For breakfast, we recommend the Big Bend Cafe for a hearty meal and to enjoy it’s eclectic rustic ambience. Bluebird Café is another option that is conveniently on route to the mountain that offers good size portion sandwiches. Papa Bear’s Kitchen opens as early as 6.30am for the early risers. A little hidden gem in town would be Daley Bread that offers small batches of artisan baked goods and fresh bread. We highly recommend their butter croissants. They are only open from Thurs-Sun 8.30am-1.30pm, so go early!
You can grab a quick lunch at Nagomi Sushi or even a daily special soup with 2 side buns from Golden Bakery & Deli if you’re in town. A good dine in option would be Turning Point Restaurant. If not, we like to enjoy a cup of Kicking Horse coffee with a smoke salmon bagel/sandwich at Double Black Cafe, which is at the base of Kicking Horse. They also serve great snacks, soup, chilli, sweet treats and amazing fresh sourdough bread.
After skiing, the Whitetooth Brewing Company has a tasting room that’s the place to be, right downtown. If you’re feeling famish, refuel with Reposados Tacos. We enjoy the mix tacos with a side of spanish rice, it just hits the spot.
A little coffee spot to check out will be Bacchus Books and Cafe, the little cozy cafe is upstairs. If you like to read or be surrounded by books, you’ll like this place. Next, if you like proper and stronger coffee. Grab a quick one at Higher Ground Sports. The barista will be on your right as you enter. We like to do that and stroll through town or enjoy the riverwalk by Kicking Horse River.
As for dinner, our favourite local restaurant would definitely be Eleven22, we highly recommend the Dragon Boat and Double Smoked Pork Chop. Keep an eye on their seasonal menus, chef specials and innovative new items too! There’s also the early bird dinner menu from 5-6pm, 3 courses for only $26+.
Next, we also like Reposados Tacos for dinner. Who doesn’t like tacos? Our usual order is 3 tacos with spanish rice for $18.50+. The restaurant recently won a sustainability award by offering more vegan and vegetarian options. Great food and good drinks!
Other good dine in dinner options are Whitetooth Mountain Bistro, The Island Restaurant, Reposados Tacos and Sushi Q. Some good dinner takeout options would be Golden Sushi, Red Tomato Pies, Indian Kitchen, Alforno Restaurant and Pizzeria.
If you can, make it a memorable one by dining at Canada’s most elevated dining experience 7,700ft at Eagles Eye Restaurant. Call 1 (250) 439-5425 to make reservations.
Groceries Save on Foods is just a short 3min drive away. IGA is another option if you’re in town. Eat Pure Mountain Market offers local, fresh and organic produce. They’re open daily from 10am-6pm. Check out our local Golden Farmer’s Market opening days and hours at www.goldenbcfarmersmarket.com
We recommend checking out Tourism Golden website: https://www.tourismgolden.com/ for more information.
Look up Kicking Horse Culture for any local events and activities: https://kickinghorseculture.ca/.
A wide range of family friendly entertainment: music, theatre, dance, stand up comedies, workshops, films, live performances etc at a very reasonable price, early birds starting only at $15+. There’s also Summer Kicks during the summer months, FREE event and live music. Be sure to check it out!
If you’re feeling adventurous during the summer months, we highly recommend the Golden Skybridge, Canada’s highest suspension bridge. There’s so much more to the experience! Just to name a few Sky Zipline, Canyon Edge Challenge Course, Treetop Play Area, Live Concerts and more!
For the adrenaline junkies, we highly recommend White Water Rafting during the summer months! We've tried different companies right here in Golden and they are all fun-tastic!
Browse through Kicking Horse Resort events: https://kickinghorseresort.com/events/. If you’re an avid skier or snowboarder, be sure to download the ‘Ski RCR’ mobile app. It’ll provide you info such as snow report, weather forecast, webcams from the mountain top, KHMR trail map, events etc.
If you love hiking and forest bathing, be sure to check out https://goldenhikes.ca/.
You’ll be surprise in this little mountain town, we host a range of world class events such as the Freeride World Tour, Jeep Junior Freeski Series, Red Bull Challenges, Canadian Downhill Mountain Bike Championships and many more.
Lots of hidden gems to be explored! There’s always something for everyone.