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Parson

Parson is located in the Canadian Rockies 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 Guinness 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 south of Golden 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. ... More Details
The Ranch RV Park & Campground

The Ranch RV Park & Campground

Golden

This campground is the perfect base for trips to Banff, Yoho, Glacier, Kootenay, Revelstoke National Parks. Enjoy 400 acres of natural beauty in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Events pavillion, hiking and wildlife viewing. ... More Details
Golden Municipal Campground

Golden Municipal Campground

Golden

### **WELCOME! PLEASE, READ PRIOR TO BOOKING...** Please note choose site based on your size and type of unit. Description of recommended units are on our interactive map. **We Reserve the right to move you to a more appropriate site if you put a Small RV in a site dedicated for a Large RV.** We r ... More Details
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 ... More Details

Golden Mountainside Retreat

Golden

TENTATIVE OPENING  DATE JULY 2021 ... More Details
Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park

Field

Sleep under the stars in four front country campsites featuring spectacular waterfalls, soaring peaks and world renowned Burgess Shale Fossil Beds - hikes available - fees apply. No hookups. Showers at Kicking Horse only. See website for up-to-date information. National park pass and camping permit ... More Details
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 showcase mountain peaks, turquoise rivers and steamy hot springs. Redstreak offers reservations. Services and operating seasons vary. See website for up-to-date information. National park pass and camping ... More Details
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 ... More Details
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 ... More Details
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