How to Have the Ultimate Winter Adventure
Travel Learn more about how Golden, British Columbia could be the perfect winter vacation destination for you.
Looking for a fun, family-friendly and adventure-filled winter holiday right here in Canada? Located in the Canadian Rockies, Golden offers tons of opportunities fit for every kind of traveller. Though it’s famous for skiing and snowboarding, you’ll find that there’s still a lot more to discover in Golden.
1. Take a dog sled tour
Travel back in time and explore the tradition of dog sledding with a personal and hands-on experience. Perfect for groups and families, it’s a unique way to explore the trails, not to mention the dogs are adorable.
2. Take an introduction to rock climbing course at the Dogtooth Climbing gym
Get some exercise and try something exciting with rock climbing. It’s a challenging workout and a great activity for those who want to skip a day out in the cold.
3. Walk with the wolves at the Northern Lights Wildlife Centre
Experience wolves close up in this completely immersive activity. You get to hang out with the wolves, which is a perfect opportunity to take photos and learn more about them.
4. Indulge your inner foodie
There’s plenty of options for food and drink in Golden. From Golden’s own Whitetooth microbrewery to eating at 2,346 meters in the air at Eagle's Eye restaurant, you’ll find meals that’ll make everyone happy.
5. Watch the Snow King’s Masque Parade
Held on February 17th, the parade features tons of activities and performers, including a Snow King and Snow Lady, shadow plays, fire spinning, and giant puppets.
6. Go tubing at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort
Looking for an easy way to enjoy the slopes without tiring yourself out? Tubing is the best way to do it! All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the ride!
7. Go snowshoeing and walk to Wapta Falls in Yoho National Park
Enjoy a hike so easy that even young kids can do it and experience some of that British Columbia natural beauty. With gorgeous mountains and a forest surrounding it, it’s well worth the trip.
8. Stay at Lush Mountain Accommodations
Wake up to some of the best views of the Columbia Valley here. Whether that means staying in a luxurious mountain home, a cozy cabin, or a ski chalet, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for.