The Harrison You Didn't Know

May 1, 2017

When most hear of Harrison Hot Springs, they associate Harrison with just that...the hot springs. But, there is so much more to Harrison that we want to share. From hidden viewing points, charming cafés, and historical and legendary creatures to First Nations' storytelling, world-class fishing, and kayaking treasures, there is a whole side of Harrison that remains hidden. Locals know. Now, it's your turn.

1.   Historical and Legendary Creatures
Did you know that dinosaurs are alive and well in BC? We have a river full of them. Fish for modern-day dinosaurs, catch a glimpse of the elusive Sasquatch, or watch bald eagles soar amidst supernatural spectacular scenery.

2.   Storytelling
A Harrison Eco Tour will share the role that Harrison plays in preserving Canadian history. See First Nations' pictographs and petroglyphs that tell stories of long ago. And, be sure to ask about the hidden treasures at the bottom of the Harrison Lake! (Hint: some say it's a gold mine.)

3.   Hidden Treasures
Ride the wave and find yourself somewhere over the rainbow. Kayak from the Harrison main beachfront or from Greenpoint to Rainbow Falls.  Don't forget to pack your hiking shoes and a picnic.

4.    Adventure
Take a hike and blaze outstanding trails. Ready to seek new adventure? Take a ride with Harrison Eco Tour and run the rapids down to Hell’s Gate.

5.    Fishing
A flick of the wrist and a tug on the line, our backyard is renowned for world-class. Try a  Steelhead walk and wade fishing trip or some very fly fishing.

6. Rustic charm
Moments savoured on a front porch or back porch, is always the solution because life happens over coffee.

Harrison Hot Springs is #justuptheroad -- far enough away to feel away from it all, but only a 40-minute drive from Abbotsford and a scenic 1.5 hour drive from Vancouver. Click here for further information.
 

Change Your Course!

HISTORICAL & LEGENDARY CREATURES

Search for the Sasquatch or catch and release a modern-day dinosaur.

STORYTELLING

To know where we are going, we must first know where we came from.

HIDDEN TREASURES

Catch a wave and paddle
to the falls.

ADVENTURE

Awaken the senses and
boost your adrenaline.

FISHING

Give a man a fish, he will eat
for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he will eat for a lifetime.

RUSTIC CHARM

Reconnect over coffee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April Adventure

April 3, 2017

Can you really experience your surroundings just by driving by?  Something elating happens when you hop on your bike, feel the fresh spring air cascade around you, and inhale a little deeper (Namasté).

Then comes the muscle burning, heart-pounding opportunity that Mother Nature has to offer.....a hike in the mountains and trails and discovering a special spot just for you. It's highly unlikely that you'll forget that millionth time you drove to your destination, but you will remember conquering a trail and rewarding yourself with a gorgeous view or a refreshing dip in the lake. After biking to hiking and back again, treat yourself to some yummy eats.
 
Pack your backpack, the Thule, a picnic basket, the bike rack, supportive shoes, and a helmet to experience Harrison Hot Springs in a new light. 

This handy list will get you started:
  1. Let the wheels do the work on a Country Roads Bike Tour
Harrison Hot Springs is far enough away to feel away from it all, but only a 40-minute drive from Abbotsford and a scenic 1.5 hour drive from Vancouver. Click here for further information.

Maybe you are even brave enough to ride your bike here?

HIKING & BIKING MUST DO'S!

SPIRIT TRAIL

Accessible at the East Coast Marsh trails, this is more than an average walk.  Enjoy the cedar trees that have been decorated with beautiful First Nations' masks by a local artist.

HICKS LAKE

Get your kids out to burn off some energy on this family-friendly, 2-hour trail. Pack a picnic and throw the bathing suits in a backpack for a dip in the lake!

EAST SECTOR TRAILS -
SPIRIT & BRIDLE TAIL LOOP

This 5.5 km easy walk-through diverse landscape connects Spirit Loop Trail to Bridle Trail.

HUNGRY YET?!

Starving just reading about all of the calories you will burn? Refuel your hard workin' bod  with a hearty meal at the Harrison Corner Café.

CIRCLE FARM TOUR PARTNERS

Kilby Historic site, open year-round, is the perfect place to stop while you engage your senses.

SANDY COVE TRAIL

The first 150 meters are tough, but after that you are golden. The reward is a stellar view of Harrison Lake!

NEED TO REFUEL?

Sadly, you can't stop for a nap on the forest floor. You can, however, kick it up a notch with a warm latte at Muddy Water's Café.  You earned dessert. Go for it!

HARRISON GRIND (aka
CAMPBELL LAKE TRAIL)

Our own version of the Grouse Grind! A 6-hour round-trip hike for the experienced -- this trail is amazing.

BEAR MOUNTAIN TRAIL

A challenging trek for the adventurous! If you've got a full day and are an avid hiker, this is the place for you. Take the trail most travelled and bring good gear.

COUNTRY ROADS TAKE ME HOME

Why walk when you can ride? Take a cruise on the Country Roads Bike Tour and watch the beautiful landscape breeze by you. Better yet..ride to your hike and back!

 

 

March into Spring!

March 8, 2017

Why don’t we all ignore the sporadic snow falls, and agree that we are in need of some March Madness – spring fever – whatever you want to call it. It's, officially, time to kiss winter goodbye!
 
If the March 12th Spring Forward time change or, upcoming, Spring Break with the kiddos doesn’t get you in the mood, we have some awesome suggestions that will inspire you to head #justuptheroad to Harrison Hot Springs.

Bring the family, your lover, mother, sister or brother…any way you slice it, it’s time to shake off the flurries!
 
Here we go!
  1. Never forget…a staple for every visit...Hot Springs at the pool!
Harrison Hot Springs is far enough away to feel away from it all, but only a 40-minute drive from Abbotsford and a, scenic, 1.5 hour drive from Vancouver.  Put some spring in your step and START THE CAR!

MUST SEE AND DOs:

CANWEST ART GALLERY

You'll want to return again and again to this gallery featuring Canadian and local artists. Take a browse, then relax with  a cup of tea or hot chocolate.

THE FARMHOUSE NATURAL CHEESES

Not to be cheesy, butHappy Cow = Happy Cheese. A key ingredient of quality cheese is whole milk from cheerful, pasture-fed cows & goats.

HAPPY PROSPECTOR

In the spirit of leaving no stone unturned, explore the prospect of undiscovered beauty with treasures, such as metaphysical stones,
local hand-crafted art, and
locally-found gems and stones.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Hop to it – Easter is around the corner and you know what is not hidden? How happy you will be to enjoy a sweet treat at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory!

QUADRACYCLE RENTALS

They may not open until Easter, but get those legs in shape now for some invigorating quadracycling!
Hop on, have some huge laughs, and explore Harrison Hot Springs!

A PIC WITH HARRY AT THE HARRISON VILLAGE MALL

Check out the vibe at Harrison Village Mall. Be sure to get your picture taken with Sasquatch!
Thank you @breannatrench

ICE CREAM YOU SCREAM FOR LOCAL ICE CREAM!

Give a lick about local…ice cream that is! With 6 ice-cream destinations & delicious flavours that will have you ice-screaming for joy!

OLD SETTLER PUB

You have GOT TO eat here!
Old Settler’s Meatloaf Sandwich and French Onion Soup are ‘outta this world!
Feeling hungry? Not for long!

SPIRIT TRAIL

While 20 minutes is all you need, take the time to enjoy the cedar trees that have been decorated with beautiful native masks, by a local resident artist. Breathe deeply and pause.

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS AT THE POOL

Aahhh..do your hear that? It’s your muscles and joints thawing.
Loosen and limber up with a trip to the Harrison Hot Springs pool.
You’re welcome. :)

 

 

Inviting You to Celebrate the Cozy this Month!

February 8, 2017

February usually has us smiling and dancing to a spring in our step as we anticipate the onset of spring, but Mr. Groundhog was very clear about longer winter weeks.

Remove that long, sad face because there is always a silver lining and snow, or no snow, Harrison Hot Springs is here to bring back the 'love & cozy' this month!

Here is what we recommend!

Family Day is a great addition to February with Christmas Break seeming so distant already. Escape with the kids and make it a long weekend!

Valentine's Day is the the day to ignite those tanks of burning love and get those sparks going again. Take the kids to grandma and grandpa's so the two of you can escape alone.

Harrison Hot Springs is far enough away to feel "away" from it all but only a 40-minute drive from Abbotsford and a scenic 1.5 hour drive from Vancouver.  Forget hopping on a plane or driving across treacherous winter roads, the answer  to your February blahs is #justuptheroad.

valentine's day specials

HARRISON RESORT & SPA

Reserve now for our special Valentine's Dinner. Romance, candlelight, and dancing cheek-to-cheek is the traditional Copper Room experience. Ask about our Romance Package, starting February 19th!

MORGAN'S BISTRO  
Kidnap your sweetheart and and indulge in a delicious farm-to-plate dinner, prepared with a whole lot of TLC.

BLACK FOREST
RESTAURANT

Create memories with one of the best seats in the house. Lakefront views and authentic German cuisine.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN
CHOCOLATE FACTORY

With boxes named Desire and Bomb, these chocolates are designed especially for you.

MUDDY WATERS CAFE 

The best hand-crafted lattes and monstrous desserts that are meant to be shared.

HARRISON BEACH HOTEL

Renew the 'woo' in your life with a romantic getaway and Valentine's Romance package.

HARRISON LAKE HOTEL
                            
Aahhh..this special allows you to sleep in with a late check-out,
sparkling wine, chocolate, and roses.

 

 

 

Visitor's Guide