Tourism Harrison Newsletter

April 2021

 

 

March 31, 2021

April Adventures
Spring...a lovely reminder of how
beautiful change can be.

Get ready to enjoy the great outdoors
by foot, ATV, boat -- you name it! 

Let's roam to wherever the
unmarked paths take you!
 
 
Stop to Smell the Flowers

Stop at these local flower shops to
bring home the smells of spring. 

Blue Clover Creations
Fresh and creative
floral bouquets in Agassiz. 

Holly Tree Florist & Gifts
Quality flower arrangements
and gifts, located in Agassiz. 

Harrison Lavender
Natural lavender products for
the home, body, mind, and soul. 


Onos Flower Stand
Fresh-cut tulips located at 
1694 Tranmer Rd., Agassiz.
Available daily from dawn to dusk.

The Garden House
Annuals and perennials
for all your gardening needs. 
 
 
Breathe in the Fresh Air
Let's Golf...

Harrison Resort Golf Course's Pro
Shop will re-open for the season on
Thursday, April 1st! 

Come play the full-length 9-hole
 PGA-rated course. 

Located 15 minutes, just up the
road, is Sandpiper Golf Course.
 
 
 
Explore the Off-The-Beaten Path
Let's ride...

For those 'off road' adventures,
Harrison Lake Nature Adventures
specializes in ATV experiences. 

Ask their team about the Clear
Creek Hot Springs tour and
the Sasquatch Adventure!
The journey is the best part.
It's Harrison's version of the
'Road to Hana."

You'll see waterfall after waterfall,
due to spring run-off and spectacular
views of Harrison Lake.


(Photo Credit: Trail Peak)
 
 
Immerse Yourself in Heritage and Culture
Let's Learn...

Kilby Historic Site 

Be greeted by interpreters in
period costume and learn about
the history of Harrison Mills!

Journey through the 1906 General
Store Museum, Manchester House
Hotel & Post Office, and working
farm with friendly farm animals.


Kilby is open, every
weekend, beginning Saturday,
April 3rd from 11am - 4pm! 


Kilby Café is closed until further notice.
Please check their website for more information,
covid-19 protocol, and updated hours.


Agassiz Harrison Museum
Housed in the 1893 Canadian
Pacific Railway (CPR) station is
one of Canada's oldest remaining
wood stations. 

Step back in time and view a
collection of material culture
objects and archival records
from the communities of
Agassiz, Harrison Mills and
Harrison Hot Springs.
 
 
Roam our Country Roads
Hikes, Bikes, and Bites


Agassiz's fertile farmland provides
kilometres of country-side scenery
and flat, easy-riding for everyone!

Many of our Circle Farm Tour
partners are starting to welcome 
everyone back, please visit
our partners' websites to see
their hours of operation.

Discover the natural splendour
of BC by hiking or backpacking
around Harrison and its lake.

BC Bird Trail
Harrison is proud to be apart of
the 
Fraser Valley Bird Trail!

The BC Bird Trail offers
itineraries and stories
that connect astounding
bird-watching hotspots
with restaurants, hotels,
and activities in communities
across the province. 


Take the bait! 
A sport fisher's paradise awaits. 
Cast the line and see what bites! 
 
 
Happy Easter!

Every year, the start of
spring brings the hoppiest
holiday of all.

We hope it's egg-cellent! 
 
At this time, our happenings are paused.
 
COVID-19 Provincial
Public Health Order


We are not encouraging
any non-essential travel outside
of our local region. We look
forward to welcoming everyone
back once the regional travel
advisories have been lifted.

For more information on how BC is
responding to COVID-19, please visit  
HelloBC: What You Need To Know

Harrison Hot Springs is far enough away
to feel away from it all, but only a 
1.5-hour drive from Vancouver. 


Love the journey
as much as the visit.
 


#justuptheroad 

tourismharrison.com

 
 
 

March 2021

 

 

March 1st, 2021

As We Welcome Spring
Renewal and Awakening

Splashes of fun

The refreshing experience of being on the water returns this season, starting with fishing (like catching a modern-day dinosaur) and boating!

*Although not available at this time,  kayaking excursions can soon be booked with Harrison Eco Tours. Kayak and canoe rentals can also be secured at Killer's Cove.
Boating Adventures

Shoreline Tours' waterfall cruises are back and run every weekend until the end of April. Travel around the majestic Echo Island and Cascade peninsula before embarking on a 5-minute walk to take in the beautiful sights of Rainbow Falls. 

Harrison Eco Tours is launching the season with jet boat tours down Harrison River and to Rainbow Falls. 
Fishing Excursions

Hook, Line, Sink It and Golf 
at Sandpiper Resort

6-hours of guided sturgeon fishing,
18 holes of scenic golf and lunch or dinner.
Spend the day or stay overnight stay
in a luxury cabin.


BC's "Stay-cation" at the
Fraser River Lodge

Three days of guided sturgeon
and wilderness fishing, overnight
accommodations, BBQ lunches on
the river, full lodge breakfasts,
and gourmet dinners. 


Fish 'n Stay at Kilby Lodge
Catch sturgeon, salmon, and trout
on the Fraser, Harrison and Chehalis
Rivers during a half or full-day tour.

 
Bathe in Nature

Ya Doma Nature and Forest Therapy is now open for the season and invites you to walk through the trees and reconnect with your true nature.
 
Farm Experiences

Circle Farm Tour


Self-guided exploration of our local farms. 

Farmhouse Natural Cheeses
Artisan cheeses and other specialties
made right at the farm. 
 
Harrison Lavender
Natural lavender products for
the home, body, mind, and soul. 
 
Back Porch Coffee Roastery
See the pottery & basketry studio,
watch coffee being roasted in a
circa 1919 flame roaster, and head
to the barn for antiques, collectibles,
and décor items. 

Open Thurs-Sunday

See our full list of partners!  

*Please check each Circle Farm Tour partner's website for more opening dates and
updated hours of operation.*

Stay Local

Appealing to our local communities, we
invite you to explore your own backyard! 


Family Escape at Harrison Beach Hotel
Located in the heart of the Village, this escape
package includes a two-night stay, a munchie
 basket for four and a bottle of wine. 

Dine away at Harrison Hot Springs Resort
Eat well during this flavourful 2-night retreat!
Includes overnight, resort dining credits, and
hot spring pools.

Cuddle Your Bubble At The Lodge
on Harrison Lake

Waterfront with a private beach, dock,
and fire pit area.  
Kilby Historic Site re-opens for the
season on April 1st. Reconnect with the
past by purchasing tickets for their 
50/50 draw! Potential jackpot is $60,000. 
Full details on their website.

COVID-19 PROVINCIAL
PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER


At this time, we are not encouraging
any non-essential travel outside of
our local region. We look forward to
welcoming everyone back once the
regional travel advisories have been lifted.

For more information on how BC is
responding to COVID-19, please visit  
HelloBC: What You Need To Know

Harrison Hot Springs is far enough away
to feel away from it all, but only a 
1.5-hour drive from Vancouver. 


Love the journey
as much as the visit. 


#justuptheroad 

tourismharrison.com
 
 

 

February 2021

 

 

 

February 1, 2021

February is All About
Heart Vibes and Family Day


VALENTINE'S SHOPPING


Looking to shop and support local?
Harrison Village has the cutest boutique
stores, filled with one-of-a-kind gifts.
Never mind all the savoury and sweet bites.


Rocky Mountain Chocolate re-opens
on February 5th. Stock up on your
favourite fudge, heart-shaped chocolates,
and other delicious sweet treats.

Wine and charcuterie go hand-in-hand.
For a night in, how about award-winning
Farmhouse Cheeses with your favourite
bottle of wine?

And to gift your favourite people, we
recommend Canwest Art Gallery and 
Blue Dandelion Gifts & Collectibles.

LEARN MORE

VALENTINE'S DINING

Morgan's Bistro
Farm-to-table Valentine's menu
on February 14th. 

Lost Marble Cafe & Creamery:
A heart-shaped waffle with fresh
strawberries, chocolate drizzle, and
vanilla whip on February 14th
from 9 am - 2 pm. 

Sandpiper Resort
Step Back in Time, Fireside Dining: 

Four courses enjoyed in the 1920s
ambiance at Rowena’s Inn on the
River on February 13 & 14.

Clubhouse Restaurant
Valentines Features including
Chateaubriand for Two! 

Butter Chicken House
Butter Chicken and Basmati Rice, the perfect pair!
Save 15% on all orders on February 14th!*

(Promotional offer applies to a minimum order of $30)

Although these next few restaurants
don't have a themed Valentine's menu,
the food is always worthy of a
special occasion!


Milos Greek Taverna serves authentic
Greek cuisine and Black Forest 
is all about Eastern European
 dishes like schnitzel.

Cozy comforting bites grace the
menu at Old Settlers Pub and ask
Muddy Waters for a heart-shaped design
on your next latte!

Contact each restaurant directly
to reserve your table!
LEARN MORE
ROMANTIC GETAWAYS
 

Valentine's Romance Package
at Harrison Beach Hotel

Spoil your Valentine with this 2-night
stay. Includes a bouquet of roses, 
wine, and chocolate.


Romance and Cabin Vibes
at Rowena's Inn on the River

Arrive to a rustic luxury cabin
with fireside time and jacuzzi soaks.
Includes a bottle of wine, 
chocolate-covered strawberries, 
and breakfast.


Valentine's Day Special
at The Lodge on Harrison Lake
 
For any stay booked online during
February 11-28th, use the code
February Special, and you'll receive
a bottle of sparkling wine, chocolates,
and a campfire package.


Hemlock Hollow 
Located in the heart of Sasquatch
Mountain, choose from over 40 cabins,
chalets, and condos
.


FAM JAM TIME

Spend Family Day at
Harrison Beach Hotel

Spend 2 nights and receive a 
munchie basket, wine and
the game UNO. 


Getaway Package with a Twist
at Harrison Hot Springs Resort

Treat yourselves and splash
away in the pools during a 
2-night getaway!  Enjoy
breakfast at the Lakeside Cafe.


Powder and Pillows Package
at Sandpiper Resort

Hit the mountain at Sasquatch
Mountain Resort by day and 
rest in a rustic luxury cabin at night.

MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE

Dust off your gear, pull out those
snow boots, and get ready to
spend the day in the fresh
mountain air skiing, snowboarding, 
snowshoeing, and tubing at 
Sasquatch Mountain Resort
GOLF

Every Day is Family Day at Sandpiper Resort
because kids play for free when
mom or dad pay for themselves!


Known as one of the Valley's 'best-kept
secrets', play by the honour system
and 'fore' your heart out at 
Harrison Resort Golf Course.

(Tickets are valid for unlimited golf on the date of purchase.)
LEARN MORE

HIKES TO BIKES

Grab your bike and and head
on down to explore glacial peaks, 
river-carved valleys, forest trails,
and farm views, just waiting
to be explored.

Country Roads
Agassiz's fertile farmland provides
kilometres of country-side scenery.
Flat, easy riding makes it fun for everyone. 


Sandy Cove
For the adventurous spirit, offering
lake views and a secluded beach.
Be sure to bring a picnic!

Bear Mountain Trail
Ready to put your love to the test?
This difficult 18-km hike is not for the
faint of heart but, we promise, the view
is so worth it.


(Note: At this time, our bike rental stores are closed.)
 

WALKS AND WATER

Shoreline Tours
Starting on February 13th 
Experience the thunderous roar
and magnificent sights of Rainbow
Falls on a 2.5-hour boat cruise
around Echo Island and into
Cascade Bay. 


Spirit Trail
An easy 20-minute level walk.
Make it a game and look for masks
hanging in the trees. 

Miami Bridges Trail
A short, forested walk under
moss-covered trees, past old
lamps, and over nine bridges.

(Many bridges have stairs. This walk is not
recommended for wheelchairs or baby strollers.) 


The Heritage Walk
This pleasant 5-kilometre
walk takes you back through
time, past historical buildings
and landmark moments. It
starts at the Visitor Centre and
provides a great overview
of our community.

Harrison Lagoon Walk
Located at the southern end of
Harrison Lake where you are
sure to see a bounty of birds
any time of year. 

Birding
While walking, grab your
binoculars and look for birds!
Or try the app Audubon Birds
of North American
 and
search for birds on your phone!

February 10th
Agassiz Museum Re-opens

Family Day Weekend
Muddy Waters Re-opens

February 18th
The Back Porch Re-open
s

COVID-19 PROVINCIAL
PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER


At this time we are not encouraging any
non-essential travel outside of our local region.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back once
the regional travel advisories have been lifted.


For more information on how BC is
responding to COVID-19, please visit  
HelloBC: What You Need To Know

Harrison Hot Springs is far enough
 away to feel away from it all, 
but only a 1.5-hour drive from Vancouver. 

Love the journey
as much as the visit. 


#justuptheroad 

tourismharrison.com


      

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January 2021

 

 

 

January 1, 2021

New Beginnings
Welcoming 2021

Undoubtedly, 2020 has been a challenging year.

We are starting 2021 with a positive outlook and
are looking forward to brighter days!

Let's hit the 'restart' button! 
Last year only highlighted the importance and
safety of the beautiful outdoors. 

Aren't we blessed to be surrounded by
west coast wildlife, forest, mountains,
lakes, and rivers?

We invite you to explore the hidden
gems in Harrison's backyard.

Don't forget to bring a warm jacket, waterproof
non-slip shoes, a cozy hat, and mitts.
Please be mindful of our provincial public health orders, 
and stay close to home if required to do so.

Center

Balance

Boating, Skiing, Snowboarding,
Tubing, and Meditating.

Spend a few hours on a covered
boat tour with  Harrison Eco Tours ,
a day on the mountain at
Sasquatch Mountain Resort or
in the forest with Ya Doma Forest Therapy.
Photo Credit: Jami Savage

Nurture

Many of our business members take
January to rest. Please review this 
link to see which businesses are open.


Please remember that a mask or face shield must be worn in all indoor spaces and social distancing is still in effect. Our restaurants cannot allow seating of more than 6 people and everyone must be from the same government-approved covid-19 household bubble. 
Please travel responsibly and
avoid non-essential travel. 

For more information on how BC is
responding to COVID-19, please visit  
HelloBC: What You Need To Know
Harrison Hot Springs is far
enough away to feel away
from it all, but only a 1.5-hour
drive from Vancouver. 

Love the journey
as much as the visit. 


#justuptheroad 

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