BICYCLING IN HARRISON HOT SPRINGS

Harrison Hot Springs’ idyllic village setting makes it the ultimate place for any type of bike ride. Its small size makes bicycling an ideal way to leisurely tour the village and see the sights. Its proximity to the heart of flat farmland means a bounty of bucolic back roads, ideal for long distance riders... then there are the roots and rocks of mountain bike trails that test your technical skills. There’s something for every kind of bicycling enthusiast, with the convenience of businesses along the way, and the icing on the cake is Harrison’s spectacular scenic backdrop.

COUNTRYSIDE RIDE & CIRCLE FARM TOUR

Harrison’s location right on the doorstep of Agassiz’s lush farmland means countless kilometres of countryside rides. And the best part: it’s all flat, yet offers incredible mountain views! Not sure where to start your pedal-powered adventure? Here’s a map of a fantastic, 26km long Country Roads Bike Ride. In addition, you can travel the Circle Farm Tour and make stops at participating farms and businesses along the way. Stop in for an ice cream, buy farm-fresh produce, enjoy fresh bakery products, tour a lavender farm, and so much more! Get the brochure here!

BEAR MOUNTAIN FLATS

For those looking for a little more adventure, visit the eastern portion of Harrison, known by locals as the East Sector Lands or Lower Bear Mountain. It’s an incredible natural area that’s 316 acres in size, now known officially as the East Sector Lands Recreation Site. For years, it was an unofficial trail system, but with its new designation, the park has received a number of major upgrades. New amenities include an information kiosk at the trail head, a pit toilet and picnic tables. As the starting point, Spirit Trail and Bridle Trail have been upgraded and joined, providing a pleasant 1 to 5.5 kilometer trail depending on where you decide to turn around.

FAMILY FRIENDLY RENTALS

It’s easy and convenient to rent a bike right in the village:

JAMIE’S QUADRICYCLE RENTALS Phone 604-799-0235

Jamie’s has variety of pedal-powered two, three, and four wheelers to choose from. Have a blast touring town in the Limo, that can seat four adults and two children and has four sets of pedals. There’s also the Model T that has two sets of pedals and seats two adults and a child; the Double Trike: a low rider that seats one adult and one child; the Single Trike; the single seat Ranger (go-kart style); and of course, regular mountain bikes.

HARRISON BEACH HOTEL MOUNTAIN BIKE RENTALS Phone 604-796-1111

The Harrison Beach Hotel offers mountain bike rentals right from the hotel. Ask at the front desk, or call for more information. You don’t need to be a guest of the hotel to rent!

A LITTLE FURTHER AWAY

Only a hop, skip, and a jump away from Harrison, you’ll find these amazing places to ride:

SYÉX̱W CHÓ:LEQW ADVENTURE PARK

59389 Lougheed Highway

Halfway between Agassiz and Hope on the scenic BC Route 7 Highway, you’ll find this adventure park, newly built in 2018. It’s a perfect spot to spend some time as a family, with something for everyone. It features a mixed use trail system, a massive 90,000 sq. ft. playground, a mountain bike skills area and a beginner level pump track. Beautiful First Nations wood carvings are scattered throughout the park, located on 33 acres of forested wilderness.

CHILLIWACK COMMUNITY FOREST

51642 Allan Rd, Chilliwack

Located off the Annis Road exit, the Chilliwack Community Forest is a 100 acre park with a recently developed trail system that includes mountain biking trails as well as a network of hiking trails, in a range of skill levels from easy to difficult.  Find a map here.

BICYCLE SAFETY

For your safety, and the safety of other visitors, bicycle riding isn’t allowed on Harrison’s Lakefront Promenade. Bicycling on any sidewalk is illegal and hazardous, so refrain from any sidewalk riding.

Obey the rules of the road, and know and use hand signals to indicate your intended movement to traffic.

On shared use paths, be sure to be courteous to other path users by keeping to the right. If you want to pass, ring your bell and pass slowly on the left hand side.

Wear an approved bicycle helmet with CSA, ANSI, ASTM, or SNELL standards approval clearly labelled on it.

For more details on safe riding, visit BC Government’s Cycling Regulations, Restrictions, and Rules of the Road.

 

Enjoy your ride (and all the health benefits that come with it)! Learn more about biking in Harrison Hot Springs here. For more information on this, or other activities and sights to see in Harrison, visit us at TOURISM HARRISON. Share your summer moments in Harrison Hot Springs with us by tagging your photos with #justuptheroad.

 

GREAT GIFT IDEAS FOR FATHER'S DAY

Father’s Day is swiftly approaching— it seems as though it snuck up on us this year! If you are puzzled about what to do to celebrate Dad, we have some great ideas to take Father’s Day to the next level! Whether you are looking for that perfect gift, want to take him out for a meal, or even better, have a fun shared experience with him, you’ll find everything you need at Harrison Hot Springs. Not only will you be treating dad, you’ll be supporting our fantastic range of local businesses.

GIFTS

There are a wide variety of shops in Harrison to find a unique and special gift for Dad. These are just a few ideas; you’ll find even more here!

THE BACK PORCH

6116  Golf Road, Agassiz

604-796-9871

The Back Porch is famous for its rich, delicious coffee. The beans are fresh as can be; roasted right on-site in a circa 1919 Flame Roaster.

THE BLUE DANDELION GIFTS AND COLLECTABLES

140 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs

604-491-3555

You’ll find an incredibly diverse range of gifts that dad will love: shaving and grooming accessories, coffee mugs, puzzles, rustic “man cave”décor, and so much more.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY

328 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs

604-491-2010

Dad will love whimsical treats like their famous Bear Claws and Sasquatch Feet, crafted right in the shop from their exquisite chocolate and candy. Get a delicious treat for yourself while you’re at it!

EATERIES

Sitting down and sharing a meal with Dad is a great opportunity to catch up and enjoy each other’s company over a hearty meal. Is your dad a fan of a great burger and brew? We have some excellent eateries to find that classic combo!

OLD SETTLER PUB

222 Cedar Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs

604-796-9722

The most delicious pub eats around! Try their loaded burger and pick from a wide selection of brews.

CLUBHOUSE RESTAURANT AT SANDPIPER RESORT

14282 Morris Valley Road, Harrison Mills

604-796-1000

For a sophisticated twist on the classic burger, try the West Coast Salmon Burger or the Mills Burger, featuring a grilled prime rib patty! Pick from a selection of brews like local favourite Old Yale.

HARRISON CORNER CAFE

310 Hot Springs Road, Harrison Hot Spring

604-491-4429

The Corner Burger and a brew from local beer crafters Strange Fellows Brewing will hit the spot.

MUDDY WATERS CAFE

328 Esplanade, Harrison Hot Springs

604-796-5563

Try the Bison Burger once and you’ll be hooked! Enjoy it with an ice cold Old Yale Brewing beer on tap.

EXPERIENCES

Dad will often say that the best gift you can give him is your time. Share one of these amazing experiences with Dad for memories that will last a lifetime!

HIKING

Walking and talking together is a great way to bond with dad, and we have a wide assortment of trails, from an easy lagoon stroll to a challenging hike up the Harrison Grind/Campbell Lake trail.

GOLF

Book a tee time and enjoy 18 holes at the scenic Sandpiper Golf Resort or 9 holes at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort Golf Course. And be sure to check out Sandpiper Resort’s Father’s Day special.

KAYAK/CANOE

Take a kayak or canoe excursion together on Harrison Lake or Harrison River. Guided tours and rentals are available from the Harrison Resort Dock. Visit Harrison Eco Tours and Killer's Cove Boat Rentals for pricing.

RIVER & LAKE CRUISES

Enjoy a comfortable river, lake, or waterfall cruise in comfort and style on Shoreline Tours’ luxurious 62 foot boat. It features a sightseeing deck, dining area, BBQ grill and more.

BBQ BOAT

Get the whole family together; these unique boats seat six people. Bring some steaks to grill and spend  time on the water in a Harrison Watersports BBQ Boat.

STURGEON FISHING

BC Sportfishing Group offers the ultimate in fishing tours: guided fishing for White Sturgeon. These prehistoric river monsters can grow up to 20 feet in length and over 1000 pounds, and trying to land one is a thrilling and exhilarating experience! If your Dad has limited mobility, their large and comfy boats feature wheelchair accessibility.

LAKE FISHING

Harrison Hot Springs has an abundance of great fishing holes. Take dad and try your luck at Harrison Lake and the beautiful pocket lakes in Sasquatch Provincial Park: Hicks Lake, Deer Lake, and Trout Lake all offer excellent opportunities to reel in the big one!

 

We hope these ideas have sparked your gift-giving imagination! With so much to see and do, Harrison Hot Springs is an ideal place for exploring locally and enjoying Father’s Day fun. For more information on these or other activities and local businesses, visit TOURISM HARRISON.

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