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 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.
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/
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
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
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/
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/
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
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.
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/
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
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
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
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 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.
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
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 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.