Golden BC – Kicking Horse Country
Golden BC is located in ‘Kicking Horse Country’, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Banff, Glacier, Jasper, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke and Yoho National Parks are all within an easy drive from Golden and no matter where you begin your trip to Kicking Horse Country, you will most likely pass through at least one of them on the way.
The town of approximately 4,500 people is situated on the Trans Canada Highway between the Rocky Mountain and the Columbia ranges and where the Kicking Horse and Columbia Rivers meet. It marks the eastern end of the famed Rogers Pass, one of the most spectacular mountain crossings in British Columbia. It’s a scenic 3-hour drive from Calgary, 9 hours from Vancouver, and 4 hours north from the US border.
From its humble beginnings, Golden BC has emerged into a lively town with a broad cross-section of residents from the four corners of the world. Tourism is a major industry in Golden and people come in every season for a wide variety of outdoor attractions.