Situated at the scenic confluence of the Columbia and Kicking Horse rivers in the Rocky Mountain Trench (a long deep valley between the Rocky and Selkirk mountain ranges in eastern BC), Golden is located at the heart of six mountainous national parks: Yoho, Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Glacier and Mount Revelstoke. Yoho National Park, the "adopted" park of the community, is just a half-hour drive east of Golden!
Currently we offer these specialty programs at our campus:
News from our Golden campus:
College of the Rockies Alum Publishes Travel Book
ATBO alumnus Kevin Ucci publishes Along the Knife’s Edge, inspired by a magical kayak expedition in Haida Gwaii.
The Golden campus had a very special visitor on January 9.
Jamie McDonald, an adventurer from Gloucester, England, is running across Canada unassisted in an effort to raise money for children’s charities in his home country as well as children’s hospitals in Canada. While at the campus, Jamie spoke to Adventure Tourism Business Operations and Adult Basic Education students about his journey. His motivational message of going after your dreams made quite an impact on the students and staff.
Golden campus welcomes Wayne State University Geology Students
In partnership with the Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation (BSGF), College of the Rockies hosted 24 geology students and faculty from Wayne State University, located in Detroit, Michigan. The students and faculty participated in the Corridor of Life Tour organized by the Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation and the College. The geology graduate students field study included a visit to the Tyrrell Museum, dinosaur provincial park, badlands tour – Dinosaur Excavation site, Devil’s Coulee Dinosaur & Heritage Museum and Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump and hiked the world famous Burgess Shale. The group spent time at the golden campus learning about the College of the Rockies and the many projects and programs the campus is working on in partnership with the BSGF.