Big terrain, big fun

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort offers a huge range of year-round on-mountain activities for the whole family. From skiing and snowboarding one of North America’s most challenging hills to getting up close and personal with grizzlies and mountain biking down lift serviced trails, this alpine playground offers something for every member of the family.

Kicking Horse things to do are endless! Kicking Horse lies three hours west of Calgary. This Canadian Rockies resort offers a huge range of on-mountain activities, with plenty more to do down in the valley.

Kicking Horse Things to Do in Winter

When you think of things to do in Kicking Horse, winter sports are number one! Skiers and snowboarders flock to Kicking Horse for its steep open bowls, well gladed trees and dry powder. You can also get some aerobic exercise at the Dawn Mountain Nordic Centre, just a few minutes walk from the Day Lodge. And for festive fun in the sun, check out the Sun Splash Funk Festival in early April, which features old-school ski wear, dummy downhill, slush cup and live music.

Kicking Horse things to do for families are also amazing. For a great family outing, try the two and four kilometre snowshoe trails are located off the Palliser Trail road. Or take the family snowmobiling with one of three snowmobile operators in the Golden area. Both independent rentals and guided tours are available, and the trails are second to none.

Kicking Horse is also a perfect winter destination with younger kids, with a fun Kids Zone and the Minute Maid Tree Trails for little rippers. They can spend an hour at the Tube Zone near the base or grab a pair of skates and head over to the outdoor ice rink, right in the middle of the village. There’s a fire pit and warming hut on site and a great ski village vibe. At Kicking Horse, things to do cover all ages and interests!

A popular dining experience in Kicking Horse is taking the gondola ride from the base of the mountain to the Eagle’s Eye summit. The ride takes less than 15 minutes. At the top is ‘Canada’s Highest Dining Experience,’ the Eagle’s Eye Restaurant and Bar, perched at 2,350m overlooking the spectacular Dogtooth Range, serving spectacular nosh three times daily. It is definitely top of our dining list of Kicking Horse things to do!


Kicking Horse Things to Do in Summer

In Summer, one of the top Kicking Horse things to do is to visit Boo, the resident orphaned grizzly bear that makes his home in the Grizzly Bear Refuge at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. For another, visit the Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre.

In summer, the Kicking Horse River has some of the best white water rafting in the province of BC with options for all ages. The Columbia is a more gentle river and is well-suited to fishing, canoeing, kayaking and gentle wildlife float tours. The Columbia Wetlands is a unique wetlands ecosystem that is home to dozens of bird species and water-based mammals. Families could spend hours exploring this region.

Take the gondola to the Summit of Kicking Horse Resort for access to miles of hiking and biking trails. Join in with a knowledgeable local guide for a hike, or grab a map for a self-guided adventure.

Hard-charging winter fun, or relaxing summer outings, Golden has it all at Kicking Horse Resort. This Canadian Rockies resort has it all for families and friends looking for a great getaway.