Parson

Parson is located on the upper reaches of the great Columbia River in a region known as the Columbia Valley. With its stunning backdrop of two mountain ranges, the Rocky Mountains and Purcell Mountains, Parson provides many outdoor opportunities for hiking, biking and golfing. As well, with the Columbia River right on its doorstep, kayaking, fishing and exploring the wildlife of the Columbia Wetlands are all here to experience.

The region also houses several landmarks that are worth the attention of visitors. In the Columbia Wetlands is the world’s largest paddle, at 60ft long and 9ft high. This site is listed in the Guiness Book of World Records, but it isn’t the only notable site in the area. At 46 m (151 ft) across, the Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge, is the longest freestanding timber frame bridge in Canada.

Location

Located 35 km (22 mi) south of Golden and 68 km (42 mi) north of Radium Hot Springs on Hwy 95. Golden is situated on the Trans Canada Hwy 1 263 km (163 mi) west of Calgary, Alberta and 360 km (224 mi) east of Kamloops, BC.

A Step Back in Time

The small hamlet of Parson is named after Henry George Parson, a merchant, who lived in Golden, BC. Born in 1865 in England he found his way to Canada in 1883, living in Ottawa, Ontario for 2 years when he moved to Banff, Alberta and shortly thereafter to Golden, British Columbia. Parson was elected to parliament, representing the Columbia region as a Conservative from 1907 to 1912. He died in Vancouver at the age of 70.

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Parson & Nearby Accommodations

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Golden Golf Club RV Park
Quinn Creek Campground

Quinn Creek Campground

Parson

Quinn Creek Campground offers majestic mountain views and scenic hiking trails. Full-service sites and tenting shelters. Laundry available. ... Read more
Kicking Horse River Chalets

Kicking Horse River Chalets

Golden

Nestled in the depth of the wilderness away from urban noise is Kicking Horse River Chalets. Join us for a family vacation in our rustic red-roofed cabins for a relaxing and peaceful holiday. Wake up in the morning to sounds of tranquility and breathe in the fresh-mountain air. Our cabins are spacio ... Read more
Golden Municipal Campground

Golden Municipal Campground

Golden

Located in the Rocky Mountains, Golden Municipal Campground is situated along the majestic Kicking Horse River. The campground has access to RV and tent sites, firewood, power, water, picnic shelters and bath house The campground is near outdoor pool, playground, hiking and cycling trails and the do ... Read more
Whispering Spruce Campground & RV Park

Whispering Spruce Campground & RV Park

Golden

Welcome to Golden's oldest campground, Whispering Spruce campground. You will return home with many unforgettable memories. Our treed and shaded campground offers over 60 tenting sites, (some with 15amp electricty). Over 20 pull thru RV sites (with 15amp electrity and water), and over 30 of Golden's ... Read more
Ponderosa Motor Inn

Ponderosa Motor Inn

Golden

Resting on five beautiful landscaped acres with mountain views and glacier fed creeks in Golden, Ponderosa Motor Inn offers stunning views and clean accommodation for guests. With 85 spacious units, rooms feature air-conditioning units, fridges and wireless internet. Our hotel offers kitchen units, ... Read more
Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park

Field

Located in eastern BC in the Rocky Mountains. Waterfalls, emerald alpine lakes, 400 km of trails. Visitor services and campgrounds are available mid-May through mid-October. Some road and areas close for the snowy season; updates can be found on their website. ... Read more
Kootenay National Park

Kootenay National Park

Radium Hot Springs

Enjoy modern camping in an oTENTik or plan a rustic retreat with the family. Three campgrounds on the Banff-Windermere Highway (93 south), showcase incredible views of mountain peaks, turquoise rivers and reclaimed grasslands. National Parks Pass required. Redstreak offers reservations. ... Read more
Campers Haven RV & Tent Park

Campers Haven RV & Tent Park

Donald

Welcome to Campers Haven RV & Tent Park, the ideal destination for RVers and campers seeking the rest and relaxation atmosphere! Located off Highway 1 in Donald, BC, our campground offers peaceful and scenic sites for guests to enjoy a good night’s sleep. Our sites are big rig friendly as we offer ... Read more
Canyon RV Resort on Sinclair Creek

Canyon RV Resort on Sinclair Creek

Radium Hot Springs

A well-known campground in a booming resort village. Located in private valley with a stream running through it. Spectacular washrooms, groomed lawns, mature trees. Close to hot springs and too much golf! A good home base for trips to Banff and Lake Louise. Reservations recommended. 7 days notice to ... Read more
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