Start your journey to Golden, the unique town in the Canadian Rockies from Calgary or Banff
The railway town, named after the legendary gold mining, is located at the exit of Kicking Horse Canyon. Due to its geographical location, Golden town is famous for its outdoor activities. Many outdoor sports bases around attracts tourists all year around.
[Golden SkyBridge (Optional)]
Canada's Highest Suspension Bridges. As you perch 426 feet above an expansive canyon, engulfed by the Columbia Valley, the epic views from Golden’s newest, must-visit attraction will take your breath away. The Golden Skybridge rewards with views of the Rocky and Purcell mountain ranges like you’ve never seen before, while a crashing river and 200-foot waterfall thunders below. (stop for about 120 minutes)
[Kicking Horse Mountain Gondola (Optional)]
Float above the clouds as you are whisked to 7,700 feet. Take in panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, the Columbia River Wetlands and the quaint town of Golden. During the journey, spot wildlife and perhaps even a glimpse of Kicking Horse Mountain Resorts resident grizzly bear, Boo. Once at the summit, venture forth on a hike or simply soak up the endless mountain vistas from on top of the world or visit the Eagle’s Eye Restaurant for Lunch or a snack and keep your eye out for wildlife in the alpine terrain. After all, the end of the gondola ride is simply the start of your next adventure. (stop for about 60 minutes)
Please Note: All children must be able to walk independently to ride the chair lift. Front child carriers are allowed; however, the child must be able to walk independently.
Dogs are welcome on leash in the base plaza, but for safety reasons there are no pets allowed on the mountain or on any lifts.
Take a trip over the Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge at 8th Ave North. Spanning the river of the same name at 46 meters (151 feet) across, it is the longest freestanding timber frame bridge in Canada. Planned as a community event in 2001, over 100 members of the Timber Framers Guild came from the US, Europe and all over Canada to help raise the bridge. The superstructure weighs approximately 210,000 lbs and was constructed of 72,000 bd.ft of Douglas-fir timbers. The community of Golden proudly regards the bridge, which also intersects with the walking trail that circles the town, as a symbol of cooperation. (stop for about 10 minutes)
[YOHO Information Centre]
In addition information services, this place also displays special landscapes, such as world-famous fossils and unique terrain in YOHO Park. (Washroom Stop)