How To Get There

Where is Kicking Horse Mountain Resort?

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort village is located 14km outside the logging town of Golden in British Columbia which is on the Trans-Canada Highway.

Situated on the Powder Highway, Kicking Horse BC Canada is about a 2.5 to 3 hour drive from Calgary, about 90km west of Banff, and 682km northeast of Vancouver. The resort is nestled between the Rocky, Purcell and Selkirk Mountain ranges.

Getting To Kicking Horse BC

Most international visitors fly into Calgary and either drive to the Kicking Horse Resort, get a tour guide to drive them, or catch a shuttle bus. Or if you’re doing a Powder Highway road trip you might fly into Kelowna (Kelowna Airport is 344km southwest of Kicking Horse Canada). You can check out flight options here.

Shuttles to Kicking Horse Canada
Shuttles are available from the city and airport of Calgary. Scheduled group transfers are available twice a week from Calgary Airport to Kicking Horse, or on-demand/private shuttles are available and can be included as part of Kicking Horse ski packages.

Driving to Kicking Horse
Self-drive is the most common mode of transport to Kicking Horse, particularly if you want to take in other Powder Highway ski resorts, stay off the hill in Golden, or go heli skiing with Purcell Heli Ski.

Car rentals are available at Calgary Airport (or Kelowna Airport). From Calgary, take the Trans Canada Highway 1 westbound from Calgary for approximately 2.5 hours. The drive between Lake Louise and Golden through the Yoho National Park is particularly spectacular. Once you reach the town of Golden there’s a turnoff to the resort, and Kicking Horse is 14km up the mountain. 

Tours That Include Kicking Horse
There are various hosted and guided Canada ski/snowboard trips that include Kicking Horse, where you can relax in the van and let someone else drive you. Check out the Canada ski tours page and you can use the filters in the left hand column to select “Kicking Horse”.

Getting Around

If you’re staying in Golden, you’ll want to have a car, otherwise you’ll be desperately using ride-share apps to get a lift.

If you’re staying at Kicking Horse Resort lodging, it’s pretty easy to get around. Most of the lodging is within easy walking distance of the few restaurants, but you’ll probably want to wear snow boots and not your stilettos (this is not one of those ritzy ski villages with heated pavements).

Other Ski Resorts Nearby

Distances to nearby resorts:

The Powder Express provides daily ski transfers between Banff/Lake Louise and Kicking Horse. The bus departs select Banff/Lake Louise hotels in the morning, and arrives in Kicking Horse for epic powder on the steeps and chutes, and heads back to Banff and Lake Louise after enjoying a full day at the resort.

Other nearby ski resorts:


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