• From Vancouver, Golden is a one or two days (713km/443mi) drive on Highway #1, the TransCanada Highway. Calgary is 262km/163mi further east, a journey that should take only two and a half hours. Highway #95 intersects with the TransCanada Highway in Golden, and heads south to the Kootenay Rockies communities of Radium Hot Springs (105km/65mi) and Cranbrook (284km/154mi), and then connects with US Hwy 95 at the US border.

    Medical students and residents will need a vehicle during their rural rotation.

    Scheduled air service is through Calgary International and the Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook. Both airports are approximately three hours drive from Golden, and offer car rentals. A shuttle service from Calgary Airport is provided by Pure Travel Group.

    Bus Services
    Greyhound Canada operates four buses per day to destinations east and west along the TransCanada Highway, and a daily service on Highway #95 to Radium and points south.

    Local Transportation Services
    BC Transit operates a bus service that serves Golden, the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and some rural areas. Taxi services are also available.

    Car Rentals
    National Car Rental agency in Golden, on 11th Ave North.

  • The Golden Chamber of Commerce provides valuable information about the community, relocation and local businesses.

    Golden currently has a CIBC and a Columbia Valley Credit Union.

    Golden is in Rocky Mountain School District #6.

    Alexander Park Elementary (K-3, 202 Students)
    Box 464
    Golden, BC, V0A 1H0
    P: 250 344-5513

    Golden Secondary School (8-12, 355 Students)
    Box 1350, 1500 – 9th Street South
    Golden, BC, V0A 1H0
    P: 250 344-2201

    Lady Grey Elementary (4-7, 208 Students)
    Box 899, 620 – 9th Street South
    Golden, BC, V0A 1H0
    P: 250 344-6317
    Offers French Immersion

    Nicholson Elementary (K-7, 100 Students)
    Box 331
    Golden, BC, V0A 1H0
    P: 250 344-2370

    Visitor Center

    Golden Visitor Centre
    111 Golden Donald Upper Road
    Golden, BC, V0A 1H0
    P: 250 344-7711

  • Surrounded by mountain ranges and the national parks of Yoho, Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Glacier and Mount Revelstoke, Golden is a haven for eco-tourism and outdoor adventure. This is where the wild Kicking Horse River, renowned for its rafting and kayaking, meets the Columbia River, forming part of the longest pristine wetland in North America.

    Summer activities include river rafting, paragliding, mountain biking, and wildlife viewing. In winter, the attractions are downhill skiing, snowboarding, backcountry skiing, nordic skiing, heli-skiing and snowmobiling.