The leaves are falling in the Columbia Valley near Parson, British Columbia. This is a beautiful part of the Valley and well worth the drive from Radium to Golden. There are plenty of interesting places to stop along the way. Turn west off the highway, across the Columbia River and into the wetlands and pastures. Drink in the scenery with the Canadian Rockies to the east and the Purcells to the west. It’s off the beaten track but so easy to enjoy for a peaceful day at any time of year.