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Group whitewater rafting the Kicking Horse River
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Golden

Wildlife Tours

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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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Columbia Wetlands Adventures - Parson

2628 Hwy 95
Parson, British Columbia
V0A 1L0
Toll-free888-244-7117
Phone250-439-8399

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 Columbia Wetlands 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 rentals for those who want to create their own adventure. We are a short drive from Golden, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort & Radium Hot Springs.

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Midnight Sun Travel - Victoria

1027 Pandora Ave
Victoria, British Columbia
V8V 3P6
Toll-free800-255-5057
Phone250-480-9409

Our trips explore front-country wilderness settings in Vancouver Island, the Rocky Mountains, Haida Gwaii and Yukon Territory. In these regions we view wildlife, explore parks and get off the beaten path. Trips range in length from 5 to 11 days.

Travellers on our Independent Trip Packages follow an itinerary that outlines pre-booked accommodation, transportation and activities - all the while allowing for plenty of time to explore on their own.

On our Guided Trip Packages, groups of up to 8 are escorted by a Midnight Sun guide. Our guided Family Trips provide authentic experiences for children 6 yeas of age and up.

Based in Victoria, BC, Midnight Sun Adventure Travel is a registered travel agency (licence 3042). We've been in the adventure travel business since 1995.

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Kicking Horse Mountain Resort - Summer - Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

1500 Kicking Horse Trail
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, British Columbia
V0A 1H0
Toll-free866-SKI-KICK (754-5485)
Phone250-439-5425

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!'

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Kootenay River Runners - Radium Hot Springs

4983 Hwy 93
Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia
V0A 1M0
Toll-free800-599-4399
Phone250-347-9210

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.

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