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1302-11th Avenue South, Golden, BC, Canada
  • One of the reasons that I don’t mind traveling through Western Canada so often for work purposes is that there are a wealth of interesting stops and points of interest, if you are prepared to take a few minutes out of your trip
  • At only $2 for general admission, it is definitely a bargain
  • One of the features I particularly enjoyed was the area displaying the history of the Swiss Mountain Guides, who came to the area and are mainly responsible for the alpine traditions and skiing sites in the area, which today are world-renown
  • In fact, I learned that the famous Kicking Horse Ski Hill was founded by guides from Switzerland

    • by Jessie Bahrey
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      One of the reasons that I don’t mind traveling through Western Canada so often for work purposes is that there are a wealth of interesting stops and points of interest, if you are prepared to take a few minutes out of your trip. One of the great features about some of these small attractions is that the admission fees are generally very low, and you really learn things that you wouldn’t normally learn from just reading a travel guide.

      Recently, I stopped briefly in Golden, BC, and took an


      hour to visit the Golden and District Museum.

      While not grand or big at all, it has an interesting perspective about the history of the area, and I managed to learn something new.

      Golden and District Museum is easy to find from the main highway, the Trans Canada Highway; there are only a few main roads in town, and they are all numbered, so 11th Avenue is just a block from the highway.

      The museum is housed in a non-descript building that looks like an old general store, and it ...


      • doesn’t take long to go through it.

        At only $2 for general admission, it is definitely a bargain.

        Once inside, there are, of course, photos, artifacts and displays of such items as old farm equipment, tools, books, maps and other items you would expect to find.

        One of the features I particularly enjoyed was the area displaying the history of the Swiss Mountain Guides, who came to the area and are mainly responsible for the alpine traditions and skiing sites in the area, which today are world-renown.

        In fact,

        I learned that the famous Kicking Horse Ski Hill was founded by guides from Switzerland.

        Another area of interest for me was the fossils that were found in the Yoho Burgess Shale, which is nearby.

        There is also an area devoted to featuring local artwork from artists living in the area, and there is a shop where you can purchase some for yourself.

        This museum doesn’t take long to go through, but if you are in the area, it is certainly an interesting diversion.

        It is also inexpensive, and is open daily.




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