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.
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.
|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||
|The Chalet is closed for the season, access to the washrooms is no longer available. Trails will no longer be groomed.|
|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.
|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|
to Backcountry Skiing
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.
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.
|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.|
|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|
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
|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.
|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|
|Open||Cedar House Chalets||March 24||The Chalets remain open for pre-existing bookings, contact for more details.||Click Here|
|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 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|
|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
|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||March 17||Will be closed until further notice.||CLICK HERE|
|Closed||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
|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.
|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|
|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|
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
Health Canada COVID-19 information line: 1-833-784-4397. Interpretation services are available in multiple languages. Or email: [email protected]
- Public Health Agency of Canada for the latest outbreak update on COVID-19
- Health Link BC for detailed information including FAQs
- BC Centre for Disease Control
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.