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Getting Here

It's easy to get to Golden, BC. Golden is located on TransCanada Highway 1 and Highway 95 and is less than 3 hours drive from Calgary International airport, 2 hours and 30 minutes north of the Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook and less than 4 hours north of the US border making it simple to get to Golden by car or with a rental vehicle.  In winter take the daily scheduled shuttle from Calgary Airport direct to Golden and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Once here you can ride the Kicking Horse Connector between accommodations, the slopes and apres activities. For more information and to book online go to

Please note, however, that there are no vehicle rental offices in Golden.
Golden downtown is easily navigated on foot, by bike or in a vehicle.

By Car:

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By Air

Calgary International Airport has many direct flights and connections to major cities throughout Canada, USA, UK and Europe, Australia and Asia. Visit
Canadian Rockies International Airport served by Westjet, Air Canada and Pacific Coastal. Visit

Golden Municipal Airport is located within the Town of Golden on Fisher Road and is home to a variety of aviation businesses.  This single runway has a single, asphalt surfaced runway 14-32 measuring at 4,519 ft x 75 ft (1,377.4 m x22.9 m) with an elevation of 2,575 feet. The runway is maintained and serviceable throughout the year but is restricted to certain aircraft limitations and daylight use only. 

By Bus

Rider Express offers daily bus service to Calgary and Vancouver.  Call 1-833-583-3636 or visit
In winter take the Champagne Powder Shuttle, a daily scheduled shuttle from Calgary Airport direct to Golden and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. For more information and to book online go to

By Private Shuttle

Golden has a few private operators that can provide an airport shuttle service and customised trips.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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.

Kicking Horse Canyon Project Phase 4

The 26 km of the Trans-Canada Highway between Golden and Yoho National Park is being upgraded to a modern four-lane design.  These upgrades have made vast improvements for a safer and more efficient journey to Golden. The first three phases of the project are completed and this included a New Park Bridge and the Kicking Horse Rest Area.  Only 5 kilometres of winding 1950's-era 2-lane highway remain and work began in spring 2021 to complete the transformation.

An informative Highway Status Calendar of all up-to-date road closures and construction delays can be found at or through, which is the most frequently updated platform.

Spring 2023

  • From April 1 to 6 2023 the highway will be open daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm with occasional stoppages of up to 30 minutes during the day.
  • From 12:00 pm (Noon) on Thursday, April 6 until 12:00 pm (noon) on Tuesday, April 11 the highway will be open 24 hours a day with no stoppages.
  • From 12:00 pm (noon) on Tuesday, April 11 until 12:00 am (midnight) on Sunday, April 16 the highway will be closed through the kicking Horse Canyon.  During this closure, the Highways 93 and 95 alternate route will provide safe and easy access to Golden.
  • From 12:00am (midnight) on Sunday, April 16 until April 30, the highway will close on Sunday through Friday evenings from 10:00 pm until 7:00 am but will remain open overnight on Saturdays. 

Visit the Highway Status Calendar and DriveBC for more detailed closures.

Summer 2023

  • No daytime stoppages except for the occasional short delay to move equipment.
  • Any overnight closures will be confirmed and posted by the end of April 2023 visit the Highway Status Calendar(link is external) to get the most up-to-date information. 
  • The highway will be kept open 24 hours a day during all long weekends. 

During daytime operations from 7 am to 8 pm, the highway through the Canyon will remain fully open and free of interruptions, other than momentary traffic control for turning vehicles.
Overnight interruptions (8 pm to 7 am) may range from 20-minute stoppages to 8-hour closures. The closures will require significant advance notice.

To minimize construction traffic impacts in peak periods, night work will be emphasized as much as possible. Outside of the extended closure periods there may be closures of up to 9 hours overnight (10 pm to 7 am).  There will be no daytime interruptions during the peak dates of summer and winter. Extended closures have significant advance notice. 

Fall, Winter and Spring

  • There may be multi-day extended closures from September 27th to early December. Prepare to drive the detour and plan accordingly for additional travel time.
  • Daytime may see stoppages from 20 minutes to 2 hours.
  • There may be closures of up to nine hours overnight (8 pm to 7 am) which will require significant advance notice.
  • The highway will be kept open for Easter and Thanksgiving long weekends, and there will be two daily peak-hour windows to allow passage for school buses, commuters and other essential local traffic/trips. 




The contractor will be required to abide by the following during the course of the project from Winter 2020/21 through to Winter 2023/24:

At all times, the scenic combination of Highways 93 and 95 will provide a safe and easy alternative route to the Golden area. Plan for slightly more than an hour additional direct travel time, but there's lots of stunning scenery and experiences along the way so you may want to plan more time. 

To make the most of your road trip to Golden and beyond into BC visit and for ideas on places to visit and fun things to do on the journey.

Find detailed information about the Kicking Horse Canyon Project at, and visit for road conditions when planning your trip. 

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Daily direct Calgary Airport service
Daily downtown to resort service
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