ACCOMMODATION – WHERE TO STAY
Look past the motels along the Trans Canada Highway and you will find Golden offers a wide range of accommodation choices from secluded lodges and cabins in the woods to luxury lodges and condos with modern amenities, all at great value.
GETTING HERE & AROUND
It’s best to have your own transportation to get to Golden. Limited airport shuttle services are available in the winter from the Calgary Airport as are transfers to and from other ski resorts.
WHAT TO SEE
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is a year round attraction, offering superb terrain, champagne snow and long verticals in the winter and sightseeing gondola, mountain biking and the Grizzly Bear Refuge in the summer. Review the real estate development investment opportunities.
Called the warmer side of the Rockies for a reason, temperatures are often +5C warmer, than just ~80km east in Lake Louise and Banff.
Developing. Golden still is a timber mill town by heart, so the pubs are full of quirky locals. The younger adrenaline junkies who make Golden their home, play hard at their adventures during the day and party harder at night.
Suprisingly good. The development and potential of Golden has attracted entrepeneurs looking to create a niche for themselves. There are a number of excellent restaurants, among our favourites; Corks Restaurant & Bar (in Copper Horse Lodge at KHMR village) and the Eagle’s Eye – Canada’s highest at 7700ft.
A small selection of shops with the basic necessities.
Golden represents a mix of Canadian forestry workers, rail workers, adrenaline junkies, a wide range new immigrants from such diverse backgrounds as Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Holland, England, India, and Australia, and then add a number of new locals with an interest in the burgeoning tourism industry. It’s a pretty diverse place just starting to develop a style of it’s own.
Golden is busy year round with a full slate of events, including Lamplight Ski Parties, Huckleberry Loppet Nordic Ski, Spring to Life Festival, well known Mount 7 Psychosis, Mountain Run Off, Golden Rodeo. During the summer each weekend there are outdoor Farmer’s Markets and local music.