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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)

Harrison Beer and Oktoberfest 2016

Hold onto your Lucky Charms... The Harrison Beer & Oktoberfest is going Irish!

The 5th Annual Harrison Beer Festival Friday October 28th & Saturday October 29th

First things first. You need to buy tickets before they sell out! Next, you will need a proper Irish Leprechaun Name...

What's your Leprechaun name?

Use the letter that your name starts with to find your first name:

A - Antiquee B - Bubbles C - Corney D - Droopy E - Ethically F - Fussy G - Grumpy H - Harmony I - Itchy J - Jaunty K - Knobby L - Lumpy M - Messy N - Nippy O - Ornery P - Perky Q - Queasy R - Rolypoly S - Snappy T - Testy U - Unruly V - Vaguely W - Wobbley X - Xspecially Y - Yummy Z - Zippy

Use the month that you were born to find your last name:

Jan - McComplicated Feb - O'Doodle Mar - McDiddleDoodle Apr - McCreepy May - O'Lucky Jun - O' Droopy Jul - McSippy Aug - McNugget Sept - O'Shlitzski Oct - McMuffin Nov - McWobbly Dec - O'Shootsky

Now that you have tickets and a proper Irish Name, here are some extremely useful Irish words and phrases:

What? = Cad?

Can you speak more slowly? = An miste leat labhairt níos moille?

You speak Irish, good for you. = Tá Gaeilge agat, bail ó Dhia ort.

I need more beer. = i gá níos mó beoir.

I can't find my beer. = Ní féidir liom teacht ar mo beoir.

Hello, you look like beer. = Dia duit , a fhéachann tú cosúil le beoir.

Can I have your beer? = Is féidir liom a bheith do beoir ?

Do I look fat? = dhéanann Táim saill?

Where's the bottle opener?  I can't get this twisty thing off the top of the bottle! = Nuair is é an opener buidéal?  Ní féidir liom a fháil an rud twisty as an barr an bhuidéil!

Now take your tickets, your proper Irish name, your useful phrases and go to the following events:

CASK NIGHT - Friday October 28th from 6:30pm until 10:30pm

Will bring in up to eight of BC's best craft breweries, for an evening of friendly competition comparing a variety of unique, one of a kind brews. With a warm and friendly Irish pub feel complete with food, music and games. More info: www.harrisonbeerfest.com/Cask-Night

HARRISON BEER FESTIVAL- Saturday October 29th from 1:00pm until 6:00pm

Armed with your complimentary tasting glass, compare a selection of awesome craft beers.  You will then vote to decide the winner of this year's Harrison Beer Festival.  Check out the website to see the list of Brewers or the list of beers they will be pouring.  More info: www.harrisonbeerfest.com/Harrison-Beer-Festival

OKTOBERFEST DANCE - Saturday October 29th from 8:00pm until 11:30pm

October and beer means Oktoberfest and tonight you will experience great music with the Beer Barrels, great beer & a great time. Come dressed to celebrate and the best male and female costumes will win a great prize. More info: www.harrisonbeerfest.com/Oktoberfest-Dance

By the end of the Harrison Beer Festival you will believe...say it with me now... I BELIEVE!

Bands on the Beach

Bands on the Beach 2016

 

 

 

Free on the beach!

Saturday, September 3rd on the beach: 1pm - 6pm

Sunday, Sept. 4th on the beach: 1pm - 4:30pm

Tickets are now available for Sunday night "After-party" Memorial Hall: 7:30-midnight

Bring your lawn chairs and get ready to rock the end of summer with two days of great entertainment.  We are bringing you music like never before…everything from Bluegrass to Indie to New Country.

This year's free beach lineup:

Saturday 1:00pm - Nicole Sumerlyn - Country Rock

"...Nicole Sumerlyn is a country singer/songwriter from Abbotsford, BC.  She echoes the sounds of Gretchen Wilson, Shania Twain and Miranda Lambert.  Sumerlyn’s eclectic musical interests have created a unique blend of angelic  sweetness, with a root-sy, rock edge..."

Saturday 2:15pm - Jon Bos Band - Rock

"...Jon Bos Band is a world-class rock and roll outfit designed to make you groove.  With an amazing repertoire of songs, the band expertly reads the crowd and plays the perfect selection of songs, every time.   From familiar sing-along hits to danceable favorites, Jon Bos Band is tremendously entertaining..."

Saturday 3:30pm - Combine the Victorious - Pop Indie

"The albums, Disagreements and Crumbling Hearts saw the band refining their musical identity, distilling to a powerful, evocative essence, perfectly captured on the standout track from the Crumbling Hearts, Glasgow, where sumptuous guitars weave in and out of Mark's wily groove, a perfect backdrop for Isabelle's melancholy lyric and heart-breaking melody."

Saturday 5:00pm - Todd Richard - Country Rock

“Todd Richard is one of the most distinct, refreshing artists on the  country music scene today.  Born in Hamilton but raised in BC,   Todd’s rich vocals and unique style have fans sitting up and taking notice, and they’re loving what they hear.  With multiple BC Country Music Award nominations in the past seven years, Todd has been busy building his growing fan-base of TR  Rebels and "Frands"and shared the  stage with many of country music’s top acts, including Dwight Yoakum, Dierks Bentley, Gord Bamford and rock legend Randy Bachman.”  Todd’s ours and we love him!!

Sunday 1:00pm - Tianna - Folk Country

"...The saying “She’s not just a pretty face” is one of those phrases you  hear all the time; but never has it held more true than with country music  artist Tianna Woods! Not only a singer/songwriter, but a dancer, a multi-instrumentalist,  actor, and choreographer, Tianna crushes all stereo- types and barriers  with her impressive list of skills..."

Sunday 2:15pm - O'Hara Lane - Rock

“..O'Hara Lane is a cover band like no other.  They came together in 2012 and quickly established a reputation as the band that will take an audience all over the musical map, doing it with passion and style. They are the real musical deal, no tracks, no loops, just pure music.....With BIG vocals and a screaming band they bring energy and charisma to the stage every time!  Playing everything from rock, new wave ‘80s, current pop hits with some country tunes in between.  O’Hara Lane will entertain..."

Sunday 3:30pm - The Gords - Folk, Pop, Indie

“...Gord Maxwell, Gord Matthews and Gordon Lee Worden, gifted singer- songwriters who offer a truly remarkable rich sound and natural vocal harmony blend, with lusciously textured songs that remind listeners that  there is still a world of wonderful musical alternatives to dance remixes and rehashed top 40.”

Get your tickets while they last for Sunday Evening at the Memorial Hall, an After-Party not to be missed.  Join Todd on Sunday night for a special after-party at the Harrison Memorial Hall!  A concession offering beer, wine and snacks will be open. Tickets for the after-party are $20 and can be purchased online at our secured site www.tourismharrison.com.

The Harrison Lakefront Car Show

Harrison Hot Springs Lakefront Car Show

 

 

 

 

Saturday August 13th the 4th Annual Lakefront Car Show

Come out and enjoy a day strolling through cars from all eras, with the backdrop of the beautiful village and lake of Harrison Hot Springs.

No registration fee! Registration opens at 8:00am at the Lakefront. No entrance fees. The car exhibit is open to the public from 10:00am until 4pm. Numerous door prizes! Trophies for Mayors choice, class winners and fan favourite! Dance to the live music of Rockwell Band! If you are interested in registering your car or interested in finding out more information about donating prizes or sponsorship opportunities please email info@tourismharrison.com or connect with us by phone at 604-796-5581.

Sasquatch Days

Sasquatch Days

 

 

 

 

Saturday June 25th and Sunday June 26th   

The joint hosts for this year's event, Sts’ailes First Nations (Coast Salish People of the Stolo Nation) and the Village of Harrison Hot Springs, invite visitors to this unique event that brings two communities together in an opportunity to learn about the traditions of the Sts’ailes people and share cultural experiences.   This inter-cultural celebration includes canoe races,  traditional salmon barbeque, medicine walks, cultural boat tours, arts & craft activities, games, entertainment and most importantly talks on the Sasquatch from Sts’ailes experts and local Harrison Hot Springs Sasquatch investigators.

This year’s two-day event will begin at 9:00 am Saturday June 25th with a short procession to Harrison Lake Plaza where a welcoming ceremony will be held at 10:00.  Each day will feature artisan activity tables, medicine walks and opportunities for intercultural sharing.  Saturday morning the main event starts as war canoes gather for a friendly competition that will continue with final races on Sunday.  Of course, no canoe race is complete without a traditional salmon barbeque that will take place Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Is Sasquatch Real?

Described as a bi-pedal mammal of exceptional size (sometimes reaching 14’) with great strength and reddish hair covering its entire body, the Sasquatch is legendary in Harrison Hot Springs and there have been many regional sightings. The word Sasquatch is thought to be a mispronunciation of the Sts’ailes First Nations word ‘Sasq’ets’, meaning ‘hairy man’. For centuries, the Sasquatch has occupied a unique niche in the oral traditions of the First Nations communities of Harrison Lake and Harrison River. The Sts’ailes believe the Sasquatch is a spiritual being that can vanish into the spirit realm at will, which may explain why the elusive being is so difficult to track down.

It is interesting to note that people will rarely begin a conversation by stating their personal beliefs but will instead inquire “So, do you believe Sasquatch are real?” 

Look over a map of the vast wilderness surrounding Harrison Lake.  It is difficult to imagine the sheer expanse, the thousands of square kilometers of forest and mountain.  The majority of us, if we go hiking or camping, tend to limit our movement to an area that is defined by the distance to our entrance or egress point.  If we were to play hide and seek in the woods, we would have no difficulty in not being seen or found even in a very small area.  Likewise, we have no doubt that these woods are home to grizzly, cougar, deer, mountain goats, big horn sheep, moose and even wild boar…all of these amazing creatures exist and yet are rarely seen.  

Perhaps we only disbelieve the idea of Sasquatch because we cannot conceive of a being with human characteristics who would not need, or seek out, human comforts.  But then that type of thought process is only an indication of how limited we are in our thinking and does not take into account how resourceful a Sasquatch would have to be to exist without any of what we call “Creature comforts”,  those material things or luxuries that help to provide for one's bodily comfort.
www.tourismharrison.com/Sasquatch-Days

Harrison 3.0

Harrison 3.0

 

 

 

Tourism Harrison Hot Springs | Find Nature... Just up the Road

In an effort to show visitors that Harrison Hot Springs is more than just another sunny day destination, Tourism Harrison is launching a new marketing campaign called Harrison 3.0. Tourism Harrison Executive Director Robert Reyerse, says the town has undergone a lot of changes during the last few years and should be celebrated. Harrison is a new revitalized, reborn, refreshed place with lots going on.

The village has seen a large amount of improvements, including a new pump station, renovations to Esplanade Avenue, a new washroom and recreation facility, and the upcoming opening of a regional park.
While Harrison 3.0 is geared to anyone interested in visiting the Harrison area, one area Tourism Harrison wants to spotlight is the day-trippers who come to visit from surrounding areas such as Chilliwack, Hope and Abbotsford, with the ultimate goal being a renewed interest in Harrison as a destination.

We have it all... we are the perfect place for romance, for  families with young children, for families with older children, for renewing and refreshing relationships, for photographers, boaters, hikers, swimmers, bird lovers, sand castle builders, Sasquatch chasers, campers, art lovers, fishermen, walkers, runners, road bikers, stroller-pushers, dog walkers, kiters, windsurfers, Circle Farm Tour-ers, stock car racers, and golfers, to name just a few.

Find nature... just up the road.

Biking in and around Harrison

Biking in and Around Harrison

 

 

 

 

Harrison Hot Springs offers some of the finest biking to be found in the Fraser Valley. At Harrison's doorstel the fertline farmland of Agassiz provides kilometer after kilometer of beautiful scenery and wonderful country roads. Best of all it is all flat. Starting from the Harrison Visitor Center, you could do a twenty kilometer route and come back feeling as though you've only pedalled five.

There is so much to see and do that the road rolls beneath your wheels and the sun, fresh air and freedom flows through you like a summer breeze.  Ride past a number of Circle Farm Tour stops...  Watch for the cat in the grass...

At The Back Porch,  Dan and Lynda invite you to visit their pottery & basketry studio, watch coffee being roasted in a circa 1919 flame roaster or head out to the barn to see the antiques and collectables.  Farm House Natural Cheeses  offers a variety of hand made artisan cheeses that are produced from rich, fresh milk produced from the dairy cows and goats on the farm...and, the gelato flavors are awesome!  The barn animals are wonderful to visit and love head scratches and ear rubs!

Bike around Limbert mountain...ride the dike...or, for those of you looking for something more challenging, take on Mount Woodside and see if you have what it takes to get to the other side.

Uncorked - The First Annual Harrison Wine Fest

Uncorked - The First Annual Harrison Wine Fest

There are wine festivals and then there are wine festivals. We know that Uncorked will be the most memorable wine festival that the Fraser Valley has seen this year.

Take our esteemed Harrison Hot Springs hotspots and now add hand-crafted wines from our favourite local wine regions along with farm-fresh meats, cheeses and vegetables. Add a vintage flair and you have Uncorked! Never mind the views of the majestic Harrison Lake and mountain vistas, only steps from the Harrison Memorial Hall.

Uncorked is Harrison Hot Springs’ inaugural two-day destination food and wine event, showcasing the talents of some of BC’s most renowned wineries and local culinary personalities.

FRIDAY, APRIL 22
Will see a number of our participating wineries pairing a select group of wines with the culinary delights of Harrison's finest dining establishments, with Morgan’s Bistro, River’s Edge Restaurant, the Red Fort and the classic Harrison Hot Springs Resort's Copper Room all participating.

SATURDAY, APRIL 23
Sip, sample and savour your way to 15 wineries.  Mix ‘n mingle style, this adult-only event will feature tastings from local wineries with cheese, appetizers and  charcuterie samplings from our Circle Farm tour members provided by Muddy Waters Cafe

What:  Uncorked Wine Festival.
When:  Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 5:00pm
Where:  Memorial Hall on Esplanade Avenue
Why:  After inviting local breweries each year to the Craft Beer Festival, we thought let’s bring the local wineries too and celebrate with our farmers!
Cost:  $35 includes entrance to the event, all tastings and food samples!
$40 at the door

Four restaurants offering 4-course menus paired with one of the wineries attending our Saturday afternoon tasting. Please book directly with the participating restaurant to reserve your spot for this special intimate evening.


Friday, April 22nd - The Harrison Hot Springs Resort will be pairing with Backyard Vineyards from Langley. Offering a 4-course menu for $50 per person and will be held in the Canada Room offering a 40 person intimate dining experience. James Cameron, vintner for Backyard Vineyards will be on hand to share about the wines chosen. Call the Copper Room Restaurant at 604-796-4741 to book your reservation

Friday, April 22nd -  Morgan's Restaurant will be pairing with Cassini Cellars from Oliver. Offering a 4-course menu for $50 per person.  Call Morgan's at 604-491-1696 to book your reservation. 
Saturay, April 23rd- Morgan's Restaurant will be pairing with Kettle Valley Winery from Naramata. Offering a 4-course dinner $60 per person.  Call Morgan's at 604-491-1696 to book your reservation.
The Winery rep and a Sommelier will be on hand to answer any questions both nights.

Friday, April 22nd - The Red Fort will be pairing with Dirty Laundry Winery from Summerland. Offering a 4-course dinner $50 per person.  Call The Red Fort at 604-491-5678 to book your reservation

Friday, April 22nd - River's Edge Resturant at Pretty Estate Resort in Harrison Mills. Just a 15 minute drive from Harrison Hot Springs. River's Edge will be pairing with Fort Berens Estate Winery from Lillooet. Offering a 3-course dinner for $50 per person. Call 604-796-1000 ext.221 to book your reservation. Wine rep will be onsite.

More info: www.tourismharrison.com/our-restaurants

Harrison Beer and Oktoberfest

Harrison Beer and Oktoberfest

 

 

 

We have officially started counting down to one of the most loved events in Harrison the  4th Annual Harrison Beerfest and Oktoberfest.  The Harrison Beer Festival was created to showase BC Craft Breweries and celebrate craft beer month in BC.

The Harrison Hot Springs and Agassiz region has a rich history in the beer industry. For 60  years hops, a basic ingredient in beer, where the main industry in the Agassiz Area of British Columbia. At the height of the business, 300 acres were planted with hops. The first hop yards, planted in 1892, belonged to the B.C. Hop Company. Hops were harvested from August to early October every year and during that time Agassiz prospered. With the arrival of a thousand pickers, the town's normal population swelled to 15 hundred and business flourished until the flood of 48.

The Harrison Beer Fest offers three great events over 2 days.  The Festival kicks off on Friday night with a  traditional cask night.  Set in a British Pub atmosphere 8 local brewers bring their best unique brew in a  cask that must be finished in one night.  A cask is unfiltered, unpasteurized beer served wtih out CO2.  It a unique beer and this friendly competition is a great opportunity to try out some of this special beverage. Its a great night with British style decor and British themed buffet.

The Saturday afternoon, Beer Festival brings 25 of the finest micro breweries in BC (and two from Ontario) to the shores of Harrison Lake for a unique opportunity of sampling or tasting a wide range of craft-brewed beers in a variety of different styles by various brewers. Each brewery brings with them 3-4 different selections of their beer. Drink tokens are required for each sample.
While the Harrison Beer Festival is smaller and newer our focus on quality brewers and friendly fun atmosphere has gained us a loyal following. For more info or to buy tickets go to More info: www.harrisonbeerfest.com

Bands on the Beach

Bands on the Beach

 

 

 

Labour Day Weekend

Saturday Sept. 5th on the beach: 1pm - 6pm

Sunday Sept. 6th on the beach: 1pm - 4:30pm

Sunday night "After Party" Memorial Hall: 7:30pm - midnight

Bring your lawn chairs and get ready to rock the end of summer with two days of awesome FREE entertainment.  You will hear everything from Bluegrass to Indie to New Country.

Then join Todd Sunday night for a special after party as he releases his new album Longneck Breakdown at the Memorial Hall!

A concession offering beer, wine and snacks will be open. Tickets for this event are $15 and can be purchased online here at Tourism Harrison.


This year's lineup:

Todd Richard & The TR Band

Todd Richard is one of the most distinct, refreshing artists on the country music scene today.  Born in Hamilton but raised in BC, Todd’s rich vocals and unique style have fans sitting up and taking notice – and they’re loving what they hear. With multiple  BC Country Music Award nominations in the past seven years,  Todd has been busy building his growing fan base of TR Rebels and "Frands" and shared the stage with many of country music’s top acts, including Dwight Yoakum, Dierks Bentley, Gord Bamford and rock legend Randy Bachman. www.facebook.com/todd.richard1

Greg Drummond Band

“If you haven’t heard him already, it’s about time you prepared for the rhythms of this particular west coast artist. Already his distinguishable voice has begun carving a path, bringing him and those who follow ever closer to national recognition.” More info: http://www.gregdrummond.com/

Rocket Science

“Smart song writing, punishing dual guitars, and a hammer down rhythm section make up the formula for Rocket Science.  Musical expression without any limits set by style or genre. With music characterized by infectious grooves, strong melodic motifs, extended improvisations and musical interplay”…you don’t want to miss this group. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rocket-Science/319353251496126

John Pippus Band

”…acoustic soul-folk, rough and ready blues. Finger picking, open tunings, harmonica and vocals that are real.” More info: http://www.johnpippus.com/

Trevor Murray

“Trevor Murrayʼs baritone vocals and catchy songs set him apart from the competition. His British Columbia raising and positive outlook on life, make him an instant favourite in the Canadian country community. Trevor’s the kind of artist who makes you want to dance, sing and forget about your troubles for a while.” More info: http://trevor-murray.com/

DaniElle

“Born and raised in small town Pitt Meadows on her family dairy farm makes singing country music an obvious choice for DaniElle. This singer, songwriter and John Deere tractor driver is a natural talent”
More info: https://www.facebook.com/00DaniElle

Jackson Hollow

“The heartfelt vocals, impeccable instrumentation and inimitable sound of Jackson Hollow has to be experienced to be described—and even then, words fall short. This is what happens when four of the industry's finest get together to create something special. Simple, powerful and instantly magnetic, the blend of heart-wrenching lead vocals and dead-on harmonies backed by prodigious instrumental talent strikes a chord with people of all ages, backgrounds and musical tastes.”
More info: http://jacksonhollowmusic.com/

 

Harrison Hot Springs Lakefront Car Show August 15

Harrison Hot Springs Lakefront Car Show August 15

Some of us have a love that we unashamedly lavish attention on both in private and in public.  We take the time, without being reminded, to nourish the relationship.  To keep our love in perfect repair so that it doesn’t crumble away in tiny increments that would soon become small holes and then gather speed and become even larger holes, that soon become costly and difficult to repair.
We are careful and respectful and considerate.

Our hands are gentle and our thoughts are forward thinking to how we can best maintain the beauty and integrity of our love.

  • Cars
  • the feel of umblemished steel & aluminum
  • the admiration of a perfect back end
  • the jewel-like tones of her color
  • the perfect symmetry of her grill
  • the soft, lush feel of perfectly worn leather
  • the strength hidden beneath her hood
  • the ability she allows us to harness that strength
  • the sweet sound of her voice
  • and the knowledge that she is mine

Come out August 15th and enjoy a day strolling through cars from all eras, with the backdrop of the beautiful village and lake of Harrison Hot Springs.

No entrance fee, No registration fee.
Registration starts at
8am.
Opens to the public at 10:00 am to 4pm.
Numerous door prizes

See great cars, win Prizes, dance to the live music of Rockwell Band.
Trophies for Mayors choice, class winners and fan favorite.

Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour

Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour

 

 

 

Family Friendly Event

Saturday July 25th

www.fraservalleycycletours.com

The leisurely self-guided Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour provides an educational and culinary experience exploring many farms; some that are open to the public for this day only!

The tour gives you a rare chance to meet the farmers,  learn about agriculture, and pick up fresh produce in the spectacular Fraser Valley.  The cycle tour is approximately 25km along flat public roadways.  Start and finish your slow cycle any time between 9am-4pm.

Please bring cash as most farmers are unable to accept credit cards.

Agassiz - Harrison Museum | The museum is housed in the original Canadian Pacific Railway Station built in 1893, making it one of the oldest existing wooden stations in British Columbia www.agassizharrisonmuseum.org

Agassiz - Community Gardens | Crops are grown following basic principles of organic gardening in an environmental responsible and sustainable way.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Research Centre | Highlights will include a cake cutting, ice cream, samples of fresh berries, and opportunities to learn about plants, soils, bugs, and more!

Cabin Fever Country | We welcome Kim Duncan, of Cabin Fever Collectibles, (or better known as the amazing fudge maker) to this year's Cycle Tour.

Farmhouse Natural Cheeses | After sampling, be sure to buy some cheeses to take home or, gelato and cold drinks to refresh you for the rest of the tour. www.farmhousecheeses.com

Golden Eagle Farm | This sustainable Coho farm is supplying a wholesome fresh salmon year round for its customers to enjoy. Come learn all about raising fish on land.

Hammersly Farms | Our family specializes in bringing you spray-free raspberries and blueberries in season, as well as jams, berry sauces and viniagrettes. www.hammerslyfarms.com

Honeyview Farms | It is a great honor to have Honeyview farm participate in the Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour.  Honeyview farm is the largest apiary in BC, with hives located in the Fraser Valley and Northern Alberta.  www.honeyviewfarm.ca

Prospera Credit Union | As lead sponsor of the Fraser Valley Farms Cycle Tours, Prospera will be giving away free seeded paper so everyone can grow and enjoy their own fresh herbs at home.  More info: www.prospera.ca

Sparkes Corn | Sparkes corn is picked fresh and delivered directly from our fields to our convenient drive-thru stands daily, ensuring it comes to you ripe, fresh, and full of flavour! We guarantee it!  www.chilliwackcorn.com

Tasty Chicken | Cycle by and feel free to wander and enjoy our reclaimed wetlands. On the menu this year: BBQ chicken, roasted vegetables and lavendar mint ice tea. Also with ice cream, smoothies and lemon loaf slices.  www.tastychicken.ca

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.

Yangbing Family Farm | Yangbing Family Farm has returned again this year with their pea shoot farm. Enjoy different ways to prepare pea shoots or just relax in the shade of their trees.

UBC Dairy & Research Centre | Did you know that calves are smart animals that can be potty trained? Or that cows are more active when they are ready for breeding?  Are you curious about how technology can be used to detect ill animals and those close to calving or breeding?  Research at the Dairy Centre is providing information for dairy cattle farmers worldwide.”  www.landfood.ubc.ca/dairy_centre

Miellie Meadows Organics | Miel, Claus, Sage and Jade welcome you to our first year on the Agassiz Cycle Tour.  We are excited to share our certified organic products and produce and chat about organic and sustainable agriculture.  Enjoy the natural beauty of the farm while munching on a rosepetal shorbread by the pond, or sipping one of our homemade refreshments including Kombucha tea.

Hoogendorn’s | This family farm milks over 200 Holstein cows.  This stop allows visitors a rare glimpse into how milk is produced, and shows the large, modern clean facilities in which the cows live, decked out with all kinds of features to enhance cow comfort.

The 37th Annual Harrison Festival of the Arts

The 37th Annual Harrison Festival of the Arts

 

 

 

Saturday July 11th through Sunday July 19th

Everyone always has so many wonderful things to say about the amazing concerts and art markets of the Harrison Festival of the Arts! Here's a little something you may not know about... warm breezes, cold water, hot sun, sandy beach, the coconut scent of sunblock, happy people and then it gets even better with incredible live music!

For as little as $2.00 per day you can work on your tan while some of the 2015 line-up of musical talent serenades you.

We're waiting for you! For festival information and tickets: www.harrisonfestival.com

Sasquatch Days 2015

Sasquatch Days 2015

 

 

 

We hope you will join us on the 27th and 28th of June as the joint hosts for Sasquatch  Days,   Sts’ailes First Nations and the Village of Harrison Hot Springs, invite visitors to this unique event that brings two communities together in an opportunity to learn about the traditions of the Sts’ailes people and share cultural experiences.

North of Highway 7, running along the west side of the Harrison River, lays the village of Sts'ailes, whose traditional territory includes Harrison Hot Springs and Harrison Lake and includes the watersheds of Harrison Lake and River, Chehalis River and the Fraser River. The name Sts'ailes, meaning the Beating Heart, comes from halfway up the west side of Harrison Lake. In this area, Xals, the Transformer, battled a once-powerful shaman called the Doctor and turned him to stone.

In an effort to preserve and limit him, Xals broke apart pieces of his body and spread them throughout the territory, creating landmarks. Where his heart landed became known as the village of Sts'ailes. The usual English name Chehalis is identical to that of the much more numerous Chehalis people of southern Puget Sound in Washington. By Sts'ailes tradition, the southern Chehalis were separated from their homeland as a consequence of the Great Flood. Fish and seashell fossils found in abundance near Mystery Creek (cited as one of the meeting places of Sasquatch)  deep in Sts'ailes territory, seems to support this Native American Hypothesis. Culture in Sts'ailes runs very strong. They take great pride in what they do and how they carry themselves particularly through their ceremonies and in their spirituality. They "live" the culture.

This intercultural celebration includes canoe races, traditional salmon barbeque, medicine walks, cultural boat tours, arts & craft activities, games, entertainment and most importantly talks on the Sasquatch from Sts’ailes experts and local Harrison Hot Springs Sasquatch investigators.

This two-day event will begin at 9:30 am Saturday June 27th with a short procession from the Memorial Hall to Harrison Lake Plaza where a welcoming ceremony will be held at 10:00.  Each day will feature artisan activity tables, medicine walks and opportunities for intercultural sharing.  Saturday morning the main event starts as war canoes gather for a friendly competition that will continue with final races on Sunday.  Of course, no canoe race is complete without a traditional salmon barbeque that  will take  place Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Keep your eyes peeled for Sasquatch...there's nothing they like better than Salmon and Bannock!

 

Visitor's Guide