Tourism Harrison Newsletter

June News

                                                                                                                           June 1, 2019

June News
Hikes, Summer Events, and Water Fun


Whether you are looking for a family-friendly walk or to hit the mountain hard, you'll find the variety of hiking options in Harrison. 

Don't feel like venturing out on your own?
NEW! Harrison Eco Tours can take you on guided hiking tours!



In order, from easy to difficult....


Only 30 minutes long, this forest walk takes hikers through a
beautiful cedar forest and past masks that were created
and hung by a local resident.


Or add the Bridal Trail in for a 5.5 km, 1.5-hour hike
that allows you to get back to nature and surround yourself
with flora, wetlands, cliffs, and wildlife .


One of our faves! Only 4 km, this 1.5 hour moderate hike,
takes you past the source of our hot springs.

Now add sandy beaches and panoramic lake views.


10 kms and 6 hours long.
Harrison Grind takes you through
rock, forest, and past Campbell Lake.
Fun fact: this lake is populated by salamanders.


Not for the faint of heart!
This 18-km, 7-hour hike, east of Harrison Lake,
leads you past several small waterfalls and
breathtaking views of The Fraser Valley,
Fraser River, and the Cheam Mountain Range.


Harrison Watersports Water Park opens on June 22nd!

What could be better than bouncing and sliding all day
on a giant inflatable waterpark ?

Rent sea-doos or bumper boats!

Or kayaks, canoes and boats at Killer's Cove!


June 8th
Agassiz Speedway

June 15th and 16th
Sasquatch Days

Father's Day: Black Powder Day on June 16th
Head to Kilby Historic Site for muskets, pistols, bows and arrows, and even a blacksmith! End the day at the café for a traditional Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding dinner.

June 27th
Golf for Kid's Sake 30th Annual Golf Tournament
Big Brothers Big Sisters, of the Fraser Valley, is celebrating 50 years
and is hosting their 30th annual charity golf tournament
at Sandpiper Golf Course.

June 29th and 30th
Learn the hands-on life of settlers at
Kilby's Pioneer Days.


July 1st
Canada Day!
Classic cars, colourful floats, and local community love define
Harrison's Canada Day celebrations, ending the night
with fireworks over the lake.

Save the date for now, but check back soon
as the 2019 Schedule will be posted shortly.

July 12-21st
Harrison Festival of Arts
This world-class festival brings music and art from around the globe

July 20th
Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour
Take a leisurely self-guided slow-cycle tour to meet
farmers, learn about agriculture, and shop. 

July 21st
Kilby's Kid's Summer Carnival
Celebrate with music, carnival games, market stalls,
face-painting and more.

July 27th
Harrison Dragon Boat Festival
Bringing a colourful atmosphere as teams race across the lake.

July 27th
Agassiz Speedway
Minis, Streets, late models, Wescar touring series, and Hornets.
Rainout date is July 28th.


August 3-4th
Pioneer Days at Kilby

August 31-Sept 1st
Bands on the Beach

September 13-14th
Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival




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. 





May News

                                                                                                                           May 1, 2019



No matter your fitness level, Harrison is a beautiful playground
for paddlers. Starting with the family-friendly Miami River, taking kayaks and canoes right through Harrison Village, or the Harrison River to Harrison Lake route.

Go out on your own. Kayak & canoe rentals are available
at Killer's Cove.

Or, take a guided kayaking tour with Harrison Eco Tours.





Accessible only by boat or an 8-hour trip by kayak.
Pack a picnic lunch and marvel at Rainbow Falls.


4-5 hour paddle, viewing The First Nation's petroglyphs, burial sites, and the historic "Bubble and Squeak" sunken steamship.
Abundant wildlife and scenic beauty.


Come with a friend and bring two cars. Leave one in Harrison Mills, at either Kilby Historic Site or Sandpiper Resort, and take the other to Harrison Hot Springs. Gorgeous year-round.


Touches on four lakes, two of which -- Deer and Hicks -- are
best to explore in small boats. (Electric motors are
meant for Deer Lake and 10 hp is the maximum permitted
speed on Hicks.) Paddle to the isolated Sandy Beach at
Hick's south end.


Not sure what to do on Mother's Day?
How about brunch, heart-felt gifts, and hot spring soaks?
May 12th: Celebrate at  Kilby Historic Site where kids can make a special craft and enjoy a featured menu at the cafe.
May 12th: Harrison Resort's legendary Copper Room is hosting brunch. Call the Copper Room for advance reservations at 604.796.4741.
May 12th: Riverside-style, enjoy Mother's Day Brunch and a Mimosa Bar at Sandpiper Resort. Call 604.796.1000 to make a reservation.
End the day at the public hot springs pools!


On June 16th stop by the log cabin-themed On June 16th stop by the log cabin-themed The Old Settler Pub
or head to the waterfront Sandpiper Resort's Clubhouse
to grab a burger and brew.

Add in a round of golf or fishing excursion!

Be sure to explore Harrison Corner, Black Forest,
Milos, Copper Room, Kitami, Morgan's Bistro
for other great Harrison eats!


June 15th & 16th
Sasquatch Days
Intercultural celebration with canoe races, salmon BBQ,
medicine walks, boat tours, and talks on the Sasquatch
from Sts'ailes experts and local investigators.
Read more about the legendary creature!

July 1st
Canada Day
The Village's vibe gives that small-town feel.
Fun events are planned throughout the day,
ending the night with beautiful fireworks over the lake.

See 2018's schedule to get a feel for what's to come!
More details will be announced soon.


July 12-21st: Harrison Arts Festival
July 20th: Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour
July 27th: Harrison Dragon Boat Regatta 
August 31-Sept 1st: Bands on the Beach



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. 





Spring Forward!

                                                                                                                           March 1, 2019


It's time to come out of hiding and embrace
all things sunshine and flowers.




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.)


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!


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. 





New Beginnings in Harrison Hot Springs

                                                                                                                                        January 1, 2019


"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. 



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