At the heart of six of Canada's most stunning national parks, Banff, Yoho, Jasper, Glacier, Kootenay and Mount Revelstoke, Golden offers some of the best scenery and outdoor adventure in the world.
Heli-skiing was born in Golden's backyard, and today is home to four heli-skiing outfits and one cat-skiing operation, offering single to multi-day packages, with or without lodging.
Recognized as the ski touring capital of the world, Golden and the surrounding area has twenty-eight backcountry lodges offering every conceivable type of terrain and exposure, all with spectacular views. Some lodges even allow you to book exclusively, so why not bring your friends and enjoy the lodge and the pristine snow to yourselves.
Stay safe in the backcountry
Take a backcountry and avalanche safety course with one of the expert companies based in Golden. Hire a qualified ACMG/ IFMGA guide and let them guide you safely on your backcountry adventure.
Off the slopes
Golden is renowned as a top snowmobiling destination. The riding options are virtually endless and there are trails that cater to all levels.
Choose from dog-sledding to snowshoeing across a frozen lake or tobogganing.
The Dawn Mountain Nordic Centre includes more than 33km of groomed track-set trails from gently rolling beginner loops to challenging advanced tracks.
Great views and great food
Whatever your palate, Golden invites you to discover its boutique bistros and award-winning restaurants, as well as diners, pubs, bars and cafes to suit all budgets.
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Just above Golden, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is renowned for breath-taking views and is the Champagne Powder Capital of Canada™ with some of the best snow on the planet. Catering for all levels of ski enthusiast and offering a phenomenal variety of terrain from treed runs, large alpine bowls and long steep chutes to gentle groomed slopes, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is a must do.
Start planning for your Golden adventure at tourismgolden.com
Campbell Icefield Chalet
Spectacular remote setting in Rocky Mountains offering ski touring for all levels. Accessible only by helicopter. Exclusive week long bookings available, so bring your friends and have the lodge and snow to yourselves.
Helicopter access only! Located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.
Close proximity to extensive glaciated terrain as well as glades and tree skiing; plenty of variety for novice to expert backcountry skier.