Tourism Harrison Newsletter

Nourish Your Soul In Harrison

                                                                                                                           June 28, 2019


How to Nourish Your Soul
In Harrison

With Nature




Forest bathe in old growth forest with walks and hikes.

 

 

With Water



Let your inner kid out.
Fish, swim, boat, kayak,
canoe, sea doo, ride bumper boats, and
splash down the
water slide!

With Farm Fresh Food



Learn about our slow-food movement
and release your inner 'foodie' by visiting
some of our local farms.

Join Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour on July 20th.



With Connection

Connect with family and friends
while being grounded to the landscape around us.



With Art, History, and Music

Our history at...
Agassiz Harrison Museum
Kilby Historic Site
Harrison Hot Springs Sasquatch Museum

Arts, music, and colour at...
Harrison Festival of Arts
Dragon Boat Regatta
Bands on the Beach

And more.

CANADA DAY CELEBRATIONS

Start the day with a pancake breakfast at
8:30 am, followed by a parade, activities, silent auction,
and live music, ending with fireworks
over Harrison Lake.

See the day's events.

AUGUST & SEPTEMBER HAPPENINGS

August 3-4th
Pioneer Days at Kilby

August 8-11th
Rusty Wallace Driving Experience

August 16-18th
Plein Air Painting Festival at Kilby

August 31-Sept 1st
Bands on the Beach

September 13-14th
Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival

September 22nd
Harvest Festival at Kilby

 


 

Harrison Hot Springs is far enough away to feel away from it all,
but only a scenic 1.5-hour drive from Vancouver.
Love the journey as much as the visit. 
#justuptheroad


 

 

 

 

June News

                                                                                                                           June 1, 2019


June News
Hikes, Summer Events, and Water Fun




HIKING

Whether you are looking for a family-friendly walk or to hit the mountain hard, you'll find the variety of hiking options in Harrison. 

Don't feel like venturing out on your own?
NEW! Harrison Eco Tours can take you on guided hiking tours!

 

 

In order, from easy to difficult....

SPIRIT TRAIL WALK

Only 30 minutes long, this forest walk takes hikers through a
beautiful cedar forest and past masks that were created
and hung by a local resident.

SPIRIT TRAIL & BRIDLE TRAIL LOOP

Or add the Bridal Trail in for a 5.5 km, 1.5-hour hike
that allows you to get back to nature and surround yourself
with flora, wetlands, cliffs, and wildlife .


SANDY COVE & WHIPPOORWILL TRAIL

One of our faves! Only 4 km, this 1.5 hour moderate hike,
takes you past the source of our hot springs.

Now add sandy beaches and panoramic lake views.

CAMPBELL LAKE (HARRISON GRIND)

10 kms and 6 hours long.
Harrison Grind takes you through
rock, forest, and past Campbell Lake.
Fun fact: this lake is populated by salamanders.


BEAR MOUNTAIN

Not for the faint of heart!
This 18-km, 7-hour hike, east of Harrison Lake,
leads you past several small waterfalls and
breathtaking views of The Fraser Valley,
Fraser River, and the Cheam Mountain Range.



GET READY TO MAKE A SPLASH!

Harrison Watersports Water Park opens on June 22nd!

What could be better than bouncing and sliding all day
on a giant inflatable waterpark ?

Rent sea-doos or bumper boats!

Or kayaks, canoes and boats at Killer's Cove!



JUNE EVENTS

June 8th
Agassiz Speedway

June 15th and 16th
Sasquatch Days

Father's Day: Black Powder Day on June 16th
Head to Kilby Historic Site for muskets, pistols, bows and arrows, and even a blacksmith! End the day at the café for a traditional Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding dinner.

June 27th
Golf for Kid's Sake 30th Annual Golf Tournament
Big Brothers Big Sisters, of the Fraser Valley, is celebrating 50 years
and is hosting their 30th annual charity golf tournament
at Sandpiper Golf Course.


June 29th and 30th
Learn the hands-on life of settlers at
Kilby's Pioneer Days.



JULY EVENTS

July 1st
Canada Day!
Classic cars, colourful floats, and local community love define
Harrison's Canada Day celebrations, ending the night
with fireworks over the lake.

Save the date for now, but check back soon
as the 2019 Schedule will be posted shortly.

July 12-21st
Harrison Festival of Arts
This world-class festival brings music and art from around the globe

July 20th
Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour
Take a leisurely self-guided slow-cycle tour to meet
farmers, learn about agriculture, and shop. 

July 21st
Kilby's Kid's Summer Carnival
Celebrate with music, carnival games, market stalls,
face-painting and more.

July 27th
Harrison Dragon Boat Festival
Bringing a colourful atmosphere as teams race across the lake.

July 27th
Agassiz Speedway
Minis, Streets, late models, Wescar touring series, and Hornets.
Rainout date is July 28th.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

August 3-4th
Pioneer Days at Kilby

August 31-Sept 1st
Bands on the Beach

September 13-14th
Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival

 

 

 

Harrison Hot Springs is far enough away to feel away from it all,
but only a scenic 1.5-hour drive from Vancouver.
Love the journey as much as the visit. 
#justuptheroad


 

 

 

 

May News

                                                                                                                           May 1, 2019


MAY NEWS!



PADDLING!

No matter your fitness level, Harrison is a beautiful playground
for paddlers. Starting with the family-friendly Miami River, taking kayaks and canoes right through Harrison Village, or the Harrison River to Harrison Lake route.

Go out on your own. Kayak & canoe rentals are available
at Killer's Cove.

Or, take a guided kayaking tour with Harrison Eco Tours.

 

 

MIAMI RIVER

OVER THE RAINBOW

Accessible only by boat or an 8-hour trip by kayak.
Pack a picnic lunch and marvel at Rainbow Falls.

HARRISON'S HISTORY

4-5 hour paddle, viewing The First Nation's petroglyphs, burial sites, and the historic "Bubble and Squeak" sunken steamship.
Abundant wildlife and scenic beauty.

RIVER TO LAKE

Come with a friend and bring two cars. Leave one in Harrison Mills, at either Kilby Historic Site or Sandpiper Resort, and take the other to Harrison Hot Springs. Gorgeous year-round.



SASQUATCH PROVINCIAL PARK


Touches on four lakes, two of which -- Deer and Hicks -- are
best to explore in small boats. (Electric motors are
meant for Deer Lake and 10 hp is the maximum permitted
speed on Hicks.) Paddle to the isolated Sandy Beach at
Hick's south end.



DON'T FORGET MOTHER'S DAY!

Not sure what to do on Mother's Day?
How about brunch, heart-felt gifts, and hot spring soaks?
May 12th: Celebrate at  Kilby Historic Site where kids can make a special craft and enjoy a featured menu at the cafe.
May 12th: Harrison Resort's legendary Copper Room is hosting brunch. Call the Copper Room for advance reservations at 604.796.4741.
May 12th: Riverside-style, enjoy Mother's Day Brunch and a Mimosa Bar at Sandpiper Resort. Call 604.796.1000 to make a reservation.
End the day at the public hot springs pools!



DON'T FORGET FATHER'S DAY!

On June 16th stop by the log cabin-themed On June 16th stop by the log cabin-themed The Old Settler Pub
or head to the waterfront Sandpiper Resort's Clubhouse
to grab a burger and brew.

Add in a round of golf or fishing excursion!

Be sure to explore Harrison Corner, Black Forest,
Milos, Copper Room, Kitami, Morgan's Bistro
for other great Harrison eats!

UPCOMING EVENTS

June 15th & 16th
Sasquatch Days
Intercultural celebration with canoe races, salmon BBQ,
medicine walks, boat tours, and talks on the Sasquatch
from Sts'ailes experts and local investigators.
Read more about the legendary creature!

July 1st
Canada Day
The Village's vibe gives that small-town feel.
Fun events are planned throughout the day,
ending the night with beautiful fireworks over the lake.

See 2018's schedule to get a feel for what's to come!
More details will be announced soon.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS

July 12-21st: Harrison Arts Festival
July 20th: Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour
July 27th: Harrison Dragon Boat Regatta 
August 31-Sept 1st: Bands on the Beach

 

 

Harrison Hot Springs is far enough away to feel away from it all,
but only a scenic 1.5-hour drive from Vancouver.
Love the journey as much as the visit. 
#justuptheroad


 

 

 

 

April Adventures

                                                                                                                           April 1, 2019

APRIL ADVENTURES!

The glare coming through your window is real...spring has arrived! Dust off your backpack, dig out your flip flops, and hit the road up to the land of
hike, bike, and paddle!

Choose from easy walks, beautiful hikes, scenic boat rides, and relaxing cycling routes or do it all. Did you know that Harrison Eco Tours has a new guided hiking experience? Trek out with friends and they will guide you to some killer spots.

 

 



UNCORKED WINE FESTIVAL

Individual tickets and accommodation packages are now sold out! If you missed your opportunity for Harrison Uncorked By Day, there are still reservations available for the Uncorked Dinners on April 26th and April 27th.

These restaurants have created a special menu and are pairing wines from featured wineries.

Morgan’s Bistro on April 26th and April 27th
604.491.1696 | 160 Esplanade Avenue

Step Back in Time at Rowena's Inn on the River on April 26th
604.796.1000 | 14282 Morris Valley Rd in Harrison Mills at Sandpiper Resort

Harrison Corner Café on April 27th
604.491.4429 | 310 Hot Springs Road

Reservations must be made directly with each restaurant.

APRIL EVENTS

Tiller’s Folly is an internationally travelled acoustic power trip coming to Memorial Hall on April 13th. Tickets can be purchased online

Easter Egg Hunt at Kilby on April 20th and 21st. Decorate eggs, pet farm animals, play good ol' fashioned games, and take home a candy bag!

Bring the kids to meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy brunch at Harrison Resort's Copper Room.



UPCOMING EVENTS

May 12th:
Celebrate Mother's Day at Kilby Historic Site where kids can make a special gift for mom or grandma.

May 12th: Harrison Resort's Copper Room is hosting a delicious brunch.

May 18 & 19th | June 29 & 30th |August 3 & 4th | August 31 & September 1st:  Kilby's 1920's Pioneer Days

May 25 & 26th: 50th Seabird Island Festival showcasing cultural diversity.

June 15th & 16th: Sasquatch Days, an intercultural celebration with canoe races, traditional salmon BBQ, medicine walks, boat tours, and talks on the Sasquatch from the Sts'ailes experts and local investigators. Read more about the legendary creature!

July 27th: Harrison Drag Boat Regatta and Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour
July 12 - 21st: The Harrison Arts Festival

See our 2019 Events Schedule!

 

 

Harrison Hot Springs is far enough away to feel away from it all,
but only a scenic 1.5-hour drive from Vancouver.
Love the journey as much as the visit. 
#justuptheroad


 

 

 

 

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