10 Things to do Adventurous in Golden That You Shouldn't Miss

October 13, 2021 Kiesha Cripe

Explore the rugged landscape of Kicking Horse Country from your base in Golden. Sate your appetite for adventure here, from hiking, kayaking and river rafting to ice climbing, sledding and heli-skiing. If you really love a challenge, stay at any of the area's B&Bs and lodges that are only accessible only by helicopter.
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1. Kicking Horse River

Highway 1, Golden, British Columbia Canada +1 403-762-4554 http://www.kickinghorseriver.com
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Kicking Horse River

Restless river passing through picturesque valleys offers spectacular scenery and some of the finest white water rafting in the country.

Reviewed By 5cottie - British Columbia, Canada

From White water rafting on the upper reaches to Kayak paddling where is enters the Columbia this river is full of fun (if you're sensible) and adventure. The flow much of the year is pretty fast and it ices over in the winter. DON"T WALK ON IT IN THE WINTER. The thicknes of the ice varies dramatically and if you go through you're not comming out! End EX. If you're there in the spring the ice breakup can be pretty dramtic too at times. Ice from further up the Mountain bottlenecks at Golden and tends to pile up , especially after a hard windter and a fast melt. When it lets go it's a sight to see I'm told! It is a great viewpoint though at any time of the year. Whether from the road bridge or the spectacular covered wooden bridge a few yards downstream. The Riverside walks are pleasant too. Spirit place is a tranquil spot to stop and smell the flowers or take a cold bear at the Riverside Tavern and the water garden adds that visual and aural water delight as you can't see the river for the flood bank, protecting Spirit Place.

2. Wet N Wild Rafting Adventures

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Wet N Wild Rafting Adventures

Wet N' Wild Adventures takes you whitewater rafting on the famous Kicking Horse River every May through September and offers a variety of packages that vary from family friendly scenic floats to adrenalin pumping class 3 & 4 rapids! Included in your trip is transportation to and from the river, all river gear, and changerooms with the only HOT showers in Golden! Call to make your booking today!

3. Alpine Rafting

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Alpine Rafting

Alpine Rafting offers Half and Full Day Trips on the Kicking Horse River starting at $59 per person. All experience levels welcome, no experience necessary. We offer Golden's biggest thrills!

4. Purcell Heli-Skiing

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Purcell Heli-Skiing

Small-Group Heli-Skiing near Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, B.C. Always Private Heli. Champagne Pow. #WeLiveForThis

5. Glacier Raft Company - Day Tours

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Glacier Raft Company - Day Tours

We are opening on June 27th, 2020! We're excited to welcome you back to the wide open space of the Canadian Rockies. For over 35 years Glacier Raft Company has been providing white water rafting trips on the Kicking Horse, and other beautiful rivers around Golden B.C. We love the water and the thrill it provides and we want to share it with you! This is your life. Live an Adventure.

6. Golden Snowmobile Rentals & Tours

910 9th St N Along the Trans Canada Highway East of Town, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H1 Canada +1 250-344-0969 [email protected] http://www.goldensnowmobilerentals.com
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Golden Snowmobile Rentals & Tours

Our vast terrain with experienced and professional snowmobile guides are sure to provide you with an unforgettable outing. From short family style rides to remote alpine adventures we have something for everyone. Our guides have been with us for over ten years and know the terrain very well. Safety is always our first concern and we do our best to make your trip comfortable and exciting! We are here to make sure you have a great time and come home safely. Our wide variety of terrain has something for everyone and having access to remote riding areas we can usually find fresh snow when other operators can not! GSR uses current model year snowmobiles (sleds) so you'll know before you book that you'll be on some top quality machines that are regularly maintained.

Reviewed By SFJim001 - Field, Canada

I arrived in Golden early March 2020. I brought my own sled and wanted to ride. I was able to join a small group for two days guided by Sean. Very professional and well ran company. Sean was very clear on what was safe to ride and not safe to ride. It was great to have some guidance as I was new to the area. I hope to ride with them again.

7. Skydive Extreme Yeti

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Skydive Extreme Yeti

Welcome to Skydive Extreme Yeti. We are proud to offer extraordinary skydives in one of the most beautiful locations on the planet. With the Rocky Mountains to one side and the Selkirks to the other, the panoramic views are simply breathtaking! Skydive Extreme Yeti is located in the heart of Golden BC Canada. We deliver the highest quality of training and professionalism by keeping our focus on safety and adhering to and exceeding the rules and regulations set forth by The Canadian Sport Parachuting Association.

8. White N’ Wild Snowmobile Tours

994 Oster Rd, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H1 Canada +1 250-344-6546 [email protected] http://www.whitenwild.ca
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White N’ Wild Snowmobile Tours

White N Wild Snowmobile Tours offers professional quality guided snowmobile tours in the scenic Canadian Rockies from December through April, appropriate for the experienced rider as well as the first timer! Our focus is safety first. Snowmobiles are easy to operate, just gas and brake, no gears to change. Plus heated hand grips! Minimum passenger age -5 years old, minimum driving age -16 years old. All experience levels are welcome, training is provided. All necessary gear is included, and most tours include an amazing mountainside barbecue lunch served at an elevation of 7000 feet! Get ready for an epic adventure with White N Wild Snowmobile Tours and take home memories to last a lifetime. This tour is ranked #1 for all winter holiday activities. This adventure is sure to be the highlight of your vacation! All new snowmobiles, gear and shuttle busses. Take advantage of our free shuttle service from Canmore, Banff and Lake Louise. Call, email or book directly on our website today!

Reviewed By SarahElizabeth09 - Canmore, Canada

Four of us travelled up to Golden from Canmore for a snowmobiling half day tour on March 1st for my boyfriends birthday and it was the coolest thing we’ve ever done! Doris was amazing on the phone and answered all of my many many questions about the activity. AJ led the tour and was really enthusiastic and friendly, we felt very at ease with him leading us and he instantly made us feel less nervous (was our first time snowmobiling for me and my partner). The tour itself was really thrilling and they order you in the group based on how fast you want to go which was great for us because we were able to get lots of speed when we wanted to. They check on you frequently on the tour to make sure you are comfortable and feeling good about it all and the trails are very well kept and signposted. The scenery is stunningly beautiful and overall the tour was definitely worth every penny. Our two friends who came on the tour with us had done snowmobiling at other companies in BC before and said that this tour was way better in every way! If you are looking to have the best day out you should choose this company, I highly recommend it!! Thank you guys so much, we will never forget it! -Sarah

9. Mount 7

South East of Golden between the gravel pit and Reflection lake, Golden, British Columbia V0A 1H0 Canada [email protected] http://www.mt7.ca/seven.html
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Mount 7

A popular destination for hikers, mountain bikers, hang gliders and para gliders alike. A moderate hike or drive to the upper launch site give a spectacular of the town of Golden and the Columbia Valley.

10. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Kicking Horse has attracted rave reviews for its awesome vertical, deep powder and spectacular terrain mix. With an express gondola accessing over 4314 ft (1315m) of vertical, you’re bound to ski and ride an impressive feat of terrain comparable to only that of heli-skiing. Coupled with summer activities such as mountain biking, wildlife education, and alpine sightseeing, this is a place where the stories are almost too tall to believe.

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