Tourism Harrison Newsletter

June 2020 Newsletter

June 1, 2020

Welcome Back to Harrison
As we #ExploreBCLocal

 

Relax and Renew

Harrison has always been a place of
health and wellness.

In fact, we can date back to
when the hot springs were initially
discovered by the Sts'Ailes people who
called the source 'Kwals' 
meaning 'boiling water'.

Filled with healing and therapeutic
benefits, our hot springs have been
revered ever since. 

Add lush forest cover and glacier-fed river
& lake, and the Harrison River Valley is
a beautiful BC playground full of
adventure and discovery.

Open Air Experiences
Golfing and Fishing

Golf is in full swing and
fishing starts on June 1st!

Fish our mighty rivers for ancient 
sturgeon or all five salmon species
with BC Sportfishing Group
 
Get your game on by practicing your
socially-distanced swing at
one of our esteemed golf courses.

Better yet, do both!

Plan for the Land of
Hike, Bike, and Paddle


 HIKE
Seek fresh forest air by exploring one
of our mighty mountains, such as Bear Mountain
 or discover hidden masks on Spirit Trail. 
BIKE
Cycle our slow country roads
and taste healthy eats on
our Agassiz/Harrison Circle Farm Tour.*  


*Please check all Circle Farm Tour member
websites for hours of operations
and Covid-19 protocol.
PADDLE
Take a kayaking tour and uncover ancient
petroglyphs by paddling down Harrison River.
Whether you are looking for a family-friendly
walk or to hit the mountain hard, you'll find
a variety of hiking options.  


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

Who is Ready to Host You?

As our local businesses start
 to, safely, re-open, here are 
a few that are ready to
welcome you and with
fun patio vibes too! 

Milos Greek Taverna
Open everyday from
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM 

Muddy Water Cafe 
Open Tuesday to Friday
from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM &
 Saturday and Sunday
from 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM 

Old Settler Pub
Open everyday from
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Visit our website for the full list

Can't support your favourite
business now?

Purchase a gift certificate
to redeem later
!
We ask that you, please,
travel responsibly and only
when it is deemed safe to do so
by provincial & federal authorities.

Please respect our locals' wishes,
and do not travel if you are
feeling unwell. 

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

And, review this page before you visit! 
Harrison Know Before You Go!
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 
 
 
 

 

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 
 

 

December News

 

 

 

December 1st, 2019

Harrison's
Holiday Magic
 
Lights by the Lake
Winter Light Festival

November 23 - January 12

Back for its second season, 
Lights by the Lake highlights
local wildlife and the Sasquatch
participating in outdoor activities, 
such as camping, fishing, hiking,
biking & paddling.

Enjoy Candy Cane Lane, character
cut-outs, and the large
MERRY CHRISTMAS display.

 

New this year is the synthetic
outdoor skating rink! 


Bring your own skates or
rent a pair for a small fee.

 
Watch Our Video !
 
Christmas Tree Trail
November 23 - January 1

To build on the holiday fun, stop in at one
of our cafes or restaurants for a bite
to eat, and take your favourite beverage
to-go. 

Explore the boutique stores in the Village,
indulge in a chocolate or two at
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, 
and be sure to pick up a guide to
help you navigate the tree displays on
the self-guided 2.5 km trail.
 

CP Holiday Train
 One day stop on December 16

Chooo Chooo!

The CP Holiday Train will be making
a stop at 5:30 pm at the Agra Centre
on Pioneer Avenue in Agassiz.

Just 10 minutes away! 
Be sure to bring a food donation.

 
Home Away from Home

While Harrison’s festive side is bound
to elevate your holiday spirits, why not 
book a night or two away?

Don’t forget your swimsuit, so
you can also enjoy the
 hot springs pools!
 
 
HARRISON HAPPENINGS

December 7, 14, 21 & 28
Nigel Harrison Magician

December 14-15 & 21-22
Christmas Luncheon at Kilby
 

  

 
 
Love the journey as much as the visit.  
#justuptheroad 
 
 

 

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