School is almost finished for the year and summer seems to have finally arrived. What to do with all those long summer days ahead?
Have you been to Harrison Hot Springs lately? Located on the south shore of spectacular Harrison Lake, Harrison Hot Springs is one of the Fraser Valley’s most glorious holiday destinations.
Renowned for its natural beauty, Harrison Hot Springs offers visitors plenty of things to do while taking in some of B.C.’s most breathtaking scenery.
Perhaps Harrison Hot Springs is most famous for their namesake, the mineral hot springs. Visitors can enjoy the public mineral pool seven days a week, or wander along the beach up to take a look at the natural hot springs.
Summer activities in Harrison Hot Springs abound. The resort marina boasts plenty of water sport options to keep you cool: Enjoy a leisurely boat cruise with Shoreline Tours, take an eco tour with Harrison Eco Tours, cool off and have fun on a sea-doo, kayak, bumper boats or banana tube from Harrison Watersports, or simply relax on the beautiful sandy beach. Ice cream shops, fabulous restaurants and gift stores line the street directly across from the beach. There is always something to keep you busy! Stop by the Harrison Visitor Information Centre to pick up a copy of the Ticket To Explore booklet, which lists community events, local hikes and discount coupons to local businesses.
Harrison Hot Springs proudly hosts several events throughout the summer, including the Harrison Festival of the Arts. July 10 – 18, 2010 marks the 32nd Annual festival and it’s going to be great! Live music on the beach, art shows, children’s day, workshops, art market and evening concerts. You don’t want to miss it!
If you love to explore, you’ll enjoy the Harrison Hot Springs Circle Farm Tour. This self-guided tour includes visits to fantastic local gems such as Canadian Hazelnut, The Back Porch, Limbert Mountain Farm ~ Simply Fine Foods, Sparkes Corn Barn and Valedoorn Farms. Sasquatch Provincial Park is minutes up the street and was recently nominated as one of Canada’s Best by CBC, Canadian Tourism Commission’s Locals Know & The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos.
Wherever you live in the Fraser Valley, Harrison Hot Springs is less than an hour away, so it makes for a great day trip. Seeing as there is so much to do though, why not stay awhile and take in all it has to offer? Harrison Hot Springs is home to fabulous accommodation such as the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa, where guests enjoy 5 indoor & outdoor mineral pools. There is no shortage of great places to stay including several hotels & resorts, motels, B&Bs and vacation rentals.
If camping is your family’s style, Harrison Hot Springs and surrounding areas offer fantastic family-friendly RV parks & campgrounds.
If you’re staying in Harrison, be sure to check out some of the nearby attractions: Kilby Historic Site, Minter Gardens, Dinotown, Tugboat Junction or Bridal Falls Waterpark.
Be sure to visit Harrison Hot Springs this summer and find family fun, serenity, rejuvenation and adventure… just up the road!