Gold Canyon Resources Inc.
TSX VENTURE : GCU
PINK SHEETS : GDCRF

Gold Canyon Resources Inc.

June 12, 2009 15:21 ET

Gold Canyon Resources Inc.: Grant of Incentive Stock Options

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2009) - Gold Canyon Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:GCU)(PINK SHEETS:GDCRF) ("Gold Canyon" or "the Company") announces that it has granted incentive stock options to certain directors, senior officers and consultants to purchase an aggregate of 975,000 common shares at an exercise price of $0.10 per share. The options expire on June 12, 2011. The grant was pursuant to the Company's Rolling Stock Option Plan, which was re-affirmed by the shareholders of the Company on April 23, 2009 and subsequently accepted by the Exchange.

About Gold Canyon Resources Inc.:

Gold Canyon is engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral and precious metals properties. The Company controls a 100% interest in the Springpole Gold - Horseshoe Island Gold, Platinum, Palladium Project and Favourable Lake Poly-metallic property which is joint ventured with Shoreham Resources Inc. - all in the Red Lake Mining District of Ontario, Canada.

Through its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, Gold Canyon Resources USA Inc., the Company controls a 100% interest in the Cordero Gallium Project situated in Humboldt County, Nevada, U.S.A.

Gold Canyon entered into a Joint Exploration Agreement to acquire Rare Earth Element projects with the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) in January 2009.

Additional information can be found on the Company's website: www.goldcanyon.ca

Akiko Levinson, President & Director

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

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