Golden’s new state-of-the-art Visitor Centre is good to go

The new VISAH fronts busy Highway 1 and sits on the former weigh scale site.

Kootenay Business magazine had the opportunity to tour the new Golden Visitor Centre recently—officially called the Visitor Information Services and Amenities Hub (VISAH).

Fast Facts:

  • Located on Highway #1
  • High visibility and easy access
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity/Digital Kiosks
  • Digital trip planning service
  • Brochures, maps and an array of visitor info available
  • Amenities include: Picnic tables, dog run, sanidump, and washrooms
  • Open May through September


The new VISAH fronts busy Highway 1 and sits on the former weigh scale site, with permission and assistance from the provincial Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. The VISAH is highly visible and easily accessible for both east- and west-bound traffic. Numerous service centres are nearby, including restaurants as well as hotels and motels.

The design and function of Golden’s VISAH was the result of a year-long collaboration among area stakeholders including: the Town of Golden, Columbia Shuswap Regional District, BC Visitor Centres, Tourism Golden, Destination BC and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. The new site was constructed with Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) money, which is managed by the Town of Golden. Town council and DBC approved the use of RMI funds for this project. Golden has also recently installed a major new sign on Highway #1, just down from the new visitors centre, welcoming visitors to the community.

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