Fall is upon us, a time of thick, cozy sweaters, crisp fall breezes, and pumpkin spice everything! Harrison Hot Springs in the fall is a must-see. A palette of colors will dazzle your eyes: deep green fir, cedar, and hemlock; deciduous trees ablaze with color; and the vibrant blues of lake and sky. If you crave a fall getaway and would love some restorative and relaxing time, consider a weekday getaway! Local accommodations, restaurants, and attractions will be far less busy than on a weekend; and you’ll find some great deals!



Firstly, a great advantage of a fall vacation is that many accommodations will offer a discounted “off season” rate. Pair that with getting away on the less-busy weekdays and you’ve got a win/win!
Since most people take getaways on weekends, hotels will often offer discounted mid-week packages to attract people in to fill more rooms. Check out our DEALS for the seasons’ best rates! By investing a few minutes of research, you’ll reap some terrific savings. (And, if you stay at the resort, you’ll find that the pools are blissfully peaceful during the week).


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Maybe you prefer to “rough it,” fall is a beautiful time to go camping. A mid-week getaway means you’ll have your pick of prime campsites, and with far fewer people camping in the fall, you’ll have an incredibly peaceful retreat. Although some campgrounds close for the fall/winter season, there are campgrounds in the area that offer camping year-round; for example, at Kilby Provincial Park, and Deer Lake in Sasquatch Provincial Park. Camping in the fall saves you money, too: both of these campgrounds have discounted off-season rates.


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What’s the benefit of dining midweek? Your favorite café, restaurant, or pub will very likely be less busy during the week, which equates to no line-ups, speedy service and a quiet ambience. Another plus: eateries usually offer weekday specials to draw people in.



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Even in the off-season, you’ll still find so much to do and see, and visiting mid-week means great savings. Visit SANDPIPER RESORT during the week and you’ll pay significantly less for a round of golf than you’d pay on the weekend. You’ll also have a much bigger choice of available tee-times during the week. Plus, Sandpiper is an excellent place to see the bald eagles that converge on the area in fall. They even have an eagle viewing platform!

Speaking of eagles, it’s a great idea to come midweek for eagle viewing: if you want to set up and do photography, you’ll have lots of room to set up your camera without jostling for the perfect spot with other photographers. Or, if you prefer to take a boat tour, there will likely be fewer people on the boat during the week than on the weekend. Lots of room to move around and get the best viewpoints!

WEAVER CREEK SPAWNING CHANNEL is a fantastic place to witness nature in action as it is teeming with salmon spawning in the fall. Hundreds of splashing, swimming salmon are truly an amazing sight to see. Because this attraction is free, weekends can get quite busy. Visit on a weekday and your visit will feel like a leisurely stroll through the park.

Enjoy your fall getaway! If you’d like more information about these or other Weekday Getaways in Harrison Hot Springs, visit our WEBSITE or stop by the Visitor Centre.


Harrison Hot Springs is an incredible summer destination with something for everyone! With seemingly endless activities to do in and around Harrison, the only difficulty you’ll have is deciding what to do first! A weekday getaway to Harrison is the ultimate way to beat the summer heat— the beaches and lakes are less busy during the week and there are great deals to be found.


If you’ve been to Harrison Hot Springs in the summer, you’ve likely noticed the brightly coloured floating waterpark situated on the lake in front of Harrison Hot Springs Resort. The waterpark is an absolute thrill and lots of laughter will be had as you romp around the bouncy surface and play on floating slides, trampolines, teeter-totters, and more. The “blob”, a giant inflated cushion, allows you to jump down from a high perch, and launch the person on the cushion high into the air before they come down for a splash-landing.
The waterpark is just one of the fun activities that Harrison Water Sports offers. They have a wide range of other water activities to take part in, including riding on water-blasting bumper boats, sea-doo rentals, and coming soon: barbecue boats! The advantages of a weekday getaway to Harrison Water Sports are there will be fewer people there, plus they have smoking hot deals on weekday rates! Get more information here: harrisonwatersports.com



Harrison is prized for its vast beaches with unparalleled views of the mountains surrounding them. A weekday getaway means you’ll have no problem finding a large space on the beach and making it your own for the day! Spread a blanket out, have a picnic and enjoy swimming and sunning yourself in comfort.
There are several separate beach areas along the village’s lakefront. If you have children, the playground on the main beach will be less busy during the week, meaning more play time for the kids. The lagoon and surrounding beach are generous in space and ideal for the whole family— the lagoon water is much warmer than the lake; and kids love the shallow areas to splash around in and collect water for building sandcastles. Lovely beaches can also be found at Greenpoint Day Use area, at Hick’s Lake and Deer Lake, as well as other spots around Harrison Lake which can be reached via Forest Service Roads. Explore and find your new favourite beach.


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There are a wonderful variety of hikes to choose from in and around Harrison Hot Springs. During summer, a hike that leads to a swimming spot is an ideal route to take. After a good hike, the water feels especially exhilarating.  A weekday hike means less people on the trails: the Sandy Cove hike leads you to a gorgeous, secluded beach, that during the week, will likely have few, if any people there. The Hicks Lake Hike is a great way to burn some calories on an easy 6km trail around the lake, during which time you can scout out new spots to go for a swim. About halfway through the hike, on the south side of the lake, there is a beautiful haven of a beach that is a relaxing spot to settle in for the day. There is so much shoreline with easy access to the water, on a hot day you’ll see people set up their own beach spots all around Hicks Lake.


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On a scorching summer day, it’s natural to want to get in the water to cool down. Since Harrison Lake is so large and glacier-fed, the water is typically cold. If you like a cold-water dip, you’ll love how invigorating the lake is, but if you’re looking for more temperate water, the smaller lakes in Sasquatch Provincial Park are fantastic places to swim.
Swimming and other water activities are a source of endless fun, but please keep safety in mind. If you are participating in water sports, make sure you have knowledge of water safety, practices and behaviors before you take part. Since Harrison Lake is quite cold, it’s important to know the impact of cold water on your body. For more information, check out the RED CROSS COLD WATER SAFETY page.

Remember these important tips:
Be prepared - wear a life jacket/personal floatation device (PFD) while boating.
Be smart - alcohol and water activities do not mix.
Be aware - water conditions may change quickly. Harrison Lake is known for its unpredictable weather conditions, including strong wind gusts.
Be safe - if boating, ensure your vessel has the required safety gear and sufficient fuel on board.
Be informed - know your limitations— open water conditions can be challenging. Expect cold water and limit your swim time accordingly.

For more information on water safety and drowning prevention, please visit:

Have fun and stay safe! If you’d like more information about these or other Weekday Getaways in Harrison Hot Springs, visit our website HERE!


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There’s nothing quite like a sizzling hot summer day spent enjoying the refreshing lake! But where to go when your stomach starts rumbling? Harrison Hot Springs has a wide and varied selection of eateries to choose from— you’ll find something that’s sure to satisfy you and your whole crew. When you feel that craving kick in, grab your beach towels, dust the sand off and head to one of our many fantastic eateries!
Here are some great options for you to grab a seat and devour some delicious summer eats; most with patios so you can bask in the outdoors while enjoying your favourite fare.


328 Esplanade Avenue


310 Hot Springs Road


222 Cedar Avenue


324 Esplanade Avenue


100 Esplanade Avenue, Lobby Lounge, Harrison Hot Springs Resort


100 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs Resort


#111-196 Esplanade Avenue

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280 Esplanade Avenue


#112A-196 Esplanade Avenue


150 Esplanade Avenue

Once you’ve tamed that appetite, it’s time for more lake fun; just don’t forget the sunscreen! If you’d like more information about these or other eateries in Harrison Hot Springs, visit our website!


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When most people plan a quick getaway, they usually think of taking it on typical days off from work: arriving at a destination on Friday evening and leaving Sunday afternoon: the customary weekend getaway. But guess what? Everyone else has the same idea! Resort destinations like Harrison Hot Springs are a buzzing beehive of activity on the weekends. If you thrive on the energy of a crowd and love people-watching, you may love weekend getaways. But if you are looking for a quieter, more restful visit, we have a tip for you: visit us during the week! An added bonus is that you’ll score some great deals during the week.


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If you’re looking to stay for a few days, many accommodations will offer discounts for weekday stays. Check out our deals and you’ll find a number of mid-week specials. Invest a few minutes in research and you’ll reap the rewards by saving a tidy bundle! Or, if you prefer roughing it, you’ll have a much wider choice of campsites during the week than during the busy summer weekends! You’ll be able to grab those coveted spots that always get taken first on the weekend.
What’s the benefit of dining midweek? Your favourite cafés, coffee shops, pubs, and restaurants will always be less busy during the week, which equates to little-to-no-line-up, quick service and a quiet environment. It’s much easier to carry on a lunch time conversation in a café that’s not full of chattering voices and silverware clattering on plates. Another plus: eateries usually offer weekday specials to attract people in.

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Mid-week also means fewer people at our seasonal outdoor attractions. If you’re a golfer, you’ll know it’s much easier to book a tee time on short notice during the week than on weekends. Plus, some golf courses will offer weekday discounts. For example, Sandpiper Resort Golf Club offers a weekday “play and stay” golf and accommodation package for an incredible deal! See their packages here.

In winter, a weekday visit to Sasquatch Mountain Resort means there’s more room for you to shred the slopes on your snowboard or skis, letting you really sharpen your skills. Sasquatch Resort offers the incentive of weekday lift ticket specials to attract people during the work week, which you’ll find here.
One of the biggest bonuses of a weekday getaway is that weekdays find the lake and the beach less populated! During a sunny summer Saturday, the lake— especially the south end, closer to the village— is often bustling with the activity of watersports: sport boaters, often towing waterskiers, wakeboarders, or giant tubes full of gleeful children (or fun-loving adults). Then there are the PWCs (Personal Water Crafts, such as Jet Skis, Sea-Doos, etc.), sailboats, canoes, windsurfers, kayakers… those doing watersports powered by human muscle sometimes inadvertently become part of the motorized lake traffic, getting bobbled about on a wake. But on a weekday, the lake traffic is greatly reduced. You’ll be able to leisurely paddle your Stand-up Paddleboard without the worry of boats zooming by and throwing you off balance. Some local water attractions also offer weekday discounts. Harrison’s Floating Waterpark, Harrison Watersports, offers cheaper weekday rates for admission to the waterpark and discounted rates on weekday rentals of their PWCs.

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Fishing is different during the week too. You’ll find that boat launches aren’t as frenzied with people unloading their boats. This means you can get out on the water sooner, get to your favourite fishing hole and have a long, peaceful afternoon of fishing without the distraction of weekend boaters and thrill-seekers. Or, if you fish from shore or enjoy fly fishing, there will be fewer anglers around to compete with.
Heavy hiking trail use is not a problem here; fortunately, our many trails don’t get steady traffic to the degree of a Vancouver trail like the Grouse Grind. Our shorter, easier hikes definitely see more hikers on the weekends than our challenging trails do. However, ALL the trails are quiet on weekdays. If you enjoy hiking through tranquil mossy green forest, hearing nothing but birdsongs, an occasional breeze fluttering the leaves, and the sound of your own feet softly padding the earth under your feet, a weekday hike is for you.

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What about bicycling, you ask? If you savor the simple pleasure of pedaling around the village, road traffic will be significantly lighter during the week, and local businesses less brisk with activity (should you feel a hankering to stop in for an ice cream). Harrison is an excellent location for a bike ride as we are surrounded by the beautiful, flourishing farmland of Agassiz, which provides many kilometres of abundantly scenic country roads. We have mapped out a route of one of our favourite rides, a 26 km trip starting at the Harrison Visitor Information Centre, along a number of our local Circle Farm Tour stops and around Limbert Mountain.

Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’re off for a lovely bike ride through the country (and perhaps a stop for the aforementioned ice cream)! Hope to see you this week!

For more information on these or other activities to do while in Harrison Hot Springs, visit our website at www.tourismharrison.com.

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