Itinerary Suggestion – Summer Adrenaline
Golden is renowned for it’s action sports and adrenaline inducing activities. For those people who want to experience a full on Golden summer adventure, please check out the options below. These are “do it yourself” ideas to help our guests know about the various activities and options for what to do, in and around Golden. We do have some “packages” which include your lodge and the most popular activities where we coordinate with the activity providers and book everything on your behalf. For more information on those, please check our Packages Page.
Choose A Lodge At Mount 7 Lodges
Depending on the size of your group, choose one (or more) of our lodges. From the two bedroom Deer Lodge which is suitable for two to four people, up to our large four bedroom Eagle Lodge which can sleep eight people we have a lodge to suit your group.
All lodges are self catering, with fully equipped kitchens, spacious living areas, and your own private hot tub to ensure you can relax in comfort.
Once you have chosen your lodge and know how many days you’re staying in Golden, you can choose from one or more of the following activities. Be warned that once you start considering how many great activities are on offer, you may want to extend your stay!!
White Water Rafting
The Kicking Horse River offers rapids from class II to class IV. In the upper and middle canyons you’ll start out slowly, then the intensity picks up until you’re paddling through class III to IV rapids. For even more excitement, you can heli-raft the lower canyon. Starting with a helicopter flight to the start, the lower canyon has intense class IV rapids and deep canyon walls – the longest succession of class IV rapids in Western Canada.
We recommend booking with our friends at Glacier Raft Company.
Mount 7 rises up behind the lodges and offers a world class site for paragliding and hang gliding. For more than twenty years the superb Mount 7 flying site has hosted pilots from across North America and around the world.
For those with no experience, Altitude Adventures offer tandem flights suitable for absolute beginners keen to get a spectacular view of the area and experience the thrill of flying. Many guests have enjoyed tandem paragliding flights and have marvelled at the aerial view of Mount 7 Lodges and the thrill of a lifetime.
Experience the Via Ferrata at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Located on the north face of Terminator Peak, these protected climbing routes are accessible via the Golden Eagle Express.
Step out of your comfort zone and experience first-hand exposure in a safe environment, while soaking in the majestic views of the Rockies and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. The KHMR experienced and friendly guides will cater to your level ensuring a high level of professionalism, whether you are a beginner climber or a never-ever in search of an adrenaline fix.
Find out more and book at KickingHorseResort.com
ATV Tours (Quad Bike Rides) in Golden are offered by our partners Canadian Offroad Adventures with different options depending on what you want to do, and how long you have.
The Ultimate Ride is the perfect trip for any outdoor enthusiast. Pristine rivers and lakes, stunning mountain vistas and beautiful local flora and fauna come together to blow your mind. Leave your stress at home and come play in the dirt. (Round trip 4-5 hrs). Both the AM and PM Ultimate trips include a lunch of deli meats, cheeses, locally baked breads and fresh fruit for dessert. Ask about their optional BBQ dinners. You won’t be disappointed!
Only a select few people on the planet will ever have the opportunity to skydive in the Canadian Rockies. Skydive Extreme Yeti offer extraordinary skydives in one of the most beautiful locations on the planet. With the Rocky Mountains to one side and the Selkirks to the other, the panoramic views are simply breathtaking!
Located in the heart of Golden, Skydive Extreme Yeti are just 15 mins from Mount 7 Lodges. Find out more and book with SkyDive Extreme Yeti
Downhill Mountain Biking
For downhill mountain biking enthusiasts, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort offers 3700 feet of vertical. Accessed by a gondola ride to the top you are then greeted with a wide range of downhill trails.
Above the lodges, the Mount 7 network has become a downhill mecca. With over 4,500 vertical feet of shuttle or heli-access riding, it is the prime place for big bikes.
For more information on biking trails in Golden, visit the Golden Cycling Club website.