Tourism Harrison Newsletter

December 2020


Staying Safe &
Close to Home

Given recent public health orders, please
stay close to home and continue to
support your local community.

This is the time to experience your
own backyard like a tourist!

And, if you live close to the Harrison River Valley,
we invite you to explore 
our festive side.

Unique Finds

Handmade, Artisan, Nostalgic...these are
just a few of the words that will come to mind
when exploring Harrison Village.

Blue Dandelion Gifts and Collectables
Casa Lifestyles
Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake
Enchanted World of Dragonfly
Rocky Mountain Chocolate
Sasquatch Gifts and Souvenirs
Sticks and Stone

Other cute gift items can be found at 
Harrison Lavender and The Back Porch.


Comfort Bites

Our partners are constantly switching it up,
but we have some favourites to share!

Mongolian Noodle Bowl from Old Settler
Classic Schnitzel at Black Forest 
Pho Wonton Soup from Pho Ho Vietnamese
Slow-Braised Australian Lamb Shank at Harrison Corner Cafe

For a full list of what is currently open visit here.

Soul-Warming Sips

Whether you're looking to warm up
or chill out, you can't leave Harrison without
visiting  our charming cafes and coffee houses.

Sip on a good hand-brewed coffee,
indulge in a s'mores mocha or savour
 a traditional Holiday eggnog
latte at Muddy Waters Cafe.

For those extra cold nights,
grab a hot toddy at Old Settler Pub!

Be sure to also check out:

Green Star Cafe
Harrison Corner Cafe
Island's Bar
Miss Margarets

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 bubble. 
We encourage midweek stays for a more relaxing visit.

Hit the Slopes

Dust off your gear, pull out those snow boots, and get
ready to spend the day outdoors in the fresh mountain air!

Sasquatch Mountain Resort opens on December 11th.

Day tickets are now live along with Instruction Packages.

Upcoming Experiences and
Covid-19 Reminder

November 21st - January 4, 2021
Christmas Tree Trail

December 1st

Winter Nights Lights
at Pioneer Park in Agassiz

December 2nd - January 9, 2021
Victorian Christmas
at Agassiz-Harrison Museum

Please travel responsibly and
avoid non-essential travel. 

If you can't visit now, you can still support your favourite businesses.  Learn more about the 
Support Local BC Gift Card Program.

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

And, review this page before you visit! 
Harrison Know Before You Go!
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. 










November 2020






October 30, 2020

Holiday Season Magic

Crisp air, snowy trails, lakeside
views, fireside vibes... can you see it?

How about the gift of quality time?

Winter Itinerary

Suggested day itinerary?

• Explore the Village's quaint shops, 
Christmas décor, and Canwest Art Gallery
• Go for dinner at one of our restaurants
• Grab a hot chocolate or coffee at Muddy Waters, 
Green Star Café, or Miss Margaret’s Café 

How about a 2- to 3-day itinerary?

World's Largest Winter
Bald Eagle Gathering

Located only 15 minutes away is
Harrison Mills...home to the 
world's largest winter eagle gathering.

Come see this spectacular phenomenon
 until mid January! 

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 or Shoreline Tours.

Hit the Slopes

Sasquatch Mountain Resort is just
a short drive away, providing
awesome winter fun.

Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing,
and tubing are on the agenda! 

(Please check the resort's website
for opening dates)

Upcoming Events

November 21st - January 2021
Christmas Tree Trail

Wed.- Sun. November 21- December 20
Old Fashioned Christmas at the
Agassiz Harrison Museum
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. 









October Newsletter

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October 1st, 2020

Seasonal and Safe Activities

Hiking and Nature Bathing

Put on your running shoes and spend some time
in the great outdoors! Endless views, glacial peaks,
river-carved valleys, rich forest, lakeside breezes...
all yours to explore.

Enjoy easy boat access to Harrison River--
the first designated Salmon Stronghold in Canada.

The river is an artery of the migrating salmon. 
Harrison Lake and River are home to 
steelhead trout and the prehistoric sturgeon!

See our guided tours

Wildlife Viewing

The Harrison River Valley region is known for attracting all
kinds of wildlife. During the fall, the annual salmon
spawning season starts in mid-October, attracting tens of
thousands of bald eagles to the area.

Watch the salmon run at Weaver Creek 
and see the eagles at designated
eagle viewing sites, such as Kilby Historic Site
and Sandpiper Resort

You can also book a river tour. 


Not only do Harrison's sandy beaches 
inspire dynamic outdoor adventure,
but they also provide a unique
habitat for migratory birds and birders alike.

Harrison Hot Springs is a proud member
of the, newly launched, BC Bird Trail.

For a list of locations. visit here.

Ice Skating

The Starlight Skating Rink is
back from October 16 - February  28, 2021!

Rental skates are available Thursday-Sunday
between November 14th and January 13, but outside of these dates please bring your own.

Lights by the Lake
Outdoor Light Festival

Experience the magic of the season
as Lights by the Lake outdoor winter
light festival returns from November 21
to January 10th, 2021

Light displays line the 1-km
waterfront promenade, and highlights
Sasquatch enjoying signature Harrison activities! 

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

Upcoming Events

Mid October
Agassiz-Harrison Museum

Two weeks of Halloween themed events.
Check the website for updates,
which will be posted soon.

October 17th
Oktoberfest Tasting Dinner
Fraser River Lodge X Old Yale Brewing

October 18th

Harrison Corner Café Italian Night

October 4, 11, 18 & 25th
Kilby Thanksgiving Dinners

October 25th & December 12
Rowena's Inn Step back in Time Dinners 

Which Local Businesses
Are Ready to Host You?

For a complete and updated list,
please visit our website.

And, review this page
before you visit us! 
Harrison Know Before You Go!
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. 








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September Newsletter


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September 1st, 2020

Harrison's Fall Experiences

"Everyone must take time to sit
and watch the leaves turn."

- Elizabeth Lawrence
Heated and covered patios and
socially-distanced tables with lake views
is a signature experience in Harrison.
Enjoy a wide variety of dining experiences
and exploring small town shops.

Quaint Shops & Stops

Blue Dandelion Gifts and Collectables
CanWest Art Gallery
Casa Lifestyles
Enchanted World of Dragonfly
Harrison Sasquatch Museum
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Sasquatch Gifts and Souvenirs
Sticks and Stones

Located in Harrison Hot Springs Resort

Farm Experiences & Shops

Harrison Lavender Farm
Family owned and operated
micro-farm and store with five
different varieties of lavender.
Stop by and enjoy the
smells and sights!

Farmhouse Natural Cheeses
Award-winning cheese farm.
Watch the process and treat yourself
to an Italian-style gelati ice cream. 

The Back Porch
Freshly-roasted coffee, artisan
pottery and basketry, and charming
rustic décor. Stop in and say hi
to the chickens and goats.

Fishing, Walks and Hikes

The season of the salmon & eagles
is approaching. Starts in October!

See our fishing and adventure providers.

Just up the road
in Harrison Mills

Kilby Historic Site
Rich in history and heritage, visit Kilby
Historic Site and step back in time.

Sandpiper Golf Course
A scenic golf course with river
and mountain views. 

Be sure to explore the Agassiz Harrison Museum.

Upcoming Events

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. 









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