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Visitor Services

The Golden Visitor Centre is now open daily for the summer 2024 season. Our hours of operation are 9 am to 5 pm (during May, June, and September) and 9 am to 7 pm (July and August).

Find us at 1000 Trans Canada Highway, Golden BC V0A 1H1, or contact us by phone 250-439-7290 or email at

We encourage you to visit the centre in the summer to help you make the most of your experience in Golden. During your consultation with a visitor information counsellor, an itinerary can be tailored for you, and additional maps and resources will be handed out upon request.

When the centre is closed, we encourage you to download the Golden BC destination app or visit our website. Message us via our social media channels, call, or send us an e-mail. 

Summer Services 2024:

Friendly, welcoming visitor information counsellors will be on hand to help you find information about activities, attractions and accommodations in and around Golden, plus Golden travel guides and maps. Our information counsellors can help you create your own customized itinerary, which can be e-mailed directly to your own device; saving paper and keeping you travelling light as you experience all that Golden has to offer. Whether you need a map, suggestions for dinner, help planning your trip or to find an activity or accommodation, visitor services in Golden has it covered. 

Pick up trail maps or the Golden Travel Planner, and use the digital kiosks and wifi hotspot to find information about Golden online. Facilities at the Visitor Centre include:

  • wifi
  • digital kiosks
  • picnic tables
  • dog run
  • Sani-dump ($7 user fee) 
  • Parks Canada daily & annual passes are available for purchase 
  • Parks Canada branded souvenirs and backcountry maps 
  • Golden Skybridge passes are available for purchase
  • Kicking Horse Mountain Resort summer tickets are available for purchase 

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations can be found at these locations:

  • Level 2 charging stations (4) and BC Hydro DC Fast car charging stations Town of Golden, Park Drive
  • Tesla Supercharger (4 -DC Fast Chargers) – Travelodge, 12th St N
  • Tesla Supercharger (8 - DC Fast Chargers) – Fas Gas TransCanada
  • Sun Country (1 - level 2) - Holiday Inn Express, 14th St N
  • Petro-Canada (4 - DC Fast Chargers) – TransCanada
  • Electrify Canada (4 - DC Fast Chargers) – Golden Village Lodge, Lafontaine Rd.

Golden is a popular vacation destination, and we highly recommend booking accommodation, dining and activities in advance, especially during the high season and holiday weekends.  Click here to see holiday dates.

Click here for the latest federal and provincial public health and travel requirements and advisories. 



Use the Golden Experience Finder to see information customised to your requirements and the handy trip planning tool to create your own personal itinerary.

Don't forget to add the Tourism Golden web app. to your mobile device, making it quick and easy to access from your home screen using free wifi offered in numerous places in and around Golden.

Other useful resources before you leave, or whilst on the road include:

Drive BC for road conditions in BC,

Parks Canada important bulletins for Yoho, Glacier, Kootenay, Banff Lake Louise, Jasper and 

Destination BC's Know Before You Go for other resources and information.