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 the 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  Bald Eagle Weekend takes place on November 29th and 30th and includes:

  • An Art Expo "Nature Exposed" at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa will include presentations by a number of Nature Photographers including one of Canada's best known photographers Graham Osborne
  • Presentations at the Harrison Resort and Spa by local photographers Fred & Delphine Gornell at 1pm and 3pm each day.
  • A photo workshop by Graham Osborne that includes a boat trip down the Harrison River to photograph the eagles. Saturday, November 29th. **Fully Booked. A waitlist has been started, looking to fill another boat. 5 spots available.
  • 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. The van will stop at Kilby Historic Site for anyone who wishes to take a tour, enjoy lunch or access the river. The van will continue to Pretty Estates Resort on the opposite of the River for more access,  with option to lunch in the River's Edge Restaurant overlooking the golf course. Food and Drinks are not provided. Only transportation.  

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  $10 per person for the van
     
   
     
Schedule 10:00  Leave the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa
    Followed by a pick up at the Ramada Hotel 
  10:30

Drop off at Kilby Historic Site. Admission is included, visit this Historic Site, wander down to the river to view the eagles. Restaurant offering Homemade cooking. Consider purchasing a membership or making a donation as they are a non-profit society running this beautiful Historic Site.

   

Van will continue to Pretty Estates Resort home of the Sandpiper Golf Course, Rowena's Inn and River's Edge Resturant. Enjoy lunch in their restaurant with local products, take a walk down to the observation deck and river to view the eagles. 

  2:00 Van leaves Pretty Estate Resort for return trip to Harrison Hot Springs
 
  2:15  pick up at Kilby Historic Site for return trip to Harrison Hot Springs
 
approx.  2:45-3:00  arrive back in Harrison Hot Springs
     
  4:30 Welcome to stay for an evening talk with Graham Osborne titled 'Wild Side' an enthralling and entertaining behind-the-scenes look into the extreme side of professional nature photography. Held at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa