Harrison Bald Eagle Weekend

November 29, 30 

Every fall millions of salmon return to the Harrison River to spawn.  This natural wonderis 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 and Tourism Harrison will be operating a shuttle bus.   

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

  • Daily bus shuttle from Harrison Hot Springs to Harrison Mills and includes a stop and short tour at Kilby Historic site.
  • 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
  • A photo workshop by Graham Osborne that includes a boat trip down the Harrison River to photograph the eagles.
  • 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 - Daily November 29, 30 

Overview - Leaves The Resort Hotel at 10:00

Please contact Tourism Harrison info@tourismharrison or 604-796-5581 to reserve your spot.

Dates Daily November 29, 30
Cost    $5/person $10 for a family of four
Overview  The shuttle bus will transport people from Harrison Hot Springs to the Pretty Estates, home fo the Sandpiper Golf Course and Rowena's Restaurant.  An excellent viewing station is found at the south eastern corner of the property by the Harrison River.  Those taking the bus will have the option of stopping at Kilby Historic site for a guided historic walk along the river and a visit to this historic landmark.
Schedule 10:00 Leave the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa
  10:30 Stop at Kilby Historic Site for anyone wishing to add this to their itinerary. Continue on to Pretty Estates Resort.
  10:50 Guests not stopping at Kilby arrive at Pretty Estates Resort- Home of Sandpiper Golf Course and Rivers Edge Restaurant.
  11:50 Guests who toured Kilby arrive at Pretty Estates Resort 
    2:00 Bus leaves to head back to Harrison Hot Springs