The Village of Harrison Hot Springs is located around 130 km (81
miles) east from Vancouver and 40 km
(25 miles) west of Hope on the north side
of the Fraser River. Harrison Hot Springs is situated just off Lougheed
Hwy (Hwy 7) just north of the District
of Kent at the end of Hwy 9/Hot Springs Road at the south end
of Harrison Lake.
Harrison Lake is around 65 km (41 miles) long, deep, glacier fed
and surrounded by large majestic mountains that rise up in the background.
For anglers Harrison Lake is home to some great freshwater fishing
opportunities that include Rainbow trout, sturgeon and up to five
species of salmon.
Hot Springs Resort
Harrison Lake is also famous for the Harrison Hot Springs Resort
and the excellent facilities that exist to help service the guests.
Harrison Hot Springs Resort has the water rights to the hot mineral
water supply that supplies the hot springs and has a number of pools,
some open 24 hours a day for relaxing.
For other people who are up for a day trip, travelling through,
staying at other hotels or the RV sites there is the public pool.
You can find the public pool situated at the corner of the Esplanade
and Hot Springs Road. The facility features a large pool area, separate
hot tub and lots of deck chairs along the pool edge. If you need
them, for a small fee, towels and bathing suits are readily available.
Pool Information - (604) 796-2244
Festival of the Arts
One other event well worth attending and enjoying is the Harrison
Festival of the Arts. The event happens during the second week in
July and features a celebration of dance, music, theatre and visual
arts. The Harrison Festival of the Arts brings together an international
caste of folk musicians together performing either on the outdoor
or indoor stage.
Harrison Hot Springs is also home to the annual Harrison Beer Festival.
This event happens annually in October. The contest brings together
cottage brewers from all over the North-West in order for people
to sample and understand the making of amazing products. The Harrison
Beer Festival takes place over the weekend creating an unforgettable
experience for the beer lover.
The outdoor recreation around Harrison Hot Springs is incredible.
From hiking to nearby Campbell Lake, walking along the lakeshore
of Harrison Lake to Sandy Cove or Whippoorwill Point; visiting the
lagoon for bird watching' the mini golfing at Tugboat Junction;
the 9-hole Harrison Resort Golf Course and golfing at the nearby
18-hole Sandpiper Golf Resort in Harrison Mills are all available.
There are a number of trails that make for good horseback riding,
excellent hiking or walking or mountainbiking near Harrison Hot
Springs. There are also snowshoeing and snowmobiling opportunities
in the winter. A real local favourite is to travel into Sasquatch
Provincial Park where numerous outdoor trails and activities are
Sasquatch Provincial Park is located 6 km (4 miles) north of Harrison
Hot Springs. The park is comprised of three separate campgrounds
- Lakeside and Bench Campgrounds on Deer Lake on Hick's Lake campground
including a large picnic site called Green Point Day Use Area situated
on Harrison Lake.
Old Settler Pub
For adult entertainment in Harrison Hot Springs there is a small
neighbourhood pub called The Old Settler Pub. This friendly facility,
which is housed in a cozy log structure, offers a full lunch and
a great dinner menu including a prime rib special. The Old Settler
Pub serves a large wide assortment of beers and opens at 11 a.m.
if you need breakfast.
District of Kent
Other neighbourhoods near Harrison Hot Springs in the District of
Kent include Harrison Mills, Agassiz, Harrison Highlands, and Ruby
Creek. The District of Kent also has the six First Nations Reserves
of Chehalis, Lukseetissum, Scowlitz, Seabird Island, Tseatah and
Wahleach Island. A good time to visit Kent is during the fall for
the annual farm tours.
Besides the resort located at Harrison Hot Springs, there are also
a couple of other places to stay including the Harrison Beach Hotel
and the Harrison Lake Hotel. For other choices there are some motels
and a number of RV campgrounds.
on Harrison Hot Springs