Harrison Hot Springs

Visit Harrison Hot Springs

About Harrison Hot Springs

The perfect base for exploring along the Scenic 7, Harrison Hot Springs is known for its leisurely days and friendly ways.

  • Kick off your sandals and sunbathe on the sandy beaches of Harrison Lake
  • Embark on a scenic boat tour
  • Take in art and music at the local galleries and festivals

Boat, fish, golf, hike, swim, cycle, or just put your feet up and relax.  Find nature… just up the road!

Attractions

Whether you are young or young at heart, you can keep yourself active all year round with the many activities Harrison Hot Springs has to offer.

Whether it is paddling the quiet waters, teeing off for a round of golf, hiking on our local trails, soaking in the hot springs, or just basking on the beach. There is something to see and do each season.

Outdoors

Boating

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.

Boating tips:

  • 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.


Hot Springs

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.


Fishing

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.


Golf

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.

Arts and Culture

Ranger Station Public Art Gallery / Festival of the Arts

The Ranger Station public art gallery is situated on the east shore of Harrison Lake and features monthly exhibits by local artists.

The Ranger Station is the home base for the award winning Harrison Festival of the Arts where each July the Village comes alive for nine days with performances on the beach, concerts, theatre, art markets, children’s activities, and more.

Historical Sites

Stop in and explore our history at the Agassiz Harrison Museum, located in a former CP Railroad Station. Learn about the people who made this area home and the rich history of agriculture. Entrance by donation. Open seasonal.

Recreation & Sports

Spring Park

Tennis and Pickle Ball courts.

Playground

Eat & Drink

When dining in Harrison Hot Springs, you’ll enjoy a wide range of restaurants; from elegant fine dining to farm to table cuisine you will find everything in between.

For a full list of dining options in Harrison Hot Springs, visit www.tourismharrison.com/dining

Shopping

Complete your Harrison Hot Springs getaway by finding that perfect treasure to take back home. The Village is filled with shops, catering to every whim.

Visit our complete list here, www.tourismharrison.com/shopping#/

Transportation

Harrison Hot Springs, BC, conveniently situated in the heart of the Fraser Valley, is a 90 minute drive east of Vancouver, or less than 3 hours north of Seattle.

GPS coordinates for the visitor centre are: N49.17.931, W121.47.078.

Public Transportation is limited within the Village, so best to drive your own car.

However, you can take the greyhound to Chilliwack then either taxi or BC Transit bus (with a transfer) to Harrison Hot Springs. Limited availability on the weekends. Visit www.bctransit.com for current schedules.

Upcoming Events

Drive the scenic
highway seven

What is the Scenic7?

Also known as the Lougheed Highway, the Scenic 7 provides a link between Vancouver and Hope that is off the beaten path. From extreme adventures to simple, warm hospitality, there is something for everyone in Mighty Fraser Country.

Communities & attractions
map