This summer Golden BC will have reached new heights with the addition of the Golden Skybridge to its list of attractive ways to see the beauty that surrounds this small mountain town. This 3km Columbia Valley hike will enable visitors to walk across Canada’s Highest suspension bridge, 426 feet above the canyon floor.
The Skybridge isn’t the only beautiful bridge in the town of Golden. The Kicking Horse Pedestrian bridge is a timber-frame walking bridge that connects the rotary walking paths with the spirit square in downtown Golden BC. Watch the glacial waters as they cascade down into the Columbia River at Confluence Park .
Fourteen kilometers up the Kicking Horse River, between Golden and Field BC, on your way to and from Lake Louise, you can also stop at the Kicking Horse Rest Area on the Trans Canada Highway pull out to look at the Park Bridge and watch the raging river and the whitewater rafts that flow below it.
Last but not least make sure you stop off at the Natural Bridge in Field British Columbia. This is a quick stop just off the Trans-Canada highway and certainly worth exploring if you are visiting Emerald Lake or just traveling through on your way to and from Golden BC.
From Kicking Horse Pass at Field BC to Golden BC, the Kicking Horse River collects the mountain snow melts, and rages all the way down to the Columbia River. It then surprisingly turns north and continues to build in volume through Columbia Valley wetlands, and feed into Kinbasket Lake, just below Heather Mountain Lodge . This area is full of bridges to be discovered, including the historic Stoney Creek Rail Bridge, and even the old foundations of the Loop Brook Bridge, just a short away from the ruins of Glacier House in Glacier National Park Rogers Pass.