Tourism Harrison Newsletter

February 2021

 

 

 

February 1, 2021

February is All About
Heart Vibes and Family Day


VALENTINE'S SHOPPING


Looking to shop and support local?
Harrison Village has the cutest boutique
stores, filled with one-of-a-kind gifts.
Never mind all the savoury and sweet bites.


Rocky Mountain Chocolate re-opens
on February 5th. Stock up on your
favourite fudge, heart-shaped chocolates,
and other delicious sweet treats.

Wine and charcuterie go hand-in-hand.
For a night in, how about award-winning
Farmhouse Cheeses with your favourite
bottle of wine?

And to gift your favourite people, we
recommend Canwest Art Gallery and 
Blue Dandelion Gifts & Collectibles.

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VALENTINE'S DINING

Morgan's Bistro
Farm-to-table Valentine's menu
on February 14th. 

Lost Marble Cafe & Creamery:
A heart-shaped waffle with fresh
strawberries, chocolate drizzle, and
vanilla whip on February 14th
from 9 am - 2 pm. 

Sandpiper Resort
Step Back in Time, Fireside Dining: 

Four courses enjoyed in the 1920s
ambiance at Rowena’s Inn on the
River on February 13 & 14.

Clubhouse Restaurant
Valentines Features including
Chateaubriand for Two! 

Butter Chicken House
Butter Chicken and Basmati Rice, the perfect pair!
Save 15% on all orders on February 14th!*

(Promotional offer applies to a minimum order of $30)

Although these next few restaurants
don't have a themed Valentine's menu,
the food is always worthy of a
special occasion!


Milos Greek Taverna serves authentic
Greek cuisine and Black Forest 
is all about Eastern European
 dishes like schnitzel.

Cozy comforting bites grace the
menu at Old Settlers Pub and ask
Muddy Waters for a heart-shaped design
on your next latte!

Contact each restaurant directly
to reserve your table!
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ROMANTIC GETAWAYS
 

Valentine's Romance Package
at Harrison Beach Hotel

Spoil your Valentine with this 2-night
stay. Includes a bouquet of roses, 
wine, and chocolate.


Romance and Cabin Vibes
at Rowena's Inn on the River

Arrive to a rustic luxury cabin
with fireside time and jacuzzi soaks.
Includes a bottle of wine, 
chocolate-covered strawberries, 
and breakfast.


Valentine's Day Special
at The Lodge on Harrison Lake
 
For any stay booked online during
February 11-28th, use the code
February Special, and you'll receive
a bottle of sparkling wine, chocolates,
and a campfire package.


Hemlock Hollow 
Located in the heart of Sasquatch
Mountain, choose from over 40 cabins,
chalets, and condos
.


FAM JAM TIME

Spend Family Day at
Harrison Beach Hotel

Spend 2 nights and receive a 
munchie basket, wine and
the game UNO. 


Getaway Package with a Twist
at Harrison Hot Springs Resort

Treat yourselves and splash
away in the pools during a 
2-night getaway!  Enjoy
breakfast at the Lakeside Cafe.


Powder and Pillows Package
at Sandpiper Resort

Hit the mountain at Sasquatch
Mountain Resort by day and 
rest in a rustic luxury cabin at night.

MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE

Dust off your gear, pull out those
snow boots, and get ready to
spend the day in the fresh
mountain air skiing, snowboarding, 
snowshoeing, and tubing at 
Sasquatch Mountain Resort
GOLF

Every Day is Family Day at Sandpiper Resort
because kids play for free when
mom or dad pay for themselves!


Known as one of the Valley's 'best-kept
secrets', play by the honour system
and 'fore' your heart out at 
Harrison Resort Golf Course.

(Tickets are valid for unlimited golf on the date of purchase.)
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HIKES TO BIKES

Grab your bike and and head
on down to explore glacial peaks, 
river-carved valleys, forest trails,
and farm views, just waiting
to be explored.

Country Roads
Agassiz's fertile farmland provides
kilometres of country-side scenery.
Flat, easy riding makes it fun for everyone. 


Sandy Cove
For the adventurous spirit, offering
lake views and a secluded beach.
Be sure to bring a picnic!

Bear Mountain Trail
Ready to put your love to the test?
This difficult 18-km hike is not for the
faint of heart but, we promise, the view
is so worth it.


(Note: At this time, our bike rental stores are closed.)
 

WALKS AND WATER

Shoreline Tours
Starting on February 13th 
Experience the thunderous roar
and magnificent sights of Rainbow
Falls on a 2.5-hour boat cruise
around Echo Island and into
Cascade Bay. 


Spirit Trail
An easy 20-minute level walk.
Make it a game and look for masks
hanging in the trees. 

Miami Bridges Trail
A short, forested walk under
moss-covered trees, past old
lamps, and over nine bridges.

(Many bridges have stairs. This walk is not
recommended for wheelchairs or baby strollers.) 


The Heritage Walk
This pleasant 5-kilometre
walk takes you back through
time, past historical buildings
and landmark moments. It
starts at the Visitor Centre and
provides a great overview
of our community.

Harrison Lagoon Walk
Located at the southern end of
Harrison Lake where you are
sure to see a bounty of birds
any time of year. 

Birding
While walking, grab your
binoculars and look for birds!
Or try the app Audubon Birds
of North American
 and
search for birds on your phone!

February 10th
Agassiz Museum Re-opens

Family Day Weekend
Muddy Waters Re-opens

February 18th
The Back Porch Re-open
s

COVID-19 PROVINCIAL
PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER


At this time we are not encouraging any
non-essential travel outside of our local region.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back once
the regional travel advisories have been lifted.


For more information on how BC is
responding to COVID-19, please visit  
HelloBC: What You Need To Know

Harrison Hot Springs is far enough
 away to feel away from it all, 
but only a 1.5-hour drive from Vancouver. 

Love the journey
as much as the visit. 


#justuptheroad 

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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 
 
 

 

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