Tourism Harrison Newsletter

Biking in Harrison

                                                                                                                                           May  1, 2018

Can you really experience your surroundings just by driving by? Something euphoric happens when you hop on a bike and feel the fresh spring air cascade around you.

It’s highly unlikely you will remember that one-millionth time you drove to your destination but will recall conquering a trail and the end reward of a gorgeous view or refreshing dip!

Harrison offers some of the nicest biking around.  At our doorstep, the fertile farmland provides kilometers of country-side scenery and, best of all, it is all flat.  Easy riding for everyone!

Check out one our favorite rides starting from the Harrison Visitor Center, past Circle Farm Tour stops and around Limbert Mountain.

Dust off your backpack, bring a picnic basket to be stuffed with Circle Farm foods, your bike, supportive shoes, and your camera to snap moments!

Don’t have a bike? No problem! You can rent one at Jaime Quadracycle from self-propelled vehicles and quadricycles to tricycles and regular bicycles. You can also rent by the hour at Glencoe Motel Bike Rentals or grab some from Harrison Beach. (Not limited to hotel guests.)

 

 

RIDE OUT WITH OUR TOP 5 PICKS

Harrison has a variety of biking trails, suited for the novice to the experienced.

1) COUNTRY ROAD RIDE is a 26 km ride, taking you from Harrison Hot Springs to the farm lands of Agassiz as part of our Circle Farm Tour. You’ll drive past farms, corn fields, hazelnut orchards, cows, sheep, and, even, the odd donkey.

Highlights!
Back Porch: Pottery & basketry studio boasting antiques, collectibles, and other home/ garden décor items. Character buildings, chickens, goats and family vegetable gardens.

Farm House Natural Cheeses: Certified organic farm producing a wide variety of artisan farmstead cow and goat milk cheeses, non-homogenized milk, butter and yogurt from the farm's grass-fed cows and goats. Watch the cheesemaking process through the viewing window and take time for a stroll around the farm to visit the animals.

2) LAKESIDE: Bike along the gorgeous esplanade*.
(Please watch out for vehicles as it is a narrow shoulder.)

3) HARRISON MILLS TO HARRISON HOT SPRINGS: (and back) - for the more intermediate riders --an hour ride there and back -- stop at the springs on Mt. Woodside where you can fill up your water bottle with fresh spring water! (Note: there is an elevation gain on both sides.)

4) RIDE THROUGH THE VILLAGE: Nothing beats taking a tour of Harrison Village. (Please watch for other pedestrians and vehicles.)

5) BEAR MOUNTAIN SIDE TRAIL LOOP: A total 7.5 km round-trip. This ride begins at Memorial Hall and turns into Mount Street Trail. You’ll see lots of farmland, leading into forest and over a bridge crossing at which point you’ll twist and turn a bit more before looping back.

Pedal then pool: Stay and soak in one of the hot spring pools or enjoy the healing springs spa at Harrison Resort.

 

 

BIKES TO BITES

You have worked up a sweat and are ready for a monster bowl of something.

Stop by The Old Settler Pub or Sandpiper Resort's Clubhouse.

Muddy's serves their coffee hot, and signature-size desserts are guaranteed to hit the spot. Wanting a bit more on the upscale and farm-fresh? Try Harrison Corner, Black Forest,  Copper Room, or Morgan's Bistro.



SASQUATCH DAYS

This two-day event begins at 9:00 am with a short procession to Harrison Lake Plaza where a welcoming ceremony will be held at 10:00 am.

Each day features artisan activity tables, medicine walks. and opportunities for intercultural sharing.

Joint hosts for this event, Sts’ailes First Nations and the Village of Harrison Hot Springs, invite visitors to learn about the traditions of the Sts’ailes People and share cultural experiences.

Check out the pictures from previous years.
 


 

"The best routes are the ones you haven't ridden."

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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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