Tourism Harrison Newsletter

November News

 

 

 

 

November 1st, 2019

Guess Who's Getting Ready to Celebrate the Holidays?
 
Lights by the Lake 
November 23 - January 12


 Illuminated streets, painted storefront windows, Christmas trees...
Are you ready?! 

November 23rd marks our second Lights by the Lake 
winter light festival! Unlike other Christmas festivals,
 Lights by the Lake is a Sasquatch-themed
light display, sharing Harrison’s
favourite ways to spend time outdoors. 

NEW this year is the synthetic outdoor skating rink!

 
Time:
Everyday from dusk until 11:00 pm

Location:
Harrison Lakefront

Cost:
FREE
 

Cozy Village Walks
November 23 - January 1st

Unwrap the holiday season with The Christmas Tree Trail--
a self-guided, 2.5 km tour taking you
through Harrison Village.

Enjoy seasonal favourites at coffee shops and bistros,
and discover unique gifts at our boutique shops. 

Pick up the trail guide at your accommodation or
at the Harrison Visitor Information Centre!

 
Are you looking for a private getaway
with mesmerizing views?  Harrison Hot Springs' 
accommodations have everything you need.

After a long day of
wandering the Village and
taking in all of the Christmas magic, 
curl up by the fire or take a dip in the
hot springs pools!
 
 
World's Largest Winter
Bald Eagle Gathering

On November 16th and 17th, the 
Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival returns. 
Located only 15 minutes away is Harrison Mills...
home to the world's largest winter eagle gathering.

Come see this spectacular phenomenon! 

Choose from a variety of accommodation partners 
and drive to nearby prime viewing spots,
such as Kilby Historic Site and Sandpiper Resort.

Better yet!
Take an eagle viewing boat tour with Harrison Eco Tours. 

PS: The eagles leave in mid-January.
 
 

  

 
Love the journey as much as the visit.  
#justuptheroad 
 
 

 

October News

 

 

 

October 1st, 2019

Fall in Harrison
Sharing the Best of the Season
 
Set Your Sights on Wildlife

The Harrison region is famous for attracting all types
of wildlife. During the fall, the annual salmon
spawning season starts in mid October, attracting tens of
thousands of bald eagles. Watch the salmon run
at Weaver Creek and see the eagles at designated
eagle viewing sites. You can also book a river tour. 
 

Fishing Mecca

On the shores of Harrison Lake, you have easy boat
access to the Harrison River-- the first designated
Salmon Stronghold in Canada. The river is an artery
of the migrating salmon. Harrison Lake and River are
also home to steelhead trout and the prehistoric sturgeon.

Explore our guided tours! 

 
Shoreline Tours
These leisurely tours offer a covered 2.5-hour cruise
on the big Laroan. Listen to the crew talk about the
area’s ecosystem and grab a bite.


Harrison Eco Tours
Specializing in wildlife, these jet boat tours are best
suited for smaller groups. You'll see the river in a more
intimate way while still staying warm. 

Put on your running shoes and spend some time
in the great outdoors! Boundless panoramas, glacial peaks,
river-carved valleys, rich forest, lakeside breezes...
it’s all waiting to be explored by you.
 
Recommended Hikes 

Sandy Cove Trail & Whippoorwill Point

Just past the trail, leading to the natural hot springs source,
this hike will take you further down the shoreline .
Be prepared for some unbelievable views and
great picture opportunities.
 

A short 1-kilometre walk, through a beautiful cedar forest,
that is very accessible from the Harrison Hot Springs Village.
What makes this trail so special is that a local resident artist
has decorated many of the cedars with masks. 
 
 
HARRISON HAPPENINGS
(click through to October and November)

October 12-14th
Thanksgiving at Kilby

October 25-26th
Harrison Beer Festival

October 26-27th
Kilby Kids Halloween Party

November 6-8th
Sturgeon Challenge

November 16-17th
Bald Eagle Festival 
 
Is it marked in your calendar?

Lights by the Lake
November 23, 2019, to
January 12th, 2020

Lights by the Lake is quickly
approaching!The event highlights
Harrison’s longstanding history of the
elusive Sasquatch.

Light displays line the 1-km
waterfront promenade and,
NEW THIS YEAR, is the
synthetic skating rink! 

Skating is free!
Visitors can bring their own ice skates
or rent a pair. 

Lights by the Lake is free to attend and
 open from dusk to 11:00 PM. 
 

  

 
Harrison Hot Springs is far enough away
to feel away from it all.
Love the journey as much as the visit.  
#justuptheroad 
 
 

 

Harrison Fall Foods

 

 

 

 

 

August 29th, 2019

 Harrison's Fall Foods
Sharing Our Top
Comfort Eats!
 
While some are sighing, others are
excited to welcome the fall feels. 
Cool days mean chunky knits,
steaming cups of tea, and comfort food! 

Did you know that Harrison
is a culinary hotbed?

Choose from quaint cafés
to upscale bistros with bold flavours
to warm the heart and belly!
Warmed Caesar Salad with a Poached Egg
Warmed Caesar Salad with a Poached Egg

Harrison Corner Café is launching
its seasonal menu where everything is
made from scratch. Come in for a
warmed Caesar Salad topped with
a perfectly poached egg or mushroom
risotto with truffle oil and goat cheese.

Mushroom Risotto with Goat Cheese and Truffle Oil
 
Rib Steak Burger with a Side Salad
Muddy Waters Café

This quaint café is known for its
farm-to-table philosophy. 
How about sinking your teeth into a 
juicy rib steak burger, made from 
locally-raised Black Angus Cattle,
and topped with gooey melted cheese
and all the fixins'!
 
Schnitzel Bratwurst

Mmmm...potatoes, sausage & gravy?
Experience authentic German cuisine
with fried potatoes, house-made
peppercorn gravy, & Schnitzel Bratwurst.
If it's raining, not to worry as Black Forest
has a covered and heated patio where
you can still enjoy the lake views. 
 
Calamari Dinner

From Germany to Greece, how about
the calamari paired with rice pilaf, pita
bread, and tzatziki? Owned by the same
family as Black Forest, Milos features
another beautiful patio.
 
Butter Chicken
Royal King Indian Restaurant

Meet the 'newest kid on the block'
having just opened a few weeks
ago. Fragrant and aromatic spices
infuse these dishes. Highly recommend
the Butter Chicken, cooked in a creamy
butter tomato sauce. 

Yes, we said butter!
 
Double loaded Bacon Cheeseburger
Harrison's neighbourhood pub with its
signature fireplace. Double the
deliciousness with two layers of beef,
bacon, cheese, & loaded toppings!
 
Pho Tai with Eye Round Steak & Vegetables
Phở Hồ Vietnamese Noodle

Soup.Is.Love. Choose your favourite
and pair a shrimp salad roll.
Truth is you'll have a hard time
choosing just one bite. 
Shrimp Salad Rolls and Peanut Sauce
 
HARRISON HAPPENINGS
(click through to September and October)

September 13-14th
 Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival

September 16-20th
Championships Hobie Regatta

September 22nd
Harvest Festival at Kilby

September 28th
Harrison Festival Season Concert

October 12-14th
Thanksgiving at Kilby

October 25-26th
Harrison Beer Festival

October 26-27th
Kilby Kids Halloween Party
 
Mark Your Calendar!
Lights by the Lake

November 23, 2019 to
January 12th, 2020


Lights by the Lake returns with its
opening day on November 23rd.

The event highlights Harrison’s
longstanding history of the elusive
Sasquatch, which has been passed
down through the oral traditions of
the Sts’Ailes Nation.

Light displays line the 1-km
waterfront promenade and,
NEW THIS YEAR, is the
synthetic skating rink! 

Skating is free!
Visitors can bring their own ice skates
or rent a pair. 

Lights by the Lake is free to attend and
 open from dusk to 11:00 PM. 
 

  

 
Experience Harrison in the fall!

Harrison Hot Springs is far enough away
to feel away from it all.
Love the journey as much as the visit.  
#justuptheroad 
 
 

 

Relish The Rest Of Summer

 

 

August 1st, 2019

 Harrison's Top 5 Ways 
To Relish The Rest of Summer

 
 
Harrison has some of the best patios. Choose lake views or soothing garden spaces. Explore Morgan's Bistro, Black Forest Restaurant, Milos Greek Taverna, Harrison Corner Cafe, Old Settler Pub, and Clubhouse Restaurant... to name a few! 
 
Let your inner kid out and make a sandcastle, get your best spike in gear, or bring a guitar and release your favourite tunes.
 
Take in Harrison's wonderful surroundings. Venture out on a guided adventure or pack a picnic and rent a kayak or canoe. Lots of hidden coves to be discovered. (*Please check for fire ban notifications)
 
Beach towns bring the cutest stores.

Canwest Art Gallery
Honouring Canadian artists and artisans--paintings, sculptures, wooden carvings, glassware, jewellery, and much more.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 
Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate.
 Ask about the Sasquatch feet!

The Living Room Boutique and Spa 
Locally-made jewellery, spa items, and teas.

Blue Dandelion Gifts 
Local products including Sasquatch memorabilia. 

See them all!
 
Circle Farm Tour stops, friendly farm animals, and nostalgic farm scenes for those Sunday drives.
 
 

  

 
Harrison Hot Springs is far enough away
to feel away from it all.
Love the journey as much as the visit.  
#justuptheroad 
 
 

 

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