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.
Posted on Apr 12, 2015 by Tourism Harrison
Harrison Hot Springs is an eco-friendly destination that opens up BC’s backyard to every age group and level of ability. Incorporated in 1949, Harrison Hot Springs has a total land area of 5.57 square kilometers (and half of that is vertical, not horizontal.) The Village is located at the south end of Harrison Lake, 123 km east of Vancouver. The population in 2011 was 1468 and then some people moved out, some moved in, some were born and some showed up in 2012 and didn’t leave and some come here every day but sleep and vote elsewhere. Anyway, we stopped counting because it just got difficult.
We Love!! animals. According to village dog registration records there are only three dogs that live here… the other 892 just come to visit on a daily basis. There are quite a few cats based on how many cats come through my cat door to eat at my house even though I rarely see the same cat twice. The only time my personal cat population goes down is when a raccoon comes in and leaves it’s scent on the walls and doors… then we don’t have cats for a couple of days. And FYI, yes, a seventy-three pound raccoon can fit through a cat door designed for dwarf cats.
All of the Village residents have a shared pet. He is a Sasquatch. No, he is not a collective hallucination. Look at it this way …if our water can sustain 10 – 14 foot sturgeon that we don’t often see, and our mountains can sustain bear, deer and cougar even though we almost never see them, why can’t our forests sustain a large hairy person? Just because you can’t see him, doesn’t mean we can’t. (Mushrooms anyone?)
We are an incredibly friendly and social people and because we are really nice, we all leave town on beautiful summer days in order to free up parking for the tourists. If you happen to see more than 10 people in a group, they are not a gang…that is a parade…so don’t forget to clap and cheer and maybe you’ll get some candy thrown your way!
Posted on Nov 8, 2014 by Tourism Harrison
THE SPIRIT TRAIL
Winter wind storms cause havoc in forested areas that walkers and hikers rarely see and the windfall silently and slowly decomposes to feed the soil and nurture new growth. The Spirit trail in Harrison Hot Springs, over the years has been subject to a number of significant winds and the trail, guarded by the spirits, was becoming hazardous. Tourism Harrison saw the potential to save this trail, that is so well loved by visitors and residents alike. So they hired Scott Tree Care Service to come in and assist in the project by determining which trees were potential problems and taking down any that would pose a hazard, leaving them in the forest to decompose. Some local groups then volunteered to come in and clean up the trail, clearing any little branches and raking the pathways.
Ernie Eaves became involved in the ceramic arts soon after his retirement as a high school shop and theatre teacher four years ago. He has a small studio in his garage in which he throws pots (sometimes against the wall), sculpts and tries to figure out how to glaze stuff.
The Artists story
The Spirit Trail began as a walk in the woods with Pearl the Wonder-Dog. We discovered a seemingly abandoned trail that meanders through a wonderfully mysterious bit of old second growth forest in which the processes of renewal are seen everywhere. In the spring and early summer, the false Lily-of-the-valley covers the forest floor in shiny green and year by year the moss envelopes the wind-fallen trees, seemingly giving them a second life.
It is an enchanting place to walk, and as time passed the trees seemed to me to be alive in an other-worldly sort of way. As a lark, I created a dozen ceramic faces and surreptitiously hung them in the trees, hoping to cause a laugh or two among other walkers who might discover the trail. The compulsion was on me and the dozen eventually became over thirty.
At the turn around point of the trail, there is a circle of trees, a sort of committee of spirits. I made a dozen ceramic faces of women from different places and circumstances and I call them the “Goddesses”. They are meant to evoke the quiet but monumental strength of women from all over the world. Most have their eyes closed to impart a quiet, meditative feeling to the spot. The whole endeavor grew of it’s own accord, without a plan or even a particular goal in mind. The first masks were put in the trees over six years ago, and apart from knowledge of its whereabouts by the Geo-caching community (People who use GPS units to find stuff) and a brief mention in British Columbia Magazine, little effort has been made to publicize their existence. Instead, it has been a kind of “Guerrilla art”, meant to be a surprise and mildly subversive.
Posted on May 22, 2014 by Tourism Harrison
Summer in BC starts with the May long weekend and everyone goes camping. Since the days of spontaneously packing up the old canvas tent and a cooler full of food, packing the six kids in the back seat of the old woody, throwing the 100 pound canoe on top of the roof and stuffing in one change of clothes per person, camping has evolved!
Nobody needed reservations. Nobody needed maps. Nobody needed to send out a cyber message that would bring 300 close friends running to meet you out in the woods.
Four ways to go camping;
The “realistic” Camper - www.discovercamping.ca
Under the heading of pick your Provincial park or campground choose Sasquatch.
You will then be given options for the three sites within Sasquatch Park…Hick’s lake, Bench Campground or Lakeside.
FCFS –( first come, first served) remember, check out is 11am
All campsites in Sasquatch Park allow wood fires.
No shower facility, pit toilets only.
The “civilized” Camper:
Need we say more. Harrison offers some great RV sites check our listing.
The Redneck Camper:
The term Redneck has become widely used as a "badge of honor" for those camping in the more remote areas of our region. For camping up the East or West side of Harrison lake visit: http://www.sitesandtrailsbc.ca/default.aspx
Click on find a site by Location
Click on Chilliwack
Scroll to East Harrison or West Harrison.
Remember that west Harrison is accessed from Harrison Mills and not through the Village of Harrison. Your turn off point for West Harrison or the Chehalis forest Service Road is Highway 7 and Morris Valley road. For the East Side of Harrison Lake access is through the Village of Harrison Hot Springs and up Rockwell Drive.
These are remote areas and not for the unexperienced camper. Make sure you have enough fuel, a working spare tire and the means with which to change it. Water and food. Blankets (there is a fair amount of elevation gain the further up lake you go and this can put you into some fairly cold areas.) Make sure that someone at home knows where you have gone and when to expect you back. There is little to no cell phone service and if you break down or need medical assistance you will need to send someone out before help can come in. Only use a 4x4 vehicle or a car you really don’t like.
And here’s a tip…if you have to send someone out (at least 2 hours) and then wait for the ambulance (at least 2 hours), make sure that the person going to get help knows which side of the lake you are on. There aren’t enough ambulances to send one up each side trying to hunt you down on a road where road signs do not exist and directions rely on landmarks as in “When you see the flipped over blue truck, turn.”
The “I want to be spontaneous and use a tent” Camper
Unless you have reservations somewhere, leave the tent at home. Finding tenting sites is difficult at the best of times…on hot long weekends…torture.
Posted on May 14, 2014 by Tourism Harrison