Draft Resort Development Strategy 2022-2024

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Every few years, the Town of Golden works with the Resort Development Strategy Advisory Committee (RAC) and collects input from the community as part of the development of a new strategy.

RAC members include representatives from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Golden, Kicking Horse Culture Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and the College of the Rockies. The Town of Golden has also submitted the draft strategy to the Ktunaxa Nation and the Shuswap Indian Band of the Secwepemc First Nation for feedback.

The draft strategy is now available, residents were invited to provide input from August 19 to 31, 2022. 

  • Draft Resort Development Strategy 2022-2024
    Proposed projects for 2022-2024
    • Tourism Infrastructure, Capital, or Amenities
      1. Dikes and Waterfronts (carry-over)
      2. Vehicle Corridors (carry-over)
      3. Community Mural
      4. Community Shuttle
      5. TCH Beautification
      6. Spirit Square Washroom
    • Tourism-related Programs, Services, or Events
      7. Events
      8. Tourism Services Learning
      9. Regional Trail Maintenance
      10. Trail Development and Management Plan

About the Resort Municipality Initiative:

The Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) is intended to support small, tourism-based municipalities to build and diversify their tourism infrastructure, deliver exceptional visitor experiences and incorporate sustainable tourism practices and products. 

There are 14 Resort Municipalities in the province:  Whistler, Tofino, Ucluelet, Harrison Hot Springs, Osoyoos, Valemount, Sun Peaks, Rossland, Kimberley, Fernie, Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Golden, and Revelstoke. Golden has been a designated resort region in the RMI since the program's inception in 2007.

The RMI program funds projects which result in the following key outcomes for resort-based communities:

  • Extend or diversify communities’ tourism seasons
  • Increase/return visitation
  • Improve the sustainability of the tourism sector
  • Enhance the visitor experience

Learn more about RMI, including past projects and annual reports.