Golden is bordered by six national parks, thereby becoming a bridge to vast wilderness. Golden is the gateway to dozens of backcountry lodges. The Kicking Horse River is a national favourite with whitewater kayakers and tours of the Columbia River Wetlands offer dramatic scenery with interpretive commentary and incredible birding. Mountains are drawing cards for world-class climbers. Mount 7 is an internationally acclaimed gliding destination and a premiere choice for the discriminating sightseer.
Golden Golf & Country Club is indeed a gem of a golf course in the Kootenay Rockies. An impressive design, superb mountain views, tumbling creeks and waterfalls are all part of a day at this course. Golden is also home to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, The Champagne Powder Capital of Canada and to world-class heli, nordic and backcountry skiing.