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.

VIRTUAL TOUR: The Harrison River Valley

As we delight in the luminous beauty and vast wilderness of the Harrison River Valley, we are reminded of the treasures this valley holds. The sparkling lakes, rich forests, and stunning mountain backdrops have been witness to the stories and lives of the Sts’ailes people for thousands of years. The abundant wildlife and thriving ecosystem within the valley is its beating heart that nourishes and sustains us, body, mind, and spirit. In respect and tribute to those before us, together we can enjoy this wondrous land while protecting it for future generations.

Watch more videos on our YouTube channel.

VIRTUAL TOUR: Sx̲wōx̲wiyám | The Beating Heart

The root of the Sts’ailes community, which rests on the shores of the Harrison River, was created in a battle between a shaman and Xals, the Transformer. Up the west side of Harrison Lake, the battle took place, and Xals turned the once powerful shaman to stone. With the shaman’s powers limited, spreading broken pieces of his body amongst the territory conserved him, as each piece created landmarks. The village of Sts’ailes lies in the place where his heart landed. His heart beats on.

Watch more videos on our YouTube channel.

WELLNESS IN HARRISON HOT SPRINGS

The events of the last few months have been challenging to say the least; the unknown, a source of anxiety and confusion. In addition to that, our usual sources of recreation and relaxation quickly shut down. Our homes became our schools and offices, and isolation became the norm. Now, more than ever, we can use some calm and wellness in our lives. Following are some tips to keep you balanced and healthy right now, and in the days and weeks ahead, as our favourite places and spaces begin to re-open.

FINDING WELLNESS NOW

Even though many of our favourite places are closed, there are still ways we can restore peace and contentment into our lives right now. Here are some helpful tips:

Stay connected: Although most people enjoy some alone time, too much of it can have negative consequences. Studies show that prolonged isolation can lead to feelings of loneliness, depression and stress. Be sure to keep connected to others: phone calls, video chats, a socially distanced visit with the neighbor.

Grow a garden: Even if you don’t have access to a plot of land, planting seeds in a pot of soil will do. The satisfaction of nurturing something you planted, and watching it grow, is incredibly rewarding. Whether you grow flowers to brighten up a dark space, or food to feed your family, every gardener will tell you that the activity feeds your soul.

Take a local hike: Even a leisurely paced walk has many health benefits for body and mind. Take a friend along and enjoy the simple pleasures of chatting, birdwatching, and enjoying nature. In Harrison Hot Springs, we have a fantastic array of trails to choose from, ranging from easy to difficult. Find your favourite trail here.

Get out on your local greens: There are more health benefits to golf than you may realize. Breathing in the fresh air, socializing, walking, and swinging reduces stress, increases heart health, and stimulates brain activity. Sandpiper Resort is strictly adhering to government guidelines to keep their guests safe: all surfaces are sanitized frequently throughout the day, automated hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the resort, and tee-time intervals are spaced to allow for social distancing. These and many more safety measures will help you have a worry-free round. 

Spend time on the water: Whether you choose to go fishing, boating, windsurfing, kayaking, or canoeing, we have plenty of sparkling clean water to enjoy. Click here to learn more about all the fun water activities we offer. Hire a local guiding company to show you where the best fishing spots are and to learn tips from local experts. Check out our local guiding companies and book a fishing excursion. Check here for opening dates for Sasquatch Provincial Park, home of three beautiful pocket lakes offering hikes, camping, fishing, boating, and swimming.

Meditate and do yoga: These calming activities bring peace and harmony to body, mind, and spirit. Learn meditation techniques and yoga poses that have myriad health benefits, such as reducing anxiety, fighting depression, reducing inflammation and pain, improving flexibility and increasing strength. Crystal Spirit Yoga & Healing is currently offering low cost online classes; and once re-opened will offer yoga, sound healing, meditation and reiki classes, workshops, and events. Watch their Facebook page and webpage for announcements about online classes. 

RE-OPENING SOON

In the months ahead, we will start to see a re-opening of businesses with strict measures in place to ensure public health and safety. This can be a confusing time, so throughout this process, we will keep you updated on what to expect. We have a number of informative links on our website that will bring clarity during this transition. Please visit Harrison River Valley Know Before You Go and Information for Visitors During Covid. You can also learn how you can Support Local for those businesses who aren’t fully open yet. Keep tuned for the following Harrison favourites to re-open with ways to help you restore wellness into your world.

YA DOMA NATURE AND FOREST THERAPY

Learn how to use the gifts of the forest to soothe body, mind, and spirit with a guided forest walk. “Ya Doma” is Russian for “I am Home”... and this is the concept behind forest therapy: the feeling of coming home to nature and in turn, reconnecting to your own true nature. Certified Forest Therapy Guide Kim will teach you how to still your busy mind, find clarity and learn to live in the moment. Experience the enrichment and nurturing effects of nature, with a number of different walks to choose from, including private walks, group walks, family fun walks, a night-time full moon walk and much more. Get full details here: Ya Doma Nature and Forest Therapy.

HOT SPRINGS

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Harrison has been known as a place of healing for thousands of years, since its discovery by local First Nations who called the Hot Springs Kwals, meaning boiling water. The hot springs were revered as a healing place by the Coast Salish people, who travelled by canoe to benefit from their waters. To this day, there’s nothing quite like the blissful feeling of sinking back into the warm, welcoming waters of natural mineral springs. They’re known for their healing properties, such as boosting blood circulation, easing pain, reducing stress, and promoting sleep. Book a stay at Harrison Hot Springs Resort and enjoy their hot spring pools, all kept at different temperatures. Or visit the Public Hot Springs Pool (opening date to be announced), with views of the lakefront. The public pool uses the same natural healing mineral waters as the resort pools, cooled to a balmy +38C. You can enjoy the hot springs feeling at home with mineral bath salts sold at the Visitor Centre, re-opening June 5.

SPAS

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You’ll find pure indulgence in a wide range of services at these charming spas:

HEALING SPRINGS SPA

100 Esplanade Avenue

604-796-8888

Located in Harrison Hot Springs Resort, you’ll find soothing massage therapies and body wraps, hand and foot treatments, and waxing and beauty services to help you look and feel your best.

PARADISE COVE SPA

6989 Rockwell Place

604-791-5212

Visit for certified massage treatments and relaxing facials at a gorgeous waterfront property.

SPAW DOGZ

#1111, 190 Lillooet Avenue

672-999-SPAW (7729)

Spoil your furry family member with a “spaw” treatment. Their unique Nagayu CO2 bathing system leaves a dog’s coat and skin noticeably cleaner, healthier and odor-free, and helps heal skin issues. They’ll enjoy a luxury wash in a spa tub and a massage dry. Luxury boarding also available!

 

Learn more about health and wellness in Harrison Hot Springs here. We’re grateful for your support and look forward to welcoming you back in the months ahead, as we all start transitioning into a new normal. Visit us at TOURISM HARRISON.  

 

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