Transported British Association members between England and Canada in 1884 - The British Association visitors arrived on several different ships- the SS Parisian,SS Polynesian and the SS Oregon of the Allan Line among those . It seems about 800 members decided to take advantage of the offer of reduced ocean fares and free railway trips on the CPR-the Canadian government contributing $25,000 to offset costs. The Montreal meeting was the first BA meeting to be held outside of the United Kingdom and therefore garnished a lot of interest.
http://books.google.ca/books?id=N-tQAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA161&lpg=PA161&dq=%22Parisian%22+%22british+association%22+%221884%22&source=bl&ots=YT3Zfq_4V5&sig=h7oVszYNvU-9BaINYyOngypK52s&hl=en&sa=X&ei=xdmMUsL0L8iQyQGenoHACg&ved=0CCsQ6AEwATgK#v=onepage&q=%22Parisian%22%20%22british%20association%22%20%221884%22&f=false - Parisian, Oregon and Polynesian ships
http://books.google.ca/books?id=do0tAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1&lpg=PA1&dq=%22parisian%22+%22british+association%22+%221884%22&source=bl&ots=2AF-ZR6Jqy&sig=lTCp6QXEsq9rTfdWP_8VuvQvKAw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=PtqMUo72PIHQrgHI-ICwCw&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAjgK#v=onepage&q=%22parisian%22%20%22british%20association%22%20%221884%22&f=false - Parisian
http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/Wrecks/ParisianCollision.shtml photos - Parisian
http://nswrecks.net/ns-datapages/parisian-dat.htm - Parisian
http://canadianbritishhomechildren.weebly.com/kate-sarah--jamie-stewart.html - Parisian
https://archive.org/stream/cihm_17071#page/n29/mode/2up List of Saloon passengers/SS Parisian August 16th 1884
Michelle Cabana, Saskatoon, Sask.