Situated at the scenic confluence of the Columbia and Kicking Horse rivers in the Rocky Mountain Trench (a long deep valley between the Rocky and Selkirk mountain
ranges), the town of Golden is located at the heart of six mountainous national parks. Golden is home to approximately 3,700 residents. Logging, the Canadian Pacific Railway, and tourism are considered the top three leading industries.
Fun fact: Golden is home to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, a world class resort with the fourth highest vertical drop (1,350m/ 4,314 ft) in North America. With champagne powder in the winter and downhill mountain biking and hiking in the summer, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort offers year-round adventure. Golden is also within driving distance to Lake Louise, Sunshine Village, Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Panorama Mountain Village.