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Top Choice Pub Food in Golden

Wolf's Den

An excellent pub with live music on Sundays. It's hugely popular with locals, who love the burgers and hearty fare, which is way above average. The beer menu includes some of BC's best on tap. It's just south of the…
Market in Golden

Golden Farmers Market

Has more than 100 vendors.
Park in Golden

Northern Lights Wolf Centre

This small wildlife center houses a small pack of gray wolves and wolf-husky crosses, all born and bred in captivity. Visits include an introduction to the resident wolves – although most of the viewing is done thro…
Fusion in Golden


A cross between a restaurant and a home dinner party, this appealing option has art on the walls of the small dining rooms and all the stars you can count out on the patio. Watch the kitchen action from the lounge a…
Fusion in Golden

Eagle’s Eye Restaurant

At 2350m (7700ft) above sea level, the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort’s top (literally) bistro proudly champions itself as Canada’s highest restaurant. The menu is complex, with lofty pretensions. Enjoy wraparound vi…
Cafe in Golden

Bacchus Cafe

This bohemian hideaway at the end of 8th St is a favorite haunt for Golden’s artsy crowd. Browse for books (new and secondhand) in the downstairs bookstore, then head upstairs to find a table for tea among the higgl…
Bridge in Golden

Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge

Originally established as a logging town and supply station for the Canadian Pacific Railway, back when the town was simply known as ‘the Cache’, Golden is split in two by the Kicking Horse River. Just north of the …
Wildlife Reserve in Golden

Grizzly Bear Interpretive Centre

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort has a 20-acre fenced area for Boo, a grizzly bear who was rescued as an orphaned cub in 2003.
International in Golden

Island Restaurant

Location is the big deal here (it's on a small river island in the middle of Golden), followed by the decor (especially the flower-embellished riverside patio). The food wears many hats, from a Jamaican jerk chicken…