Tourism Harrison Newsletter

Relish The Rest Of Summer



August 1st, 2019

 Harrison's Top 5 Ways 
To Relish The Rest of Summer

Harrison has some of the best patios. Choose lake views or soothing garden spaces. Explore Morgan's Bistro, Black Forest Restaurant, Milos Greek Taverna, Harrison Corner Cafe, Old Settler Pub, and Clubhouse Restaurant... to name a few! 
Let your inner kid out and make a sandcastle, get your best spike in gear, or bring a guitar and release your favourite tunes.
Take in Harrison's wonderful surroundings. Venture out on a guided adventure or pack a picnic and rent a kayak or canoe. Lots of hidden coves to be discovered. (*Please check for fire ban notifications)
Beach towns bring the cutest stores.

Canwest Art Gallery
Honouring Canadian artists and artisans--paintings, sculptures, wooden carvings, glassware, jewellery, and much more.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 
Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate.
 Ask about the Sasquatch feet!

The Living Room Boutique and Spa 
Locally-made jewellery, spa items, and teas.

Blue Dandelion Gifts 
Local products including Sasquatch memorabilia. 

See them all!
Circle Farm Tour stops, friendly farm animals, and nostalgic farm scenes for those Sunday drives.


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


Nourish Your Soul In Harrison

                                                                                                                           June 28, 2019

How to Nourish Your Soul
In Harrison

With Nature

Forest bathe in old growth forest with walks and hikes.



With Water

Let your inner kid out.
Fish, swim, boat, kayak,
canoe, sea doo, ride bumper boats, and
splash down the
water slide!

With Farm Fresh Food

Learn about our slow-food movement
and release your inner 'foodie' by visiting
some of our local farms.

Join Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour on July 20th.

With Connection

Connect with family and friends
while being grounded to the landscape around us.

With Art, History, and Music

Our history at...
Agassiz Harrison Museum
Kilby Historic Site
Harrison Hot Springs Sasquatch Museum

Arts, music, and colour at...
Harrison Festival of Arts
Dragon Boat Regatta
Bands on the Beach

And more.


Start the day with a pancake breakfast at
8:30 am, followed by a parade, activities, silent auction,
and live music, ending with fireworks
over Harrison Lake.

See the day's events.


August 3-4th
Pioneer Days at Kilby

August 8-11th
Rusty Wallace Driving Experience

August 16-18th
Plein Air Painting Festival at Kilby

August 31-Sept 1st
Bands on the Beach

September 13-14th
Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival

September 22nd
Harvest Festival at Kilby



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. 





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. 





Visitor's Guide