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Ski through powdery white snow on the peaks of the Rockies, kayak the waters of the raging Kicking Bull River, and explore mountainous trails on the hunt for bears, the BC Interior Ski range is one of Canada’s most dramatic outdoor playgrounds. With towering peaks at every turn, and lush green valley’s dotted with alpine villages, there’s a lot to discover here. Enjoy the quiet life in backwater towns, where pubs and the occasional nightclub celebrate the snow with a healthy dose of après-ski entertainment. From gondolas and snow-mobiles, to ice skating and crackling log fires, this is escapism at its best.

Things to see

BC Interior Ski is renowned for its outdoor activities, and it doesn’t matter whether you’re visiting during ski season or not. The region is characterized by small towns and tiny villages dotted along the Trans-Canada Highway as it snakes its way through the towering peaks of the infamous Rocky Mountains. Each town has its own character, with wide tree-lined avenues, or quaint shiplap houses in pastel shades. People navigate by mountain-tops here, the famous faces of Moonraker Mountain and Chancellor Peak guiding their route, and in each village you can stop for a gossip, and tales of adventure, in main street pubs, and barn-style diners where buffalo burgers feature on the mainly rustic menus. This is the sort of place where the locals rise early and go to bed late, where the clear night sky is lit by the twinkling of thousands of stars, and the only neon lights sits outside the sleepy motels that line the highway.

Hotels in Golden

Most hotels in the BC Interior Ski area fall into the mid-budget range. The mountains here are a little further out from the glamorous ski slopes of Whistler, but that adds to the charm of the towns where towering glass-fronted resorts would look out of place. Instead, you have a wonderful choice of guesthouses, inns and discount hotels, with log chalets tucked away in the woods for that feeling of complete escapism. You’ll find WiFi in most resorts here, whether it’s in your room or in designated public areas, and there’s usually a sauna, fitness center, or swimming pool to use as well.

Where to stay

Golden in British Columbia has a main street lined with pretty one-level shops, local law firms, and a country restaurant or 2. Its elevated location makes it a great choice for skiing in wintertime, and hiking in summer, with plenty of peaks surrounding it on all sides. Further west, at a place called Field, enjoy access to the rippling waters of Emerald Lake, and dine in the local bistro with views of the pine tree covered slopes of Walcott Peak and Mount Dennis on either side. Whether you’re here to swing a golf club on the challenging local course, mush a team of dogs through the powdery snow, or hike the Burgess Pass on the lookout for fossils, choosing a hotel in BC Interior Ski puts you right at the heart of the action.

How to get to Golden

With no international airports this far inland, the only way to fly to the BC Interior Ski area is by inland flight from Calgary, Edmonton, or Vancouver. There is an overland bus service that runs the Trans-Canada Highway, and trains are available although expensive. The best option is by hire car, which gives you the freedom to explore this fascinating area, and take in the sights as you travel.