SIGHTSEEING & ATTRACTIONS

 

There is SO much to see and do in this area in both summer AND winter!  Everything from White Water Rafting on the Kicking Horse River to skiing at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort to snowmobiling / sledding at Quartz Creek.  The Rockies await - all you need to do is get here!

 

Yoho National Park & Glacier National Park are on either side of us and both provide endless opportunities for hiking and exploring.  Plus Banff National Park & Kootenay National Park are both an easy drive for a day of exploring and sightseeing. 

 

So much to see and do - So little time...

 

This link will help you plan your vacation by showing you the distances involved and shortest route.

http://drivebc.ca/directions.html

 

Golden area attractions

Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch - At one time millions of these magnificent creatures roamed the prairies and grasslands.  Now their numbers have dwindled however you can still see a small herd in their natural surroundings.  This unique ranch is only minutes from our cabins.

http://leodowney.com/rocky-mountain-buffalo-ranch/

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort - Located on the other side of Golden, the mountain is open for tourists year round.  You can take a sightseeing gondola to the top of the mountain or visit Boo, the resident Grizzly Bear.   http://kickinghorseresort.com/

Visit our Information Centre for more great local attractions.  http://www.hellobc.com/golden/visitor-centres.aspx

 

National Parks

Note that for all National Parks, you need to purchase a Visitor Pass which you can get at the Golden Information Centre (link above). 

Banff National Park

Most famous attractions:

  • Lake Louise - approx. 100 km from our cabins
  • Town of Banff - approx. 160 km
  • Moraine Lake - approx. 110 km
  • The Icefields Parkway - approx. 97 km
  • Lake Minnewanka - approx. 165 km
  • Bow Lake (Icefields Parkway) - approx. 135 km
  • Peyto Lake (Icefields Parkway) - approx. 137 km
  • Johnston Canyon - approx. 143 km

- http://banffnationalpark.com/

- http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/banff/index.aspx

Yoho National Park

Most famous attractions:

  • Emerald Lake - approx. 85 km from our cabins
  • The Natural Bridge - approx. 83 km
  • Takakkaw Falls - approx. 88 km
  • Burgess Shale Fossil Beds - hike from Emerald Lake area

- http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/bc/yoho/index.aspx

Jasper National Park

Most famous attractions:

  • Maligne Lake
  • The Icefields Parkway
  • The Columbia Icefields and Snowcoach Ride (Icefields Parkway) - approx. 70 minutes south of Jasper on the Icefields Parkway
  • The Village of Jasper (Northern end of the Icefields Parkway) - approx. 330 km

- http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/jasper/index.aspx

- http://www.jaspernationalpark.com/

Glacier National Park

Most famous attraction:

  • Rogers Pass - approx. 65 km from our cabins

- www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/bc/glacier/index.aspx

Golden is on the western edge of the Rocky Mountains which makes it a great base for exploring all of the great and famous sites! 

Lake Louise & Emerald Lake are about 80 minutes.

Emerald Lake & The Natural Bridge are about 50 minutes.

Banff is approx. 2 hours.

 Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Emerald Lake

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