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Wildlife Watching

For fantastic wildlife and bird watching opportunities make sure you add Golden to your itinerary this summer. Whether you are on foot, a bike, or a motorised vehicle make sure you keep your eyes wide open as you never know what you might encounter. Our incredible mountain town and the surrounding Kicking Horse Country is home to black and grizzly bears, elk, deer, moose, big horned mountain sheep, mountain lions, wolves, coyotes, mountain goats and more. The rivers and lakes have a diversity of waterfowl and birds that include osprey, bald eagles, herons and you might even see a beaver or two.

Respect wildlife and the environment. Do not feed or approach wild animals. We recommend taking a guided tour or visiting the Northern Lights Wolf Centre and the Grizzly Bear Refuge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort for educational interpretive tours and information.

For wildlife tips in the parks visit Parks Canada.

Heading into the national parks? Don't forget to purchase a Parks Pass from the Golden Visitor Centre.