B.C. Government announces five-week closure of Trans Canada Highway near Golden

Plans to continue widening the Trans Canada Highway east of Golden, B.C. were made public last week by the British Columbia government.

In a press release that landed in the public domain on Friday, Jan. 15, details were outlined regarding the road construction project that will transform a five-kilometre stretch of the this main thoroughfare from two to four lanes.

It’s actually Phase 4 of the incredibly challenging Kicking Horse Canyon Project. The most recent announcement confirmed the dates that will see the Highway 1 closed for approximately five weeks this spring.

Here’s the gist of it:

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Q & A with our clients!

At BCgolfguide, we frequently receive interesting questions from our clients.

Overwhelmingly, the queries arrive in the “additional notes” section as part of our “Create Your Golf Package” online form.

We’ll share a couple of recent questions with you today.

QUESTION: Is my golf trip going to be more expensive in 2021?

BCGG: It really does depend on the region you choose to visit. But in a general sense, sadly, that may be the case.

You see, many facilities had 2020 pricing structures set up late in 2019. When the pandemic reared its ugly head, many of these facilities chose to pivot – actually reducing prices by as much as 15% – almost back to 2017 or 2018 levels.

BCgolfguide is already hearing from hotels and golf courses that are hiking rates, back to pre-COVID pricing.

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Let’s live our lives

Reflecting on a tumultuous 2020 in the golf travel business has made for some interesting conversations.

Amid so much uncertainty, the ability of the industry to convince government officials across Canada that the game could be a safe activity during the pandemic was a giant first step. Implementing effective operational protocols then became the priority and golf courses were allowed to open for business.

And then, golfers came in droves until old man winter arrived.

But the conversations about the 2020 season have not all been so much about “what happened”.

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