Parson BC Homes & Real Estate
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Parson is a small hamlet situated in the Columbia Valley Region, 35 km to the south of Golden and 68 km north of Radium. Parson features picturesque views of the breathtaking Purcell Mountain Ranges and the Rockies, making it the perfect place for mountaineers, hikers, biking, and every activity that brings people closer to nature. Homes for sale in Parson feature a few character homes and plenty of vacant lands where you can build the perfect home for the best mountain living experience. All the essential amenities are 25-minutes away in Golden, where you can find a Save-On-Foods, an airport, restaurants, retail stores, a Tesla Supercharger, Petro-Canada and a whole lot more. Highway 95 goes through Parson, providing access to Golden Town, Harrogate, Brisco, Edgewater and Radium Hot Springs.
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Parson is named after Henry George Parson, a merchant who was a resident of Golden. He moved to Canada in 1883 and lived in Ottawa for 2 years, then he moved to Banff and finally settled in Golden. Parson was elected to parliament and served the Columbia region from 1907 to 1912. The construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway resulted in the growth of the Columbia Valley region in terms of trade and population. In the early 1990s, the region experienced a tourism boom as many people were attracted by the unexplored peaks, lakes and wilderness.
Golden golf course is the nearest golf course situated a few minutes north of Golden Town. With a backdrop of the Rockies and Purcell mountain ranges, golfers get to enjoy a round of golf while taking in the breathtaking views of the peaks, landscape and the nearby Columbia River. The 18-hole, 6,778-yard championship course also features a driving range and RV park.
The Parson area offers plenty of nature trails that lead to areas with spectacular views of the mountains and lakes. Silent Pass Trail is a relatively easy hike that stretches for about 4.6km and leads to McMurdo Hut and Silent Lake on Silent Mountain. The trails around Silent Lake offer breathtaking views of the peaks on the west side of the Duncan River, including the Battle Group and Schooner Ridge. You can access the trail via Spillimacheen FSR and McMurdo Creek FSR. There are two huts in the area, but you will have to contact Columbia Valley Hut Society if you would like to book either of them.
Living in Parson means you don't have to go far to fish. The Columbia River borders the area to the west and offers a chance to catch char, lingcod, kokanee and rainbow trout. For a different experience, you can hike through the area to find some great alpine lakes to fish on. A few minutes away north of Golden, Kinbasket Lake features rainbow, bull trout, whitefish, and kokanee. Other nearby lakes great for fishing include Wilbur Lake, Cedar Lake, Mitten Lake and Susan Lake.
There are several parks close to Parsons situated within a few hours’ drive. Bugaboo Provincial Park is popular among mountain climbers who come to explore its challenging peaks and scenic trails. The 13,646-hectare park offers the chance to explore glaciers, wildlife and spectacular spiers. Kootenay National Park features mineral hot spring pools, a variety of wildlife, campgrounds, glaciers and peaks. Yoho National Park is about 60 km east of Golden and it borders Banff National Park to the east and Kootenay National Park to the south. The park features over 200 miles of trails, waterfalls, lakes and a whole lot more to explore.
Parson has a lot to offer during the winter months. Kicking Horse Mountain Ski Resort in Golden features a gondola, 2,800 acres of skiable land, a gondola, heli-skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. During the summer, the place also features kilometres of biking trails, mountain climbing, hiking and much more. Glacier National Park situated west of Golden features more skiable land and snowshoe trails. Skiing trails in the park include Apgar - West Glacier, McDonald's, Avalanche Creeks, Polebridge, Two Medicine Valley and St. Mary.
Hand-gliding is a popular sport in the region due to the thermals present in the area. Canoeing and paddling along the Columbia River and nearby lakes are also popular activities in the area. Canyon Creek, situated 30 km north of Parson is a great area for gold panning, and the general Columbia Valley offers the best aerial tours.
Children can attend Golden schools situated a few minutes away. These include Alexander Park Elementary School, Lady Grey Elementary School, Nicholson Elementary School and Golden Secondary School. For higher education, students can attend the College of The Rockies Golden Campus situated within the town. Children are usually bused to school.