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    Golden Opportunity! Commercial Property along the Trans-Canada Highway - Golden, BC

    Kootenays Listing No. 24059

    1.6-acre commercial property - high potential investment. Lucrative flexible commercial zoning to build, redesign, or expand. High visibility, stunning city views and Columbia Valley/surrounding mountains. Four nearby National Parks.


    1.6 acres

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    This commercial property is in a high-traffic location. It is adjacent to the Trans-Canada Highway and is the gateway to the Rocky Mountain Adventure Park. A prominent pinnacle, this is one of the first buildings that travelers see when they emerge from the Kicking Horse River Canyon and a memorable last impression upon leaving town towards Alberta.

    Most recently operated as an adventure tourism business for the past many years, the flexible commercial zoning allows building, expanding, or redesigning to suit your vision—whether a restaurant, retail outlet, offices, sales, or service.

    The building/property offers breathtaking views of the city of Golden and Columbia Valley's picturesque mountain ranges and valleys. This 4,475 square foot structure provides 2,000+ ft2 of restaurant seating on the main floor plus additional seating on the sunny, south-facing deck.

    • spacious open plan
    • vaulted ceiling
    • tongue and groove cedar accent walls/ceiling
    • floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace
    • plentiful windows (some to the ceiling)
    • ‘live edge’ wood countertops
    • two walk-in coolers
    • mens/ladies washrooms
    • plentiful storage
    • wood siding
    • treated wood deck
    • cedar shake roof
    • paved loading dock at grade (lower level)
    • gently sloped wheelchair access
    • amphitheatre
    • log archway
    • boulder/rock ‘gardens’/grass
    • mature fir trees
    • paved parking area

    The property is just 5 minutes from Golden, approximately 90 minutes from Revelstoke, and under one hour to Banff National Park.


    101 Golden Donald Road - Golden, BC


    From the junction of Highway 95 and Trans-Canada Highway 1, head east on the Trans-Canada. In 1.57 km take exit 780 (right) to Golden Donald Upper Road. Head back west to the overpass. In 330 m you will arrive at a roundabout. Take the second exit and then turn left.

    Area Data


    (pop. approx. 5,000)

    Golden and its surrounding area, within the Kootenay Rockies, is undeniably a powerhouse of recreation, history, and culture. Mountain ranges, the Rockies, Purcells, and Selkirks, surround the ‘heart’ of this area. Glacier National Park to the west and Yoho National Park to the east, and four National Parks—Jasper, Revelstoke, Kootenay, and Banff are all within a short distance. Here, combined with history, abundant wildlife, and the mighty Kicking Horse, Columbia, and Blaeberry Rivers, lies one of the most pristine wilderness regions in BC.

    Four distinct seasons define this diverse playground—from warm sunny spring to fresh air and bright fall colors, snowy powder-filled winter, and long hot days of summer.

    Average summer temperatures measure between a high of 25°C and a low of 9.4°C. Expect an average between a high of -6.0°C and a low of -14.4°C in winter with seasonal snowfalls around 184 cm. Annually, the area receives an average of 306 mm of rain (less than one-quarter the rainfall of Vancouver).

    Exciting and entertaining, the Golden Museum, Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge (longest free-spanning timber frame bridge in North America), the World’s Largest Oar (certified by the Guinness World Records), Highest Bar Stool in Canada (by elevation at the top of Kicking Horse Mtn. Resort), and Edelweiss Village, (built for the Swiss Mountain Guides) all contribute to this town’s colorful past.

    Golden’s proactive planning and accessible health care, active tourism, accommodation, and service infrastructure attract visitors, investors, entrepreneurs, and residents who want to experience mountain life. Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke and full-service hospitals in Calgary, Kamloops, and Vernon support the Golden Medical Clinic.


    Rocky Mountain Adventure Park is a 100-acre tourist attraction and family adventure park, 2 minutes past the property. The park features two of Canada’s highest suspension bridges, a roller coaster, canyon edge family walking paths, sky zipline, a canyon swing, outdoor live entertainment and food plaza, an axe throwing and climbing wall, and a tree fort playground.

    Surrounding Goldenwood are three mountain ranges that offer epic snowmobiling, ski areas, cat and heli-skiing, Nordic skiing, ski touring on ice fields, meadows and alpine bowls, and ice climbing. Winter also provides the serenity of backcountry hut-to-hut exploration by cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and dog sledding.

    Summer transforms these same mountains into alpine and forested areas for hiking and mountain biking, horseback riding, fixed-route and rock climbing, mountain biking, and wilderness camping—a mountaineering mecca. Famed thermals, ideal for hang-gliding or paragliding, spectacular settings for golfers, and miles of pristine terrain to explore are world-famous.

    Whitewater rafting draws adventurers from every corner of the globe. Whether smooth flatwater drifting or wild whitewater roller coaster rides on Blaeberry, Kicking Horse, and Columbia Rivers, one can experience some of Canada’s premier river adventures.

    This region offers a vast selection of lakes, rivers, and streams. These unspoiled waters offer excellent fishing beginning in early spring—with options for spin casting, fly-fishing, trolling, and ice fishing in the winter. Fish species range from early and late rainbow trout, and small cutthroat trout in alpine lakes, to char in the rivers and giant ling (burbot) and bull trout in the hydro reservoir.

    Stretching southward, the Columbia River and Wetlands are home to hundreds of species of wildlife, birds, and fish. Paddling, and floating this scenic river is optimal to experience the beauty and peace within these protected wetlands.


    This historic building was the first Visitors Center in BC. As Golden expanded, the center was relocated to an adjacent property then to its current location at the crossroads of the Trans-Canada Highway 1 and Highway 95.

    The original townsite of Golden served as a base for Major Rogers and his crew surveying what today, is Rogers Pass. In an attempt to outdo a camp to the east, which called itself Silver City, the name Golden City was chosen, only to be shortened later to Golden.

    As it did with the rest of the nation, the Canadian Pacific Railway brought commerce, trade, and population to the region. This railway was critical to the birth of Golden. The ‘colorful’ and rowdy beginnings came to an end as the transient railroad workers moved on to other railway construction sites. Those that remained settled down to the business of establishing a family community.

    Tourism became popular in the early 1900s with the hiring of Swiss guides by the CPR. The lure of unconquered peaks and the prospect of viewing and experiencing untouched wilderness enticed Europeans and eastern Canadians to explore. The original homes built were of Swiss chalet design, many of which still overlooks Golden.

    Map Reference

    51°18'4.91"N and 116°57'19.87"W


    • Cablevision available
    • Municipal water
    • Sewer
    • Single-phase power
    • High-speed Internet
    • Forced air heating


    • Commercial kitchen
    • Fully landscaped
    • High traffic area
    • Highway access
    • Level site
    • Easy access

    Tax Details

    $10,824 (2022)


    CD1 Commercial Mixed


    PID 013-299-981

    Maps & Plans

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    Maps & Plans

    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.