Tourism Harrison Newsletter

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!

 

Mother's Day Menu

Harrison Hot Springs Mother's Day Menu

 

 

 

 

 

Shoreline Tours - 604-796-3123 | A 2 hour boat cruise with “breathtaking scenery, waterfalls and amazing natural rock formations are all part of the Harrison Lake Tour...”

Harrison Resort & Spa - 604-796-224 | The Hot Springs Spa that Heals All Health and Wellness Emerges from within at Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa. Using the mineral springs as a source of inspiration and energy, our Healing Springs Spa features a menu of stress-relieving, immune-system-boosting, energy-building and rebalancing treatments that open your eyes to the true bliss that comes from feeling alive and well.

Ramada Spa Treatments or Romance Packages - 604-796-5555 | "Our mission is to take care of you, our guest, to listen to you, to nurture you, relax and to help you look and feel your best whilst using the finest natural and organic ingredients possible."

The Pretty Estate Resort - 604-796-1000 | Sandpiper - Sandpiper is heralded as one of British Columbia’s best resort courses, is renowned for its adventure packages, and, is consecutively, voted by the province as the #1 golf course in the Fraser Valley. Rowena's Inn on the River - Time stands still from the moment you catch your breathe. Secluded on a 160-acre waterfront estate, Rowena's Inn on the River is a grand, English-style manor that was converted into a boutique. Special Occasion Brunches - We are known for our Special Occasion Buffet Brunches! Mother's Day brunch, served between 10am and 2pm.

BC Sport Fishing Group - 604-796-3345 | Sturgeon fishing holidays in BC offer one of the most popular guided sport fishing experiences that can be found anywhere.  Sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River and Harrison River provide calm water sport fishing year round.

Biking on Country Roads | Harrison Hot Springs offers some of the finest biking to be found in the Fraser Valley. At Harrison's doorstep the fertile farmland of Agassiz provides kilometer of beautiful scenery and wonderful country roads. Best of all it is all flat. Check out the maps on our website or stop into the information center for a Circle Farm Tour Map.

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