Authentic. Adventure. Community.
Located 3 hours west of Calgary, Golden, BC (pop. 7000) is a small unassuming mountain town home to a wide range of people and places.
The Canadian Rocky Mountains and the Columbia Mountains (Purcell & Selkirk ranges) cradle the Town of Golden making it the gateway to six of the most stunning National Parks that Canada has to offer; Glacier, Mt. Revelstoke, Yoho, Kootenay, Banff and Jasper.
Golden sits at the confluence of the Kicking Horse River and Columbia Rivers. The Kicking Horse River is a Canadian heritage river famous for whitewater rafting and the Columbia River is a BC heritage river which meanders through the longest protected wetlands in North America.
Kicking Horse Mountain resort is located 15 minutes from Golden and is renowned for some of the best snow and powder conditions in the world. Golden is also close to 4 other world class ski resorts: Lake Louise, Sunshine Village, Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Panorama Mountain Village.
Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or a unique home there is something here for everyone. A welcoming community with a real sense of belonging make Golden a truly wonderful place to call home.
Living in Golden
SMALL MOUNTAIN TOWN - FIND YOUR PIECE OF PARADISE HERE!
A RESORT TOWN WITH MUCH MORE
If you’re into the outdoors, Golden is your ultimate playground. Whether you’re interested in horse-riding, hiking, biking, hang-gliding, or whitewater paddling; back-country skiing, snowmobiling, dog-sledding or snowboarding, Golden is full of adventure for everybody.
Find out more at Tourism Golden.
SPORTS. ARTS. CULTURE
From sporting events to concerts, festivals and cultural activities, find out what is happening in Golden.
FROM SWISS GUIDES TO SIKHS, PAPER TO RAILROADS
Golden has a deep history with our first european settlement being created in 1882! Read more from Tourism Golden.
A BIT LESS EXTREME
With temperatures that range from 9-25°C in the summer and -14 to -6°C in the winter, Golden’s climate is a bit less extreme than many of mountain towns. Pair that with about 306 mm of rain (lots of sun) annually and and average of 700 cm of snow in the winter, it’s pretty much the perfect environment.