We are grateful to live, work and play on the traditional unceded territory of the Ktunaxa and Secwepemc peoples which is also home to the Metis Nation. We respectfully acknowledge the culture and history that connects these Nations with this land; and their wisdom, sacrifices, and stewardship of the past, the present, and the future.

What you'll gain

Golden is a lively and authentic off-the-beaten-path mountain town and it has a lot to offer visitors and residents. Learn all about its origins, Indigenous histories, seasonal activities, community events, and more.

  • Gain a deeper understanding about your community and what it has to offer you

  • Enjoy discounts and incentives at local businesses with the Golden Pass

  • Become a champion for responsible and sustainable tourism

Course curriculum

    1. Getting Started

    2. What to expect from The Golden Guide

    3. Module 1 Quiz

    1. Introducing Tourism Golden, the local Destination Marketing Organization (DMO)

    2. Additional Resources

    3. Module 2 Quiz

    1. Learn about Golden’s whereabouts in Canada and how visitors can get here

    2. Additional Resources

    3. Module 3 Quiz

    1. Indigenous Peoples called this land their home long before Golden became a settlement

    2. The Metis Nation

    3. The Shuswap Band

    4. Module 4 Quiz

    1. Immerse yourself in Golden’s arts and culture scene and get the lowdown on annual events

    2. Module 5 Quiz

    1. Shops, stops, and highlights of Golden — A taste of all you can do in town

    2. Additional Resources

    3. Module 6 Quiz

About this course

  • Free
  • 0.5 hours of video content
  • 10 Modules


  • Who is this Guide for?

    • Anyone that interacts directly with visitors of Golden
    • Hospitality services, tourism businesses, and activity providers
    • Anyone currently residing in Golden and Area A that wants to learn and tell the world about Golden!
  • Why should I spend my time on this? What’s in it for me?

    • Tourism in Golden made up $124.5 million in revenue, and over 2500 jobs, in 2019. With the right information and resources we can create even more memorable experiences for the many types of visitors to Golden.
    • When you complete the modules in the guide, you are eligible to receive a Golden Pass which gives you discounts and benefits for local companies — Who doesn’t like a free coffee?
  • Are there fees involved?

    There are no fees, this is proudly brought to you by Tourism Golden.

  • Who can I contact if I need help or have feedback?

    If you have a question that we haven’t answered, please reach out to [email protected], and we’ll get back to you shortly.

  • Where can I find more info?

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