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Biking in and around Harrison

Biking in and Around Harrison





Harrison Hot Springs offers some of the finest biking to be found in the Fraser Valley. At Harrison's doorstel the fertline farmland of Agassiz provides kilometer after kilometer of beautiful scenery and wonderful country roads. Best of all it is all flat. Starting from the Harrison Visitor Center, you could do a twenty kilometer route and come back feeling as though you've only pedalled five.

There is so much to see and do that the road rolls beneath your wheels and the sun, fresh air and freedom flows through you like a summer breeze.  Ride past a number of Circle Farm Tour stops...  Watch for the cat in the grass...

At The Back Porch,  Dan and Lynda invite you to visit their pottery & basketry studio, watch coffee being roasted in a circa 1919 flame roaster or head out to the barn to see the antiques and collectables.  Farm House Natural Cheeses  offers a variety of hand made artisan cheeses that are produced from rich, fresh milk produced from the dairy cows and goats on the farm...and, the gelato flavors are awesome!  The barn animals are wonderful to visit and love head scratches and ear rubs!

Bike around Limbert mountain...ride the dike...or, for those of you looking for something more challenging, take on Mount Woodside and see if you have what it takes to get to the other side.

Uncorked - The First Annual Harrison Wine Fest

Uncorked - The First Annual Harrison Wine Fest

There are wine festivals and then there are wine festivals. We know that Uncorked will be the most memorable wine festival that the Fraser Valley has seen this year.

Take our esteemed Harrison Hot Springs hotspots and now add hand-crafted wines from our favourite local wine regions along with farm-fresh meats, cheeses and vegetables. Add a vintage flair and you have Uncorked! Never mind the views of the majestic Harrison Lake and mountain vistas, only steps from the Harrison Memorial Hall.

Uncorked is Harrison Hot Springs’ inaugural two-day destination food and wine event, showcasing the talents of some of BC’s most renowned wineries and local culinary personalities.

Will see a number of our participating wineries pairing a select group of wines with the culinary delights of Harrison's finest dining establishments, with Morgan’s Bistro, River’s Edge Restaurant, the Red Fort and the classic Harrison Hot Springs Resort's Copper Room all participating.

Sip, sample and savour your way to 15 wineries.  Mix ‘n mingle style, this adult-only event will feature tastings from local wineries with cheese, appetizers and  charcuterie samplings from our Circle Farm tour members provided by Muddy Waters Cafe

What:  Uncorked Wine Festival.
When:  Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 5:00pm
Where:  Memorial Hall on Esplanade Avenue
Why:  After inviting local breweries each year to the Craft Beer Festival, we thought let’s bring the local wineries too and celebrate with our farmers!
Cost:  $35 includes entrance to the event, all tastings and food samples!
$40 at the door

Four restaurants offering 4-course menus paired with one of the wineries attending our Saturday afternoon tasting. Please book directly with the participating restaurant to reserve your spot for this special intimate evening.

Friday, April 22nd - The Harrison Hot Springs Resort will be pairing with Backyard Vineyards from Langley. Offering a 4-course menu for $50 per person and will be held in the Canada Room offering a 40 person intimate dining experience. James Cameron, vintner for Backyard Vineyards will be on hand to share about the wines chosen. Call the Copper Room Restaurant at 604-796-4741 to book your reservation

Friday, April 22nd -  Morgan's Restaurant will be pairing with Cassini Cellars from Oliver. Offering a 4-course menu for $50 per person.  Call Morgan's at 604-491-1696 to book your reservation. 
Saturay, April 23rd- Morgan's Restaurant will be pairing with Kettle Valley Winery from Naramata. Offering a 4-course dinner $60 per person.  Call Morgan's at 604-491-1696 to book your reservation.
The Winery rep and a Sommelier will be on hand to answer any questions both nights.

Friday, April 22nd - The Red Fort will be pairing with Dirty Laundry Winery from Summerland. Offering a 4-course dinner $50 per person.  Call The Red Fort at 604-491-5678 to book your reservation

Friday, April 22nd - River's Edge Resturant at Pretty Estate Resort in Harrison Mills. Just a 15 minute drive from Harrison Hot Springs. River's Edge will be pairing with Fort Berens Estate Winery from Lillooet. Offering a 3-course dinner for $50 per person. Call 604-796-1000 ext.221 to book your reservation. Wine rep will be onsite.

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Harrison Beer and Oktoberfest

Harrison Beer and Oktoberfest




We have officially started counting down to one of the most loved events in Harrison the  4th Annual Harrison Beerfest and Oktoberfest.  The Harrison Beer Festival was created to showase BC Craft Breweries and celebrate craft beer month in BC.

The Harrison Hot Springs and Agassiz region has a rich history in the beer industry. For 60  years hops, a basic ingredient in beer, where the main industry in the Agassiz Area of British Columbia. At the height of the business, 300 acres were planted with hops. The first hop yards, planted in 1892, belonged to the B.C. Hop Company. Hops were harvested from August to early October every year and during that time Agassiz prospered. With the arrival of a thousand pickers, the town's normal population swelled to 15 hundred and business flourished until the flood of 48.

The Harrison Beer Fest offers three great events over 2 days.  The Festival kicks off on Friday night with a  traditional cask night.  Set in a British Pub atmosphere 8 local brewers bring their best unique brew in a  cask that must be finished in one night.  A cask is unfiltered, unpasteurized beer served wtih out CO2.  It a unique beer and this friendly competition is a great opportunity to try out some of this special beverage. Its a great night with British style decor and British themed buffet.

The Saturday afternoon, Beer Festival brings 25 of the finest micro breweries in BC (and two from Ontario) to the shores of Harrison Lake for a unique opportunity of sampling or tasting a wide range of craft-brewed beers in a variety of different styles by various brewers. Each brewery brings with them 3-4 different selections of their beer. Drink tokens are required for each sample.
While the Harrison Beer Festival is smaller and newer our focus on quality brewers and friendly fun atmosphere has gained us a loyal following. For more info or to buy tickets go to More info:

Bands on the Beach

Bands on the Beach




Labour Day Weekend

Saturday Sept. 5th on the beach: 1pm - 6pm

Sunday Sept. 6th on the beach: 1pm - 4:30pm

Sunday night "After Party" Memorial Hall: 7:30pm - midnight

Bring your lawn chairs and get ready to rock the end of summer with two days of awesome FREE entertainment.  You will hear everything from Bluegrass to Indie to New Country.

Then join Todd Sunday night for a special after party as he releases his new album Longneck Breakdown at the Memorial Hall!

A concession offering beer, wine and snacks will be open. Tickets for this event are $15 and can be purchased online here at Tourism Harrison.

This year's lineup:

Todd Richard & The TR Band

Todd Richard is one of the most distinct, refreshing artists on the country music scene today.  Born in Hamilton but raised in BC, Todd’s rich vocals and unique style have fans sitting up and taking notice – and they’re loving what they hear. With multiple  BC Country Music Award nominations in the past seven years,  Todd has been busy building his growing fan base of TR Rebels and "Frands" and shared the stage with many of country music’s top acts, including Dwight Yoakum, Dierks Bentley, Gord Bamford and rock legend Randy Bachman.

Greg Drummond Band

“If you haven’t heard him already, it’s about time you prepared for the rhythms of this particular west coast artist. Already his distinguishable voice has begun carving a path, bringing him and those who follow ever closer to national recognition.” More info:

Rocket Science

“Smart song writing, punishing dual guitars, and a hammer down rhythm section make up the formula for Rocket Science.  Musical expression without any limits set by style or genre. With music characterized by infectious grooves, strong melodic motifs, extended improvisations and musical interplay”…you don’t want to miss this group.

John Pippus Band

”…acoustic soul-folk, rough and ready blues. Finger picking, open tunings, harmonica and vocals that are real.” More info:

Trevor Murray

“Trevor Murrayʼs baritone vocals and catchy songs set him apart from the competition. His British Columbia raising and positive outlook on life, make him an instant favourite in the Canadian country community. Trevor’s the kind of artist who makes you want to dance, sing and forget about your troubles for a while.” More info:


“Born and raised in small town Pitt Meadows on her family dairy farm makes singing country music an obvious choice for DaniElle. This singer, songwriter and John Deere tractor driver is a natural talent”
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Jackson Hollow

“The heartfelt vocals, impeccable instrumentation and inimitable sound of Jackson Hollow has to be experienced to be described—and even then, words fall short. This is what happens when four of the industry's finest get together to create something special. Simple, powerful and instantly magnetic, the blend of heart-wrenching lead vocals and dead-on harmonies backed by prodigious instrumental talent strikes a chord with people of all ages, backgrounds and musical tastes.”
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