Electoral Area A

Area: 13,735 km²

Census Population: Stats Can 2016 - 3,148

Local Municipalities: Town of Golden

Electoral Area A is the rural area surrounding the Town of Golden and includes unincorporated communities of Parson, Nicholson, Donald and Blaeberry as well as the Town of Field.

The area offers a wide range of recreational activities being located in the Glacier Mountains and along the Columbia River including fishing, skiing and hiking.

The area spans the Rogers Pass and extends to the Alberta border near Lake Louise along the Trans Canada Highway.

The area adjoins the East Kootenay Regional District along Highway 95 just south of Spillimacheen.

Local Services

Blaeberry Survey

In September 2020, Electoral Area A Director Karen Cathcart initiated a survey of Blaeberry residents regarding the issues important to them. Survey results have been compiled below:

View Blaeberry Survey Results

Community Consultation Project

Interested in seeing the Comments, Observations and Issues Log from the initial community engagement sessions? The log outlines the most pressing issues facing Area A today, as identified by the residents who participated in the 2015 community consultation sessions.

View Comments, Observations and Issues Log

CSRD Elected Representative


April 2, 2021 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
April 5, 2021 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
May 24, 2021 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
July 1, 2021 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
August 2, 2021 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Upcoming Meetings

Date Title Notice Agenda Minutes Other Documents
Mar 18, 2021 Regular Board Meeting
Apr 15, 2021 Regular Board Meeting
May 20, 2021 Regular Board Meeting
May 25, 2021 Electoral Area Directors Committee
Jun 17, 2021 Regular Board Meeting

Past Meetings

Date Title Notice Agenda Minutes Other Documents
Feb 24, 2021 Committee of the Whole (Budget) Download
Feb 23, 2021 POSTPONED - Electoral Area Directors Committee
Feb 18, 2021 Regular Board Meeting
Jan 27, 2021 Committee of the Whole (Budget) Download Download
Jan 21, 2021 Regular Board Meeting




Parks & Trails

Cedar Lake Recreation Site

Cedar Lake Recreation Site is located on a forested bench above the Columbia River, near Golden, in Kicking Horse Country. The campground and day-use areas are set within the larger Moonraker Recreation Area, a rugged forested mountain...

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Park

Enjoy this beautiful park just across the street from the Golden Eagle Express chairlift at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. This is the highest elevation of all CSRD Parks and it includes picnic tables and benches to take in the spectacular views...

Moonraker Trails

Moonraker Trails are located on the west bench of the Columbia River across from the Town of Golden, the recreational trails span over 50 km perfect for mountain biking, hiking, and equestrian use. Recent improvements have been made in...

Parson Community Recreation Park

Parson Community Recreation Park is a year-round recreation park. In summer, visitors play tennis, baseball, beach volleyball, and basketball.  In the summer of 2016, a playground was constructed equipped with spinners, swings, a slide, and...

Tom Kelley Memorial Park

Tom Kelley Memorial Park is a place for the whole family. The imaginative play structure and swings made from tree trunks and roots are one-of-a-kind, climb-on artful play structures. The slide, net, fireman’s pole and climbing rings are...