The Ultimate Guide to Backcountry Lodges near Golden, BC

Take a helicopter ride to your greatest adventure yet.

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December 7, 2016

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Did you know that Golden has the highest concentration of backcountry lodges in Canada? There are over 20 lodges that stage out of Golden! Now that you know, take a few minutes to check out some of our favorites. These lodges provide the perfect place for you and your crew to spend anywhere from a few days to a full week immersed in the splendors of the Canadian Rockies' backcountry. Whether you are after a cozy lodge with a wood burning fireplace or a luxurious palace complete with a spa and full bar, Golden has them all for you to choose from. 

Cozy and Simple

Amiskwi Lodge

Sleeping Capacity: 18
Bedding: Pads and pillows provided
Cooking: Propane stove/oven/broiler and outdoor propane BBQ
Bathroom: Indoor composting toilets
Heat: Wood stove and firewood
Light: Propane and solar
Water: Fresh natural water
Other amenities: Wood-fired sauna, two showers, satellite phone

Fairy Meadows (Bill Putnam) Hut

Sleeping Capacity: 20
Bedding: Mattress pads provided, bring your own sleeping bag
Cooking: Propane stove/oven
Bathroom: Outhouse
Heat: Wood stove and firewood
Light: Propane
Water: Snowmelt, unfiltered tap water
Other amenities: Wood-fired sauna

Elizabeth Parker Hut

Sleeping Capacity: 20
Bedding: Mattress pads provided, bring your own sleeping bag
Cooking: Propane stove/oven, fully equipped kitchen
Bathroom: Outhouse
Heat: Wood stove and firewood
Light: Propane
Water: Snowmelt, creek
Other amenities: Wood-fired sauna

Asulkan Hut

Sleeping Capacity: 10
Bedding: Mattress pads provided, bring your own sleeping bag
Cooking: Propane stovetops
Bathroom: Outhouse
Heat: Propane heater
Light: Propane
Water: Snowmelt

Optional Guided and Catered

Icefall Lodge

Sleeping Capacity: 18
Bedding: Pads, duvets, pillows and bedding provided
Cooking: Propane stove/oven
Bathroom: Indoor pee toilets
Heat: Propane heater and wood stove
Power: Micro hydro and 120 volt AC power
Water: Fresh natural water
Other amenities: Wood-fired sauna, yoga mats and room to stretch

Mistaya Lodge

Sleeping Capacity: 18
Bedding: Beds, duvets, pillows and bedding provided
Cooking: All meals provided and served family-style
Bathroom: Two outhouses
Heat: Wood stove
Power: Micro hydro and 120 volt AC power
Water: Hot and cold running water
Other amenities: Wood-fired sauna, hot showers

Sentry Lodge

Sleeping Capacity: 12
Bedding: Mattress pads provided, bring your own sleeping bag
Cooking: Propane stovetops
Bathroom: 2 indoor urinals, 2 outhouses
Power: Micro hydro 120 volt AC power
Heat: 2 fireplaces
Water: Hot and cold running water
Other amenities: Free WiFi, sauna, stretching area

Sorcerer Lodge

Sleeping Capacity: 16-18
Cooking: Propane stove/oven
Bathroom: Outhouse
Heat: Propane heater
Light: Solar, backed by generator
Other amenities: Wood-fired sauna


Luxury

Purcell Mountain Lodge

Sleeping Capacity: 28
Bedding: Beds, duvets, pillows and bedding provided
Cooking: All meals provided and served family-style
Bathroom: Three private bathrooms
Heat: Wood burning fire place
Power: Micro hydro and 120 volt AC power
Water: Hot and cold running water
Other amenities: Wood-fired sauna, hot showers

CMH Bugaboos

Sleeping Capacity: 44
Bedding: Beds, duvets, pillows and bedding provided
Cooking: All meals catered
Bathroom: Private bathrooms
Heat: Ventilated heat
Power: Full electricity
Water: Hot and cold running water
Other amenities: Massage, sauna, rooftop hot tub, full bar, ping-pong, musical instruments


All helicopter flights to these lodges fly out Golden so be sure to stop in town first to gear up and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph.