Golden: Who’s who in Business

Golden, B.C., is a town where the businesses reflect the adventure-seeking spirit of its residents and visitors.

Flags and timberframe gateposts mark the entrance to Golden, B.C.

Take a stroll in downtown Golden, B.C. — Kirsten Armleder photo

Community Pulse Population3,959 Number of businesses423 Supporting industriesForest products, rail industry, tourism

The town of Golden, B.C., is situated on the Trans Canada Highway in B.C.’s Rocky Mountain Trench, 328 kilometres from the U.S. border, 713 kilometres east of Vancouver and 268 kilometres west of Calgary. Three mountain ranges—the Rockies, the Purcells and the Selkirks—provide spectacular scenery; there are six national parks—Yoho, Banff, Jasper, Mt. Revelstoke, Glacier and Kootenay—within easy driving distance; and the town sits at the confluence of the Kicking Horse and Columbia Rivers. Golden has a population of 4,200 people and serves about an additional 4,000 from the surrounding area. Its alpine setting makes it a popular year-round destination for the active, outdoor-loving tourist.


Golden Chamber of Commerce

Learn more about this active chamber and its contributions to the Golden community.

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City of Golden

Contact the Town of Golden:

Address: 810 - 9th Avenue South (PO Box 350), Golden, B.C. V0A 1H0

Phone: 250-344-2271

Email: [email protected]

The Town of Golden hosts council meetings on the first and third Tuesday of each month. 

Current council

  • Ron Oszust, Mayor
  • Connie Barlow
  • Chris Hambruch
  • Eddie Leigan
  • Caleb Moss
  • Leslie Adams
  • John Manuel

In 2019 there are upwards of 550 licensed businesses in Golden.

Ron Oszust, the mayor of Golden, B.C., enjoys a quiet moment outdoors
One-on-one with the Mayor

Formulating policies, allocating funds, managing assets and infrastructure—it’s all in a day’s work for Golden’s town council.

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Golden branding and tourism

Tourism Golden has produced a number of videos promoting the amenities in Golden.

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