GOLDEN, town, pop 4,020 (2001), nestles in the mountains at the junction of the COLUMBIA and Kicking Horse rivers, on the TRANS-CANADA HWY east of ROGERS PASS. When the CPR arrived in 1883 the site was known as The Cache, or Kicking Horse Flats; the railway changed the name to Golden City, later simply Golden. In 1899 the CPR began bringing mountaineers from Switzerland to guide tourists (see SWISS GUIDES) and in 1912 it built a small village of chalets for the guides at Golden. Known as...

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