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Golden British Columbia Canada
Confluence of the Kicking Horse & Columbia Rivers

Purcell, Selkirk & Rocky Mountains

Alpine Meadows Lodge
717 Elk Road
Golden, B.C.,
Canada, V0A 1H0
Call 250-344-5863

Map of Alpine Meadows Lodge at Golden BC, plus Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Golden Golf & Country Club Golden BC is located:

  • 3 hrs west of Calgary, Alberta
  • 1.5 hrs east of Revelstoke BC
  • 3.5 hrs North of US/Canada border
  • 8 hrs east of Vancouver BC

Alpine Meadows Lodge is located 6 km(4 mile) from Golden BC on the west side of the Columbia River. From Hwy 1, take Hwy 95 at Golden & exit right onto mainstreet. Take next right at signs for Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Alpine Meadows, & Golden Golf. Follow road out of Golden, cross single lane bridge & turn left at next intersection & follow Elk Road to the lodge. (known locally as red roof on West Bench).

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Golden West Adventure Setting

Hike, mountain bike, canoe or snowshoe from our door at Alpine Meadows Lodge. Located on 150 private acres on the Columbia River, it is surrounded by crown land forests. Sights and sounds of nature are calling if you sit on the lodge deck, or walk along the Elk Trail to Cedar Creek. Alpine Meadows Lodge & Golden Golf Course are located on the west side of the Columbia River at the foot of the Purcell Mountains(elevation 2600 ft ASL). Kicking Horse Mountain Resort base is 1400 feet above the lodge and its Gondola/lifts climb to over 8000 feet & an awesome summit experience. Golden West has many trails and roads that follow the old CRL railway abandoned back in 1926.

If you have the taste of adventure, here are some of your Golden Options:

Golden Trails & Tales

A Golden Adventure may also include "REST, RELAX & read a good book"! Explore and learn more about our nature, heritage, adventure and spectacular alpine setting, surrounded by the Purcell, Selkirk & Rocky Mountains. Below is a bit of our Golden Heritage...

  • Travel in the mountains is challenging,how did the Canadian Pacific Railway & Trans-Canada Highway get through Kicking Horse & Rogers Passes?
  • Golden is a meeting place at confluence of the Kicking Horse & Columbia Rivers
  • D Thompson, one of the greatest mapmakers, explored the Columbia Basin in 1807-11, and Sir J Hector, explored Kicking Horse Pass in 1850's as part of the Palliser Expedition
  • Finally CPR had a route when Major A Rogers completed survey over Rogers Pass in 1880's.
  • In 1899, CPR engaged Swiss Mountain Guides, who permanently settled in Golden(1911), and commenced an exciting Golden Age of Mountaineering, with countless first ascents and classic climbs in nearby Glacier, Yoho & Banff National Parks
  • In early days, the Columbia River was the highway with many steamboats travelling as fas as Jennings Montana via Kootenay River and Canal Flats
  • The Columbia River & Wetlands are a rich protected wildlife habitat, over 260 species of birds.. see eagles, osprey, great blue herons...
  • More mountain tales are too many... Moberly, Feuz, Kain, Wilson, Simpson, Jones, Engler...