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Yoho National Park, Golden, Photo Destination BC Ryan Creary

Golden

Golden is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, where the Kicking Horse River and the Columbia River meet and offers access to some of the most pristine backcountry around. Hiking in the area provides stunning scenery. Whitewater rafting on the Kicking Horse River provides an exciting 32 km (20 mi) journey through Yoho National Park and the Canadian Rockies. The Columbia River Wetlands, known as the “Serengeties” of North America, contain an abundance of wildlife with several hundred species of birds coming here during their annual migration. Paragliding and hang-gliding on Mt. Seven is one of the world’s best areas for this sport and you can take a walk with the wolves at the Grizzly & Wolf Interpretive Centre.

The community of Donald is just 28 km (17 mi) northwest along Highway 1. Donald was once a growing community when there were plans for the Canada Pacific Railway to travel through the town. Plans changed and the railway went through Revelstoke instead, and the town shrank down again. Now the community is primarily a tourism location, due to its remote, untapped, natural beauty.

Nature at the Golden Golf RV Park.

Location

Situated at the cross roads of the Trans-Canada Hwy (Hwy 1) and Hwy 95 South, Golden is 713 km (443 mi) north-east of Vancouver, 268 km (166 mi) west of Calgary and 562 km (349 mi) south-west Edmonton. Radium Hot Springs is 103 km (64 mi) south on Hwy 95.

Nature at the Golden Golf RV Park.

A Step Back in Time

Originally known as “The Cache”, Golden was a base camp for Major Albert Bowman Rogers and his survey crew during the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway’s tracks. When a camp to the east became known as “Silver City”, Rogers and his survey crew renamed their camp “Golden City”. After four years, “City” was removed from the name, as it seemed pretentious for a place that only had tents and some quickly-made buildings.

Tourism became popular in the early 1900s with the hiring of Swiss guides by the Canadian Pacific Railway. The lure of fresh, unconquered peaks and the prospect of viewing and experiencing the untouched wilderness of an infant country enticed Europeans and eastern Canadians to fill Canadian Pacific Railway passenger cars and their hotel rooms.

To make Swiss employees feel more at home the Canadian Pacific Railway constructed chalets of Swiss concept and called their accomplishment Edelweiss Village. Today the original homes stand overlooking Golden.

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Tourism Golden

Golden & Nearby Accommodations

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Golden Golf Club RV Park

Golden Mountainside Retreat

Golden

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Golden Municipal Campground

Golden Municipal Campground

Golden

### **WELCOME! PLEASE, READ PRIOR TO BOOKING...** Please note choose site based on your size and type of unit. Description of recommended units are on our interactive map. **We Reserve the right to move you to a more appropriate site if you put a Small RV in a site dedicated for a Large RV.** We r ... More Details
Whispering Spruce Campground & RV Park

Whispering Spruce Campground & RV Park

Golden

Welcome to Golden's oldest campground, Whispering Spruce campground. You will return home with many unforgettable memories. Our treed and shaded campground offers over 60 tenting sites, (some with 15amp electricty). Over 20 pull thru RV sites (with 15amp electrity and water), and over 30 of Golden's ... More Details
The Ranch RV Park & Campground

The Ranch RV Park & Campground

Golden

This campground is the perfect base for trips to Banff, Yoho, Glacier, Kootenay, Revelstoke National Parks. Enjoy 400 acres of natural beauty in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Events pavillion, hiking and wildlife viewing. ... More Details
Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

Golden

Two frontcountry campgrounds near Rogers Pass. Enjoy the exceptional scenery of the Columbia Mountains while camping in a national historic site. No hookups, no showers. Fire permit $8.80\. National Park Pass required. Reservations recommended for Loop Brook Campground only. Languages Spoken English ... More Details
Campers Haven RV & Tent Park

Campers Haven RV & Tent Park

Donald

Welcome to Campers Haven RV & Tent Park, the ideal destination for RVers and campers seeking the rest and relaxation atmosphere! Located off Highway 1 in Donald, BC, our campground offers peaceful and scenic sites for guests to enjoy a good night’s sleep. Our sites are big rig friendly as we offer ... More Details
Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park

Field

Sleep under the stars in four front country campsites featuring spectacular waterfalls, soaring peaks and world renowned Burgess Shale Fossil Beds - hikes available - fees apply. No hookups. Showers at Kicking Horse only. See website for up-to-date information. National park pass and camping permit ... More Details
Quinn Creek Campground

Quinn Creek Campground

Parson

Quinn Creek Campground offers majestic mountain views and scenic hiking trails. Full-service sites and tenting shelters. Laundry available. ... More Details
Kootenay National Park

Kootenay National Park

Radium Hot Springs

Enjoy modern camping in an oTENTik or plan a rustic retreat with the family. Three campgrounds showcase mountain peaks, turquoise rivers and steamy hot springs. Redstreak offers reservations. Services and operating seasons vary. See website for up-to-date information. National park pass and camping ... More Details
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