Located three hours west of Calgary, Golden is centrally located in the Columbia Valley between the Rocky Mountains and the Purcell Mountains. It is here that the mighty Columbia River and Kick Horse River meet. Six national parks are within an hour drive of central Golden bringing tourists to the region for sports and recreation. Warm summers and not-too-cold winters allow locals and guests to play outside all year long.
Looking for things to do? Canoeing, fishing, golfing, and motorsport are a few of the summer activities we enjoy. In the winter, skiing, heli-skiing, and snowmobiling can take you into the back country and away from the ordinary. It’s pure adventure as wonderful or as wild as you like. Summer is also when the Live Kicks music festival comes to town. When visiting, consider staying at the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.
If you ask a local what makes Golden a great place to live, they’ll say that it feels just like home. We have an authentic home-grown Canadian way of life with locals you’ll love and songs you won’t forget.
Golden real estate
Golden features an eclectic mix of home types and styles ranging from mobiles, character homes, luxury properties, and forest cottages. Land ownership varies by development. Both freehold and leased land (mostly recreational) are available depending on use and budget. Starter homes are affordable for single people and retirees.
Homes in this area might be situated directly on the water with access for boating and a swimming dock or at an elevation that provides views of the entire lake and spectacular sunsets. If you prefer water, forest, views, or something closer to town, Golden has it all.
Central location in Columbia Valley
Local amenities and services
Renowned outdoor recreation area
Healthy real estate market