Tourism Harrison Newsletter

Spring Forward!

                                                                                                                           March 1, 2019

SPRING FORWARD!

It's time to come out of hiding and embrace
all things sunshine and flowers.

 

 

ESCAPE THIS SPRING BREAK

Boredom and kids just don't mix. We have a bunch of ideas to keep everyone entertained starting with our soothing hot springs pools. Get a trail walk in, head down to the Village and explore our restaurants, shops and art gallery, see the Sasquatch Museum located at the Visitor Centre, enjoy a boating adventure with Shoreline Tours or Harrison Eco Tours, and explore our Circle Farm stops. (Please check each Circle Farm Tour partner's website for opening dates.)



EXPERIENCE OUR CIRCLE FARM TOUR

Tour a wonderful mix of things to see, do, smell, and taste! 

Farmhouse Natural Cheeses: farm-fresh artisan cheeses and specialties made right at the farm. Kids can see and pet the sweet animals, too!

Back Porch Coffee Roastery:  See the pottery & basketry studio, watch coffee being roasted in a circa 1919 Flame Roaster, head to the barn for antiques, collectibles and décor items.



Kilby Historic Site: Experience a 1920's living historic site with costumed interpreters including a 1906 General Store Museum, Manchester House and Hotel, and Post Office. Pet animals and enjoy activities!

Country Road Ride - A 26-km ride, taking you from Harrison Hot Springs to the Agassiz farmlands as you bike by farms, corn fields, hazelnut orchards, cows, sheep, and, even, the odd donkey.

For a full list of partners & opening dates, visit our website!




HARRISON HAPPENINGS

Easter Luncheon at Kilby - Hop down to Kilby Historic Site from April 20th and 21st! Menu features traditional Roast Turkey Dinner, complete with all the trimmings, veggies, beverage, and dessert.  Due to this event's popularity, reservations are recommended.

Harrison Uncorked Wine Festival is on April 27th from 12 - 5 pm. Guests will enjoy an afternoon wine-tasting and farm-to-table small bites provided by Muddy Water's Café! While individual tasting tickets are sold out, participating hotel partners --Harrison Hot Springs Resort, Harrison Lake Hotel, and Bramblebank Cottages--are offering accommodation and Uncorked packages!

For a more intimate experience, join one of our winemaker dinners on April 26th and 27th.

 

 

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


 

 

 

 

February News!

                                                                                                                                February 1, 2019

FEBRUARY NEWS!

January blues be gone! It's February, the month of love! 

Get ready for Valentines Day and Family Day!

 

 

ROMANTIC FEELS
February 14th


Sharing our recommendations to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Copper Room in the Harrison Resort - Enjoy a romantic dinner and dance the night away to live music. Please check back for the release of their Valentine’s Day Menu.

The Courtyard Cafe in the Harrison Lake Hotel - Inviting you to a 'dine and paint' night with Empty Canvas Party from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Enjoy a pasta dinner, with dessert included, finishing the night off by painting a chalk-paint canvas! Tickets are $110 per couple.

Morgan's Bistro - Come experience what fresh, house-made, and farm-to-table tastes like with a special Prix Fix 4-course menu that is sure to wow you. Romance is built right into Morgan's year-round ambiance.

MORE FEEL GOOD MOMENTS

Why stop your date night with dinner?

Wine, dine, and save at Harrison Beach Hotel. It's Romance at Dusk or Dawn with two amazing package deals. Arrive to a bottle of wine and dine at Morgan's Bistro or the Black Forest. If you choose the 'dawn' option, indulge in breakfast at Suzy’s Café or Harrison Corner Café.

If you're wanting something a little more secluded, Harrison Resort & Spa's Getaway Package is your go-to. Enjoy two nights away while rejuvenating in the soothing hot springs pools and enjoy breakfast at the Lakeside Cafe.



FAMILY FUN DAY
February 16th


Pack up the people you love most and celebrate BC’s Family Day at Harrison Hot Spring’s Family Fun Day. While February 18th marks Family Day this year, we are celebrating on  Saturday, February 16th in Memorial Hall from 10 am - 3 pm!

Science World is returning, again, with live demonstrations throughout the day. The kids can enjoy a variety of games, crafts, and a bouncy castle that will keep them entertained all day! Don't forget to stop by Wildsafe BC's table to learn about wildlife and safety.

NEW this year is a showing of the movie, Harry and the Hendersons, after the main event at 4:30 pm.



SPRING BREAK
MARCH 18-29

Harrison is a popular staycation spot for families looking to escape for a few days.

Mom and Dad will get plenty of rest and relaxation and the kids will have a great time swimming in our hot springs pools.  Warm winter brings an early spring and we are seeing new buds and blossoms. Take the family for a trail walk or a lake adventure with Harrison Eco Tours. Magical memories are guaranteed!

 

 

 

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


 

 

 

 

New Beginnings in Harrison Hot Springs

                                                                                                                                        January 1, 2019

NEW BEGINNINGS IN HARRISON HOT SPRINGS

"Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better."
~Albert Einstein

 

 

A new year is upon us! The start of a cycle brings refreshed energy. Perhaps you've decided to pursue a passion project, focus on your health, take more quality 'me' time, or spend time outdoors.
We have a few ideas to help kickstart 2019!

                      Harrison's Healing Nature Will Renew and Refresh

REJUVENATE: Take a forest or cultural walk.

Spirit Trail: A short easy 20-minute, marked by clay masks.
Spirit Trail Loop: A moderate 2-hour walk through Lower Bear Mountain consisting of forest, wetlands, cliffs. This closed loop is home to a wide variety of wildlife.
Heritage Walk: An easy 90-minute walk. Learn about Harrison's history as you explore historical buildings and landmarks. Download our map. Be sure to stop by the Sasquatch Museum and learn about the footprint of this mythical creature!



LAKESIDE TIME: Sit in silence

Grab your favourite warm beverage and take in the calming views of Harrison Lake and its surrounding mountains.

BALANCE: Adventure and Relaxation

Get your family ready for a fun day-trip! Grab your skis or snowboard and head to Sasquatch Mountain Resort or take a (covered) jetted boat tour with Harrison Eco Tours, ending the day with a hot springs soak or dinner at one of our awesome restaurants like Milos Greek Taverna and Black Forest, complete with heated, covered patios.

 

 

Harrison Happenings

Family Day is on Monday, February 18th but we are celebrating on February 16th! Please save the date. We will be announcing Harrison's Family Fun Day details very soon!

Lights on the Lake is almost over! Make sure to come down before January 28th.

The Christmas Tree Trail ends on January 13th.

 


 

We hope 2019 brings you peace and great joy!
Love the journey as much as the visit.
Find Nature...#justuptheroad

Love the journey as much as the visit. 

 

 

DASH AWAY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

                                                                                                                                          December 1, 2018

DASH AWAY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

With Christmas being less than a month away and a mile-long to-do list, a relaxing staycation is the perfect 'you' gift.

 

 

Cozy Christmas Walks

Quiet, winter walks with a hot cup of cocoa. Bring your favourite person and reconnect or be alone with your thoughts.

Views for days.



Mountain adventures at Sasquatch Mountain Resort.

Healing hot springs enjoyed at the Harrison Resort and Spa
or in our public pool.

 

 

December Happenings

Lights on the Lake from November 24th - January 28th is our first Lights on the Lake event. 7 days a week from dusk until 11:00 pm.

Christmas at Kilby Historic Site on December 8th & 9th.  Roast Turkey Dinner and all the trimmings for lunch!

CPR Holiday Train on December 17th at 5:05 pm. Supporting local food banks across the country, the train stops in Agassiz across from the Agricultural Centre on Pioneer Avenue, West of Highway 9.

Christmas Tree Trail from November 23 to January 13, enjoy this self-guided, 2.5 km tour through Harrison Village.

Wishing Solstice Boat Workshop on December 21, 2018, from 3 - 5 pm. This all-ages workshop shares how to fold an origami paper boat, embellish it, and then sail it out on Harrison Lake. Write down what you want to let go and bring in the positivity of 2019.

Harrison Un-Gala...A Cabin Style New Year's on December 31.
Ring in the New Year with rustic decor, games, canapes,
champagne at midnight, and live music.


 

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navigate through our community.

Harrison Hot Springs is far enough
away to feel away from it all,
but only a 40-minute drive from Abbotsford
and a scenic 
1.5-hour drive from Vancouver.

Love the journey as much as the visit. 
#justuptheroad .

 

 

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