Welcome to the Kicking Horse River Lodge

Things to Do

Float trips, paragliding, heli-skiing, wildlife viewing, golfing, fishing...
At Kicking Horse River Lodge, we can't remember what the word "boredom" means.

Pictured:  Sometimes we wonder which is more important - the goggles or the snorkel. Might as well bring them both!


Bugaboo Provincial Park is just an hour south of Golden and is world renowned for the quality of climbing: 2000-foot granite faces thrusting out of glaciers. The rest of the local parks also offer a vast amount of mountaineering possibilities. Sport climbers also have many great local options and Spillamacheen, 30 minutes south, offers about 100 bolted routes of varying grades. There are many ice climbing options available between Golden and Lake Louise and the Columbia Ice Fields Parkway is another ice climbing hot spot. 


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Other Activities

Whitewater Rafting

You will really taste the action when you take a little cruise on the historic Kicking Horse River.


Alpine Rafting

Glacier Raft Company

Wet n Wild

British Columia Visitor Center


Hang Gliding and Paragliding

 Touch the sky by launching off the famous  Mount 7 launch site. 

For more information check out:

The Golden Hang Gliding & Paragliding Pilots



Canadian Rockies Heli-Paragliding



Can't be bothered with a lift? There's another way to get up the mountain and find untouched powder...


Sorcerer Lodge ~ Skiing & Mountaineering

Golden Alpine Holidays ~ Backcountry Ski Touring

Chatter Creek Cat-Skiing


Wildlife Viewing

Get wild with a visit to the Grizzly Bear Sanctuary at KHMR and the wolf sanctuary just out of town. 

The Columbia River is the longest wet lands in North America and offers spectacular bird and wildlife viewing.Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch


Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre

Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch


Ski touring

Get your pack loaded and head out for a multi or single day trip in Rogers Pass!


Cross-country skiing

Crisp air, fresh trails and lots of fun! Dawn Mtn., Moonraker and the Golden Golf Course are waiting!



Summer fun is easily found at one of the many trout-rich lakes and rivers - the kids will love it!



The local Golden Golf Club is a hidden gem that is no longer a secret and has been ranked in the "Top 100 courses in Canada" and also ranked "Best Value in BC".


Golden Golf  Club


Horseback riding

Tour our scenic mountainous terrain the easy way with the help of a four-legged friend.

Flying W Trail Rides



DogTooth Climbing Gym


Tourism Info

Tourism Golden

Golden Chamber

BC Visitor Centre

Drive BC


Featured Activities

Mountain Biking

Downhill riders have been coming to Golden for years to shuttle up Mt. 7 and its 4000-foot descent on a gnarly network of trails. KHMR now offers the longest vertical resort based, gondola-assisted downhill riding in the country. If you prefer to actually pedal your bike, Golden has a great mix of classic single-track trails and the surrounding parks offer some great all day epic rides.


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Golden is quickly becoming a snowmobile mecca with tons of options for fresh powder riding. The local sled club offers great maps and several groomed trail areas that access huge alpine bowls, crazy cornice drops and acres of high marks. This is big mountain riding and avalanche conditions are always present, so be alert and play safe.

Golden Snowmobile Rentals


The Backcountry

For those who do not mind walking up the mountain to have a chance to ski virgin powder, Golden is the perfect place. The Slack-Country¬Ě access off of KHMR is full of big steep alpine lines that continue ridge after ridge. A short 1-hour drive to the west of town is Rogers Pass, which Powder magazine rated the #1 road-side ski touring area in North America. A full-time Park Warden office offers up-to-date avalanche conditions, advice and maps for the Pass. Backcountry equipment and experience are always necessary; so, take a course, buy the gear and learn how to play safe.