Whether you’re a seasoned local or first-time traveller, you won’t want to miss these tips and tricks from our great staff at the Golden Visitor Centre!
Over the years, Golden has expanded from a small mountain town to a tourism sweet spot, and the mountains have done a lot of the work, not to mention the many other great accommodations, dining options, and adventure opportunities located in the heart of 6 National Parks! Here at Tourism Golden, our job is to make sure you get the most out of your visit, no matter the length of your stay or the season you’re planning to explore. Whether you’re a seasoned local or first-time traveller, you won’t want to miss these tips and tricks from our great staff at the Golden Visitor Centre!
So where do you find us? Well, as of August 2017, we’ve relocated to a brand new centre at 1000 Trans Canada Highway, conveniently placed right off the highway so you can stop in once you’ve arrived. This centre -- equipped with free Golden hiking and biking trail maps and travel guides, digital kiosks with access to our website, and free wifi -- is open from 9:00am to 7:00pm starting June 1st. After September 2nd, we are open from 9:00am to 6:00pm, and after September 16, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Our centre has a variety of amenities and services for a unique experience to anyone who comes by! First, choose a parking spot for your vehicle or RV (no overnight parking), and stop in to say hi to our friendly, knowledgeable councillors. With a wide range of experiences and local secrets between them, they’ll be sure to welcome you to our humble town and assist with any information you might need to know about your trip. If you’re wanting to venture into any National Parks in the area, grab a Parks Pass from us! We offer daily and annual passes, purchasable by credit card.
The adventure doesn’t end here -- use the washrooms before you hit the road again, or grab a bite to eat and a coffee at the Double Black Cafe, a local favourite! You can even let your pooch stretch their legs in our designated dog run. If needed, use our 24-hour sani-dump for your RV, with a $7 fee payable by credit card. Relax at a picnic table and take in the mountains surrounding our town, or snap a pic in our Eagles Eye Gondola from Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. What started as a moment to stretch your legs might turn into a hidden gem of an adventure!
While there are many more exciting adventures awaiting you in and around town, the Golden Visitor Centre offers plenty of services and amenities that will help make your trip the best it can be. Our councillors are always looking forward to meeting people from all across the world and helping them plan a variety of adventures here in Golden. We’re happy to do our job showcasing our home passionately and informatively.
See you at the Golden Visitor Centre!