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Golden Museum

Located one block off Main Street, the Golden Museum features the history of the CPR, the historic Swiss Guides and their families.

Take a walk back to the early days of the area when David Thompson, a surveyor for the North West Company, arrived in the Columbia Valley to set up a trading post, where he could trade with the indigenous people and continue mapping the surrounding area.

Learn how the Kicking Horse River got its name.

In the main gallery you will learn how Baptiste Morigeau, born of a French voyageur and his native wife started a trading post that grew into the community that you see today.

There is something for every member of your family at the Golden Museum. 

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4.5 based on 14 reviews
“Back in time”
Back in time
January 15, 2019, by Denice D
If it happened in or around Golden, the information will be at the museum. A good selection of reference book, and digital information. Very well done displays.
“Tiny, but very absorbing”
Tiny, but very absorbing
October 14, 2018, by Lorrie F
I think because it is small, it makes you slow down and take time over each exhibit. At one point they switched the lights out on me (for a school group’s movie) as they’d not realised I was there...
“A REALLY GOOD JOB!”
A REALLY GOOD JOB!
August 28, 2018, by Warren P
Crisp, clean and credible. A humble exterior leads you to a historical treasure chest...and all you pay is a donation. A little corner here for the barber, the metis store owner, the East Indians...
1302 11th Avenue South
Golden, BC
Canada