It's easy to get to Golden, BC. Golden is located on TransCanada Highway 1 and Highway 95 and is less than 3 hours drive from Calgary International airport, making it simple to get to Golden by car or with a rental vehicle. Add to that our own muncipal airport and you have additional options for getting to Golden by air. Please note, however, that there are no vehicle rental offices in Golden.
Once in Golden its easy to get around town and downtown is easily accessible on foot, by bike or in a vehicle.
Getting Here By Car
Access to Golden from east or west is simple, thanks to its location on the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy #1). Hwy #95 begins in Golden and heads south to the US border.
Beyond the border, Interstate 95 continues through Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and all the way down to the US-Mexico border.
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Drive Time and distances to Golden
|Starting Point||Driving Time||Kilometres||Miles|
|Lake Louise AB||1 hour||81||50|
|Banff AB||1 hr 45 min||137||85|
|Calgary AB||3 hours||268||166|
|Jasper AB||4 hours||307||190|
|Edmonton AB||6 ½ hours||550||341|
|Radium Hot Springs||1 hr 15 min||105||66|
|Invermere||1 hr 30 min||120||75|
|Fairmont Hot Springs||1 hr 40 min||130||80|
|US-Border – Hwy./193 – Montana||4 hours||330||206|
|Rogers Pass (Glacier N.P.)||1 hour||80||50|
|Revelstoke||1 hr 50 mins||150||93|
|Vancouver||8 ½ hours||711||441|
|Nakiska AB||2 hr 40 mins||213||132|
Visit www.drivebc.ca for up-to-date road conditions.
The 26 kms of the Trans-Canada Highway between Golden and Yoho National Park is being upgraded to a modern four-lane design. These upgrades have made vast improvements for a safer and more efficient journey to Golden.
The first two phases of the project are completed and this included a New Park Bridge and the Kicking Horse Rest Area. The third phase is well underway and the last phase is still undergoing the design stage and is slated to begin construction in late 2019/2020. For more details on the project, visit www.kickinghorsecanyon.ca.
Greyhound has announced that their service in Western Canada will cease from the end of October 2018. They can be contacted on 1-877-GO-DOG-GO (1-877-463-6446) for more information.
Getting Here by Air
Calgary Airport to Golden, BC
Golden is located on TransCanada Highway 1 and is a scenic three-hour drive west of the Calgary International Airport through the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park, Yoho National Park and the Kicking Horse Pass. Calgary International Airport has many direct flights and connections to major cities throughout Canada, USA, UK and Europe, Australia and Asia.
Cranbrook Airport to Golden BC
Golden is located approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes north of the Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook British Columbia. Take Highway #93/95 through the beautiful Columbia Valley enjoying the view of the Canadian Rockies, the Columbia Mountains and the Columbia Wetlands along the way.
Car rentals are available at both airports but should be arranged ahead of time.
Golden Municipal Airport
Golden Municipal Airport is located within the Town of Golden on Fischer Road and is home to a variety of aviation businesses including helicopter charter and maintenance, aviation fuelling, and private aircraft owners. This single runway has a single, asphalt surfaced runway 14-32 measuring at 4,519 ft x 75 ft (1,377.4 m x22.9 m) with an elevation of 2,575 feet. The runway is maintained and serviceable throughout the year but is restricted to certain aircraft limitations. There is no edgeway lighting which restricts use during daylight hours only. Details can be found at Town of Golden.