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Golden BC COVID-19 Information

Last Updated: April 3 2020, at 8:15 am MST

Like you, we’re passionate about exploring British Columbia. But now is not the time to travel. Please stay home and follow the advice of health authorities to keep yourself and others safe. Do your part now, so we can all explore BC again later. In the meantime, find information and future travel information here: https://www.hellobc.com/what-you-need-to-know/

The Golden Hospital and Medical Clinic remain open, please refer to BC Centre for Disease Control for the latest information on COVID-19. 

Skip to Latest Developments or Public Health Information 

Golden businesses are actively assessing and updating their responses; some are offering additional services to encourage social distancing and ensure sanitized premises, others reducing hours and services. We have created a short survey that Golden businesses can use to provide us with updates when they change their services, CLICK HERE to fill out the survey. For all businesses on this list, please contact them directly for the most up to date information.

Click on Activities, Accommodations, Restaurants & Bars, Other Amenities links to skip directly to those categories. Several events in Golden have been cancelled or rescheduled, visit our events page for the latest updates.

Activities

Status Business Latest Update Additional Information Link
Closed Kicking Horse Mountain Resort March 16 Kicking Horse will be closed for the remainder of the 2019/20 season CLICK HERE
Closed Dawn Mountain Nordic Centre

March 22

The Chalet is closed for the season, access to the washrooms is no longer available. Trails will no longer be groomed.

CLICK HERE

Check Parks Canada March 25

Parks Canada has temporarily suspended all motor vehicle access by visitors at all national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas effective 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 until further notice.


Parks Canada will cease taking any new reservations until April 30, 2020. All existing reservations for arrivals in the period March 18, 2020 to April 30, 2020 will be refunded in full. In addition, the Agency is currently developing an approach to honour passes. Details on passes will be communicated in due course.

CLICK HERE
Closed Snowmobiling March 20 Golden Snowmobile Club trailhead gates are now closed, trails will only have periodic grooming from now on. Please do not use the cabins as they cannot be cleaned. Follow suggestions from Avalanche Canada regarding not taking risks in the backcountry.  CLICK HERE
Open Golden Snowmobile Rentals March 16 Golden Snowmobile Rentals and Tours and Rocky Mountain Riders remain open. CLICK HERE

Closed

to Backcountry Skiing

Rogers Pass

March 25

All winter permit areas in Rogers Passare now closed. All backcountry access in these areas will be prohibited. 

For the safety of highway travellers, the highway operations and avalanche control program (with the Canadian Armed Forces) will continue as a priority. The Trans-Canada Highway will remain open.

All parking areas and washrooms will be closed except the Sir Donald chain-up and Britco washrooms that will remain open for highway travellers. This includes closure of the Rogers Pass Discovery Centre parking lot.

CLICK HERE
Open

Backcountry Skiing

 

March 25

Avalanche Canada Shutting Down Forecasting for the Season

All winter permit areas in Rogers Passare now closed. All backcountry access in these areas will be prohibited. 

We strongly urge people to self isolate at home and practice social distancing until the health authorities deem it safe to do otherwise.

CLICK HERE
Check Backcountry Guides March 16 Several backcountry guides have cancelled tours, please check with your guiding outfit to confirm any cancellations.  CLICK HERE
Closed Backcountry Lodges March 21 Most if not all backcountry lodges have been closed for the remainder of the winter season.  CLICK HERE
Closed Golden Dogsled Adventures March 16 All tours have been cancelled for the remainder of the winter.

Click Here

Closed Dogtooth Climbing Gym March 16  The gym will be closed until further notice. The gear store can assist but you must call to make arrangements by phone. Click Here
Open  Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre March 16 The Wolf Centre remains open and will continue to run interpretive tours.  CLICK HERE
Closed Disc Golf Course March 26 The disc golf baskets have been removed until further notice NA
Open Golden BC Parks March 23 While all parks remain open, we strongly urge everyone using these green spaces to engage in social distancing practices. Playgrounds are closed. CLICK HERE


Accommodations 

If your accommodation does not appear on this list please contact them directly

Open Travelodge March 17 The hotel remains open, however, they are no longer offering drop-ins for use of the pool, and other facilities. Click Here
Open Prestige Inn  March 19

The Hotel is still Open, the fitness Centre pool and hot tub have been closed.

Ricky's All Day Grill is now only doing take-out orders 

Click Here
Closed Dreamcatcher Hostel March 22 Closed until further notice Click Here
Closed Kicking Horse Hostel March 26 Closed until further notice. Click Here
Open Lush Mountain Accommodations March 18 The office is open for all bookings and inquiries. 
email [email protected] for more information about pre-existing booking. 
Click Here
Open Kicking Horse Lodging March 23 The hotel remains open, please contact for more details about existing reservations. Click Here
Open Moberly Lodge March 18 The main lodge is closed but our self-catering cabins remain open for those travelling for essential purposes, first responders or essential workers only.  Click Here
Closed Campbell Icefield Chalet March 18 The chalet will be closed for 2 weeks effective March 21, 2020. April booking will be re-assessed at this time. Click Here
Closed Kicking Horse River Lodge March 20 Closed until further notice Click Here
Closed  Mountain View Cabins March 22 Closed until at least May 8th Click Here
Closed Hillside Lodge March 24 Closed until further notice Click Here
Closed Mount 7 Lodges March 29 The lodges are now closed to new bookings until the end of April. Existing booking HAVE NOT been cancelled.  Click Here
Open Kicking Horse Cabins Mach 24 Contact for details

Click Here

Open Cedar House Chalets March 24 The Chalets remain open for pre-existing bookings, contact for more details. Click Here

Open

Best Western March 24 The hotel remains open. Click Here
Open Ramada March 24 The hotel remains open. Click Here
Open Holiday Inn Golden March 24 The hotel remains open. Click Here
Open Mary's Motel March 24 The motel remains open. Click Here
Closed The Rondo Motel March 24 The motel is closed until further notice. Click Here
Open Days Inn March 24 The hotel remains open. CLICK HERE
Open Super 8 March 25 The hotel remains open. CLICK HERE
Open Swiss Village Inn March 25 The hotel remains open CLICK HERE
Open Ponderosa March 25 The hotel remains open CLICK HERE
Open Golden Village Lodge March 25 The hotel remains open CLICK HERE
Closed Auberge Kicking Horse B&B March 28 The B&B is closed until the May Long weekend CLICK HERE
Closed Vagabond Lodge April 3 The lodge is closed until further notice CLICK HERE

Restaurants & Bars

Restaurants that cannot practice social-distancing among its guests and manage crowd sizes have also been ordered to close. For that reason, we will only show restaurants that are able to offer take-out or delivery services.  

Open Whitetooth Brewing Company March 31 We have closed off our tasting room seated area, and are allowing off-sale purchases (bottles and cans) only. Our staff will be the only ones to access/handle bottles and cans. Hours of operation: 2pm to 8 pm every day for the foreseeable future. We are not accepting cash at this time, only debit &/or credit paymentsWhitetooth. Delivery service is available within Town limits Wednesday-Saturday from 3pm-8pm. Order online.  CLICK HERE
Open Columbia River Catering March 22 Currently offering door to door delivery. CLICK HERE
Open Whitetooth Mountain Bistro March 31 Take away and delivery orders only from 4-9 pm only. Wednesday-Sunday only.  CLICK HERE
Open Rockwater Grill & Bar March 31 Take away and delivery orders only from 4-9 pm only. Wednesday-Sunday only.  Click Here
Open Golden Bakery March 17 The bakery will remain open with increased sanitary efforts. Click Here
Open Nogami Sushi March 17 Takeout orders only.  NA
Open The Turning Point March 31 Takeout orders only. Available daily from 4:30 - 8pm.  Click Here
Open  Red Tomato Pies  March 31 Open for takeout and delivery 3-11pm.  Click Here
Open McDonald's Golden March 17 We are Drive-Thru ONLY - Truck Drivers ONLY can walk through Drive-Thru. Truck drivers MUST wear their own High Visibility Vests when walking through Drive-Thru. CLICK HERE

Other Amenities

Open Golden Hospital March 20 The hospital remains open. CLICK HERE
Open Golden Medical Clinic March 20 The clinic remains open but most appointments are now over the phone or computer. Please contact the clinic for more information about your specific inquiry.  CLICK HERE
Open Save On Foods March 20 The grocery store remains open. Please only purchase what you need and practice social distancing CLICK HERE
Open IGA March 20 The grocery store remains open. Please only purchase what you need and practice social distancing   CLICK HERE
Closed Town Hall March 18 If you need to make a payment, visit golden.ca/onlineservices to learn more about how you can pay your bill online using online banking, drop off a cheque or money order through the mail slot or mail a cheque or money order to Town of Golden, PO Box 350,
Golden BC, V0A 1H0
CLICK HERE
Closed Mount 7 Rec Plex March 18 The Town of Golden will be closing the Mount 7 Rec Plex and ALL Town of Golden public programs will be on hold for the week to minimize the risk of transmission. CLICK HERE
Closed Golden Civic Centre March 18 Closed to the public until further notice CLICK HERE
Closed Golden Seniors Centre March 18 Closed to the public until further notice CLICK HERE
Closed Golden Arena March 16 The Golden Arena has already been closed for the season. A re-assessment is planned at the end of this week to determine whether or not we will re-open the facility and continue programming. CLICK HERE
Closed

Golden Library

March 17 Will be closed until further notice. CLICK HERE
Closed

Golden Museum

March 17 Closed for two weeks effective March 16 until further evaluation.  CLICK HERE
Open Golden Optometry Clinic March 18 Only accepting patients for emergency eye care.
Please call 250 439-8123 if you are experiencing any issues

CLICK HERE

Closed Golden Cinema March 17 Closed until further notice CLICK HERE
Closed Golden Dental Centre March 18 Until further notice, the office is closed for all non-emergency dental services. You can call the office for instruction if you have a dental emergency. CLICK HERE
Closed Element Therapeutics March 17 The clinic will be closed from March 17 - 29, a re-assessment will be made at this time. CLICK HERE
Closed Golden Lotus Yoga Studio March 23 Studio classes are cancelled until further notice.
Follow our Facebook page for updates, inspiration, photos and videos from our yoga teachers.
CLICK HERE
Closed Personal Touch  March 17 Closed for a minimum of 14 days. CLICK HERE
Closed Golden Veterinary Services March 17 Golden Vet clinic will now be closed next week Weds 25th and Thurs 26th March

CLICK HERE

Closed Base Health Wellness March 17 Classes have been suspended until further notice.  CLICK HERE
Closed Golden's Gym March 18 The gym will be closed until further notice, all members’ passes will be put on hold and will resume when our doors are open again. CLICK HERE
Open A Barrett Photography March 18 Changing cancellation policy for weddings and offering change of date transfer of deposit. CLICK HERE
Closed Moon River Gift Gallery March 19 Temporarily closed  CLICK HERE
Closed Darkside March 19 Closed until further notice CLICK HERE
Closed  Zodiac Hemp March 19 Closed until further notice CLICK HERE
Closed Selkirk Ski & Bike March 22 Closed until further notice CLICK HERE
Closed Golden Dollar Store March 23 Closed until further notice CLICK HERE

Latest Developments:

To focus efforts on containment of COVID-19 in British Columbia, provincial health officials have implemented the following measures:

  • The Chief Medical Health Officer (MHO) at Interior Health (IH) has issued an order for all fitness centres, gyms, yoga studios, or similar personal training facilities whether indoors or outdoors to close as of April 2, 2020. The Order expires on May 30, 2020, and is subject to revision, cancellation, or extension by Interior Health’s MHO.

  • Gatherings or events larger than 50 people are not permitted in British Columbia until further notice. This includes indoor and outdoor sporting events, conferences, meetings, religious gatherings and other similar events.  

  • Everyone should be practising social distancing. 

  • Canada will deny entry to travellers who are not Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents. Some exceptions apply. 

  • Air operators have been formally mandated to prevent any travellers with symptoms to board an aircraft to Canada. 

  • Only four Canadian airports are accepting international flights – Vancouver International, Pearson International in Toronto, Calgary and Montreal.

  • Canadians are to avoid all non-essential travel outside Canada, including to the US. Anyone who chooses to travel outside Canada must stay away from work or school for 14 days on their return. Read the Official Global Travel Advisory here.

  • For updates on reported cases and risk assessment in the province visit the Interior Health website

  • All Parks Canada visitor parking facilities will be closed until further notice. Highways and roadways that go through our places will remain open. Learn more here: http://ow.ly/iFV250yUo37

Public Health Information Sources:

Health Canada COVID-19 information line: 1-833-784-4397. Interpretation services are available in multiple languages. Or email: [email protected]

We are doing our best to stay on top of these rapidly evolving events and will continue to update this page as often as possible.