Tourism Harrison Newsletter

Paddle Up The Harrison Way!

                                                                                                                                          June  1, 2018

Harrison Hot Springs is a kayaking mecca for the novice and experienced paddler alike. The scenery remains untouched, the water is calming, and the exploration routes are endless.

Don't have your own kayak or canoe? You can rent kayaks from Killer's Cove or take a guided tour with Harrison Eco Tours. 

Make sure to plan your next outing accordingly! 
Know before you go:
Stay close to shore. Strong winds can come up quickly and drift you just a little farther than you might like to go.
Watch the weather as it can change quickly.
It's best to paddle with other kayaks or canoes. Remember, safety in numbers.
Always strap on a life vest.
Be aware of your surroundings.




1. DABBLE WITH A PADDLE: The perfect trip for the novice or experienced. Leaving twice daily from the Harrison Lakeshore, this tour includes safety orientation and a two-hour paddle on Harrison Lake and part-way down the Harrison River.

2. MIAMI RIVER IS FAMILY FRIENDLY: Bring along the littles. This is an easy paddle suited for families with young children where you'll paddle right through the Village. 

3. HARRISON'S PAST: Paddle past the First Nations' petroglyphs, burial sites, and the historic "Bubble and Squeak" sunken steamship.

4. OVER THE RAINBOW: Accessible only by boat, a full day trip in your kayak that you will never forget. Pack a picnic lunch and take a guided paddle to Rainbow Falls. Stretch your legs as you take a short hike up to the falls. 8 hours round trip. 
5. FROM LAKE TO RIVER:  Harrison Hot Springs to Harrison Mills. Come with a friend and bring two cars. Leave one in at either Kilby Historic Site or Sandpiper Resort and take the other to Harrison. Gorgeous year-round but, especially, in the fall when bald eagles gather. 




Harrison Hot Springs...also known as 'family fun town'!

Although kayaking and canoeing is a blast, don't forget to part take in all those other fun water-filled family activities Harrison has to offer.

Sand and water always make for a good time. Try riding a banana boat, get in a bumper boat fight,  play in the Wipe Out zones, and don't forget about the awesome waterslides! The kids. Will. Have. A. Blast!

And, CIRCLE FARM TOURS are back. This self-guided farm tour takes you through the countryside. Pet farm animals and sample locally grown and made food.


June 16 and 17th: 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, 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 in cultural experiences.

See pictures from previous years.



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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