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.

 

 

 

Rainy Days and Winter Days... Come on Down!!!

Rain, puddles, and mud can heal your soul and bring out the kid in all of us. Revel in it!

As the Village of Harrison settles into the winter season, visitors often bypass Harrison as a destination assuming that there is “nothing to do”. They couldn’t be more wrong.  The easiest solution to enjoying cold and rain is a… change of clothes.
There are few things as magical to a child (or young teen for that matter) than being let loose in the pouring rain to run on the beach, make mud castles and generally stop being told to Button up! Wear your hat! Don’t step in puddles!!! By bringing a change of clothes and a large garbage bag to carry home your “have fun” clothes, parents can, with a wonderful hot chocolate, coffee, tea or mocha in hand, pull out the camera and capture pure joy on the faces of their children…or better yet, jump in yourself and be a kid again.

Here is how you can enjoy with abandon the following things to do in Harrison when it's not summer:

BC Sport Fishing Group

Sturgeon Fishing Charters and Off-Season Fishing. From December 15 to April 30th we offer daily walk and wade tutorials for either gear or fly fishers.

Farm House Natural Cheeses

Bring along some cut apples for the horses and pull up a couple of handfuls of green grass for the cows and goats!

Harrison Eco Tours

Harrison River Eagle Viewing Tours

Sasquatch Country Adventure Tours

Shoreline Lake Tours

The Back Porch

Lynda has been a full-time potter for the last 30 years and a willow basket maker for over 20 years, so be sure to check out the studio and showroom.  Dan is a full-time artisan coffee roaster, offering certified organic and origin coffees. He works with an antique Royal #5 roaster dating from 1919 and there’s always coffee on.

Trout Fishing in Trout, Hicks, and Deer Lake

Chilliwack River Rafting

Running the most awesome trips ever, all year round!

Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival

Sandpiper Golf

Course conditions change daily which can determine if we are open for play. Call ahead for course updates and to book a tee-time by *phone, please call 1-844-796-1717 (extension 1) *Regular green fee rates apply when phoning the Pro Shop!*Regular Rates $59.95/person Mid-Week & $79.95/person Weekends & Holidays (taxes are extra)

Visitor's Guide