Itinerary Suggestion – Summer Explorer
Golden is recognized as an adventure paradise with something for everyone. 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
For those feeling a bit nervous about hopping in a raft, or those travelling with young children, you can head out on Glacier Raft’s family adventure.
There are some small bumps and splashes on the top section of the Kicking Horse river, but it’s not a getting soaked, whitewater kind of trip. It’s a fast paced float through beautiful, mountain scenery. It’s a gentle introduction to river rafting.
We recommend booking with our friends at Glacier Raft Company.
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 half day tour is great for adventurous beginners to advanced riders. This trip takes you through dense forests and up into the mountains, passing glacier fed streams and oceans of wildflowers mid-season. You may even spot some local wildlife (deer, bear, moose, marmots and more) if the timing is right. (Round trip 3 hrs).
X-Country Mountain Biking
If you’re looking for an authentic mountain biking adventure in BC, Golden is your place! With over 185 km of cross country trails, you can be sure to find trails that suit your skills & experience.
X-Country biking trails are split between the CBT and Moonraker Trails on the west side of the Columbia Valley, and the Mountain Shadows trails on the east side, a short ride (or drive) from Mount 7 Lodges.
For more information on biking trails in Golden, visit the Golden Cycling Club website.
Located in the beautiful Blaeberry Valley, a short drive from Mount 7 Lodges, Bear Corner Bed & Bale offer 1, 2 and 3 hour guided trail rides.
With spectacular scenery and and rides along the Blaeberry River, they can accommodate riders from beginner to advanced.
For more information on trail riding options, and to book, please visit the Bear Corner website.
Golden is a hikers paradise with amazing trails for everyone to enjoy. Surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, Purcell and Selkirk Mountains and close to six of the most stunning national parks in Canada (Banff, Glacier, Jasper, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke and Yoho), Golden is an ideal place for your hiking adventure.
Enjoy easy hikes along the Rotary Trails and from the Confluence Park on the Columbia River, or head to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort for gondola access to impressive ridge hikes with incredible views.
For more information on hikes in the Golden area, please visit the Golden Hikes website.
Get On The Water!
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Want to spend a day on the lake, paddling around and floating in the sun? On the hot summer days Glacier Raft’s Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) rentals will allow you to do just that.
Find out more, and book a rental here: Glacier Raft Paddleboard Rentals
Renting an inflatable kayak is a fun, stable way to explore beautiful Golden, British Columbia. Renting a kayak gives you the freedom and flexibility to explore the area on your own, so if you’re the independent type this is for you.
Find out more, and book a rental here: Glacier Raft Kayak Rentals