Kicking Horse Mountain Resort British Columbia (Canada)

Apres Ski, Dining, Bars and Nightlife Guide

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Mountain Summary:

Apres Ski: 2
Dining: 2
Bars: 2

Town Summary (Golden):

Dining: 6+
Bars: 3+

Drinking Age:

Province of British Columbia: 19
Province of Alberta: 18

Virtual Tours:

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Upper Bowls

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Base Village

Outdoor patio at the Peaks Grill
Kicking Horse Apres Ski:

Apres Ski at the mountain base:

On warm sunny spring days you will find the patios of Peaks Grill packed with skiers and boarders relaxing with a beverage. Skiers are hard core by day and chill when the lifts close. As with many of the Western Canadian resorts, there are a lot of Aussie staff. As a commonwealth nation it is easy for Australians to get work permits to work in the Canadian ski resorts. The Aussies are wonderfully fun and definitely add an upbeat personality to the environment, after-all, their attitude is that they are on vacation too.
Peaks Grill at the foot of the mountain

Peaks Grill

Peaks Grill is the primary spot for food and beverage at the end of the day. Some of the on-mountain lodges also have restaurants and bars. Also check out the Kicking Horse Saloon in the Winston Lodge.

Dining And Where To Eat:

There are two quick on-mountain dining options: Eagle's Eye Restaurant at the top of the gondola and Peaks Grill at the base. The Eagle's Eye Restaurant is not the typical quick service cafeteria common in most resorts but is a fine dining establishment with gourmet cuisine.

Eagle's Eye Restaurant at the peak of the gondola

Eagle's Eye Restaurant at the peak of the gondola

Inside Eagle's Eye Restaurant

Eagle's Eye Restaurant only has seated dining

Kicking Horse on-mountain Dining:

Golden British Columbia:

In-town dining options reside downtown along 9th or 10th street.

Kicking Horse Bars and Night Life:

Rockwater Bar and Grill in downtown Golden British Colombia

Rockwater Bar and Grill: downtown Golden

Nightlife ends early (usually before dark) on the mountain and is centered on apres ski activities. The town of Golden may open up your options.

In Golden try Rockwater or the Golden Taps.

Golden Taxi services:

Hot Springs:

The area around Kicking Horse and Golden have natural hot springs in the wild. Check out the Lussier Hot Springs just inside Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park BC, about a two and one half hour drive from Golden. Take the Whiteswan Provincial Park exit (located 5 miles or 8 km South of Canal Flats) off of Highway 93/95. Then take the Whiteswan Forestry Road for forty minutes up to the hot-springs. Depending on road conditions, you may need a 4x4. Note that the river is icy cold. Only the hot spring pool off to the side is warm. Its in a provincial park and nudity is not allowed.

More info on Whiteswan Lake Provincial Park - map


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