Tourism Harrison Newsletter

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 
 
 

 

November News

 

 

 

 

November 1st, 2019

Guess Who's Getting Ready to Celebrate the Holidays?
 
Lights by the Lake 
November 23 - January 12


 Illuminated streets, painted storefront windows, Christmas trees...
Are you ready?! 

November 23rd marks our second Lights by the Lake 
winter light festival! Unlike other Christmas festivals,
 Lights by the Lake is a Sasquatch-themed
light display, sharing Harrison’s
favourite ways to spend time outdoors. 

NEW this year is the synthetic outdoor skating rink!

 
Time:
Everyday from dusk until 11:00 pm

Location:
Harrison Lakefront

Cost:
FREE
 

Cozy Village Walks
November 23 - January 1st

Unwrap the holiday season with The Christmas Tree Trail--
a self-guided, 2.5 km tour taking you
through Harrison Village.

Enjoy seasonal favourites at coffee shops and bistros,
and discover unique gifts at our boutique shops. 

Pick up the trail guide at your accommodation or
at the Harrison Visitor Information Centre!

 
Are you looking for a private getaway
with mesmerizing views?  Harrison Hot Springs' 
accommodations have everything you need.

After a long day of
wandering the Village and
taking in all of the Christmas magic, 
curl up by the fire or take a dip in the
hot springs pools!
 
 
World's Largest Winter
Bald Eagle Gathering

On November 16th and 17th, the 
Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival returns. 
Located only 15 minutes away is Harrison Mills...
home to the world's largest winter eagle gathering.

Come see this spectacular phenomenon! 

Choose from a variety of accommodation partners 
and drive to nearby prime viewing spots,
such as Kilby Historic Site and Sandpiper Resort.

Better yet!
Take an eagle viewing boat tour with Harrison Eco Tours. 

PS: The eagles leave in mid-January.
 
 

  

 
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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