Golden’s new riverfront area will officially open to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. Print Article Font Size
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Join the Town of Golden in celebrating the opening of the Kicking Horse River Dike Improvement Project and the 20th anniversary of the Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge!
 
Golden’s new riverfront area will officially open to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. Tune in on Facebook and Instagram to find out what the new name is and hear a few words from the Mayor.
 
Come check out the new riverfront space on opening day and enjoy free treats from Bacchus Café and the Golden Bakery & Deli from 4 to 6 p.m.!
 
About the Kicking Horse River Dike Improvement Project:  
In addition to protecting Golden from the risks of river flooding, the project will transform the riverfront space, making it a place where residents, visitors and businesses will be able to enjoy a multi-use lane, gathering spaces, and dining and retail opportunities.
 
The Kicking Horse River Dike Improvement Project was funded through the Canada Community-Building Fund as administered by the Union of BC Municipalities, and represents the largest infrastructure grant the Town of Golden has ever received at $5.87 million. Over 65 per cent of this amount was allocated for this specific area to construct a flood protection wall, with the rest of the funds used to heighten dikes elsewhere in the community. The beautification component, valued at approximately $1.2 million, was funded through the Province of B.C.’s Resort Municipality Initiative.
 
About the Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge:
The Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge remains the longest single-span freestanding timber frame bridge in Canada. The bridge was built in 2001 with help from over 100 members of the Timber Framers Guild coming from the US, Europe and all over Canada to help build and raise it. The bridge was constructed using locally sourced timbers, utilizing a distinctive ‘Burr Arch’ design.