area:
SingleTrack 6 – Proudly Sponsored by Kicking hOrse Lodging
Singletrack 6 is a six-day mountain bike adventure showcasing the best riding in a variety of authentic mountain bike communities in Western Canada. Six stages, a new route every year and the perfect brew of xc, panoramic vistas and epic descents. The fifth and sixth stages run through Golden July 27–28, 2016. Book early for these popular dates as hotel rooms fill up!
White Water Rafting
Alpine Rafting offers half day and full day whitewater rafting trips on the Kicking Horse River for families and adrenaline seekers alike.
Glacier Raft Company offers scenic family float trips on the Columbia River and Blaeberry River as well as half and full day packages on the Kicking Horse River.
Wet N' Wild Adventures takes you whitewater rafting on the Kicking Horse River with family friendly scenic float trips to adrenaline-pumping class IV rapids.
Altitude Adventures takes you to soaring to new heights. Enjoy tandem paragliding flights with an experienced pilot from the launch pad at the top of Mount 7.
Indoor Rock Climbing
The Dogtooth Climbing Gym is a state-of-art facility offering 3600 square feet of total climbing area, top-roping, lead-climbing, and a bouldering cave.
Canadian Off-Road Adventures offers a variety of off road adventure tour options for beginners and experienced ATV Riders.
The Golden Golf Club is a not-for-profit society that delivers a great golfing experience at excellent value. Located in the beautiful Columbia Valley, just west of the Rockies, and east of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, the surrounding forests, rivers, and mountains offer stunning views in every direction. Experience the award winning Golden Golf Club or challenge any of the exceptional championship courses located within a two hour drive of Golden.
The 25-metre Golden Outdoor Swimming Pool is open during the summer months.