Golden, BC can be found between the Selkirk, Purcell, and the Rocky Mountains you’re surrounded by natural alpine beauty, mighty rivers, and a certain peace that comes with being removed from the hustle and bustle of big city centres. Find it at the north end just off of BC’s “Powder Highway”.

If you’re looking to escape popular metropolitan centres in exchange for a small-town feel with everything you need, then Golden, BC might just be the right place for you. It won’t take long before the friendly residents are greeting you in the streets, and stores while swapping stories about daily life. In general, you’ll enjoy a warm welcome without being overwhelmed in a highly commercialized setting.

Golden’s economy is fueled by summer and winter tourism. Its close proximity to the #RockyMountains makes it an ideal place to stay for individuals and families looking to explore. Staying in Golden allows visitors to day trips to places like #Banff and #LakeLouise and return to a more quiet place for the night. Interestingly, Golden also offers a number of automotive repair shops, which makes it an attractive option for mechanics to call home.

Summer is an ideal time for hikers, mountain bikers, river rafting adventures, ATVing, skydiving, and many other great activities. You’ll have access to explore and discover beyond provincial and national parks which means that the options for activities are less limited. After a day out exploring parks, trying various activities, and discovering new places it’s time to kick back and unwind. For those old enough, Whitetooth Brewing Company serves up tasty award-winning beverages, check out their medal from the 2020 Canadian Bear Awards.

In the Winter golden attracts ski enthusiasts from across the country. Its location on the Powder Highway connects Golden, BC to many great ski hills including the world-class Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is known for its glorious champagne powder and big mountain terrain.

Year-round, residents can enjoy a selection of local restaurants led by talented chefs.

  • Eleven22 offers modern comfort food the whole family will enjoy. This place gets busy, so make sure to check for reservations to avoid disappointment.
  • Whitetooth Mountain Bistro is located in downtown Golden and offers award-winning cuisine including a children’s menu. It’s open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and is sure to delight.
  • Turning Point Restaurant is one of the few places that serves up Italian dishes in the area alongside a variety of other delicious options. A spacious sitting area and friendly staff complete your dining experience.

Spring and fall are quieter times for locals, and many residents enjoy volunteering at various festivals and events throughout the year, it’s a great way to be connected to your community. During the summer and winter months, Golden is alive with tourists from all over the world.

Golden was recently honoured with being named one of the top 12 small towns in BC. It's also home to the highest suspension bridge in Canada, the Golden Skybridge.

Golden, BC attracts visitors and residents from across the country and around the world. Many current residents discovered Golden while on vacation, either as a destination or stop along the way. Regardless of how you find it, once you do, Golden will surely keep calling you back.

If you're considering calling Golden, BC home explore some of the great Golden real estate opportunities.

Have you already discovered Golden? We’d love to hear your community highlights.


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