Surrounded by five of Canada's most stunning national parks, including Yoho, Kootenay, Glacier, Banff and Jasper, Golden is the perfect base from which to explore the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Find rugged landscapes, spectacular scenery, stunning lakes, mountains, and waterfalls on an unforgettable getaway.
Top things to do
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Ski or hike
Enjoy world-class skiing, and hiking trails on Kicking Horse Mountain Resort during the winter.
Discover the quaint village of Radium Hot Springs, a year-round outdoor recreation destination. Check out the famous hot springs, and indulge in the healing mineral waters as you take in the spectacular mountain scenery. Escape into Kootenay National Park for hiking, biking, birding and more. In the winter months, go mountain sledding and ski touring at Panorama Mountain Resort.
Nestled in the Kootenay Rockies, Revelstoke is a picturesque mountainside community boasting spectacular views and endless outdoor adventure. Discover world-class skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, kayaking and a vibrant local arts community in this year-round destination.
Adventure to the Okanagan’s oldest city to enjoy year-round activities from hiking trails full of beautiful spring blooms, to an abundance of freshwater lake activities in the summer, to tasting fall’s delicious harvests, to skiing on SilverStar Mountain in the winter, to relaxing and enjoying the scenic views any time of year—there’s something for everyone.
Take a road trip along the scenic Coquihalla Highway to the heart of wine country in the Okanagan Valley to visit Kelowna, known for its sunny climate, golf, wine and orchards. Okanagan Lake is the perfect place to fish, water-ski, canoe, jet-ski, paraglide, or hire a speedboat in the summer, and Big White Ski Resort is the perfect place for all your winter fun.