Tourism Harrison Newsletter

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                                                                                                                           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


 

 

 

 

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


 

 

 

 

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