Golden, BC – The ideal place for a Mountain Festival.
Golden sits between two rivers and three mountain ranges and is well known for its outdoor adventure activities. This year’s Mountain Festival celebrated the adventurers of yesterday and today with three days of activities, presentations, and events. The festival also marked the beginning of the whitewater rafting season down the Kicking Horse River.
Fresh from completing an historic first ascent of Niagara Falls, feature presenter Will Gadd was on hand at the climbing gym giving pointers to aspiring climbers. This appearance was followed by his inspirational presentation, which left the audience motivated to continue their own explorations.
“There is literally a lifetime of adventures here” said Ty nbso online casino reviews Mills of the Dogtooth Rangers, a local mountaineering group who started their exploration of the Dogtooth Mountain Range area over a decade ago. In addition to these Keynote presentations, the weekend included outdoor activities such as bird-watching, mountain biking, rock climbing, wildlife tours, yoga, and whitewater rafting on the Kicking Horse River.
Based on this year”s success and turnout, the organizers predict a strong and vibrant future for the Golden Mountain Festival. “We are looking forward to building on the success of this year’s event, ultimately creating an iconic festival which is recognizable and self-sustaining, but retains at its core the essence of Golden as a historic authentic mountain community,” says Joanne Sweeting, Executive Director of Tourism Golden.
Fifty-seven local businesses joined together to participate in the “My Adventure Activity Card” incentive program, offering discounts and specials during the festival. The Golden Mountain Festival is made possible with funding from Columbia Basin Trust. Learn more about the Trust’s programs and initiatives at cbt.org.
The Golden Mountain Festival is held every year over the Victoria Day long weekend. Next year’s festival will take place on May 20-22, 2016.