Tourism Harrison Newsletter

'Tis the season to fish

                                                                                                                                          September 1, 2018

Harrison Lake and River
The Best Place to Start Your Fishing Adventure!

Welcome to a sports fisher's paradise... where you'll find an abundance of trout, salmon, and sturgeon. Harrison Hot Springs is situated on the largest freshwater lake in southwestern BC, truly a fishing dream come true!

The beautiful surroundings, glistening rivers and lakes, and majestic wildlife attract anglers from around the globe.

The Harrison and Fraser River is the main route for thousands of migrating salmon and today's dinosaurs -- the white sturgeon -- which can grow up to 1,000 lbs and live up to 200 years old! Fish as big as us are regular occurrences!

BC Sport Fishing Group (BCSFG) tags and records the length and location of all sturgeon, working in partnership with the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society's monitoring and assessment program. Awesome for educating the next generation of anglers!

Feeding into the Harrison River, the salmon migration is truly a sight to see. In fact, a festival celebrates the eagles and salmon every year.

We have a unique adventure to offer for everyone! Or, as we like to say, Go Fish!




Do you need a fishing license?
Fishing licences and conservation stamps are available for purchase online from the provincial government’s website.
Not sure which license to buy?
Double check your confirmation email – license info. and the appropriate link will be provided when you book your trip.

For more information, check out the Fresh Water Fishing Regulations.

'Catch and Release' varieties include:

Steelhouse (December to May)*
Cutthroat (year-round) *
Rainbow and Bull Trout (year-round)
Char (October to May) **
Chinook (July to November) ***
Sockeye (August to October) ***
Coho (September to December) *
Chum (September to December)
Pink  (Odd years in September)
Sturgeon (year-round) **
* Hatchery Fish only for retention
** Catch and Release only
*** Seasonal openings

BC Sportfishing Group provides first-class guided fishing adventures and wildlife tours, offering the best experiences in and around Harrison Hot Springs.


Agassiz Farm Fresh Market:  Thursday afternoons from 4 - 7 pm, the Agassiz Farm Market connects local growers, artisans, and supporters. Featuring a market area for shopping and a kids' zone!

Bands on the Beach: It's finally here on September 1st and 2nd from 1:00 - 6:00 pm. Noted as one of our best summer events, bring lawn chairs and get ready to rock out to Bluegrass, Indie, and New Country music. Check out the bands!

Harrison Country Craft Market:  Happening over Labour Day weekend, experience this one-of-a-kind crafts and lively outdoor music market! Source new organic foods or a little something that sparks your creative side.

While you're out here, be sure to explore our arts & heritage attractions, outdoor fun, shopping and health and wellness scene!




Lights on the Lake - Harrison's very first Sasquatch-themed Winter Festival will be taking place in mid-November! Details will be shared shortly, stay tuned!



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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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