Things to do in Golden, B.C. this Summer
Planning a trip to Golden, BC this summer? Discover some awesome things to do while you’re there! If you love recreating in the mountains, you’ll love the diverse range of activities on offer here. We choose to build Camp Moose Trail in Golden because of its unique location at the heart of six national parks; Yoho, Glacier, Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, and Mount Revelstoke. We also love that while Golden is located in BC, it’s near the Alberta border making it only a 3-hour drive from Calgary.
While Golden is known for offering year-round, world-class experiences, including some epic winter sports, summers in Golden are extra special. Summer activities include hiking, mountain biking, boating, mountaineering, horseback riding, and wildlife watching. Aside from outstanding outdoor activities, another one of Golden’s charms is the local community, including all the incredible local businesses. Families like ours, people who are following their dreams and sharing their passions with people like you. Here are some awesome things to do in Golden, BC this summer.
Hike to the Stunning Mummery Glacier
A hidden gem of a hike offering stunning views of Mummery Glacier. This short but moderately challenging hike offers stunning rewards and the trailhead is under an hour from Camp Moose Trail. With a total hiking distance of only 5-6 km and only 200 m of elevation, this trail takes around 4-6 hours to hike round trip.
With glorious views of waterfalls, glaciers and more, this trail is best hiked during drier conditions. Proper hiking footwear that can deal with slippery conditions and bear spray is recommended. Deadfall and other trail improvements were made in 2018.
Visit Golden's NEW Skybridge
Experience Canada’s highest suspension bridge at Golden’s newest attraction, the Golden Skybridge!! There are two bridges, one suspends 426 feet (130-metres) over a canyon with a thundering river and a 200-foot (61-metre) waterfall you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Rocky and Purcell mountains.
With wooded walking trails, mountain coaster, zipline, outdoor obstacle course, treetop village play park and grill restaurant, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
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Try some Yummy Goodies from Daley Bread Bakery
If you’re looking for a bite to eat in between your adventures, visit Daley Bread Bakery for delicious bread and pastries. Daley Bread Bakery was founded by our friend, Laura Daley, a professional baker with two decades of experience. Having run a busy bakery in Banff National Park,
Laura founded Daley Bread Bakery on the south side of Golden, B.C. in 2020. Laura worked as an in-house pastry chef with CMH Heli-Skiing so she knows how to create culinary delights for adventurous souls.
Ready to experience some of Golden’s hidden charms? Book your trip with Camp Moose Trail and stay in one of our glamping tents for the ultimate rustic retreat. With an alpine hut vibe, Camp Moose Trail features a communal kitchen, fire pit, wood-fired pizza oven, sauna and hot tub for a relaxing and social getaway unlike any other.