Save the Edelweiss Swiss Village in Golden!

Swiss Guide Village

Golden, BC April 9, 2022 – Crowdfund to save the property that is home to “Edelweiss Village” the 6 original Swiss Guide Homes! Built between 1910 and 1912, these homes were built by the Canadian Pacific Railway to house the Swiss Guides and their families who were employed in Golden by the CPR to tour wealthy tourists into the mountain areas such as Rogers Pass, Banff and Lake Louise. Most of this information in this article comes from Ilona Spaar and Johann Roduit who are spearheading this initiative to Save the Swiss Village!

Video about the village can be seen here:

This property is a total of just over 50 Acres, the Swiss Guide Homes are situated along the roadway curving its way up and across the property giving every building beautiful mountain views. These incredibly unique buildings feature amazing wood work, wooden stair cases and views that are hard beat from every window. The historic homes all have updated plumbing, heating and electrical components electrical with 100 to 125 Amp services, as well as updated oil furnaces from the early 2000’s. Under the carpet is the original fir planking waiting to be restored.

The main residence, originally built in 1978 is a spacious, updated 2 level home with multiple decks and large windows overlooking a beautifully kept lawn and landscaping. The property is mostly treed with mature timber, gentle slopes and benches. This opportunity is once in a lifetime, call your REALTOR(R) for more information. Edward Leigan can be reached at 250-344-0143.

Their GoFundMe page is here:

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A cultural treasure unlike any in the world The village was the historic home to the legendary Swiss mountain guides employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). Built between 1910-12 by the CPR, the six Swiss Alpine-style chalets with their eclectic decorative elements represent a unique piece of architectural history. The Swiss mountaineers helped shape the world-renowned mountain culture of the Canadian Rockies, and places such as Banff and Lake Louise would not look the same without their impact. Not only did they make it possible for many to safely access the mountains, but they also showed people new ways to appreciate nature

️Land acknowledgement
We acknowledge that the Swiss Edelweiss Village is located on the traditional unceded territory of the Ktunaxa and Secwepemc peoples. We recognize that they cultivated a deep and ongoing relationship with the mountains and nature for thousands of years prior to the Swiss Guides’ arrival.



Golden, British Columbia V0A1H1

Questions? Prefer to donate offline? Email us at or mail cheques at:

Swiss Edelweiss Village Foundation
PO Box 2331
Golden, BC
V0A 1H0

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