Tourism Harrison Newsletter

Fall in Love with Harrison

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September 1, 2017

Can't believe that summer is coming to an end and that the leaves will, soon, start changing colour. And, that means fall nostalgia is around the corner...rain dancing on the rooftops, simmering soups that aromatize your kitchen, and refreshing walks that take us back to a simpler time.

Harrison in the fall bring out the cozy of the season.

The lake still beckons and is alive with wilderness activity. Comfort food and steaming mugs of java and tea are served at our cafés and bistros, beckoning you to visit and bring your favourite book.

Here is our handy list!

Fly like an eagle,
swim like a seal

Bald Eagles are not the only creatures that, eagerly, await the arrival of salmon. Seals, bears, and sturgeon also rely on the spawning season and can be seen along the Harrison River.

Nothing warms
like a cold one

Tickets are on sale now for the 6th Annual Harrison Beer Festival, taking place on October 27 & 28th. Includes BC Craft Beer sampling, an Oktoberfest Dance, and Irish Cask Night. Two days celebrating BEER!

Delicious Harvest
While sweater weather feels like a warm, hugging blanket, a hearty bowl of locally-harvested veggie soup from Muddy Water’s Café is just what mom ordered. Satisy your fall craving for a cup of comfort.

A Fabulous Float
Take a tour of Harrison Lake with Shoreline Tours or 
Harrison Eco Tours and chart a course to remember.
Join in October & November for world- renowned bald eagle viewing!

A Fair to Remember

It is the Year of the Sunflower for the 2017 Agassiz Fall Fair! Happening September 15th & 16th, and featuring a midway, corn festival, 4-H competitions, antique tractor pull and more, this fair is over 106 years old...steeped in good ol' fashioned fun!

Fall Favourites

Celebrate the turning of the season at Kilby Historic Site with the Autumn Harvest Festival on September 10th. Feast on Yorkshire Pudding and Roast Beef and watch a100 year-old apple press in action! The cider is fall in a cup.

Warm to the Core

While Harrison is about so much more than the hot springs, the healing of the springs is addictive, bringing our guests back several times throughout the year.

Bliss Out!
The kids are back in school and everyone is back to their routines, creating more 'love me' moments. Choose the spa treatment of your choice.



Bring your favourite flannel pj’s and book your overnight stay.
Always so much closer than you think.
Harrison Hot Springs is #justuptheroad.


Kayaking and Canoeing...the Harrison Way.

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August 1, 2017

Harrison Hot Springs is a kayaking mecca for the novice and experienced paddler alike. From Harrison Mills to where the Harrison River meets Harrison Hot Springs, the scenery remains untouched, the water is calming, and the exploration routes are endless.
Did you know that…
  • Harrison Mills holds the record for being the world’s largest winter eagle gathering? From November to January, tens of thousands of eagles flock to the region as they feast on salmon. Harrison Mills is located only 15 minutes away from us!
  • Harrison Lake is crisp and clear because it is glacial-fed and often placed on Top 10 lists. It is wider and longer than it looks, amounting to 60 km in length and 9 km in width.
  • Paddle past First Nations' petrographs, burial sites, and the historic "Bubble and Squeak" sunken steamship and take in the abundant wildlife and scenic beauty that Harrison is known for.
  • You can rent kayaks from Killer’s Cove or take a guided tour with Harrison Eco Tours.

Know before you go:

  1. Stay close to shore. Strong winds can come up quickly and drift you just a little farther than you might like to go.

  2. Watch the weather as it can change quickly.

  3. Best to paddle with other kayaks or canoes. Thinking safety in numbers.

  4. Always strap on a life vest. You won’t look silly, you’ll look safe!

Dabble with a Paddle
This is the perfect trip for novice or experienced paddlers. Leaving twice daily from the Harrison Lake shore, this tour includes safety orientation and  a two-hour paddle on Harrison Lake.

Bring along the Littles
No need to leave the kids at home. Family-friendly Miami River is an easy, super-fun route that is well-suited for young(er) children. You will paddle right through the Village.

History Lesson on a Boat
Departing from Harrison Lake Beach, take a kayak down the Harrison River to Kilby Provincial Park in Harrison Mills. Paddle past petrographs and pictographs.

Over the Rainbow
Accessible only by boat, a full day trip in your kayak that you will never forget. Pack a picnic lunch and take a guided paddle to Rainbow Falls. Stretch your legs as you take a short hike up.

Lake to River in One Day
Bring a friend and two cars. Park one at either Sandpiper Golf Course and Rowena’s Inn on the River or Kilby Historic Site , in Harrison Mills, and the other at Harrison Hot Springs. Then paddle your way from Harrison Mills to your destination! Check it out in the fall when the bald eagles appear. 

A Legendary Park
Sasquatch Provincial Park touches on four lakes, two of which – Deer and Hicks – are well-suited to explore in small boats. (Electric motors only on Deer Lake and 10hp is the maximum permitted on Hicks.)  Paddle to the isolated Sandy Beach at Hick’s south end. Pack a tent and stay the night.

Spy with your Eagle Eye
Eco tours are not just for the birds. Paddle along calm waters on a guided trip and spy with your little eyes all that nature is hiding. 

Green PointJust a short 5km drive from Harrison Village, Green Point is 'chalk a block full' of salmon, eagles, and seals in the fall. A little explorer’s paradise!



BC Day Long weekend is just days away! Have you got plans?  Bike the Agassiz circle farm tour or learn what life was like in days of old at Kilby's Heritage Day. Is there a better way to celebrate BC's birthday?

With so much to do and only so many hours in a day, we encourage you to sleep tightBook your overnight stay. 

Harrison Hot Springs is #justuptheroad.


Happy Birthday Canada!

June 29, 2017

It's going to be an awesome summer in Harrison Hot Springs, From events, festivals, self-guided tours, and so much more, you'll be left with the question of where to start! Upload this post into your calendar and pace yourself for weekends of fun! 

Self Guided Circle Farm Tour

A celebration of past and present, this tour is a rich mix of wonderful things to see, do, smell, and taste! See cows roaming the fields, watch artisan cheese and hand-crafted pottery in the making. Take a self-guided tour of a 1920's living history historic site, explore a garden and shop for antiques and home & garden décor. Smell fresh coffee being roasted and taste homemade dishes with locally-sourced products, heirloom tomatoes, garlic, corn, cheese, raspberries, blueberries, and fresh veggies. Don't forget about the Harrison River Select salmon treats!

Here is a sample of what you can find year-round!

As of August (as soon as it's ready), you must try Sparkes Corn Barn for sweet corn!

How far can you go without a refuel? Stop by Back Porch Coffee for coffee, antiques, pottery, and more!

River Select Salmon is carefully harvested with the future in mind so that we can enjoy for many seasons!

 Stay and soak in one of the hot spring pools or enjoy the healing springs spa.

Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour July 22

Tourism Harrison, Prospera Credit Union, and our farmers welcome you to another year of exploring the countryside.  The Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour is a leisurely, one-day self-guided cycle tour, centred around a 30-km flat route. 

Bags too heavy for biking? A shuttle service has been provided, which will collect your purchases and bring them back to the registration area for pick-up. We encourage a stop and shop at the many local artisan booths along the way. That's right, we are talking Christmas shopping in July! 

Stop by UBC’S Dairy Education and Research Centre and find out why cows can thrive eating forages, whereas humans cannot? Do they prefer to live indoors or outdoors? So many great questions, to be answered.

Follow on Facebook for updated announcements. 

Here is a sneak peak of what you will see on July 22nd!

Hammersley Farms specializes in spray-free blueberries and raspberries. Flop on a sun hat and
u-pick away!

Earthwise Agassiz' demonstration organic teaching farm has farm-grown veggies.

Why does a happy cow matter? Pasture-fed cows and goats make delicious cheese.
Just stop and ask at Farmhouse Natural Cheeses!

Peace and tranquility await.  Blackberry Lane will be featuring freshly baked farm fresh goodies and baking! 

Splash-Down Time

Let's not forget one of the most important parts of summer -- Harrison Lake! From activities like the Waterpark in the Lake and Bumper Boats, to a day at the beach, why not skip the airplane... and stay-cation with us.

Camping family? Explore our recreational scene.


Bring a friend!Loaded with electric water guns, and so fun at any age.


The sun, sand, & a bucket in hand.


10 person Banana Tube is pulled behind a high-performance


See here for a complete list of
need-to-know before playing
at the Water Park!

Stay with us!

Explore our camping scene or book a room at one of our hotels.


Canada 150 Celebrations and Events

Come celebrate Canada's 150th with us! Cheer on with the crowd at our Annual Canada Day Fireworks display, but come early before the massive crowd arrive.

Read all about our festival and events! 

Want even more information? Download the Tourism Harrison App!



Preparing you for your next adventure!

June 1, 2017

Yes, we have magical hot springs, but there's a whole side to us that is wooing the free spirit's heart.
We are here to help you dot your i's and cross your t's before your next trek.

Make sure you don't forget! Bring your:

1. Lightweight backpack
Filled with sunscreen, jerky, granola, and an environmentally-friendly water bottle. Or, stop by one of our cafés for a bite to pack up.

2. Supportive hiking shoes
No fun climbing a mountain with sore feet. 

3. Bike or kayak
We have rentals if you don't have one!

4. Camera or smart phone, and sketch pad and pencils to capture your memories
Be sure to snap a pic with Sasquatch Harry -- the read deal, of course, or you can stop by our statue. Sketch pad by a calming stream? Pure heaven.

5. Your swimsuit
Take a hot springs dip at the public pool or spend the night at the Harrison Resort and Spa.

6. Binoculars 
The views are stunning, and you are sure to catch a glimpse of Supernatural BC wildlife!

7. Change of clothes to transition from day to night. 
You'll feel much better getting out of your damp and grimy clothing before hitting a local hotspot. 

8. Your appetite 
A full day exploring equals hunger!

Nothing means more to us than tagged photos. Sending a huge thanks to our social media savvy visitors! Click here for further information.

Be prepared for the
time of your life!

Makes sure your checklist
includes an appreciation for
sensational views!

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Treat those tender tootsies right. Think about your awesome hike, not sore toes!

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Ride your bike to our Circle Farm Tour Partners, or chill on the water and watch soaring eagles.

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This is your journey...your Harrison Hot Springs. Capture it the way you want to remember.  

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Although tempting, we have to require a bathing suit at all times! (winky face)

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Noise and distraction make it hard to be in the present moment. Take all of Mother Nature in.

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Feeling adrenalized? Time for a cold one, and we don't mean
another pool dip.

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Can't let your blood sugar drop. Fuel up with small bites with good eats at local hotspots.

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