Rent a boat or bring your own and explore Harrison Lake’s many bays, beaches, islands, and mountain views. At 60 kms in length, there is a lot of shoreline to explore.
- The lake is glacier fed and quite cold
- Winds pick up mid-afternoon
- Boat rentals are available in the Village of Harrison Hot Springs
You can also take a leisurely boat tour around Echo Island, where you get to enjoy the views of ancient rock formations and the beautiful Rainbow Falls cascading down the mountainside.
Jet boat tours are also available. For marine charts and fuel visit Killer’s Cove Marina.
For boat rentals check out the link here. There are also canoe rentals during the summer months available at Hicks Lake located in Sasquatch Provincial Park, located 15 minutes from the heart of the village.
Unwind in the hot mineral waters of Harrison Hot Springs, originally revered as the healing place by the Coast Salish. The two hot springs that exist in the area are:
- Potash, 40 degrees C (120 degrees F)
- Sulpher, 62 degrees C (145 degrees F)
The water is pumped into the Harrison Hot Springs Public Pool from one of the springs and cooled to 38 degrees C (100 degrees F). The Public Pool, open 7 days a week, is centrally located at the junction of Hot Springs Road and Esplanade Avenue and accessible to all visitors to Harrison Hot Springs. There is a charge to use this indoor facility and lockers, towels, and swimsuits are available.
Guests staying at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa may also access the resort pools which are also served from the hot springs source.
Harrison Lake and the connecting Harrison and Fraser Rivers offer some of the best fishing in the world. Salmon, Trout, Steelhead and the oldest freshwater fish on earth – the White Sturgeon, provide for an incredible fishing experience.
Additionally, dozens of smaller lakes are situated within a 30-minute drive of Harrison Hot Springs.
Four golf courses are within a 15-minute drive of the Village of Harrison Hot Springs:
- Harrison Resort Golf Course
- Sandpiper Golf Course
- Bridal Falls Golf Club
- The Falls Golf Resort
The courses are suitable for golfers of all skill levels and budgets, tee times are almost always available and the weather often allows for great year-round play.
Parks and Trails
Walking and hiking trails are easily accessible from the Village or you can venture into nearby parks:
- Spirit Trail, Miami River Trail or Sandy Cove Trail
- Sasquatch Provincial Park offers trails along Hicks and Deer Lake
- Bridal Veil Provincial Park has the sixth largest waterfall in North America
- Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park is a great place for bird watching
- Harrison River offers prime viewing spots for bald eagles, spawning salmon, heron, seals and deer.
- Weaver Creek Spawning Channel has seen the release of over one billion salmon since 1965.
Local companies offer wildlife tours which is the best way to experience the surroundings. Stop at the Harrison Hot Springs Visitor Centre on your way into town for full trail details and maps.