Tourism Harrison Newsletter

February News

 

 

February 1st, 2020


Valentine's in Harrison
 
It's time to get ready for the season of love!  
 
 
Romantic Feels
February 14th
 From Harrison Lake's sandy beaches
to the soothing hot springs pools, 
Harrison has plenty to offer! 

Whether it's time spent with friends, 
family, or enjoying it solo, we are here
to refuel your love tank!


Enjoy a Starlight Skate*
grab delicious baked treats at Cabin Fever,
or cozy up by the fire after you shred the
mountain tops at Sasquatch Mountain Resort
.


*rink is open until February 29*
Food Love
 
 Heartfelt Trails and Views

Spirit Trail
For a short, easy 20-minute levelled walk. 

Sandy Cove
For the adventurous spirit offering lake views
and a secluded beach for a picnic.

Bear Mountain Hike
Put your love to the test.
This difficult 18-km hike is not for the
faint of heart, but the view is worth it.
 

Embrace The Moment 
Romance Packages for Two
 

 
 
Created Cherished Memories 
Family Fun Day on February 15th 
 
Pack up the people you love most and
come celebrate Family Day.

 While February 17th marks Family Day this year,
Harrison is celebrating on Saturday, February 15th
at Memorial Hall from 10 am - 3 pm.

Highlights include Science World, 
our resident illusionist, and a variety of games for
the kids to enjoy including face painting,
crafts, and a bouncy castle!

Plus, you never know if
Hot Springs Harry will stop in for a visit! 
 
Harrison Happenings

February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22th & 29th
Nigel Harrison - Magician

February 17th
Fun Family Heritage Day

February 19th
CP Rail and the Agassiz Station

February 22nd
Salish Weaving Workshop

February 24th
Paint Night at The Old Settler Pub

February 29th
Rosie & the Riveters
 
Love the journey as much as the visit.
#justuptheroad
 
 

 

January News

 

 

 

January 1st, 2020


Celebrate 2020 in Harrison
 
"The only way of finding the limits of the possible
is by going beyond them into the impossible."
The next decade is officially upon us, bringing
a renewed outlook and refreshed energy! 

Whether it be through new endeavours, hobbies,
healthier habits, or just making time for 'you',
we have a few thoughts to help you transition.
 
Centering
Bathe in the fresh air and take a forest walk.

Spirit Trail
Short, easy 20-minute level walk. 

Spirit Trail/Bridle Trail Loop
Moderate 2-hour walk through Lower Bear Mountain
consisting of forest, wetlands, and cliffs.
This closed-loop is home to a variety of wildlife.

Heritage Walk
Easy 90-minute walk. 
Learn about Harrison's history as you explore
historical buildings and landmarks.
 

Reflecting

Enjoy the peaceful sounds as you take in the
winter-esque views of Harrison Lake.

Grab a rewarding feel-good beverage and 
sweet treat in Harrison Village.

 
Balancing
Adventure & Relaxation


Seek your perfect combination of adventure and relaxation.
Grab your family and friends to explore
some of the best activities around!

How about a covered jetted boat tour with
 Harrison Eco Tours  or a day on the mountain
at Sasquatch Mountain Resort?

End the day with a hot springs soak and 
dinner at one of our awesome restaurants.
Many have heated or covered patios. 
 
Harrison Happenings

January 1st
Polar Bear Swim at Harrison Beach


January 1st
New Years Brunch at Rowena’s
New Year's Brunch at the Copper Room

 
January 1st-12th
Lights by the Lake
 
January 11th 
Harrison Festival Society Presents the Paper Boys
 
January Restaurant Hours

Milos Greek Restaurant
 7 days a week 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lakeview Restaurant
 7 days a week 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Old Settlers Pub
 7 days a week 11:00 am - 12:00 am

Pho Ho Vietnamese
 
7 days a week 9:30 am - 9:30 pm

Black Forest
 
Monday to Friday 4:00 - 9:00 pm
 Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Copper Room
 Sunday to Thursday 5:30- 10:00 pm
 Friday & Saturday 5:30 - 11:00 pm

Morgans 

Monday to Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm and then at 5:00 pm
 
We hope 2020 brings you much peace and joy! 

Love the journey as much as the visit.
#justuptheroad 
 

 

October News

 

 

 

October 1st, 2019

Fall in Harrison
Sharing the Best of the Season
 
Set Your Sights on Wildlife

The Harrison region is famous for attracting all types
of wildlife. During the fall, the annual salmon
spawning season starts in mid October, attracting tens of
thousands of bald eagles. Watch the salmon run
at Weaver Creek and see the eagles at designated
eagle viewing sites. You can also book a river tour. 
 

Fishing Mecca

On the shores of Harrison Lake, you have easy boat
access to the Harrison River-- the first designated
Salmon Stronghold in Canada. The river is an artery
of the migrating salmon. Harrison Lake and River are
also home to steelhead trout and the prehistoric sturgeon.

Explore our guided tours! 

 
Shoreline Tours
These leisurely tours offer a covered 2.5-hour cruise
on the big Laroan. Listen to the crew talk about the
area’s ecosystem and grab a bite.


Harrison Eco Tours
Specializing in wildlife, these jet boat tours are best
suited for smaller groups. You'll see the river in a more
intimate way while still staying warm. 

Put on your running shoes and spend some time
in the great outdoors! Boundless panoramas, glacial peaks,
river-carved valleys, rich forest, lakeside breezes...
it’s all waiting to be explored by you.
 
Recommended Hikes 

Sandy Cove Trail & Whippoorwill Point

Just past the trail, leading to the natural hot springs source,
this hike will take you further down the shoreline .
Be prepared for some unbelievable views and
great picture opportunities.
 

A short 1-kilometre walk, through a beautiful cedar forest,
that is very accessible from the Harrison Hot Springs Village.
What makes this trail so special is that a local resident artist
has decorated many of the cedars with masks. 
 
 
HARRISON HAPPENINGS
(click through to October and November)

October 12-14th
Thanksgiving at Kilby

October 25-26th
Harrison Beer Festival

October 26-27th
Kilby Kids Halloween Party

November 6-8th
Sturgeon Challenge

November 16-17th
Bald Eagle Festival 
 
Is it marked in your calendar?

Lights by the Lake
November 23, 2019, to
January 12th, 2020

Lights by the Lake is quickly
approaching!The event highlights
Harrison’s longstanding history of the
elusive Sasquatch.

Light displays line the 1-km
waterfront promenade and,
NEW THIS YEAR, is the
synthetic skating rink! 

Skating is free!
Visitors can bring their own ice skates
or rent a pair. 

Lights by the Lake is free to attend and
 open from dusk to 11:00 PM. 
 

  

 
Harrison Hot Springs is far enough away
to feel away from it all.
Love the journey as much as the visit.  
#justuptheroad 
 
 

 

Let Harrison Put a Little Spring in Your Step

                                                                                                                                           April 1, 2018

April's sunshine allows for more than just a quick jaunt out of the house. Dust off those trusty old hiking boots and fill your backpack with healthy snacks. Ski season is nearing the end, and it's time to exercise your heart and lungs.

Spring is the season of renewal! Get ready to feel alive, strong, and free to roam wherever the unmarked paths take you!

ADVENTURE OUT WITH OUR TOP 5 PICKS

Harrison has a great variety of hikes, strolls, and walks, from novice to experienced, and with no shortage of sites to explore.

Check out our hiking list that's listed from moderate to difficult.

EASY:  Spirit Trail -- more than an average walk! Enjoy the cedar trees that have been decorated with beautiful First Nation's masks by a local artist.

BRING THE FAMILY: Hicks Lake Trail-- your kids have a bunch of energy to burn after winter hibernation. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy this 2-hour 'hike' with the littles.

MEDIUM:  Sandy Cove Trail (Whippoorwill Point) -- the first 150 meters are tough, but after that you are golden! The reward? A stellar view of Harrison Lake.

HARD:  Campbell River Trail (The Harrison Grind) -- Harrison's own version of the Grouse Grind, with a 700-meter ascent, this is a 3-5 hour hike that is designed for the experienced!

DIFFICULT: Slollicum Peak -- Slollicum is a 1200 meter ascent with a remote 14k return hike, east of Harrison Lake Gravel Road. It's off the beaten path and gorgeous.

 

 

HIKES TO BIKES

You have worked up a sweat and are ready for a monster bowl of something satisfying.

If you are after a pint, stop by The Old Settler Pub or Sandpiper Resort's Clubhouse.

Muddy's serves their coffee hot, and signature-size desserts are guaranteed to 'hit the spot'. Wanting a bit more on the upscale and farm-fresh? Try Harrison Corner, Black Forest,  Copper Room, or Morgan's Bistro. Bring a change of clothes and celebrate the adventure you just experienced.

 

 

UNCORKED WINE FESTIVAL

Unfortunately, this popular wine festival is SOLD OUT by day, but there is some room on April 20, 2018 to explore our restaurants for Uncorked by Night

Rowena's Inn on the River has partnered with Singletree Winery, Morgan's Bistro is with Kettle Valley, and Harrison Corner is collaborating with Maan Farms Winery.

Beautiful food and wine pairings never looked so good!
Please book directly with each restaurant to reserve your table.


 

 

 

"Of all of the paths you take in life, make sure that a few of them are dirt." - John Muir

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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