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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, 2 hours and 30 minutes north of the Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook and less than 4 hours north of the US border making it simple to get to Golden by car or with a rental vehicle.  

Please note, however, that there are no vehicle rental offices in Golden.
Golden downtown is easily navigated on foot, by bike or in a vehicle.

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Visit www.drivebc.ca for up-to-date road conditions.

By Air

Calgary International Airport has many direct flights and connections to major cities throughout Canada, USA, UK and Europe, Australia and Asia. Visit www.yyc.com
Canadian Rockies International Airport served by Westjet, Air Canada and Pacific Coastal. Visit flyyxc.com

Golden Municipal Airport is located within the Town of Golden on Fisher Road and is home to a variety of aviation businesses.  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 and daylight use only. 

By Bus

Rider Express offers daily bus service to Calgary and Vancouver.  Call 1-833-583-3636 or visit www.riderexpress.ca

A shuttle connecting Calgary Airport to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort operates on Wednesdays and Sundays in the winter ski season. Operated by Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Brewster Transportation. Find out more.

By Private Shuttle

Golden has a few private operators that can provide an airport shuttle service and customised trips.

The 26 km 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 three phases of the project are completed and this included a New Park Bridge and the Kicking Horse Rest Area.  Phase 4 will begin construction in spring 2021. 

The first extended closure (requiring motorists to use Highways 93 and 95 as an alternative route) will have a duration of approximately one month, from noon on April 12 to noon on May 14, 2021.

The Trans-Canada Highway through the Kicking Horse Canyon is both spectacular and challenging. Since 2003, much of the 26-kilometre stretch between Yoho National Park and Golden has been improved to a modern 4-lane standard. Only 5 kilometres of winding 1950's-era 2-lane highway remain and work is expected to begin in late 2020 to complete the transformation.

To minimize construction traffic impacts in peak periods, night work will be emphasized as much as possible. In winter 2020/21, there may be traffic stoppages of up to 2 hours during the day and evening and closures of up to 9 hours overnight (10 pm to 7 am). While multi-day 24-hour closures might occur during spring 2021, there will be no daytime interruptions during the summer.

At all times, the scenic combination of Highways 93 and 95 will provide a safe and easy alternative route to the Golden area. Plan for slightly more than an hour additional travel time.  For more details visit www.kickinghorsecanyon.ca.

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