Bald Eagles in a tree
The mountains and river valleys around the town of Golden provide habitat for a multitude of wildlife species. Look to the skies for osprey, bald eagles, ravens and any number of smaller bird species. The Columbia Wetlands is an important ecosystem and provides habitat for many local creatures; tours of the area are available.
Large mammals near Golden include black and grizzly bears, mountain goats, mountain sheep, deer, moose and elk. Feel like part of a wolf pack at the Northern Lights Wildlife Centre near Golden, which offers interpretive talks and the chance to walk with wolves (great for photographers).
Bear watching tours are also possible near Golden; one of the things that make a visit to Golden exceptional is the 100% certainty of being able to view a grizzly bear at the Grizzly Bear Refuge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.
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2629 Hwy 95
Parson, British Columbia
Immerse yourself in the serenity & wonder of the world-famous Columbia Wetlands. Witness the wetlands come alive as you float quietly past beaver dams, osprey nests & a heron rookery. With over 300 species of mammals & birds & the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop, our adventures are a nature-lover's dream come true! An on-board guide will amaze & entertain you with their knowledge of the history, ecology & wildlife of the area.
We also offer canoe, kayak & SUP rentals for those who want to create their own adventure. We are a short drive from Golden, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort & Radium Hot Springs.
612 - 7th St N
Golden, British Columbia
Glacier Raft Company offers action packed, adrenaline filled whitewater rafting adventures, as well as relaxing, scenic family floats. We run trips on 3 different rivers from Golden.
The Kicking Horse River is the ultimate whitewater rafting destination in the Rocky Mountains, while the White River is a beautiful hidden gem. The Blaeberry River offers friendly family fun, so come join us and let Glacier Raft Company make your next rafting trip the best it can be!
1500 Kicking Horse Trail
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, British Columbia
Kicking Horse is known for spectacular summer adventure and kids under 12 are free. Visit our Grizzly Bear Refuge, home to Boo, our resident grizzly - a conservation, education and research centre, and Canada's largest enclosed and protected grizzly habitat. Challenge the downhill mountain bike trails in the bike park and hike the alpine mountain paths on weekly Rambler's Hikes. Enjoy lunch with a one of a kind view at Eagle's Eye Restaurant. Mountain biking, horseback riding, river rafting, hiking, dining, sightseeing, interpretive bear programs, - it's not 'what to do?', it's 'what to do first!'
4983 Hwy 93
Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia
The originals since 1976! Kootenay River Runners has been introducing adventurous travellers to the delights of river rafting in British Columbia. We've guided thousands down the Kicking Horse River, Kootenay, Columbia Rivers & Toby Creek. These rivers carve their way through some of the most impressive mountain landscapes in the Canadian Rockies. Whether your interests are challenging white water, wilderness & family rafting, or Voyageur Canoe Trips, each river offers a unique experience. Based in the Village of Radium Hot Springs, we also have facilities on the Kicking Horse River & Toby Creek. All trips are an easy drive from Calgary, Lake Louise, Golden, Fairmont Hot Springs, Panorama & Radium Hot Springs.