While driving to and from the RiverBase, for your Golden whitewater rafting adventure, plenty of stops can be made en route. Some stops may take only a few minutes, others invite visitors to linger! Driving to our RiverBase from Golden, please allow 20 minutes.
GOLDEN ACTIVITIES AND AREA ATTRACTIONS
Things to do in Golden, BC, not surprisingly, involve being in the great outdoors. Golden is, after all, nestled between two massive mountain ranges and two massive rivers. Whether before or after your whitewater rafting adventure, take the time to enjoy the charming attractions this cozy mountain town has to offer.
Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge: While exploring the charming downtown area of Golden, wander towards the river to see the longest free-standing timber-frame bridge in Canada. It is a beauty. The bridge spans the Kicking Horse River and serves as a connector for the 7km of Rotary trails winding their way around the town’s perimeter.
Golden Farmer’s Market: Twice weekly throughout the summer, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, visitors can eat local, buy local and enjoy local!
Live Music: Every Wednesday evening, down by the timber-frame bridge, live music fills the air. Bands, quartets and duos perform to fun-loving crowds in the square and surrounding restaurant patios.
Art Gallery of Golden: Kicking Horse Culture starts and stops at the local Art Gallery, located in the heart of downtown on 9th Avenue North. The surrounding natural features inspire a vast assortment of local artisans: Carvers, weavers, photographers, jewellers, potters, and more.
Golden Skybridge: Just beyond downtown Golden, on the way to the Wild Water Adventures RiverBase on TransCanada Highway #1, is the area’s newest attraction, Golden Skybridge. Stroll across Canada’s highest suspension bridges before or after rafting the Kicking Horse River with us. Check out our Across The Bridge Down The River adventure package, and enjoy two of Golden’s most popular activities.