First People of the Columbia Valley

An old image of a Ktunaxa camp

First People of the Columbia Valley Everything you can see, every community you visiting the Columbia Valley, is located in the territory of the Ktunaxa people. Ktunaxa (pronounced tun-a-ha’) is the name of the Kootenay Tribe in the Kootenay Language. Their territory is vast, with its northern boundary touching Yellowhead Mountain and its southern border…

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CPR Swiss Guides

An old image of hills and mountains

In the year 1899, my father Edward Feuz, Sr., and Christian Haesler, Sr., came to Canada, engaged as Mountain Guides by the C.P.R. Co. They were accompanied by Charles Clark, an Englishman, but educated in Switzerland. He acted as interpreter for these first C.P.R. Swiss Guides. In 1901 more Guides were brought out; the two…

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Moberly Tourist Resort

Moberly, BC, site of Walter Moberly’s camp became famous locally because of a resident that would come later. Stephan “Steve” Petriuk was born in Mamiesti Bukowine, a province of Romania on Christmas Day in 1905. As a young man he worked his way to Canada after spending a couple of years working in a brewery…

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CPR SWISS GUIDES

An old image of hills and mountains

In the year 1899, my father Edward Feuz, Sr., and Christian Haesler, Sr., came to Canada, engaged as Mountain Guides by the C.P.R. Co. They were accompanied by Charles Clark, an Englishman, but educated in Switzerland. He acted as interpreter for these first C.P.R. Swiss Guides. In 1901 more Guides were brought out; the two…

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Wixon House

A front view of a house

The Wixon House, built in 1893, is a very special property located directly across the street from the hospital on a corner lot. Most local residents can pick it out because of its red roof. Built for Golden’s first permanent doctor, the home was quite small as the doctor was a bachelor but soon he…

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Phantom Lake

Reflection Lake aka Phantom Lake 1960's

In 1911 work began on the Kootenay Central Railway that ran from the Canadian Pacific Railway in Golden, BC, south towards Cranbrook, BC. The railway would open on this section in 1913 and change trade and travel throughout the area. The railroad, ran across its own railway bridge, from the north side of Golden to…

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When Golden Was A Tent Town

During the construction of the C.P.R. west of the summit of the Rockies, during the years 1884 and 1885, it was first intended to locate the divisional point at the junction of the Kicking Horse River and the Columbia. This caused a tent town to spring up at the point during the summer of 1884,…

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FALL FAIRE – 2021

Golden BC Museum

Golden Museum Fall Faire is one of the biggest events of the year in Golden, BC attracting more than half of the permanent population. There are indoor competitions for handcrafts, collections, vegetables, fruit, canning, baking etc for adults and many of these same categories for children with the addition of decorated mud pies, structures from…

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SUMMER CAMP FOR KIDS

GOLDEN BC MUSEUM

Join us for a fun filled week of camp activities at the Golden Museum. This year’s theme is Time Travelers. Children will visit Swashbuckling Pirates and discover their hidden treasure with an escape room quest, dress in Roman togas and create an artistic masterpiece, dive into the world of Greek Demi-gods, heroes, and monsters, dodge…

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