Tourism Harrison Newsletter

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


 

 

 

 

New Beginnings in Harrison Hot Springs

                                                                                                                                        January 1, 2019

NEW BEGINNINGS IN HARRISON HOT SPRINGS

"Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better."
~Albert Einstein

 

 

A new year is upon us! The start of a cycle brings refreshed energy. Perhaps you've decided to pursue a passion project, focus on your health, take more quality 'me' time, or spend time outdoors.
We have a few ideas to help kickstart 2019!

                      Harrison's Healing Nature Will Renew and Refresh

REJUVENATE: Take a forest or cultural walk.

Spirit Trail: A short easy 20-minute, marked by clay masks.
Spirit Trail Loop: A moderate 2-hour walk through Lower Bear Mountain consisting of forest, wetlands, cliffs. This closed loop is home to a wide variety of wildlife.
Heritage Walk: An easy 90-minute walk. Learn about Harrison's history as you explore historical buildings and landmarks. Download our map. Be sure to stop by the Sasquatch Museum and learn about the footprint of this mythical creature!



LAKESIDE TIME: Sit in silence

Grab your favourite warm beverage and take in the calming views of Harrison Lake and its surrounding mountains.

BALANCE: Adventure and Relaxation

Get your family ready for a fun day-trip! Grab your skis or snowboard and head to Sasquatch Mountain Resort or take a (covered) jetted boat tour with Harrison Eco Tours, ending the day with a hot springs soak or dinner at one of our awesome restaurants like Milos Greek Taverna and Black Forest, complete with heated, covered patios.

 

 

Harrison Happenings

Family Day is on Monday, February 18th but we are celebrating on February 16th! Please save the date. We will be announcing Harrison's Family Fun Day details very soon!

Lights on the Lake is almost over! Make sure to come down before January 28th.

The Christmas Tree Trail ends on January 13th.

 


 

We hope 2019 brings you peace and great joy!
Love the journey as much as the visit.
Find Nature...#justuptheroad

Love the journey as much as the visit. 

 

 

DASH AWAY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

                                                                                                                                          December 1, 2018

DASH AWAY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

With Christmas being less than a month away and a mile-long to-do list, a relaxing staycation is the perfect 'you' gift.

 

 

Cozy Christmas Walks

Quiet, winter walks with a hot cup of cocoa. Bring your favourite person and reconnect or be alone with your thoughts.

Views for days.



Mountain adventures at Sasquatch Mountain Resort.

Healing hot springs enjoyed at the Harrison Resort and Spa
or in our public pool.

 

 

December Happenings

Lights on the Lake from November 24th - January 28th is our first Lights on the Lake event. 7 days a week from dusk until 11:00 pm.

Christmas at Kilby Historic Site on December 8th & 9th.  Roast Turkey Dinner and all the trimmings for lunch!

CPR Holiday Train on December 17th at 5:05 pm. Supporting local food banks across the country, the train stops in Agassiz across from the Agricultural Centre on Pioneer Avenue, West of Highway 9.

Christmas Tree Trail from November 23 to January 13, enjoy this self-guided, 2.5 km tour through Harrison Village.

Wishing Solstice Boat Workshop on December 21, 2018, from 3 - 5 pm. This all-ages workshop shares how to fold an origami paper boat, embellish it, and then sail it out on Harrison Lake. Write down what you want to let go and bring in the positivity of 2019.

Harrison Un-Gala...A Cabin Style New Year's on December 31.
Ring in the New Year with rustic decor, games, canapes,
champagne at midnight, and live music.


 

Download our app (Tourism Harrison app) to help you
navigate through our community.

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 .

 

 

Christmas in Harrison

                                                                                                                                          November 1, 2018

Lights On the Lake

Have you saved the date?! November 24th marks our first Lights on the Lake event! Unlike other festivals painted with traditional Christmas scenes, Lights on the Lake is a Sasquatch-themed light display, sharing Harrison’s favourite ways to spend time outdoors.

Watch for Sasquatch hiking, biking, paddling, skiing, fishing, camping, windsurfing, and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  Phases 2 and 3 will be revealed in the next two years.

Illuminated streets, painted storefront windows, Christmas trees lining the plaza, and Sasquatch Christmas storytelling at, nearby, Harrison Lake Hotel will have everyone loving the Christmas feels.

Date: November 24, 2018 to January 28, 2019
Time: Seven days a week from dusk until 11:00 pm
Location: Harrison Lakefront
Cost: FREE

 

 

Cozy Christmas Walks

Taking place from November 23 to January 13, The Christmas Tree Trail -- a self-guided, 2.5 km tour -- takes visitors through  Harrison Village.

Enjoy seasonal favourites at coffee shops and bistros, and discover unique Christmas gifts at our boutique shops. During the four weeks leading up to Christmas, we are also awarding weekly giveaways!

Pick-up your guide at the Harrison Visitor Information Centre and Sasquatch Museum.

Winter Eagles Gather

On November 17th and 18th, the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival celebrates its 23rd season of the eagles and salmon.  Located only 15 minutes away, Harrison Mills is home to the world's largest winter eagle gathering.

We invite everyone to witness this spectacular phenomenon. Choose from a variety of accommodation partners and drive to nearby prime viewing spots, such as Kilby Historic Site and Sandpiper Resort. Better yet! Take an eagle viewing boat tour with Harrison Eco Tours. The eagles leave in early January.

 

 

Upcoming Happenings

Annual Harrison Sturgeon Challenge from November 7th - 9th, 2018. Hosted by BC Sport Fishing Group and the Harrison Hot Springs Resort. Come out for this friendly three-day competition to see who catches the ‘big one’.

Christmas at Kilby on December 8th & 9th. Enjoy Roast Turkey Dinner and all the trimmings for lunch!. Book your table for the 12 pm or 2 pm seating. Only $22.95. Don't forget to browse the gift area on your way out. It's artisan heaven!

Holiday Train on December 17th. Supporting local food banks across the country, the Holiday Train stops in Agassiz on December 17th at 5:05 pm across from the Agra Centre on Pioneer Avenue, West of Highway 9. Musical guests include Sam Roberts Band, Kelly Prescott, and Tracey Brown. Be sure to bring a non-perishable food item.


 

Download our app (Tourism Harrison app) to help you

navigate through our community.

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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