How To Harrison: LGBTQ+

Come Be You…In Harrison Hot Springs

Harvey Fierstein said it best, “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life. Define yourself.”

Located an hour and a half from Vancouver, Harrison Hot Springs is a small community of less than 2,000 people.

Like most small towns, people move here for the lifestyle…to hike the forest, bike the countryside, and paddle the waters. But, mainly, to just…’be’.

Corporate office attire starts to collect dust and high-heeled shoes rarely make an appearance. Mornings are spent walking the lakeshore as opposed to accommodating an aggressive alarm. Playlists come in the form of nature sounds. And, people stop to have real conversation.

People stop complaining about not having enough time or always answering a “How are you?” question with the standard answer, ‘Oh you know, busy as always.’ The days are said to last longer and being in the moment—self-reflection-- is a daily practice.

Harrison has managed to keep its small-town authenticity and continues to offer a strong sense of community, while embracing new residents and tourists from all over the world.

People enjoy:

Private moments with their loved ones in lush forest.
Waterfall hikes hand in hand.
Kayaking excursions on the stillest of waters.
Group bike rides, exploring the farm lands.

All in a safe and inclusive environment where freedom of thought and spirit can soar.

It is a land that celebrates the interrelatedness of all living things and strong diversity of people.

The resonating message is, simply, to “Come Be You”.
 

Visitor's Guide