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Address: 1500 Kicking Horse Trail, Golden, British Columbia VOA 1HO, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-439-5425
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Kicking Horse has attracted rave reviews after just seven seasons for its...

Kicking Horse has attracted rave reviews after just seven seasons for its awesome vertical, deep powder and spectacular terrain mix. With an express gondola accessing over 4100 ft (1260m) of vertical, you’re bound to ski and ride an impressive feat of terrain comparable to only that of heli-skiing. Coupled with summer activities such as mountain biking, wildlife education, and alpine sightseeing, this is a place where the stories are almost too tall to believe.

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via ferrata 2 hr tour

We had booked the via ferrata when we booked our room. We had a nice sunny day and to our surprise we were the only 3 for that time slot. Chris our guide was fantastic, never a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sudbury, Canada
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Sudbury, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had booked the via ferrata when we booked our room. We had a nice sunny day and to our surprise we were the only 3 for that time slot. Chris our guide was fantastic, never a dull moment and someone who really enjoys his job and is a fundamental part of the resort. We did the 2 hr via... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent tour. The interpretive guide was excellent and very knowledgable. This is 4th or 5th time we've done this tour and I still learned more and saw Boo up close! Had friends from abroad the they loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The views from the gondola and the top of the mountain are absolutely breathtaking! You don't have to hike or bike or ski to enjoy an afternoon here. You can just relax and take it all in and still feel like you've had an "adventure".

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Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We bought the gondola and grizzly adventure for $41. This gave us the option going up the gondola two days in a row, which is nice to know in advance. The guides/researchers at the grizzly refuge were great and very informative. Boo loves people and we were able to see him most of the time as we followed him around... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the Adventure Pass with gondola and also chairlift and Grizzly refuge. We enjoyed our ride up the mountain in our gondola and the view was amazing even though cloudy. Had lunch at the top (excellent) and did a quick loop of the viewpoints. Back down to ride up the chairlift. Had a laugh as the young attendant was... More 

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Martensville, Sask.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a spectacular place to visit. I would suggest to take in both the Bear Reserve and the Summit - Eagles Eye! We loved watching Boo the Grizzly and his antics. He was very entertaining. The employees are very knowledgeable about Boo and the area wildlife. Educational and entertaining. We spent 2 hours in this area. We then took... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We drove up to the resort especially to see Boo, the handsome grizzly. We were not disappointed. He was napping, hidden in tall grass/bush when we got there at 2 pm. We patiently waited for a long while and he majestically rose from his sleep and sauntered to the fence. He then posed for us for over an hour, feeding,... More 

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Canmore, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good value if you are a senior, by the way you can usually see the bear from the gondola so unless you want to stand at the fence you do not need to buy the bear experience ticket

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Thank Don R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have a place on the hill and vacation here every summer. We typically visit the Bear Refuge 3-4 times per visit and are never disappointed, even the rare times we don't actually see Boo. He's absolutely amazing! You just can't appreciate the majesty of grizzly bears until you see one up close in his natural habitat. The guides (Ross... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I signed up for the shorter of the two Via Ferrata experiences and had a fantastic time. I was initially skeptical that it would be a tourist trap, paying too much for a generic experience. It's not cheap at approximately 130 CAD! We met Nick where the gondola ride ends at the top of the mountain and... More 

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