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Golden BC COVID-19 Information

Last Updated: August 14 2020, at 10:30 am MST

Golden is ready to welcome visitors from British Columbia and other provinces back to our mountain community now that the British Columbia government has officially entered Phase 3 of their restart plan.

Please review the recommendations in Phase 3 of British Columbia’s Restart Plan, following these guidelines will help to protect travellers and residents, as they enjoy their summer vacation. We have created a "Travelling to Golden during COVID-19" document to help you plan ahead, CLICK HERE to view or download it. 
Review Destination BC's "10 Ways to Travel Safely and Responsibly in BC" before you leave.

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The table below will be updated on a regular basis and can be filtered by category by clicking on 'Type of Business'. Each column can be filtered by clicking on the title at the top. Golden businesses are actively assessing the new regulations associated with Phase 2 and Phase 3 of British Columbia 's COVID-19 response plan and if the new regulations will allow them to re-open, and at what capacity. In response to these changes, Tourism Golden has teamed up with the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce to gather and display information about businesses in our town. For all questions about business operations please use the contact information provided. 

Latest Developments:

  • British Columbia has moved to Phase 3 of the provincial restart plan and most communities including Golden are welcoming visitors back from across Canada. 

  • Starting June 1, some Parks Canada places will begin to offer limited access and services while maintaining physical distancing measures. Information will be updated regularly. - Learn More

  • Starting June 1, 2020, Mount Revelstoke and Glacier national parks will offer limited visitor access and basic services. Learn More

  • On May 14, BC Parks will start to reopen the majority of provincial parks and protected areas and marine parks. People across the province will have more access to safe outdoor recreation opportunities while meeting the guidelines of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO). Learn More

  • On June 1, BC Parks will re-open most provincial campgrounds and back-country camping. Learn More

  • An order by Interior Health’s Chief Medical Health Officer (MHO) closing all fitness centres, gyms, yoga studios or similar personal training facilities will be lifted on May 19. Learn More

  • 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.   

  • 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. 

  • 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

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.