Christmas in Harrison Hot Springs

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We have gone all out, bringing some of the most memorable and spectacular sights around with Lights on the Lake, the Christmas Tree Trail, painted windows and decorated trees in the Plaza, The Harrison Un-Gala, and more. Harrison is overflowing with Holiday cheer!

 

Lights on the Lake - Taking place from November 24th to January 28th, this season marks our first event. Unlike other Holiday scenes, Lights on the Lake’s, Phase 1 of 3, is a Sasquatch-themed display, sharing Harrison’s favourite ways to spend time outdoors. Watch our legendary creature hike, bike, paddle, ski, and fish!

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Christmas Tree Trail – From November 23rd to January 13th, enjoy a self-guided, 2.5 km tour taking visitors through Harrison Village. Experience seasonal favourites at local coffee shops and bistros. Pick-up your guide at the Harrison Visitor Information Centre & Sasquatch Museum.

CPR Holiday Train - Choo Choo, All Aboard! Taking place for one day only on December 17th at 5:05 pm, and supporting local food banks across the country, the Holiday Train stops in Agassiz across from the Agricultural Hall on Pioneer Avenue, West of Highway 9. Musical guests include Sam Roberts Band, Kelly Prescott, and Tracey Brown. Be sure to bring a non-perishable food donation.

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Merry Christmas to Me – Crisp air, snowy mountainous scenery, and lakeside views. Treat yourself to the gift of self-love. Whether it’s a leisurely walk through the Village or exploring our scenic forest trails, spend some time with yourself before the Holiday chaos begins. 

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Hittin’ the Slopes - Sasquatch Mountain (formerly Hemlock Resort) is just a short drive, providing awesome winter fun. Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and tubing are on the agenda!

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Soak Away Christmas Stress – While Harrison’s adventurous side is bound to get your adrenaline pumping, our therapeutic side is here to nurture you with healing mineral water. Float, soak, and be still.

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You won’t want to miss a beat! Better yet, make a night out of it, and book a stay with one of our accommodation partners. Friendly warning, rooms are booking quickly!

From all of us at Tourism Harrison…Happy Holidays!

How to Harrison: Accessible Tourism

Everyone should be able to enjoy the great outdoors.

Most of us don’t think twice when invited to go hiking or boating. Yet, when faced with physical limitations, these excursions take on new meaning and can be more daunting than rewarding.

Throughout British Columbia, tourism destinations are changing their products and services to be more accessible. Defined as “an ongoing endeavour to ensure that a tourist destination’s products and services are accessible to everyone – regardless of a person’s physical limitations, disabilities, or age”, Harrison has committed to creating a destination that is inclusive to everyone, which includes being on the Accessible Tourism List. 


A great example would be the investments BC Sports Fishing Group and Harrison Eco Tours have made to strengthen their offerings to those with disabilities. Tony Nootebos, owner of both companies, has worked with the Rick Hansen Foundation to open the opportunity for guided fishing and experiences in nature to a wider range of people with mobility limitations. Other specialized fishing technologies and tools have been developed to open fishing to a wide range of people. For example, a "sip and puff" fishing rod & reel has been designed that can enable quadriplegics to experience fishing again, or for the first time.
Recently, Tourism Harrison had the pleasure of collaborating with the ‘Man in Motion’, Rick Hansen. Renowned for his passionate support of people with disabilities and having launched a 26month, 34country, 40,000km wheelchair trip around the world to prove the potential of people with disabilities and to raise funds for spinal cord injury research, Hansen is a visionary. Tourism Harrison is honoured to have his support as we continue to make fishing expeditions more accessible.

Rick Hansen and Dan Duffy are both part of the largest minority group in the world. People with disabilities represent 15% of the world’s population – an astounding 1.1 billion people – according to the World Health Organization (WHO).  1 in 7 people (approximately) in Canada live with a disability and the forecast is for this number to grow as high as 1 in 5 people within the next 20 years. All tourist facilities, products, and services should be a central part of any responsible and sustainable tourist policy.

 

To learn more about BC Sport Fishing Group visit ➡️ https://www.bcsportfishinggroup.com/
To learn more about the Rick Hansen Foundation visit ➡️  https://www.rickhansen.com/

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