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For Paddlers, This Place is Worth its Weight in Gold

We could tell you that Golden offers innumerable water-related experiences from canoeing the nearby Columbia River, which boasts the largest intact wetlands in North America, to rafting the world-famous Kicking Horse River. But instead we’ll just say there’s a reason the largest paddle in the world is located here. Talk about cred.

Paddle pros

Here are the experts who will help perfect your paddling trip.

Whitewater rafting
rentals and tours
Alpine Rafting

Alpine Rafting is located in Golden BC on the famous and beautiful Kicking Horse River.

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Bacchus Books and Cafe

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Bluebird Café

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Canoeing in the Columbia wetlands
rentals and tours
Columbia Wetlands Outpost

Explore the stunning Columbia Wetlands with self-guided rentals and unique accommodations for special occasions.

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Ethos Cafe

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Ethos Cafe

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Floating in Golden
rentals
Float Golden

Float Golden offers the most affordable paddle board rentals throughout Golden.

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Rafting the Kicking Horse River
tours and rentals
Glacier Raft Company

Go whitewater rafting on the Kicking Horse River with Goldens original rafting company, Glacier Raft Co.

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Canoeing in the wetlands of Golden
rentals
Golden Paddle

Golden Paddle provides many different watersports rentals for their guests.

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Paddle Boarding
rentals and tours
Golden River Adventures

At Golden River Adventures try something new with their inflatable kayak rentals and create your own adventure.

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Golden Visitor Centre

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Golden Visitor Centre

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Rafting the Kicking Horse River
tours
Hydra River Guides

Hydra River Guides offers many different activities, whether it’s a fast paced rafting trip or a gentle canoe ride they have it all.

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Kicking Horse Paddle Festival
Kicking Horse Paddle Festival

The Kicking Horse Paddle Festival is an annual event that recognizes and appreciates the beauty of the Kicking Horse River and the surrounding Rocky Mountains.

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Whitewater rafting on the Kicking Horse River
rentals and tours
Kootenay River Runners: Golden

Kootenay River Runners in Golden BC explores the mighty Kicking Horse River.

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Nagomi Sushi

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Papa Bear’s Kitchen

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Reposados

For a unique outside dining experience you can now reserve your very own igloo

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Rockwater Grill and Bar

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The Golden Taps Pub

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Wandering Fern Cafe

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Whitewater rafting down the Kicking Horse River
rentals and tours
Wet n Wild Adventures

Experience thrilling rafting trips down the Kicking Horse River with Wet n Wild Adventures.

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Whitetooth Brewing Company

Company crafts small batch Belgian-inspired and West Coast influenced beers in the town of Golden BC.

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Whitewater Lodge

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tours
Wild Water Adventures

Wild Water Adventures is known to be the best organized whitewater rafting trips near Banff.

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Explore more in this community.

Every corner of BC has something unique to offer. From freshwater lakes on Vancouver Island to rafting on the whitewater of Squamish, you will never find a shortage of amazing paddling.

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