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There is a wide variety of fine dining and shops and things to do while you stay in Harrison. The only real limitation is the amount of time and energy you have.

 

            The Springs

 

The place to start is of course the springs. While the Hotel owns the rights to the springs they also pipe water directly from the springs to the Public pool one block away from your accommodations. The actual spring water 74 C/165 F is pumped to the public pool and cooled to 38 C/100 F. For a modest fee you can rejuvenate in the warmth of mother nature’s self healing miracle.

 

Harrison Public Hot Pool is open daily from 9 AM to 9 P.M. Adults $8.50, Children and Seniors $6.25, Children 4 and under Free. All day and family rates also available. For more information call 1-604-796-2244.

 

Not well advertised is a recently upgraded, beautiful nature walk that starts from the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa’s back parking lot and winds through the forest behind the facility and back to the lakefront. The trail ends at the concrete pump house that corrals the original hot springs and is the source for the resort’s pools.

 

Harrison Lake! Sailing, wind surfing, power boating, water skiing, on one of the cleanest lakes you can find anywhere and it’s only one block from your accommodations. For details check out the Harrison lake website: www.bcadventure.com/adventure/explore/vancouver/hope/harrison.htm

 

It is possible to rent a canoe, Sea-Doo or rent a boat and explore the vast expanse of the largest lake in southwestern B.C.. A word of warning it is a large, 65 kilometer long, glacier fed lake and the water can be very cold. As well, storms can make the lake a dangerous place to be, so exercise caution and common sense.

 

Boats can be rented or skiing arranged, here are a couple of places:

         Harrison Watersports Inc. http://www.harrisonwatersports.com/ (Boat/canoe/Sea-Doo Rentals) 1-604-796-3513

         H&H Parasailing 1-604-796-0324

         Killers cove marina/boat rental www.bc-biz.com/killerscove/

        1-604-796-3856, Fax 1-604-796-0408

 

Harrison Lake offers some superb wind surfing. A large long lake it channels the air into some pretty healthy wind. Better bring your wet suit/dry suit as the water can be pretty chilly. Check out Harrison Windsurfing web site: www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Rapids/2224/ or phone the (Windline) 1-604-796-0405

 

Fishing

 

Cutthroat, Rainbow, Dolly Varden, Steelhead, Coho and gigantic Sturgeon abound in the lakes, rivers and creeks around us. While we are not fishing experts we know that excellent fishing is to be had in Harrison Lake, Harrison River, the Fraser River and many other smaller rivers and lakes in the area. More information on fishing or general questions regarding fishing in B.C. can be found at the FishBC web site forum at www.bcadventure.com/adventure/angling/index.htm

 

If you are looking for a guide or more information contact nearby Harrison Bay Fishing www.harrisonbay.com. Or for a great source of information including current fishing reports as well as guiding services try Sharphooks www.sharphooks.com

 

            Jurassic Dinosaur Theme Park

 

15 min. from Harrison at Bridal Falls, Dinotown is a place where you and the kids can enjoy games, rides and entertainment and top it off with a Whitespot cheeseburger with their famous “triple O” sauce.

Their operating schedule is as follows:

         Mid May till mid June (Weekends Only 10 am - 5pm)

         Mid June till Labor day (Open Daily) (Open 10 am. - 7pm.)

         Labor day till Oct.1 (Weekends Only 10 am - 5pm)

         Give them a call at 1-604-794-7410 or visit the Dinotown web site www.dinotown.com/tour.html

 

TransCanada Waterslides

 

Spend a day racing down the various slides and chutes. Their season runs from June till early September. Need more info give them a call at 1-604-794-7455 or toll Free 1-888-883-8852 or visit the TransCanada Waterslide web site at www.transcanadawaterslides.com/

 

Mini golf

 

Always fun whether you win or lose try your luck at mini golf at Tugboat Junction Adventure Park. Beautifully landscaped course with waterfalls, a train trestle, a train station clubhouse and a ride-along miniature train! Check out their website at Tugboat Junction www.tugboatjunction.com/

Biking & Riding

 

Riding in and around Harrison can be experienced a number of ways. There is of course the bike. Whether you want to go for a leisurely ride through the local streets or test your mountain biking abilities on the local trails, Harrison is a great place to bike. If you want to get some help biking around why not try a Quadracycle. You can rent one at Jamie’s Quadracycle Rentals http://www.angelfire.com/bc/quadracycles/ A fun way to see Harrison.

 

High Horse Heaven-Guided adventure trail riding

 

A 30 minute drive to Chilliwack will take you to High Horse Heaven trail rides. Trails take you through green rolling hills with fantastic views of the coastal mountains and valley floor. Their aim is to ensure that any level and age of rider feel at ease. You can reach them at 604 794 3434 or visit their website at ttp://www.angelfire.com/hi5/highhorseheaven/

Thrill seekers

Helicopter Sightseeing

Want to see the area from Helicopter? There areSightseeing Rides from the Harrison Hot Springs Hotel, 796-2244 or phone Far West Helicopters, 506-2209 or 1-800-663-2266

 

Bridal Falls

Found at the base of the majestic 7000 foot Mount Cheam, Bridal falls is a wonder of nature that is magnificent to see any time of the year. Only 15 minutes away from Harrison, it’s also a great place for a walk or a picnic. While no picture can do it justice, check it out at the Harrison site at http://www.harrison.ca/bridalfalls/ or BCadventure Bridal Falls site at www.bcadventure.com/adventure/explore/vancouver/cities/bridal.htm.

Minter Gardens

A delight to the eyes and soothing to all your senses, Minter Gardens is a world class garden with 27 immaculate acres of flowers, plants and gardens arranged in 11 wonderful theme gardens. The gardens are open May/June - October from 9:00am - 5:30pm daily.

For more information visit the Minter Gardens web site at www.minter.org/

Canoeing/kayaking

 

Whether it’s the Miami River, the lakes of Sasquatch Park or Harrison Lake canoeing and kayaking of every level is possible in the area. Cango Kayaking offers everything from guided tours to weekend adventures. They provide kayaks, paddles, pfd’s and everything else that you need for a great day on the water. They can be reached at 604 796 8441 or check out their website at www.cangokayaking.com. For more general information on canoeing and kayaking in the area visit BCadventure canoe/kayak www.bcadventure.com/adventure/kayaking/vancouver/

Country Drives

The Harrison area provides wonderfully scenic driving whether in your city sedan or your 4 wheel drive bush basher. You’ll need a four wheel drive vehicle and some good backroad maps. Have a four-wheel drive vehicle but don’t know where to go with it then check out Westrek Guides http://www.westrekguides.com/ or give them a call at 1- 604-930-9089

Forestry Green Tour

 

This self-guided tour around Harrison Lake will help you learn more about our forests. See the Old Harrison Ranger Station, Green Point camp, the site of the 1958 fire, tree plantations, Bear Creek campsite and a logging airstrip constructed in 1947.

 

For an extensive list of day trips in the Fraser Valley check out the Valley Guide www.fvcs.com/Vg_Attract.html

History buffs/cultural connoisseurs

Agassiz-Harrison Museum

Agassiz Harrison Museum located on Pioneer avenue in Agassiz has a collection of historical artifacts and memorabilia from Agassiz, Harrison Hot Springs and the Harrison Lake area. It’s open from the May long-weekend until mid-September, 7 days a week, 10 am until 4 pm. No charge but donations are welcome. Phone:1-604-796-3545 or vist their website www.harrison.ca/agassiz/ahmuseum.shtml

 

Araina’s

Araina offers a wide range of massage packages to help you relax and recharge. Healing massage, Aromatherapy, Body wraps, Shiatsu, to name but a few. The Side-by-Side Couple massage is a specialty. Its our favorite and good value for money, check out their website www.arainaspa.com/ for more information.

Healing Springs Spa

At the Healing springs Spa, you will find a full range of spa treatments and services, using natural mineral waters to help you re-balance your body and renew your spirit. See what they have to offer at Healing Springs website www.healingspringsspa.com/

 

The Falls Golf and Country Club

Rising 750 ft. above the Fraser Valley, The Falls is a great course at the foot of Mount Cheam and offers a par 71, 18 holes. Want more information? Visit the Falls website www.thefalls.bc.ca/ or Phone: (604) 794-3380 Toll-free: 1-800-862-3168

 Harrison Resort (formerly Oaktree) Golf Course

Oak Tree Golf Course is a PGA rated 9 hole course found at the entrance to Harrison Hot Springs. Its one of the older courses in the Valley and is a great way to enjoy a sunny Harrison afternoon. More information can be found at the Oaktree website www.geocities.com/Augusta/3779/ or by phoning 1-604-796-9009

 

Sandpiper


The Sandpiper Golf Club, heralded as one of British Columbia's best new resort courses, is situated along side the blue-green waters of the Harrison River and framed by the rugged backdrop of Mt. Woodside. This spectacular resort-style course provides golfers with constant variety by combining varying degrees of difficulty with breathtaking views.

 

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