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Dining Options:
Bear and Bone Burger Company
Beeland Market (In Spillimacheen)
Ethos Cafe
Island Restaurant
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Restaurants

Kindle Restaurant
Reposados Tacos y Tequila
Turning Point Restaurant

Purcell Wellness Mobile Massage
Sarah Jane Osadetz Art & Design

Population:3,986 (2021 Census)
800 m (2,600 ft)

Town of Golden history:
The area that would become Golden was used as a trade and travel route for the first nations Cree and Stoney natives, who came through Howse Pass. In 1807, European explorers LaGassi, LeBlanc and Finlay ventured here and were followed by master map-maker David Thompson. It was yet another 75 years before settlers came to reside here.


  1. World’s largest enclosed and protected Grizzly Bear Refuge.
  2. World’s largest paddle.
  3. Canada’s longest authentic freestanding covered timber frame bridge.
  4. Highest downhill Bike Park in North America.

Golden embodies the best of this pristine pocket of the west. The town’s unaffected charm, embracing friendliness and flawless scenery make every day fun. Preserved remnants of early 19th century architecture harmonize with alluring shops and restaurants.

Naturalists converge on Golden as a vantage point for wildlife viewing and birdwatching. Anglers fish the rivers and lakes for trophies. Cyclists travel the celebrated Golden Triangle or mountain bike their way over hundreds of miles of alpine trails. Golden is bordered by six national parks, thereby becoming a bridge to vast wilderness and is the gateway to dozens of backcountry lodges.

The Kicking Horse River is a national favourite with whitewater rafters and kayakers. The mountains are drawing cards for world-class climbers. Mount 7 is an internationally acclaimed gliding destination and a premiere choice for the discriminating sightseer.

Contact Information

1000 TransCanada Hwy #1


V0A 1H0


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