Golden’s info kiosk being built in Kumsheen

The four-sided structure, which is part of Golden’s RMI Visitor Sign Program, will show residents and tourists what is going on in town.

The design for the four-sided information kiosk follows the timberframe

The first prototype of Golden’s new information kiosks will be going up soon in Kumsheen Park.

The four-sided structure, which is part of  Golden’s Resort Municipality Initiative (RMI) Visitor Sign Program, will show residents and tourists what is going on around town.

“The idea came about originally from these cylinders you see in tourism towns where everyone tacks up posters, and concerts that are going on, but they can be pretty grungy. This will be sort of like that, but you won’t see ‘for sale’ signs posted everywhere. It will be a little more polished,” said Jon Wilsgard, Chief Administrative Officer with the Town of Golden.

“It’s newly engineered and designed, so from my experience with these sorts of things, we need to build it first then take a step back and ask if this is going to work. What’s good about this, what isn’t?”

The idea is that Kicking Horse Culture will manage one of the sides, while Tourism Golden will take care of the other three, which will likely be semi-permanent displays being changed out once in a while, every one to two years.

The timberframe design, green metal roof and rock base of the kiosk is in line with the facade of other community signs and structures.

“Basically we’re providing the product, the medium, and these other organizations will handle the interpretation and the content,” said Wilsgard. “It should be built before the end of October…If we like it and want to continue with it, then we have other places in town where we’ll put more.”

Spirit Square, the downtown core, and south town locations will be looked at. And if the kiosk does not need to be redesigned, that could be as early as next year.

In other RMI projects, the highway corridor, a landscaping and beautification project on Highway 1that was delayed this year, will be underway early next year. The amenity hub in Spirit Square is currently going through a redesign which includes stakeholder meetings.

“If we’re lucky, we’ll start phase 1 next year. That probably will not include the stage, it will be the prep work around it, like moving the bathrooms and redesigning the dyke so that we can create an amphitheatre,” said Wilsgard.

 

Just Posted

Sam Weber set to play Bacchus Books April 29

Sam Weber is rolling back through Golden, and it is time to… Continue reading

Parents and caregivers in Golden can become an ‘askable adult’ for sexual health

When you were young, did you feel comfortable asking the big questions… Continue reading

Some of Golden’s top stories in a Mountain Minute

Your Mountain Minute for April 18

TSB makes two safety advisories in probe of fatal train derailment near Field

The train derailment killed three crew members on board

There are many ways to be a sustainable consumer in Golden

Many people are coming up with ways to connect businesses and consumers… Continue reading

VIDEO: Driver in bizarre hit-and-run at B.C. car dealership turns herself in

Police believe alcohol was a factor in incident causing estimated $15,000 in damages

‘B.C. cannot wait for action’: Top doctor urges province to decriminalize illicit drugs

Dr. Bonnie Henry says current approach in ‘war on drugs’ has criminalized and stigmatized drug users

B.C. woman, 76, challenges alcohol-screening laws after failing to give breath sample

Norma McLeod was unable to provide a sample because of her medical conditions

New report on 2017 wildfires calls for better coordination with B.C. First Nations

Tsilhqot’in National Government documents 2017 disaster and lists 33 calls to action

B.C. youth coach banned amid sexual harassment, bullying scandal: Water Polo Canada

Justin Mitchell can’t take part in Water Polo Canada events or clubs

Wilson-Raybould: Feds want to just ‘manage the problem’ of Indigenous Peoples

Former federal justice minister speaks at First Nations Justice Council meeting in B.C.

Boating incident claims life on East Kootenay lake

A young man has died after a canoe overturned in Moyie Lake early Tuesday morning

Female real estate agents warned of suspicious man in Metro Vancouver

The man requests to see homes alone with the female agent, police say

Can you put your phone down for Mother’s Day?

#DiningMode campaign encourages people to leave the phone alone while eating

Most Read