Golden Activities at a Glance

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Written by Patrick J. Smith posted on Friday, July 3rd, 2009

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Come experience the magic of Golden, British Columbia!

Virgin slopes await you in Golden, B.C.

Virgin slopes await you in Golden, British Columbia.

GOLDEN, British Columbia – Backcountry skiing on the ranges of the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia is nothing less than a breathtaking experience. With mountain ranges that are famous for their size and majesty, skiers come from far and wide to enjoy downhill skiing that is only minutes from downtown Golden. As the birthplace of North American heli-skiing, the mountains afford the skier myriad of trail choices. You can also try cross-country skiing in the deep powder on one of Mount 7’s famous trails.

Mount 7

Mount 7 is known for one of the longest single track mountain bike trails in the world and it is here that the Psychosis Downhill Race is held each year. Mount 7 is also a runway and control tower for hang and paragliders enjoying the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia. With a beautiful lake at its base, Mount 7 is just a few minutes ride from downtown Golden.


With over 50 climbing routes, Golden is known for its mountaineering. Complete with over 3,000 acres of wilderness, the region is rich with prehistoric hoodoos, winding lakes and rivers and mountain summits that are Olympian in their majesty. Take a helicopter ride to the top of one of the Canadian Rocky mountains and explore the terrain with a mountaineering professional who will guide you to hidden backcountry trails and lodges.

Whitewater Rafting

Kicking Horse River is one of the foremost Canadian whitewater attractions, providing the rafter with an adventure that is not to be missed. Rafter-wannabees, take heart! No experience is necessary to feel the exhilaration of a trip down this river with local whitewater rafting professionals by your side.

The Golden Golf Course

Learn mountaineering techniques in Golden.

Learn mountaineering techniques in Golden.

This state of the art golf course, located west of Golden right beside the Columbia River, is an 18-hole, par 72 championship course that includes a practice putting green, sand bunker, driving range and RV park. With its magnificent views of the surrounding mountains, the course provides golfers with an ideal natural setting for perfecting their game.

Concrete Skating

Golden now has a new Skate Park that boasts 10,000 square feet of concrete and rails. Built by Newline Skate Parks in 2005, the park is always filled to the brim with local and visiting kids of all ages.

Rodeo Shows

Golden is a major attraction for bull riders, calf ropers and bareback riding. Indulge your inner cowboy by checking out the Golden Rodeo Days over Labor Day Weekend!

Guided Horseback Tours

Hop in the saddle and enjoy Golden’s natural ranges! Guided horseback tours will take you deep into nature where you can enjoy all the beauty that the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia have to offer.

Ice Hockey

As home to the Golden Jets, ice hockey is an important sport in Golden. The town skating arena also houses a figure skating league and is host to many community skating events.


Golden’s outdoor swimming pool is just the place to hang out during the hot summer months. Located near Golden’s high school and arena, the pool is ideal for a refreshing day of family fun.

Dining and Entertainment

In Golden, you will find a plethora of restaurants that satisfy all tastes. In addition there are cafes and pubs for coffee, drinks, creative eats, Internet service and live music.


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