Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Golden, BC

Have you ever thought about the number of times in a month you go to the bank? With cash machines all over the place, banking by phone and my personal favorite, by computer we seldom have to actually face a teller anymore. But it is still an option that we have that they didn’t have…

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Edelweiss Swiss Village

Shortly after the first trains of the C.P.R. crossed the mountains on their long haul to the Pacific Coast, reports of jagged peaks and unclimbed summits began to bring mountaineers to this vast new challenging area. Since trails were non-existent and accommodation meagre it was not log before hotels were constricted at Lake Louise, Field…

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Countess of Dufferin

Museums are a way of preserving articles so that future generations have the opportunity to see “the real thing.” It’s an opportunity for people to see things as they once were, see them in operation and watch as they evolve through the years.  Some things though, can never be improved upon because they were the best tools for the job. The Countess of Dufferin was one of those tools. A…

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Golden Legion Branch #122

An organizational meeting to form the Golden Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion was held on Thursday, April 16th in the dining room of the Russell Hotel. The Golden Branch would prove to be the sixteenth branch to be formed in the province of BC. They received their Charter on May 28, 1931. Just one…

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Horse Creek School – Gone But Not Forgotten

The air is crisp and the mornings foggy which means that school in School District #6 is back in session. Here is some information for one of the almost forgotten schools in the district near Golden, BC. Horse Creek School Horse Creek School was at Nicholson, BC. Classes at Nicholson were originally held in a…

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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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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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