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Getting Here & Around

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
Cranbrook 3 hours 250 155
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
Fernie 4 hours 330 205
Nakiska AB 2 hr 40 mins 213 132

Visit 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

By Bus

A limited service is offered by Rider Express 1-833-583-3636 or visit

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.

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