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Follow the Autumn Breeze to Harrison

                                                                                                                                          October 1, 2018

Follow the Autumn Breeze to Harrison

"And All At Once Summer Collapsed Into Fall..."

Cool breezes, cozy blankets, healing soaks, and comfort eats are this month's call to action.

Hot Springs Soaks:  Release the stress of rigid routines with a dip at the Harrison Resort & Spa or Public Pool.

Comfort Foods: Soul-soothing bites will give you all the feels. Some of our faves include like the crisp chicken and fries from Harrison Corner Cafe, charbroiled ribs from Milos Greek Taverna, pulled pork sandwich from Old Settler Pub, and creamy tomato soup from Morgan's Bistro

Brisk Walks: Explore Spirit Trail or embark on the Heritage Walk to learn all about our storied past. This easy 5-km walk will take you by landmarks and along the promenade.

Forest Hikes and Lakeshore Strolls: Hit the trails and kick your boots through fall foliage or grab a hot bevvy and walk Harrison Lake's esplanade.

 

 

LOOK UP!

Fall brings majestic creatures as the annual salmon run invites the eagles to feast. On November 17th and 18th, the 21st Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival celebrates another season of the winter-gathering bald eagles and salmon, but the phenomenon lasts until early January.

Located only 15 minutes away, Harrison Mills offers prime salmon and eagle-viewing spots.

Weaver Creek Spawning
While the channel is a man-made extension, it offers a wonderful opportunity to view spawning salmon. Peak activity is from October 6 - November 1.

Sandpiper Resort
Located on the Harrison River, the eagles gather in great numbers resting on the trees and riverfront. Watch from the golf course or private gazebo. Be sure to ask about the salmon specialty menu.

Kilby Historic Site
Enjoy a short walking tour down the dike to the confluence of the Fraser and Harrison Rivers. A costumed interpreter will explain the relationship between the salmon and eagles, and tell the story of the once-thriving mill town.

If you prefer to watch the eagles by boat, Harrison Eco Tours takes guests to see them up close and personal!


OCTOBER HAPPENINGS

The Harrison Beer Festival includes Cask Night on October 26th, the Beer Festival on October 27th, and an Oktoberfest Dance on October 27th. Tickets are completely SOLD OUT for the Beer Festival, but we still have a few tickets left for the other two. Hurry, and get your tickets before they're all gone.

Thanksgiving at Kilby! Don’t miss out on their famous Thanksgiving dinner -- a traditional full course turkey dinner (roast turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, seasonal vegetables, gravy, cranberry sauce, dinner roll, apple or pumpkin pie & coffee or tea) for only $22.95.

Harrison Festival Society Presents Coco Jafro on October 6th at 8 PM at Memorial Hall. Coco Jafro captures the pulse, energy and vibrancy of innovative world music. For more information, click here.

Step Back in Time at Rowena's Inn: Enjoy four courses, amidst the 1920's ambiance at Rowena’s Inn. Better yet, request the King’s Table and dine communal style!

 

 

NEW! LIGHTS ON THE LAKE LIGHTS FESTIVAL


Save the date! November 24th marks the inaugural Lights on the Lake light display on the Harrison Lakefront.

From a Christmas Tree Trail and "Whoville-feel" Village to a  new winter light festival called Lights on the Lake, Christmas in Harrison is sure to be magical! 

Enjoy a Sasquatch-themed light display, sharing Harrison’s favourite ways to spend time outdoors.

The inaugural lighting occurs at 5:30 pm on Saturday, November 24th with pre-lighting festivities including complimentary hot chocolate and treats, and a roving Sasquatch. More details to come!




 

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