Visitor centre will remain open despite rumours

It was a busy summer for the tourism industry here in Golden, but rumours still swelled over the future for the BCVC on the highway.

It may have been a busy summer for the tourism industry here in Golden, but rumours still swelled over the future of Golden’s BC Visitor Centre on the highway.

Destination BC, the crown corporation that oversees the centre, has been conducting research about the way visitors get their information, and have been looking into options for the best way to deliver that information to tourists.

The possible changes to the delivery of services has had locals wondering what that means for the centre in Golden, sparking rumours of its closure, with some even saying they heard it would be closed as early as the end of October.

A spokesperson for Destination BC has responded to the rumour, insisting that there are no current plans to shut down the centre.

Research has shown that more visitors are using online resources, so in the future more services may move online. However that is part of ongoing conversations, and no decisions have been made, said the spokesperson.

 

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