Golden, BC

The British Columbia School of Log Building is located in the friendly mountain town of Golden, British Columbia on the Alberta, BC border. We are fortunate to be surrounded by National parks and outdoor adventure including world renowned hiking, biking, skiing, fishing, and camping. Golden is aptly situated on a historic watershed and surrounded by 6 National Parks and a protected wetlands. The British Columbia School of Log Building is 15 minutes west of the town with inspiring mountain vistas and easy access from the TransCanada Highway.

Opportunity for recreational adventure will inspire you while you are staying in Golden and have a day off from your course or an evening to explore your surroundings. Take a quick jaunt to thrilling Thompson Falls up the Blaeberry Valley or magical visit to the Giant Cedars in nearby Rogers Pass and Glacier National Park. Emerald Lake and Takakkaw Falls in nearby Yoho National Park or Lake Louise and Moraine Lake in Banff National Park are also day trip options. Radium Hotsprings in Invermere is a local favorite to sooth muscles after a strenuous day. All of these options are within an hour of the BC School of Log Building.
Directly from our log yard, a drive up the historic Big Bend highway will take you to Kimbasket Lake for water recreation and BC rec site camping. Shorter visits to the nearby Wolf Centre or the Buffalo Ranch in the Blaeberry Valley could fill your evenings and weekends. While skiing and mountain biking are some of our most popular recreational sports you can also enjoy horseback Riding, white water rafting, and canoeing and fishing in the Blaeberry , Kicking Horse or Columbia Rivers.


  • Banks
  • Grocery stores and a natural food store
  • Library
  • Recreation complex and sports fields
  • Pubs and restaurants and live music
  • Stores and boutiques
  • Art gallery
  • Local market
  • Movie theatre
  • Climbing gym
  • Outdoor swimming pool (May-Aug)
  • Local craft brewery


There are many options for accommodation in and around Golden BC.  Options include: camping, cabins, dorm style accommodation, motels and hotels. This is not a complete list of all available lodging but does contain a good cross section of the options.  Visit for a more comprehensive list of accommodation options, links to make reservations, as well as a good overview of activities and events happening in and around Golden, BC.


Campers Haven RV and tent Park, Donald BC.

This campground is next to our log yard; within walking distance.

Tel: (250) 340-8482

Golden Municipal Campground.

Camping located in the town of Golden.


Tel: (250)-344 5412

Whispering Spruce Campground

Camping on the outskirts of Golden.


Tel: (250) 344-6680


Dream Catcher Hostel

The Dream Catcher Hostel provides dorm style rooms (private and semi private available) with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.  The hostel is located in the town of Golden and will be your cheapest non-camping accommodation if you require single occupancy.  Ask about their log building course weekly rate.


Tel: (250) 439-1090

Motels and Hotels

This is not a complete list, only a few suggestions from past students that have stayed in hotels and motels in and around Golden during our courses. Please inquire for weekly rates.

  • Prestige Inn Golden
  • The Brookside Motel
  • Travel Lodge Golden
  • Ramada Golden
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Best Western Mountain View Inn
  • Rondo Motel

Cabins and Lodges

There are many private cabins and lodges located in the area surrounding Golden.  Check the proximity to our log yard before booking, (most will know where our yard is in Donald BC).  The rural area between the town of Golden and Donald BC is called the Blaeberry Valley, named after the Blaeberry River. This is the best area to look for a cabin as it is within 10 minutes of our log yard.  There are many cabins and lodges listed on Air B and B and Tourism Golden

Useful Links

Golden Tourism


Parks Canada


Air B and B