Summer Activities

Nature

Hermitage is located at the heart of the Columbia Wetlands. Residents in this region support the conservation effort and there are many opportunities to observe wildlife in the wetlands while enjoying the natural beauty of the Valley.

  • Canoe or kayak in the Columbia Wetlands.
  • Explore the Golden section of the Columbia river just north of Parson. Canoes and kayaks could be rented.
  • The Columbia Wetlands Stewardship Partners provides a river map for explorers who wish to travel through the wetlands using a watercraft. Here is the river guide.
  • Interested in seeing wildlife safari style? Check out the tours that Canada Wild Tours offer on their website.
  • For seeing, photographing and learning about wolves and their role in the environment, visit the Northern Lights Wolf Centre.
  • Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park near Field. The fossils excellently preserved by nature, are over five hundred million years old. Older than dinosaurs! Visit their website here.

Kick Back

Relax!

  • Enjoy the scenic gondola ride that rises almost 7,700 feet. You will be able to enjoy a panoramic view of mountains, wetlands, wetlands and the town of Golden. Visit their website here.
  • Beer Tasting Room of Whitetooth Brewing Company opens 7 days a week, 2-10 pm
  • Radium Hot Spings is a top natural hot springs in Kootenay National Park. In addition to hot pool and swimming pool, spa service is also offered.  Visit their website here.

Sports

Surrounded by magnificent mountains and lakes, this is outdoors heaven!

  • Cross country biking in Parson at Hobo Creek
  • Cross country biking – From beginner to advanced lift-accessed trails
  • Downhill biking – at Mount 7
  • Road cycling – 105 km from Radium to Golden
  • Hiking – Moonraker Trails in Nicholson
  • Hiking – Mount 7
  • Hiking – in surrounding national parks: Glacier, Yoho, Banff and Kootenay
  • Hiking – dog friendly trails in Golden
  • Canoeing and Kayaking – Columbia Wetlands Outposts
  • Kayaking – Spillimacheen River
  • Rock Climbing – Spillimacheen Sport Climbing Arena
  • Rock Climbing – Nicholson Pogilaro Creek and Stacey Creek
  • Climbing Gym – Dogtooth Climbing Gym offers a safe, air-conditioned environment with routes and activities for all ages and skill levels
  • Horseback Riding – Spur Valley