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Attractions in Harrison Hot Springs

Whether you are young or young at heart, you can keep yourself active all year round. Come out and enjoy 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 of our local trails, soaking in the hot springs or just basking on the beach. There is something to see and do each season.

 

Ranger Station Public Art Gallery/Festival of the Arts

This public art gallery is situated on the east shore of Harrison Lake and features monthly exhibits by local artists. It is also the home base for the award winning Harrison Festival of the Arts.  Each July the Village comes alive for 9 days with performances on the beach, concerts, theatre, art markets, children's activities and more. 

Art Gallery - 604-796-2723

Festival of the Arts - 604-796-3664  www.harrisonfestival.com

Boating

Rent a boat or bring your own and explore the lake's many bays, beaches, islands and mountain views.  At 60 kms in length there is alot of shoreline to explore.  Be aware that this lake is glacier fed and quite cold.  Also like most mountain lakes the winds tend to pick up in the afternoon.  There are all types of boat rentals available right in the Village of Harrison Hot Springs as well as 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 mountain side.  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 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 natives in the 1800's.  The two hot springs that exist in the area are Potash and Sulpher which are 40 degrees C (120 degrees F) and 62 degrees C (145 degrees F) respectively.  The water is pumped from one of the springs and cooled to provide a public mineral hot springs pool that visitors can enjoy at 38 degrees C (100 degrees F).  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.  The Public Pool 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 which is open 7 days a week.  Lockers, towels and suits are available. 

1-604-796-2244 ext. 249 

Fishing

Harrison Lake and the connecting Harrison and Fraser Rivers offer some of the best fishing in the world.  We have Salmon, Trout, Steelhead and the oldest fresh water fish on earth - the White Sturgeon, all of which provide an incredible fishing experience.  If you want to mix it up, dozens of smaller lakes are situated within a 30 minute drive.

Golf

Four 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 and 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.  Sasquatch Provincial Park offers trails along Hicks and Deer Lake.  Take a short 20 minute drive from town to Bridal Veil Provinical Park and enjoy a picnic on the grounds of the sixth largest waterfall in North America.  Take a short 30 minute hike to get a closer view of the cascading water.  Or visit Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park, a great place for bird watching and short leisurely hikes.  During fall and winter months Harrison River offers prime viewing spots for bald eagles, spawning salmon, heron, seals and deer.  Local companies offer wildlife tours which is the best way to experience the surroundings. Weaver Creek Spawning Channel is also worth a visit in October.  Since its creation in 1965 over 1 billion slamon have been released from the channels.  Stop at the Visitor Centre on your way into town for full trail details and maps.