SIGHTSEEING & ATTRACTIONS

 

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/

Northern Lights Wolf Center - Meet wolves up close and learn about their role in our ecosystem.  Only minutes from our cabins.  http://www.northernlightswildlife.com/

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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