About Golden, BC

A welcoming family community offering year-round mountain lifestyle and recreation in the Columbia River Valley

Golden, BC proves that big towns can come in small packages. Find all the amenities within a few short blocks, from groceries to furniture, pet accessories to boutique coffee, bicycles to building supplies. In addition to the creature comforts, Golden offers excellent schools, a hospital, comprehensive health and wellness services, a public library, a senior’s center, and a local campus of the College of the Rockies.

Realistic property values mean that you can afford to live the mountain lifestyle dream. Enjoy year-round community programs, cultural events, and recreation right on your doorstep, then take a drive to some of Canada’s most highly prized wilderness settings, including Glacier, Yoho, Revelstoke, Banff, Kootenay, and Jasper National Parks. Golden is an attractive location that combines resort-style opportunities with small-town charm.

Summer recreation in the Golden area includes white-water rafting, boating and fishing on the Columbia and Kicking Horse Rivers, relaxing at Cedar Lake, and golfing at our award-winning course. The Rotary Trail Network provides a quiet route through greenspace and along the rivers to tour the town and access amenities. Mountain bikers can enjoy exploring our beautiful trail system that includes the gnarly Mount 7 downhill descents, the rolling cross-country vistas of the Moonrakers, or the newest thrilling additions to the CBT trail network. Golden is also a paragliding paradise, with access to the launch at Mount 7 and a beautiful landing zone in the Columbia valley.

Winter in Golden provides a new world of recreation. Hundreds of kilometers of groomed snowmobile trails provide access throughout four maintained alpine areas. Nordic ski trails deliver a wealth of inspiring scenery and a range of challenge. Alpine skiers and snowboarders enjoy stunning views and thrilling turns as they explore Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. The backcountry in the surrounding area draws enthusiasts into pristine terrain for ski touring, ice climbing, and heli-skiing.

Golden is growing with you. Local investments sustain our vibrant, developing community by funding projects like bike and walking trail development, public tennis court upgrades, youth events and community celebrations. Provincial and federal investments are making it safer and more efficient to get here with projects like upgrading the TransCanada highway and developing the Stoney Trail Ring Road to streamline access from Calgary. Add that to increased transport link options, from shuttles to buses to charter planes, and you have a secluded retreat that is convenient to the city.

Experience Golden, BC; once you get here, you’ll want to call it home.