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fast facts

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find your adventure

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family and adventure

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fun on the water

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golf and nature

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fun on two legs

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fun on two wheels

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entertainment & events calendar

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circle farm tour

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maps

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shopping and dining guide

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trail tips

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fun with history

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health & wellness

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renew your spirit

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day trips

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accommodation guide

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local services

welcome It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Village of Harrison Hot Springs and the incredible region that is our backyard. Surrounded by lush green mountains, bordered by pristine rivers and lakes, our Village is known as the jewel of the Fraser Valley. As a small community that has always been a resort destination, we are a place that offers a friendly village atmosphere, incredible natural beauty, healing waters and a variety of ways to enjoy your time away from the stress and strain of city life. Whether you are here to hike, bike, paddle, fish, golf, or just relax in our healing waters you will leave naturally refreshed. This free guide has been designed to give you an overview of our region and help you get the most out of your time with us. If you have questions or require further information, please visit our website at www.tourismharrison.com or come to see us at the Visitor Centre and we will be happy to help. Enjoy your visit with us and if you have any suggestions please let us know. Tourism Harrison

how to find us visitor centre

PO Box 255 499 Hot Springs Road Harrison Hot Springs, BC V0M 1K0 604.796.5581 info@tourismharrison.com www.tourismharrison.com

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Harrison Hot Springs is only a 90-minute drive east of Vancouver, and less than three hours north of Seattle. The quickest route here is via Highway 1, taking exit 135 at Bridal Falls. For a slower pace, enjoy the Scenic 7 Highway through Mission. Both Abbotsford International and Vancouver International Airports service our area, and docking facilities are available for floatplanes.

Published by: The Agassiz Harrison Hope Observer 7167 Pioneer Ave. Box 129 Agassiz, BC V0M 1A0 Tel: 604.796.4300 | Fax: 604.796.2081 | www.ahobserver.com Publisher: Andrew Franklin | Editor: Jessica Peters | Sales & Marketing: Chris Franklin | Graphic Design: Brittany Best The 2012 Visitor Guide was produced by Tourism Harrison and The Agassiz Harrison Hope Observer. No part of this publication may be reprinted without the expressed written consent of Tourism Harrison. Both Tourism Harrison and The Agassiz Harrison Hope Observer have made every effort to ensure that the information in this publication is accurate but cannot guarantee the correctness of all information, including errors or omissions, and will not be held responsible. Tourism Harrison - 499 Hot Springs Road, PO Box 255, Harrison Hot Springs, BC,V0M 1K0 | Phone: 604-796-5581 Contributing photographers: Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa, Harrison Festival of the Arts, Kilby Historic Site, BC Sportfishing Group, Agassiz Circle Farm Tour and Black Press.

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Interesting facts about Harrison Hot Springs: • Harrison Hot Springs is a provincial and national winner of the prestigious Communities in Bloom competition. • Our local sturgeon can grow over 14 feet in length, and weigh in excess of 1,500 pounds. • Harrison Lake is 60 km long and 900 feet in depth in some areas. It is sparsely populated and boaters are urged to stay tuned to VHF channel 68. • Our hot springs can be enjoyed year round by visiting the indoor public pool or Harrison Hot Springs Resort, where the pools are sourced by the two hot springs at the south end of the lake. • The Potash spring has a temperature of 40˚C (120˚F) and the Sulphur spring is 65˚C (150˚F). View the source by walking along the west side of the lake. • Harrison Hot Springs is a mecca for musicians and artists, who flock to the area each year for the Harrison Festival of the Arts.

Seeking fresh horizons for commerce?

• Harrison Hot Springs has more than 500 guest rooms and 200 campsites, and is the gateway to Sasquatch Provincial Park, which includes Deer Lake and Hicks Lake campgrounds. • First used by members of the Salish First Nations, the soothing effects of our hot springs have drawn people to this area for hundreds of years. • The Harrison River is the first officially-designated Salmon Stronghold in Canada, the only area in BC to host all five species of salmon and steelhead trout. As the largest salmon producing tributary of the lower Fraser River, the Harrison River brings in upwards of 5,000 Bald Eagles every fall to feed on the spawning salmon, with many staying well into February.

Set up shop in Harrison Hot Springs, where the business climate is refreshing, too!

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Harrison Hot Springs, where lifestyle meets balance.

To learn more about the Village of Harrison Hot Springs visit: www.harrisonhotsprings.ca or call 604-796-2171

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• Harrison Hot Springs was a point along the Gold Rush trail, and Judge Matthew Begbie originally named the hot springs the St. Alice Wells, after Alice Douglas, daughter of the Governor of British Columbia.

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find fun & ...with the family

adventure... ...for the daring

...on the water

...on the greens

• Have a water fight

• Take up paragliding

• Go for a swim

• Harrison Resort Golf

• Cool off at our waterslides • Picnic in our parks

• Visit the local Speedway

• Paddle the Harrison River

• Sandpiper Golf Course

• Join local rock climbers

• Go boating

• Bridal Falls Golf Club

• Ride a bicycle built for four

• Go river rafting

• Book a fishing tour

• Falls Golf & Country Club

• Take a swing at mini-golf

• Ski our mountain

• Take the scenic route

• Hope Golf & Country Club

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...close to nature

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...on two legs

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...in the country

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...on two wheels

• Take an eco tour

• Go for a walk

• Visit our countryside

• Back road riding

• Go bird watching

• Go for a hike

• Do the Circle Farm Tour

• Explore Sasquatch Park

• Explore local waterfalls

• Try geocaching

• Take in the Tulip Festival

• Cycle our dike system

• See salmon spawning

• Take a winter walks

• Try Slow Food Cycle Tour

• Search for Sasquatch

• Take a shopping stroll

• Hit the Mountain Trails or lower Bear Mountain

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...with entertainment

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...exploring history

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...renewing your spirit

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...a short drive away

• Take in an outdoor concert

• Discover the Gold Rush

• Try our healing waters

• Experience Minter Gardens

• Enjoy amazing festivals

• Explore Kilby Historic Site

• Book a massage

• Be amazed by Bridal Falls

• Dance all night

• Drive out to Yale

• Take a yoga class

• Dare Hell’s Gate

• Peruse art galleries

• Pan for gold

• Learn holistic healing

• Walk Othello Tunnels

• Shop our farmers market

• Visit a CPR station

• Sit, be quiet, meditate

• Explore Hope, B.C.

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Bring your entire family to the Village to share a memorable day of entertainment and fun. Have a water fight Rent blaster bumper boats from the Harrison Resort Marina. They also have banana boats, canoes, kayaks, jet skis, motor and pedal boats. Explore the Village by Quadracycle Take the family on a self-guided tour of the Village on one of Jamie’s Quadracycles. Fore! Play 18 holes of minigolf at Tugboat Junction Adventure Park.

Slip & slide away Bridal Falls Waterpark offers slides for all ages, a hot tub and picnic areas. Soak up the sun Find some quality time building castles in the sand on one of the most picturesque beaches in B.C. Meet our local Village Sasquatch You’ll find our friendly Sasquatch over at the Harrison Village Mall, sitting quietly on a bench. Get that camera ready!

Cool off with ice cream Our beachfront is sprinkled with shops that will cater to your sweet tooth. Pack a picnic for Rendall Park Picnic tables and shade trees set the scene for a memorable family meal at the north end of the Village. Green Point Get away from the crowds at this provincial park just up Rockwell Drive.

2 local locations to choose from Sunshine Valley RV Resort & Cabins Reservations: (604) 869-0066 | Hope, BC

Featuring 115 full service RV sites and 10 deluxe, fully furnished camping cabins. Conveniently located just 15 minutes east of Hope on Hwy. 3 in Sunshine Valley.

Camperland RV Resort Reservations: (604) 794-7361 | Rosedale, BC

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Featuring 260 full service RV sites, a heated outdoor pool and a full range of amenities. Conveniently located just 10 minutes east of Chilliwack on Hwy. 1 in Bridal Falls.

Come and enjoy the Fraser Valley's most accessible waterslides, with no stairs for you to worry about! Our family oriented facilities make for the perfect day of fun in the sun (and the water) for you, your family and your friends. Enjoy hours of entertainment and fun!

Public & membership camping with Western Canada’s premier RV camping network.

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fun for the

adventurous...

Lose yourself in the moment as exciting adventure beckons in Harrison Hot Springs. Tandem paragliding Cure your weekday boredom with Fly BC. Paraglide off Mt. Woodside while enjoying some of the best scenery in BC. Tandems, solo training and guaranteed fun! www.flybc.org Agassiz Speedway Feeling a need for speed? This actionpacked oval track features races April through October. www.agassizspeedway.com Rock Climbing Club The basic premise behind rock climbing is simple. You climb from the bottom to the top! The execution is more complicated and we would encourage you to work with experts. Look for Harrison Bluffs Climbers on Facebook to find out more.

River Rafting The Fraser River and its tributaries offers continuous rapids and incredible mountain vistas, as you plunge through the heart of the Cascade Mountains. Rafting adventures include the Chilliwack River, Hell’s Gate, The Coquihalla Rambo Run and the Thompson River in Lytton. www.chilliwackriverrafting.com www.fraserraft.com www.reorafting.com Ski Hemlock Nestled high in the mountains above Harrison Hot Springs, Hemlock Valley offers alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing or tubing. Only 45 minutes from Harrison.

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Time trials – 6:00 pm, Racing – 7:00 pm April to October 5045 Cemetery Rd., Agassiz, B.C. 604-792-FAST(3278) • agassizspeedway.com www.tourismharrison.com

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Found at the southern end of the 60-km-long, glacier-fed Harrison Lake, the Village is a water lover’s paradise. Swimming Jump in for a refreshing dip in our glacier-fed lake or the warmer Harrison lagoon. Paddling For a relatively safe adventure, canoe the Miami River through the Village or head to Hicks Lake. The Harrison River is an incredible outdoor wilderness trip that takes you past stunning scenery. While Harrison Lake can also be paddled, it can be extremely treacherous with high winds and

large waves, and should only be attempted by experienced paddlers. Boating With the longest lake in southwestern B.C. there is plenty to explore by boat, including coves and beaches, beautiful waterfalls, two islands and the connected Harrison River. With a public boat launch, complete with restroom and sani-station, several marinas and a large public dock, boating here is a breeze.

A full range of water activities for all ages. The Änest watersport rental products in Harrison Hot Springs...Grab some of your friends and join us for a wet & wild Banana Tube Ride; serious fun for all ages and group events! » Powerboat Rentals » Blaster Bumper Boats

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Fishing Harrison Hot Springs, surrounded by rivers and lakes, offers exceptional fishing opportunities. Reel in a prehistoric giant like our local sturgeon or get hooked on fly fishing for steelhead and salmon. For expert fishing tips, visit the BC Sport Fishing Group (www. bcsportfishinggroup. com) in the lobby of the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa.

(www.harrisonecotours. com) operates jet boat tours as well as guided kayak tours on the Harrison River.

Make Killer's Cove Marina home base for your boating adventures!

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Windsurfing Harrison Lake is a mecca for windsurfers, thanks to a predictable thermal wind that blows every summer. Visit our local windsurfing club online at www. harrisonwindsports.com m Getting equipped Rentals of every sort can be found at the dock close to Harrison Hot Springs Resort. Boat Tour Sit back and let others do the navigating. Shoreline Tours ( www.shorelinetours. net) operates the Laroan — a 56 ft. boat that provides scenic tours on the lake and Harrison River. Harrison Eco Tours

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Share your vacation memories. Upload your photos to our facebook page. www.facebook.com/ AgassizHarrisonObserver

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18 Hole Courses

9 Hole Courses

Sandpiper Golf Club 14282 Morris Valley Rd., Harrison Mills • 604-796-1000 Par 72 6500 Yards Slope 121 Rating 70.9

Harrison Resort Golf Course 3891 Hot Springs Rd, HHS. • 604-796-9009 Par 36 3375 Yards Slope 126 Rating 36.2

Falls Golf & Country Club 8341 Nixon Rd, Rosedale • 604-794-3300 Par 71 6780 Yards Slope 128

Bridal Falls Golf Club 53191 Bridal Falls Rd, Rosedale • 604-794-7788 Par 32 2269 Yards Slope 102 Rating n/a

Rating 72.2

Hope Golf & Country Club 900 Golf Course Rd, Hope • 604-869-5881 Par 72 6317 Yards Slope 117 Rating 69.9

There is lots of good golfing in and around Harrison but the Sandpiper tops the list with a feel good course, scenery to die for, and at the end of the day – delicious food in a charming restaurant.

- Robert Reyerse

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Pretty Estates Resort The River’s Edge Restaurant Rowena’s Inn On The River Sandpiper Golf Course

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fun for nature Harrison Hot Springs’ ecosystem is diverse and abundant. Discover the ‘wild’ side of Harrison with a self-guided or group tour Eco tours Harrison Eco Tours offers both jet boat tours and guided kayaking on the Harrison River. Shoreline Tours will show you why Harrison Lake is so amazing. Cascade adventures offers hikes into the back country in the eastern wilderness of Harrison Lake.

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Waterfalls The mountains around Harrison provide spectacular waterfalls. Rainbow Falls — a truly remarkable gem hidden at the base of Slocan Mountain, accessible by a 20-minute boat ride. Bridal Veil Falls, the 6th largest in Canada, is a short 20-minute drive from Harrison.

Bird watching Harrison Lake is a major resting area on the north-south migration of many bird species. In the fall Harrison River is also home to one of the largest congregations of Bald Eagles in North America. Bring your binoculars and start counting. Salmon & Weaver Creek For a truly amazing sight, visit Weaver Creek spawning channel in October, in Harrison Mills. You will be treated to the beauty of red and green salmon spawning in their thousands.

Quest for the Sasquatch Harrison Hot Springs has been a hotbed of Sasquatch sightings for centuries. The local First Nation band Sts’ailes uses the Sasquatch as its symbol and believe it to be a spiritual being. With local Sasquatch investigators Bill Miller and Thomas Steenberg providing talks and guidance, maybe it’s time to look for yourself. Visit Tourism Harrison’s event calendar for information on the upcoming Sasquatch Days.

It’s hard to know what’s more amazing, seeing the hundreds of thousands of bright red spawning salmon or the thousands of bald eagles. - Robert Reyerse

DISCOVER THE WONDERS OF HARRISON LAKE... LAKE • Daily Cruises • Private Charters • Corporate Meetings • Weddings • Licensed Captain (CSI Certified) • Located in front of the Harrison Resort

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fun on two

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With everything close by, the Village of Harrison Hot Springs is the perfect place to walk, run or hike. Go for a walk A walk around our lagoon is a good place to start. Other pleasant walks include the Heritage Walk past the older buildings in town and the Miami Bridges Walk through an old growth cedar forest. Go for a hike Harrison Hot Springs is the perfect base for a hiking holiday with dozens of hikes within a short drive of the Village. For more details on our walks and hikes pick up our hiking brochure, Ticket to Explore. Or visit us online at www.tourismharrison.com. Geocaching There are dozens of geocaches in and around Harrison Hot Springs. This outdoor treasure-hunting game requires the use of a GPS device, or GPS enabled smart phone. www.bcgeocaching.com.

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Hit the greens From driving ranges to beautifully manicured greens, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something for every level of golfer. See our full listing on page 8. Go for a winter walk Harrison is close to two family-friendly hills, Hemlock Valley Resort and Manning Park. Both offer great snowshoeing trails and sledding through the winter months. Shop till you drop Harrison Hot Springs has some unique stores, offering everything from souvenirs to art and fashion. Saunter through history & culture Head over to the Ranger Station Art Gallery, the Agassiz Harrison Museum or Kilby Historic Site and walk through some great exhibitions.

There is something so relaxing about biking past cows, horses, and country farms with a back drop of forested mountains. You feel reconnected to the earth and its bounty. - Robert Reyerse

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fun in the

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Harrison Hot Springs is an excellent location for re-connecting with simpler times. Experience our countryside and enjoy a wonderful gift to the senses of things to see, do, smell and taste! Circle Farm Tour This self-guided tour features organically grown herbs, custom tea blends, artisan cheeses, fresh roasted and candied hazelnuts and coffee aromatically roasted in a circa 1919 flame roaster. Reconnect with the origins of farmfresh food. www.circlefarmtour.com Tulip Festival & Flower Stand The annual Tulip Festival takes place every April. Wander through 40 acres of ‘every colour under the rainbow’ tulips. Visit the flower stand at 1694 Tranmer Rd and take home a bouquet of fresh seasonal

flowers. While wandering the fields, look up to the magnificent view of Mt. Cheam in the background. www.tulipsofthevalley.com Slow Food Cycle Tour This is a leisurely, self-guided cycle tour around 25kms of flat terrain, visiting farms and meeting farmers. Shops feature special events, guided tours, samples, taste plates to purchase and a wide variety of products to purchase and take home. There is a shopping shuttle service available, to help carry your treats home! This is an annual event. For more details check www.slowfoodvancouver.com and click on the Agassiz tour.

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fun on two

wheels...

Harrison Hot Springs is surrounded by mountains and close to Fraser Valley farming country, offering a full menu of cycling options. Street Biking If you like street biking, our backcountry farm roads offer great scenery and light traffic. • The Ice Cream loop A short bike ride south of Harrison into the middle of Agassiz farm country takes you to Farm House Natural Cheeses and some wonderful gelato. • Circle Farm tour This 25-km, self-guided tour can easily be done by bike and is the route used for the annual Slow Food Cycle Tour.

• South Agassiz Fraser River Dike Another great bike ride takes you from Harrison to Agassiz and then south to the Fraser River dike.

Mountain Biking Surrounded by forests and mountains there are many mountain bike routes that offer varying degrees of challenge. • Lower Bear Mountain trails These summer trails on the east side of Harrison are great for exploring the forests and easily

accessible from the Village. • Sasquatch Park A variety of old logging roads in and around Sasquatch Park offer excellent mountain biking opportunities.

Visit us online at www.tourismharrison.com for more details on biking in our region.

Explore the Scenic Beauty of Harrison Lake. A vacation that will have you return time after time. The scenery is above & beyond. Explore sights of Rainbow Falls, Eagle Falls, Harrison River & many more of the lake. Relax in the comfort of our 59’ deluxe houseboat enjoying the beauty of Harrison’s wilderness. Family adventures Business & pleasure retreats Amazing sight seeing Sasquatch exploring Weddings Stags Fishing tours Water sports; jet skiing, boating, kayaking & more.

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fun in

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Harrison Hot Springs consistently offers world-class performing and visual arts within a relaxed small town atmosphere. See what 2012 has in store. Outdoor Concerts Throughout July & August, take in the free Muddy Waters Concert Series featuring music on the beach Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m. Bring your lawn chair or stake out a seat and sip a cool one at one of the best patios in Harrison. Pioneer Park in Agassiz offers the Twilight Concert Series, featuring a free evening concert on Wednesdays during July and August.

and sounds amplified by the lake and mountains. Live music, a parade, and fireworks at dusk. July 1

World-class Festival Harrison Festival of the Arts has presented the best in Canadian and International performing and visual arts for over 34 years. This July 7 – 15, the Festival presents music from all corners of the globe, as well as visual and literary arts, theatre, a large outdoor art and craft market, workshops and a special day for children. Concerts throughout each day and evening, on the beach and in Harrison Memorial Hall. www.harrisonfestival.com

More Music Labour Day kicks off with the Bands on the Beach Labour Day Weekend Blast featuring Harrison’s own Todd Richard & the TR Band. Sponsored by many local businesses, this is a summer concert you don’t want to miss. Bring your lawn chair, sunscreen and sunglasses for an afternoon of entertainment!

Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival The best small town fair in B.C., with a parade, midway, exhibits, live music, animal shows & demos, antique tractor pull, logger sports and good ol’ country fun. Sept. 14 & 15 www.agassizfallfair.ca

Farmers Market Offers fresh fruits and veggies, meats, baked goods and local artisan projects. Pioneer Park in Agassiz. June to September, every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Art Galleries Celebrate the artistic side of life with a visit to the Ranger Station Public Art Gallery. Located along the lake on the east side of town this quirky gallery features oneof-a-kind creations by local artists and artisans. Monthly exhibits include pottery, glassworks, original paintings and prints.

Canada Day The fireworks at Harrison always draw in the crowds, with the lights

Dragon Boat Festival This event brings exciting races, community-sponsored attractions

and festivities - all with the beautiful backdrop of stunning Harrison Lake. Saturday, July 21 Dancing Step back in time at The Copper Room, where there is live music every night. Other live music venues include Rockamole’s and The Layback Lounge.

Ranger g Station PUBLIC ART GALLERY Monthly exhibits featuring local and Fraser Valley artists. Monday – Friday 10 – 4 • Saturday – Sunday 1 – 5 98 Rockwell Drive Harrison Hot Springs | 604 796-2723 Operated by The Kent Harrison Arts Council | kentharrisonartscouncil.com

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festival & event

calendar

January

April

January 28 The Breakmen Band A bluegrass quartet with touches of soul, classic R&B, old country roots rock and roll. Harrison Memorial Hall www.harrisonfestival.com • 604-796-3664

Tulips of the Valley Tulip Festival Over 40 acres of tulip fields in bloom to explore; a spectacular sight each spring! Due to weather the exact dates will not be announced until March. Seabird Island, Agassiz www.tulipsofthevalley.com • 604-796-3496

February February 11 Babe Gurr & Locarno Roots/rock singer-songwriter Babe Gurr brings her blend of roots/blues/pop and Locarno brings a grovey heavy mix of Mexican folk, Cuban Son and Latin soul. Memorial Hall www.harrisonfestival.com • 604-796-3664 February 11 Valentine’s Tea An annual afternoon tea and bake sale, hosted by the Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Agassiz Legion 604-796-2332

May 19 - 20 Harrison Arts Show This show will feature 25 artists displaying their artwork in medias of watercolour, oil, acrylic, pastel and photography. Memorial Hall 604-796-8665 May 26 Buds ‘n Bloom Plant & Garden Show The Agassiz Horticultural Association presents this annual event. Plants, garden art, services, tools, silent auction and anything else that might appeal to the avid gardener. Agassiz Pavilion info@agassizfallfair.com • 604-796-3246

April 8 - 9 Easter at Kilby Hunt for Easter eggs, cuddle live bunnies, enjoy a home-style Easter feast and tour the museum. Kilby Historic Site www.kilby.ca • 604-796-9576 April 14 Jesse Peters Trio Jazz-edged soul. The Trio performs a mix of originals and old chestnuts, everything from jazz to soul to R&B and hip hop. Memorial Hall www.harrisonfestival.com • 604-796-3664

May 21 Teddy Bear Picnic Dress up trunk, old fashioned ice cream making, music and a picnic lunch with your favorite teddy! Kilby Historic Site, Harrison Mills www.kilby.ca • 604-796-9576

May

June

March 3 Gary Comeau & the Voodoo Allstars Gary Comeau is a musician of unique diversity and talent. Playing a range of instruments, he delivers originally crafted, high energy, New Orleans-style rockin’ roots and blues. Memorial Hall www.harrisonfestival.com • 604-796-3664

May 5 Fund Raising Event Harrison Festival Society An intimate evening with legendary west coast rock band Chilliwack. This event will provide much needed support to the Harrison Festival Society as well as be a rare opportunity to see Chilliwack in a smaller, more intimate venue. Memorial Hall www.harrisonfestival.com • 604-796-3664

June 2 - 3 Relay for Life The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is an inspiring, non-competitive, 12-hour event. Participants welcome. Harrison Lagoon www.relaybc.ca/harrisonhotsprings2012

March 17 Tim Readman & Out of the Green Tim Readman has a keen nose for a good yarn offering an eclectic collection of folksongs from England, Scotland and Ireland. Memorial Hall www.harrisonfestival.com • 604-796-3664

May 13 Mother’s Day at Kilby Treat mom to an old fashioned day at Kilby with a site tour and scrumptious brunch in the Harrison River Restaurant. Kilby Historic Site www.kilby.ca • 604-796-9576

March 31 Walk/Run for Heritage Take part in the 3km or 5km route and help raise funds for the Agassiz Harrison Museum and Kilby Historic Site. Kent Fitness/Activity Centre, Agassiz www.agassizharrisonmuseum.org • 604-796-3545

May 13 Man in Motion 25th Anniversary To celebrate Rick Hansen’s Anniversary ‘Man in Motion’ Tour a small team will splinter off and conduct a short Relay in Harrison Hot Springs. Harrison Hot Springs www.tourismharrison.com • 604-796-5581

March

June 9 - 10 Sasquatch Days A joint festival with the Sts’Ailes, First Nations Community and Harrison Hot Springs, celebrating the heritage of the region with canoe races, traditional Salmon BBQ, games, sharing and, of course, Sasquatch lore. Harrison Beach www.tourismharrison.com • 604-796-5581 June 17 Black Powder Day at Kilby Take dad back in time with Black Powder firearms & blacksmith demos, cowboy show and Trader’s Row. Enjoy live entertainment and a country-style BBQ on the grounds. Kilby Historic Site www.kilby.ca • 604-796-9576

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July July 1 Canada Day Celebration Birthday festivities take place in both Harrison Hot Springs and Agassiz including a pancake breakfast, parade, children’s activities, family entertainments, craft market and fireworks. www.tourismharrison.com • 604-796-5581 July 7 - 15 34th Annual Harrison Festival of the Arts The Harrison Festival has quietly built a national and international reputation for excellence. The festival presents music from all corners of the globe, a large outdoor art market featuring the work of a wide variety of artisans, workshops and a special day just for children. Village/Memorial Hall www.harrisonfestival.com • 604-796-3664 July 7 - 8 Harrison Festival Art Market A juried market for professional craftspeople and artists, held along the beach walkway in Harrison. www.harrisonfestival.com • 604-796-3664 July 8 Rotary Ride for Hearing 120km bide ride from Burnaby to Harrison Hot Springs to raise money for the Rotary Hearing Foundation. www.rotaryvancouver.org July 13 - 15 Harrison Festival Art Market A juried market for professional craftspeople and artists, held along the beach walkway in Harrison. www.harrisonfestival.com • 604-796-3664 July 14 Antique Car Show at Kilby View classic cars and talk to the owners about their restoration projects. Live music throughout the day and specials at the Harrison River Restaurant. Kilby Historic Site www.kilby.ca • 604-796-9576

July 15 Minter Gardens Classic Car Show More than 100 classic cars set throughout the world-class show gardens for all to enjoy. Minter Gardens www.mintergardens.com • 604-794-7191 July 21 Slow Food Cycle Tour Meet the local farmers, sample their products and tour their businesses. Agassiz Agricultural Grounds www.slowfoodvancouver.com • 604-796-2619 July 21 DragonFest Experience the atmosphere of dragon boat racing, as teams from around BC compete. Harrison Lake www.fvdbc.com • 604-858-8464

August August 6 Pirate Day at Kilby Celebrate BC Day with pirate games, crafts and a treasure hunt. Kilby Historic Site www.kilby.ca • 604-796-9576 August 18 Garlic Festival Learn about the numerous varieties of garlic, how to grow them, and learn fun recipes. Limbert Mountain Farm www.limbertmountainfarm.com • 604-796-2619 August 25 Kids Festival at Kilby A fun day for the kids with music, dance and crafts. Kilby Historic Site www.kilby.ca • 604-796-9576 August 31 Movie in the Park Enjoy a first run movie outdoors under the summer stars. Agassiz Agricultural Grounds www.district.kent.bc.ca • 604-796-8891

September September 1 - 2 Harrison Craft Market A market featuring only handcrafted items by some of BC’s finest artisans. Free to the public. Harrison Festival Society www.harrisonfestival.com • 604-796-3664 September 1 - 2 Bands on the Beach We are not going to let the summer slip away without a major celebration. Local country singing sensation Todd Richard is just one of the performers who will help us rock our last summer long weekend with an incredible afternoon of entertainment on the beach. Harrison Beach www.tourismharrison.com • 604-796-5581 September 14 - 15 Agassiz Fall Fair & Corn Festival The best small town fair in BC, featuring a parade, midway, exhibits, music, animal shows and demos, antique tractor pull, logger sports and good ol’ country fun. Agassiz Fairgrounds www.agassizfallfair.ca • 604-796-3246 September 22 BC Legends Day Come meet the experts, and explore local folklore with presentations on First Nations legends featuring the Sasquatch, Ogopogo and BC ghost stories. Kilby Historic Site www.kilby.ca • 604-796-9576

October October 7 - 8 Thanksgiving at Kilby Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, old fashioned apple cider-making demos and tour the museum. Reservations required for dinner. Kilby Historic Site www.kilby.ca • 604-796-9576

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Muddy Waters Beach Concerts Saturday and Sunday music on the beach beginning at 4 p.m. during July and August; a great way to relax on a summer afternoon. 604-796-5563 Storytime in the Plaza All are invited to join the storytime on Wednesdays during August in the Harrison Lake Plaza at 11 a.m. Books and goodies for everyone.

October 13 - 14 Harvest Festival at Kilby Enjoy samplings of a 1920s country fair. Local crafters and producers will be on site. Stop at the community hall just up the road for their annual Harrison Mills Quilt Show. Kilby Historic Site www.kilby.ca • 604-796-9576 October 27 - 28 Kilby Kids Halloween Party The 104 year old General Store and Hotel is all dressed up in its Halloween best. Contest for best costume, crafts, kids’ activities, bobbing for apples and treats! Kilby Historic Site www.kilby.ca • 604-796-9576

November November 17 - 18 Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival One of the largest gatherings of bald eagles in North America is along the Harrison River. The Festival features several viewing sites, displays, tours and activities for the whole family. www.fraservalleybaldeaglefestival.ca 604-826-7361 November 24 - 25 Circle Farm Tour Country Christmas Each farm plans a special experience to celebrate the season including a live nativity, entertainment, food samples and great shopping opportunities. www.circlefarmtour.com 604-796-9576

December December 1 Christmas in the Village The Village of Harrison Hot Springs kicks off the holiday season with the Festival of Trees display, Breakfast with Santa, and official lighting of the Plaza Christmas Tree. www.harrison.ca December 1 Breakfast with Santa An annual community family tradition featuring a scrumptious pancake breakfast, storytime, music, gifts, crafts and of course Santa. 604-796-5581 December 1 - 2 Harrison Christmas Crawl Tour the local merchants this weekend, enjoy holiday refreshments, door prizes and enter to win a fantastic gift basket. 604-796-5581 December 15 Christmas Pageant on the Farm Meet Mary, Joseph, the Shephards, a Choir of Angels and the donkey in this live re-creation of the Journey to Bethlehem; a magical family Christmas event. Farm House Natural Cheeses www.farmhousecheeses.com • 604-796-8741 December TBA - CPR Holiday Train Meet the train as it rolls into town decorated for the season, visit with Santa and enjoy a performance by awarding musicians. Agassiz Agricultural Hall 604-796-8891

Event information is subject to change and new events are always planned. Visit tourismharrison.com or call 604-796-5581 for up to date information.

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Sasquatch — Real or Myth? Meet local Sasquatch researchers during July and August in the Harrison Lake Plaza and learn the latest on the elusive creature. Bring your questions and curiosity. Dates/times TBA. 604-796-5581 Agassiz Speedway Oval track stock car racing from May to October on selected weekends. Visit their website for a complete event schedule. www.agassizspeedway.com 604-792-3278 Twilight Concert Series Free evening concerts in Pioneer Park in Agassiz Wednesdays during July and August. www.district.kent.bc.ca 604-796-8891 Agassiz Farm Fresh Markets Thursday evenings from June to August, local producers are out with their farm fresh goods in Pioneer Park www.district.kent.bc.ca 604-796-8891 Agassiz Library Monthly themes with special events and activities including storytimes, reading clubs, contests, entertainment, book sales, displays and more. www.fvrl.bc.ca 604-796-9510 Ranger Station Art Gallery This quaint gallery sits on the eastern shore of the lake, and features works from local artists throughout the year. Hours are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. kentharrisonartscouncil.com 604-796-2723

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circle farm

tour

Agassiz & Harrison Mills

Home to the original Circle Farm Tour, which has expanded into five surrounding regions. Visitors can savour and purchase delectable farm fresh products, connect with the origins of their food and experience the countryside in all its glory . This self-guided tour will take you to nine sites featuring organically grown herbs, custom tea blends, artisan cheeses, fresh roasted and candied hazelnuts, coffee aromatically roasted in a circa 1919 flame roaster, freshly picked strawberries and corn, 40 acres of tulips. These and dozens of other traditional treats await you. Stop in at the Visitor Information Centre to pick up a Circle Farm Tour map and you are on your way. Each location is easily accessible and no further than a 15 minute drive from Harrison Hot Springs. It is a fun and educational experience that kids and adults will love. Several Circle Farm Tour special events are planned each year including the Slow Food Cycle Tour in the summer and Country Christmas in the winter. Check the tourismharrison.com website for local event details.

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Visiting from out of town? Stop in at the Agassiz Library. • Local news & real estate papers • B.C. residents can borrow items • Free public internet access

OPEN: Tues., Wed., Thurs. 10 – 8 pm Fri., Sat. 10 – 5 pm

7140 Cheam Ave. | 604-796-9510

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shopping...

Muddy Waters Espresso Bar & Cafe Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner Overlooking Harrison Lake, Espresso, Specialty Teas, Ice Cream. Licensed premises.

Island View Gifts

Inkman’s Village Gifts

When visiting Harrison be sure to discover this little shop. Souvenirs, jewelry, pottery, collectibles, clothing & more.

Open 364 days a year. 9 am to 9 pm summer. 10 am to 6 pm winter.

Live music weekends in July & August.

“Something for Everyone.” www.islandviewgifts.com

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604.796.3222

3-328 Esplanade Ave

The Back Porch Dan and Lynda offer a pottery studio, coffee roastery, antiques, collectibles and 15 varieties of garlic. Join us for a fun and relaxing experience. Open Thursday – Sunday from 11 to 5 pm 604.796.9871

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Complete your Harrison Hot Springs getaway vacation by finding that perfect treasure to take back home. The Village is filled with shops that cater to every whim and you’ll find fresh roast coffees, scrumptious chocolates, mouth-watering smoked salmon, locally-crafted pottery and First Nations artwork. Harrison Village Mall is just steps away from the beach, and many more clothing boutiques are tucked in and amongst the restaurants along Esplanade.

6116 Golf Road, Agassiz

Family-owned with friendly small town service. Webkinz, T-shirts, Native Art.

140 Esplanade Ave

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

604.796.2154

101-196 Esplanade Ave

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Handmade in-store; watch Caramel Apples, Fudge and Rocky Pop being made. Gifts, indulgences and corporate sales. Open daily. Beachfront, across from the Lagoon.

Canadian Fine Art • Unique Canadian Crafts Jewelry • One-of-a-Kind Wearable Silk Art Stone Sculpture • Pottery • Turned Wood Blown and Slumped Glass • Brimacombe House Fruit Syrups & Jellies

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328 Esplanade Ave

Harrison Village Mall

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guide to

dining Whether you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate a special occasion, meet up with friends or grab a quick bite to eat, you’ll find it close by. Harrison’s many restaurants feature taste options from all over the globe. HARRISON HOT SPRINGS Baskin Robbins A variety of ice cream flavours, sundaes, smoothies and cakes 2-328 Esplanade 604-796-5563 Beach Bites Wraps, snacks and smoothies 196 Esplanade 604-491-6743 Black Forest Steak and Schnitzel House Authentic German food with Bavarian decor 180 Esplanade 604-796-9343

In this Bavarian Specialty House, overlooking Harrison Lake enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner inside or under the stars in summer. Extensive new world wine list and German beer to compliment your dinner selection.

Chantilly Gelato Real Italian gelato, sorbetto, ice cream, lattes, milkshakes and more 150 Esplanade 604-796-1980 Cookin Kim’s Country Café Great food, friendly service, warm inviting atmosphere 105-196 Esplanade 604-796-2229 Copper Room at Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa Delectable Fraser Valley cuisine paired with live music. Dress code in effect. 100 Esplanade 604-796-2244

Open Year Round! For reservations, call

604-796-9343

180 Esplanade Avenue in beautiful Harrison Hot Springs BC www.tourismharrison.com

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Driftwood Diner All day breakfast, and lunch specials. Summer only at the Glencoe Motel 604-796-2574 Green Star Café Coffee, baked goods, breakfast and lunch 196 Esplanade Harrison Chinese Restaurant Full menu of Chinese and Western dishes 791 Hot Springs Road 604-796-8878

Harrison Hamburger Burgers, fish and chips and sandwiches, inside or on the patio. 111-196 Esplanade 604-796-5554

Islands Bar and Grill Soak up the surroundings while an award-winning bartender pours your drink. 100 Esplanade, HHS 604-796-2244

Hungry Chef 140 Lillooet Ave. 604-796-0881

Kitami Japanese Restaurant Full Japanese menu with the finest sushi, tempura and teriyaki. Private booths available. 318 Hot Springs Road 604-796-2728

Ian’s Bar and Grill Local favourite for selection and prices 889 Hot Springs 604-796-9779

Lakeside Cafe Casual family fare overlooking

Echo Island, serving breakfast and dinner buffets. 100 Esplanade 604-796-2244 Lakeview Restaurant Locally known for its fish and chips — open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 150 Esplanade 604-796-9888 Marius Café Deli Traditional Italian meals, a full deli and coffee shop 160 Lillooet Ave 604-491-1010

OASIS COFFEE & BISTRO ALL DAY BREAKFAST | SMOOTHIES SOUPS, SALADS, SANDWICHES, WRAPS ORGANIC & FAIR TRADE SPECIALTY COFFEES CATERING PLATTERS, FRUIT, SANDWICHES & DESSERTS

OASIS CATERING PLATTERS | SMALL WEDDINGS OFFICE MEETINGS & PARTIES BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES PICNIC EVENTS

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Miss Margaret’s Coffee, tea, pastries, wraps and paninis. 100 Esplanade 604-796-2244 Morgan’s West coast menu, elevated patio and amazing views. 160 Esplanade 604-491-1696 Muddy Waters Espresso Specialty coffees, desserts, soups and sandwiches. Licensed. 2-328 Esplanade 604-796-5563 Old Settler Pub & Liquor Store Warm up by the fireplace in this beautifully crafted pub.

222 Cedar Avenue 604-796-9722 Rockamole’s Sip, sample and savour the taste of the West coast. 190 Lillooet Avenue 1-888-265-1155

Yukiya Sushi Authentic Japanese food along the waterfront. 140 Esplanade 604-796-2633

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Sunyam Thai Restaurant Thai cuisine, ultimate flavour, amazing lake views. 234 Esplanade 604-491-1111

The River’s Edge Contemporary West Coast Cuisine. 14282 Morris Valley Road Harrison Mills 604-796-1000

Swiss Gourmet West coast and Swiss cuisine. 270 Esplanade 604-796-9339

Sasquatch Pub 46001 Lougheed Hwy Harrison Mills 604-796-2730

Our garden patio offers an unparalleled view of Harrison Lake. Experience superb country cuisine in the comfort of a small Bistro, elegant yet rustic. We offer an extraordinary, robust menu that is both healthy & hearty. Morgan & Chef Peter are committed to an intricate use of local ingredients seasonal pairings.

Join us this season on our patio overlooking the lake in the Harrison Beach Hotel. 160 Esplanade • 604.491.1696 www.tourismharrison.com

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safety on the

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If you’re the type to be inspired by nature, welcome to paradise. Every hill and valley, every trail and riverside, is waiting to be discovered here. But there are a few things you should know before heading into the great outdoors. The Harrison Hikers have been meeting weekly for the past 20 years. Each week, they set out on various levels of hikes, from easy walks along dike systems to advanced treks into the woods. If you go, here are a few words from those wise walkers.

• Never hike alone. • Travel in groups of at least four. • Hike at the speed of the slowest member of the group. • Stay on the trail. • Resist the temptation to collect trees, plants or flowers. • Respect wildlife. • Never approach or feed bears or other wild animals. • Always pack out what you take in. Don’t bury your trash. • Keep pets on leash at all times. • Tell someone where you are going and when you will return. • Carry a cell phone or VHF radio to communicate, if possible.

To find out more about Harrison Hikers and their upcoming hikes, check in with the Visitor Center. On bear safety: Most bears will leave if they are aware of a group’s presence so make some noise. Stay in the open as much as possible. Keep children close at hand on trails. If you do meet a bear, don’t run and do keep calm. Make a wide detour and leave the animal a way to escape.

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Hikes nearby the Village lead to sweeping vistas of our landscape, such as this view of Harrison Lake, from the lookout at the Campbell Lake Trail

Kitami JAPANESE OWNED & OPERATED.

Enjoy our quality of the finest Sushi, Sashimi, Crispy Tempura & AAA Alberta Rib-eye Beef Teriyaki Private rooms available with reservations. In the centre of town, 2 blocks from the beach.

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SUNNY PATIO • GREAT FOOD • LOTTO GAMES • SPORTS VIEWING • DAILY SPECIALS

Our Liquor Store has the finest selection of Scotch in the Fraser Valley & the best selection of wine in Harrison Hot Springs. Prime Rib Fridays 5 PM Conveniently located in the center of Harrison Hot Springs. Old Settler Pub - Great Food, Clean & Friendly with HD sports on the big screen.

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fun with

hiory... Agassiz is a friendly agricultural community; known for healthy country living and endless outdoor activities! Our museum offers CPR history, period clothing, artifacts, photographs of pioneer life and so much more. Outdoors, we offer Circle Farm Tours, water sports, fishing, hiking, cycling, and paragliding in the picturesque Fraser Valley.

Touring these old heritage sites brings you back in touch with a simpler time. The old pictures and artifacts breathe life into a history that we all share.

7011 Pioneer Ave, PO Box 313 Agassiz, BC V0M 1A0

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Experience the Gold Rush Days while enjoying the rustic heritage buildings and museums of the Fraser Valley. Kilby Historic Site A 1920s living history site complete with a 1906 general store museum and gift shop, featuring costumed interpreters, a working heritage farm, friendly farm animals and traditional home style meals. www.kilby.ca Agassiz Harrison Museum Housed in a 1893 CPR station, the museum’s extensive archives include photographs, newspapers, and artifacts depicting the life of our early pioneers. www.agassizharrisonmuseum.org

Yale Museum Explore this historic Gold Rush town and visit their 1870s Creighton House Museum. Dress in period costume, explore a living history ‘Tent City’, play games, pan for gold or

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take a trip down the mighty Fraser River. www.historicyale.ca Hope Museum Packed full of great memories, memorabilia and photos. Have your photo taken at the photo booths and visit the gold mine where you can view the mechanics of a homemade, industrial use gold mine. Gold Panning Take a walk in the boots of our historic gold miners and experience the thrill of finding your own nugget. Novice gold panners can try their hand at Harrison’s own Tugboat Junction, or stop by The Happy Prospector at 3005 Hot Springs Road to learn about local rocks and gems.

1920s Living History Costumed Interpreters General Store Museum Orchard Playground Home-style Restaurant Unique Gift Shop Special Events Campground

Open April to October

| www.kilby.ca

215 Kilby Road, Harrision Mills (604)796-9576 1 km off Scenic Hway 7 – Just minutes west of Agassiz

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health &

wellness...

Spirit Yoga & Wellness Center

Sunny Meadows Holistic Therapy

Elizabeth Mueller 476 Naismith Ave., Harrison Hot Springs 604-845-9642 | www.spirityogaonline.com • Hatha/Kriya Yoga & Meditation • Singing Bowl Sound/Vibrational Healing • Workshops & Retreats

Katharina Helfer 6764 Key Rd., Agassiz 604-796-9338 | sunnymeadow@telus.net • Reflexology • Bach Flower therapy • Reiki • hot stone massage • meridian massage

Crystal Spirit Sound Fusion Crystal Bowls & Tibetan Gongs & Bells

Christa Armstrong, C.HOM, H.M.C. Harrison Hot Springs 604-796-0438 ChristaArmstrong@shaw.ca | www.healingwithhomeopathy.org

Cheryl Redfern & Elizabeth Mueller 476 Naismith Ave., Harrison Hot Springs 604-860-3919 | 604-845-9642 • Sound Healing Events • Sound Bath • Meditations

Crystal Healing Cheryl Redfern PO Box 276 | #203-170 Cedar Ave., Harrison Hot Springs 604-860-3919 | www.crystal-healing.ca • Reiki Energy Healing with Crystal Bowl Sound Bath • Crystal Bowls & Tuning Forks distributor

Registered Therapist

Karen Buckley Harrison Hot Springs 604-491-3306 | buckleykar@gmail.com Call for appointment.

McTavish Health 604-796-2912 www.mctavishhealth.com | wholefoodmedicine@gmail.com • reg. nutritionist • certified live blood cell analyst, herbalist & massage therapist • supplement information

Sunset Holistic Therapies Brenda Bailey, R.A 604-703-3038 sunsetholistictherapies@hotmail.ca Registered aromatherapist • mobile service • holistic practitioner

Healing Springs Spa at Harrison Hot Springs Resort 100 Esplanade, HHS 604-796-4746

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Homeopath

Body Balance Wellness Clinic Norma Smith, RA ®, BF 1866 Unit C Hwy. 9, Agassiz BC 604-316-0013 www.accessbodybalance.com massage • shiatsu • reflexology • energy work • shiatsu facelift

Lake Haven Day Spas 160 Esplanade & 190 Lillooet Ave., HHS 1-877-796-0223 • 1-888-265-1155 ext. 4

AGASSIZ MASSAGE THERAPY CLINIC Jason Scott, RMT Registered Massage Therapist

Extended Benefits Plans MSP, ICBC, WorkSafeBC, RCMP New Patients Welcome | Gift Certificates Available Online Appointment Scheduling 7296 Morrow Rd. (at Rosevale), Agassiz B.C.

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renew your

spirit...

While lapping up all the luxury the Village offers: sand, sun, majestic views — you may want to indulge in a spa treatment for yourself. Letting yourself be pampered will calm your soul, renew your energy and lift your spirit, providing health benefits that last throughout your holidays, and beyond. If your stay is at a hotel, contact guest services to discuss your needs. Also, check page 30 for a listing of local health and wellness businesses. We recommend: • A dip in the healing waters at the public pool, or the five pools in the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa for registered guests. • Take in a yoga class. Spirit Yoga offers some drop-in classes throughout the year. • Book a side-by-side couples massage for you and your loved one. • Let the stress of daily life evaporate with a hot stone massage or heated body wrap. • Visit Harrison Village Mall to shop for books on holistic healing and wellness. • Pressed for time? Relax with a mini-facial, manicure or pedicure, all designed to make the most of your time.

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fun a short drive Minter Gardens Dazzle your senses in 32 acres of floral art celebrating colour, composition and new plant introductions from around the world. Two restaurants, a gift and plant shop and catering. www.mintergardens.com Bridal Falls Take a hike to Bridal Veil Falls, the sixth highest waterfall in Canada. The falls drop 122 metres to the valley floor and flow into Bridal Creek, to Cheam Lake Regional Nature Park and then the Fraser River. After your hike, ride 100’ of total darkness in the Black Hole or tube down the thrilling Rapids River Ride at Bridal Falls Water Park. www.bridalfallswaterpark.com Hell’s Gate More than 200 million gallons of water per minute thunder through a 33-metre-wide narrow passage at the Hell’s Gate gorge. An aerial tram 150 meters in the air offers a bird’s eye view of this historic landmark.

away...

Suspension bridge, observation deck, gold panning, salmon spawning exhibit, shopping and fresh fudge! www.hellsgateairtram.com Othello Tunnels This old railway route was built by burrowing through mountains and over raging canyon waters. The trestles are now walkways, and the views are spectacular. In 1981, Hollywood film crews transformed Hope, B.C. into a rural American town for Rambo First Blood. The caves along the railway were used as Rambo’s hideouts. Hope Chainsaw Carvings Known as the Chainsaw Carving Capital of the World, more than 30 chainsaw carvings can be found on display throughout downtown Hope. Many of these magnificent carvings were created by world renowned chainsaw carver Pete Ryan. Visit his gallery at 63010 Old Flood Hope Rd.

Everything for your classic cocktail hour!

• Liquor Accessories/Mixes • Novelties/Lotto/Gifts • • Licensed Sportswear/Products • Kites & Wind Socks•

604-796-3231

Box 761 7254-A Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz B.C. V0M 1A0 Thatstore@telus.net | www.thatstoreinagassiz.com

ONLY 35 MINUTES FROM HARRISON!

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Skawahlook First Nation Take a beautiful scenic drive & visit our: • Ruby Creek Art Gallery • You've Been Framed frame shop opp • host a meeting or banquet in our comfortable facilities. 58611 Lougheed Hwy. Agassiz, BC • (604) 796-9129 Peruse our website: www.skawahlook.com 2012 harrison hot springs visitor guide


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air conditioning

satellite/cable tv

exercise equipment

indoor/outdoor pool

hot tub/sauna/jet tubs

spa facilities/services

convention/mtg. facilities

pets welcome

on-site restaurant

credit cards accepted

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Hot Spring Villa Hotel

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Rowena’s Inn On The River

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Fraser River Lodge

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Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa

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Harrison Beach Hotel

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Ramada Harrison Hot Springs

1-800-663-2266 or 604-796-2244 100 Esplanade Ave., HHS • www.harrisonresort.com 1-866-338-8111 or 604-796-1111 160 Esplanade Ave., HHS • www.harrisonbeachhotel.com 1-888-265-1155 or 604-796-5555 190 Lillooet Ave., HHS • www.harrisonhotsprings.com 1-866-796-9339 or 604-796-9339 270 Esplanade Ave., HHS • www.harrisonvilla.com 1-800-261-5108 14282 Morris Valley Rd., Harrison Mills • www.rowenasinn.com 604-796-1210 7984 McDonald Rd., Agassiz • www.fraserriverlodge.com

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accommodations... Many of the accommodation Many Man properties pr rop operties provide a fantastic value by yp pa packaging ackaging overnight stays with th local attractions. Salmon and sturgeon stur urg geon fishing, boat tours, spas, golf, golf lf,, sk s skiing, iing, water sports and the Harrison Harr rris ison Festival of the Arts are just some me of the fantastic opportunities thatt a are often provided. Visit tourismharrison.com tourrismharrison.com regularly for current curren e t features. Better yet, sign up for th the Harrison Insider on the home page pa ge and they will be forwarded directly d irec ctly to your email!

Bungalow Motel

Harrison Heritage House & Cottages

Lakefront property situated on the shore of Harrison Lake. BBQ facilities, seasonal outdoor pool, private sun decks, cable TV, ice cream & coffee bar.

Suites with Jacuzzi & wood-burning fireplace. Chaletstyle cottages along the river. Ideal for romantic escapes, family getaways & reunions… Next to the beach & hot springs mineral pool. A great choice for your hiking, biking & paddling adventures!

www.bungalowmotel.com

www.bbharrison.com

604.796.3536

511 Lillooet Ave

604.796.9552

312 Lillooet Avenue

South Garden B & B

Blackberry Lane B & B

Tall Timber B & B

Luxurious country comfort is waiting for you. In-suite lavish spa services, large comfy suites, private en suites, warm and inviting fireplaces, gourmet breakfasts served in the comfort of your suite. www.southgardenbandb.com

Nestled in the country, Blackberry Lane B&B offers a quiet getaway. Gorgeous comfortable rooms, delicious country breakfast and homemade pie all await you.

Relax and enjoy our quiet mountain view retreat with comforts of home. Scrumptious breakfast is served in the Sun Room overlooking the waters edge, for fishing, watching wildlife, etc.

www.blackberrylanebandb.com

www.talltimberbnb.com

604.796.3048

604.796.9875

604.854.4789

3048 Hot Springs Rd

5877 Limbert Road

900 Tuyttens Road Agassiz, BC

Sasquatch Crossing Eco Lodge Sts’ailes (“the Beating Heart”) operates this circa 1903 First Nations historical bed & breakfast featuring 9 unique guest rooms w/ private baths. Explore eco walking trails & a meditation labyrinth; experience authentic local Sts’ailes cultural events & tours; golf, ski, boat, & view a large variety of wildlife close

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by. Annual return of 5 species of salmon & thousands of Bald Eagles in winter.

meeting rooms – a perfect place for your family or group event.

The 87 acre property features a secluded waterfall, creek & saltwater pool. The Lodge includes a library, living room with fireplace, 24 seat dining hall, billiards table, gourmetstyle kitchen, free wifi &

Sasquatch Crossing Eco Lodge offers complimentary gourmet breakfast, with preserves made on site, to overnight guests, as well as dining for groups of 6 - 20.

Sasquatch Crossing Eco Lodge 604.796.9798 15500 Morris Valley Road, Agassiz, BC V0M 1A1 Please check our website at: www.sasquatchcrossing.ca

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Harrison Spa Motel

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Pathfinder Motel

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Harrison Retreats - Vacation Rentals

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Koffee Kettle Motel

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bed & breakfasts Harrison Heritage House & Cottages

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3 1-800-970-2083 Boat access only, transportation provided • www.harrisonriverretreat.com

South Garden

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Blackberry Lane

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Mt. Woodside B&B

2

Harrison Hammond House B&B

3

3 1-888-732-6627 or 604-793-3142 14400 Echo Lake Rd., Harrison Mills • www.christopherswoodlands.com

Sasquatch Crossing Eco Lodge

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Eagle Tree Lodge

3

Tall Timber B&B

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1-800-331-8099 or 604-796-9552 312 Lillooet Ave., HHS • www.bbharrison.com

The Echoes - Harrison River Retreat

1-866-796-3048 or 604-796-3048 3048 Hot Springs Rd., Agassiz • www.southgardenbandb.com 604-796-9875 5877 Limbert Rd., Agassiz • www.blackberrylanebandb.com 604-796-0292 2215 Lougheed Hwy, Agassiz • www.mtwoodsidebandb.com 604-796-2224 1926 School Rd., Harrison Mills • www.harrisonhammondhouse.com

Christopher’s

604-796-9798 15500 Morris Valley Rd., Agassiz • www.sasquatchcrossing.ca 1-888-732-4538 or 604-796-2586 5908 Cutler Rd., Agassiz • www.eagletreelodge.com 604-854-4789 900 Tuyttens Rd., Agassiz • www.talltimberbnb.com

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credit cards accepted

1-866-70-MOTEL or 604-615-7770 2226 Lougheed Hwy., Agassiz • www.koffeekettlemotel.ca

soaker/jet tubs

1-800-609-0867 966 Hot Springs Rd., HHS • www.harrisonretreats.com

hot tub

604-796-9345

internet access

1-800-592-8828 or 604-796-2828 140 Esplanade Ave., HHS • www.harrisonspamotel.com

pets welcome

1-800-488-3121 or 604-796-2616 280 Esplanade Ave., HHS • www.harrisonvillagemotel.com

credit cards accepted

on site restaurant

Harrison Village Motel

604-796-2574 259 Hot Springs Rd., HHS • www.glencoemotel.com

pets welcome

fireplace

convention/mtg. facilities

vcr/dvd player

spa facilities/services

cable tv/satellite

hot tub/sauna/jet tubs

full breakfast.

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exercise equipment

Glencoe Motel

private entrance

vcr/dvd player

internet access •

private suites

satellite/cable tv

kitchen units •

604-796-3536 511 Lillooet Ave., HHS • www.bungalowmotel.com

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Springs RV Resort

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Sasquatch Provincial Park

177

Kilby Park

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Old Orchard Campground

110

Pathfinder RV Park

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Camperland RV Resort

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1-800-294-9907 670 Hot Springs Rd., HHS • www.springsrv.com 1-800-689-9025 6 KM North of Harrison Hot Springs • www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks 604-796-9576 215 Kilby Rd,. Harrison Mills • www.kilby.ca 604-799-0319 1401 Kennedy Rd., Agassiz • www.oldorchardrv.com 604-796-9345

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pool/hot tub/sauna

playground

604-796-8900 740 Hot Springs Rd., HHS • www.harrisonsprings.com

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604-796-2574 259 Hot Springs Rd., HHS • www.glencoemotel.com

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sani-station

number of sites

Glencoe RV Park

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best value

in the village!

Situated along the shores of beautiful Harrison Lake, centrally located on Esplanade with an unobstructed view of the lake, steps from the beach, water sports and the Hot Springs Public Pool.

BOOK TODAY 1-800-488-3121 or 604-796-2616 www.tourismharrison.com

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services

When in the Village of Harrison Hot Springs, make sure your first stop is the Visitor Information Centre, located on Hot Springs Road, on your way to the beach. The friendly and knowledgeable staff can provide current community information, brochures, maps, internet, public washrooms and a small selection of souvenirs.

Harrison Hot Springs www.harrisonhotsprings.ca Agassiz (District of Kent) www.district.kent.bc.ca Harrison Agassiz Chamber of Commerce www.harrison.ca

The Village of Harrison Hot Springs has been designated by the Province of B.C. as a Resort Municipality. Due to the cooperative efforts of business, residents and local government, the Village thrives as a destination for visitors. This is also supported by the neighbouring community of Agassiz which provides many of the resources that support the area including banking services, grocery stores, bakeries, pharmacy, library real estate and mechanical services. If you are interested in learning more about the communities, visit the websites listed here.

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1.866.338.8111 160 Esplanade Avenue Harrison Hot Springs, BC

Nestled among the Coast Mountain of British Columbia on the south shore of beautiful Harrison Lake, enjoy the wonder & majesty of gorgeous Harrison Hot Springs, BC. The Harrison Beach Hotel is located across from the beach on Harrison Lake, in the center of the village, just steps from shopping, dining & boating. Call today for our special rates & packages.

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