Go to Golden Youtube video shows off what people can do

Within a day, this Youtube video was up to 1,000 hits, and has climbed steadily ever since.

Within a day, this Youtube video was up to 1,000 hits, and has climbed steadily ever since. Go to Golden, you wont be bored, filmed by Bill Braisher, shows outsiders just how much Golden has to offer.

“There’s just so much to do in Golden that I don’t think people realize,” said Braisher, who has been working on this project for a couple years now.

Owner of the Winston Lodge, Braisher has always been interested in getting involved in the tourism industry. In fact, he began this video project before he purchased the lodge.

“It was really important to me to make this non-biased. I want this to be an invitation to the world from every tourism outlet, all groups and companies in Golden,” he said.

The 23-minute video features well over 100 different things to do in and around the community, including ATVing, hunting, hiking, as well as showcasing many of the facilities in Golden, like the pump track and the Golden Civic Centre.

“There is definitely more to come,” said Braisher, who already has a list of about 20 activities that didn’t make the first video.

“I’d been working on it for so long, that I decided I had to stop myself and put something together.”

The goal of the video is to show the world how much there is to do in the community, and hopefully get them calling Tourism Golden, and the Kicking Horse Country Chamber of Commerce to find out where they can go to do the things they saw in the video.

“I’m hopeful that they’ll get a lot of calls about this,” said Braisher. “And I’m hoping that they’ll be able to tell them exactly where to go for the paintball, and petting zoo.”

This is just one piece of Braisher’s overall plan to help grow Golden’s tourism industry. He is hoping to get on the board of Tourism Golden, and will be releasing more videos in the future.

“This one turned out to be a bit like a news report, with me standing in front of these places and talking about what they do. For the next one I’d like to be a little more involved, with me actually doing the paragliding, and actually getting in the canoe, that sort of thing,” he said.

So far the feedback has been perfect, said Braisher, and all the companies and groups involved have been happy about how diverse the snapshot of Golden was.

“The best advertising is word of mouth,” said Braisher. “I’m hoping this will really help grow tourism in Golden.”

A link to the video can be found on the Golden Community Facebook page, or at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojnfOaNxmt0&feature=youtu.be.

And most of the activities featured in the video can be found at www.golden.ca.


Just Posted

More scares coming to Golden this Halloween

A new Halloween tradition is hoping to get started with a new haunted trail.

UPDATED: Hydro lines down near Moyie

Hydro lines affecting traffic on Highway 3 south of Moyie.

Golden Bylaw officer to star implementing tickets

Beginning next month, bylaw enforcement will begin to be implemented in the community.

All three victims identified in Fernie arena ammonia leak

Wayne Hornquist and Lloyd Smith were from Fernie and Jason Podloski from Turner Valley, Alta

Rockets improving despite weekend losses

The Golden Rockets dropped both home games this weekend in two fast paced and exciting games.

VIDEO: Sears liquidation sales continue across B.C.

Sales are expected to continue into the New Year

Silver Creek reacts after remains found, man arrested

Neighbours of property where remains were found say man arrested was sweet and polite

VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey and a celebrities attend ‘B.C. Miracle Concert’

Fundraiser featured Foster, Steven Tyler, The Tenors, Matteo Bocelli, Laura Bretan, Carly Rae Jepsen

Human remains found at Silver Creek property

RCMP have been searching the property in the 2200 block of Salmon River Road for the past three days

New B.C. acute care centre opens for young patients, expectant mothers

Facility aims to make B.C. Children’s Hospital visits more comfortable

Search ramps up for B.C. woman after dog, car found near Ashcroft

Jenny Lynn Larocque’s vehicle and dog were found in Venables Valley, but there is no sign of her

Police officer hit by car, stabbed in Edmonton attack back on job

Const. Mike Chernyk, 48, returned to work Thursday

UBC medical students learn to care for Indigenous people

Students in health-related studies to take course, workshop to help better serve Aboriginal people

Dorsett has 2 goals, assist in Canucks’ 4-2 win over Sabres

‘It was a real good hockey game by our group,’ Canucks coach Travis Green said.

Most Read