My Trip

No items added yet.

How to use My Trip
Book Your Stay

Golden Museum

Located one block off Main Street, the Golden Museum features the history of the Golden, CPR, the historic Swiss Guides and their families. Take a walk back to the early days of the area when David Thompson, a surveyor for the North West Company, arrived in the Columbia Valley to set up a trading post, where he could trade with the indigenous people and continue mapping the surrounding area. In the main gallery, you will learn how Baptiste Morigeau, born of a French voyageur and his native wife started a trading post that grew into the community that you see today.

For more information visit



TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews
4.5 based on 16 reviews
“Hidden Gem”
Hidden Gem
September 05, 2022, by pattypotato1
What a hidden Gem! The information about a David Thompson the early explorer was fantastic. Brittany was very knowledgeable about all the exhibits at the museum.
“Outstanding. Informative Vignettes and priceless photography.”
Outstanding. Informative Vignettes and priceless photography.
July 10, 2022, by POLLYANNA57
Golden is a lovely Town with a wealth of important history which the Museum showcases extremely well. The photography on display, by itself, is very impressive. Brittany the Museum Curator was very...
“Back in time”
Back in time
January 15, 2019, by Denice D
If it happened in or around Golden, the information will be at the museum. A good selection of reference book, and digital information. Very well done displays.