Harrison Bald Eagle Weekend

November 29, 30 

Every fall millions of salmon return to the Harrison River to spawn.  This natural wonder is matchd by an incredible migration of thousands of Bald Eagles who return annually to the Harrison Mills area to feast on the salmon once they have spawned.  

To celebrate and honour this incredible natural wonder the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival started nearly 20 years ago.   Centred in Harrison Mills area where the Harrison River widens and offers shallow gravel bars for the returning salmon it is possible to see up to 10,000 Bald Ealges feasting on salmon.  While it is not possible to see the eagles directly from Harrison, Harrison Mills is only a short 20 minute drive away 

The Harrison weekend celebrating the returning Bald Eagles takes place the last weekend in November starting on Saturday November 29th and includes:

  • An Art Expo "Nature Exposed" at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa November 29 & 30 including presentations by a number of Nature Photographers inlcuding including one of Canada's best know photographers Graham Osborne and local photographers Fred & Delphine Gornell
  • A photo workshop by Graham Osborne that includes a boat trip down the Harrison River to photograph the eagles. Saturday, November 29th.
  • Boat Tours down the Harrison River: Daily from October to December. Jet boat tours offered by Harrison Eco Tours and luxury boat tours offered by Shoreline Tours on the Laroan.

The Harrison Bus Shuttle

Operation - November 29th & 30th

Overview - Tourism Harrison is pleased to be working with the BC Sportsfishing Group to be able to offer a 15 passenager van to shuttle guests from Harrison Hot Springs to the Harrison River to view the eagles.
Leaves The Resort Hotel at 10:00, followed by a pick up at the Ramada Hotel

Please contact Tourism Harrison info@tourismharrison or 604-796-5581 to reserve your spot. Only 15 seats per day

Dates  Saturday, November 29th & Sunday, November 30th
Cost  $5 per person for the van. 
Overview  TBA
Schedule 10:00 Leave the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa
    Followed by a pick up at the Ramada Hotel