Harrison River Valley Visitor Guide

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HARRISON RIVER VALLEY

VISITOR GUIDE HARRISON HOT SPRINGS · HARRISON MILLS · AGASSIZ

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WELCOME It is with great pleasure that all of us at Tourism Harrison River Valley welcome you to experience our great region. We share the land of the traditional territories of the Sts’ ailes, Seabird Island, Sq’ewá:lxw, Cheam, Douglas, Leq’a:mel, Samahquam, Sq’ewlets, and Skatin First Nations. This free guide has been designed to give you an overview of our region and make the most of your time with us.

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WHAT’S INSIDE! CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE ............................................................ 4 EXPLORE THE HARRISON RIVER VALLEY ........................................... 5-6 OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ........................................................................8-16 BREATHE IN THE WILD .............................................................................17 TOP 10 ATTRACTIONS ......................................................................... 18-19 OUR SEASON ......................................................................................20-23 MAP ..................................................................................................... 24-25 EXPERIENCE THE FRASER VALLEY | CIRCLE FARM TOUR...................26 EXPERIENCE THE FRASER VALLEY | BC BIRD TRAIL............................ 27 DINING .................................................................................................28-29 SHOPPING ............................................................................................31-32 TRIP GUIDES AND INSPIRATION...................................................... 33-39 BC ROUTE 7 ...............................................................................................40 NEARBY ATTRACTIONS ............................................................................41 ACCOMMODATIONS: ..........................................................................42-45 LOCAL SERVICES......................................................................................46 The Harrison River Valley Tourism Guide is produced by:

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HOW TO FIND US

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The Harrison River Valley Tourism Guide is published by Black Press Media in February 2022. The points of view or opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the publisher. The contents of the Harrison River Valley Tourism Guide are protected by copyright, including the designed advertising. Reproduction is prohibited without written consent of the publisher.

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EXPLORE THE HARRISON RIVER VALLEY • 5-6

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE • 8-16

BREATHE IN THE WILD • 17

TOP 10 ATTRACTIONS • 18-19

OUR SEASONS • 20-23

MAP • 24-25

CIRCLE FARM TOUR & BC BIRD TRAIL• 26-27

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CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

DINING • 28-29

SHOPPING • 31-32

TRIP GUIDES AND INSPIRATION • 33-39

BC ROUTE 7 • 40

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS • 41

ACCOMMODATIONS • 42-45

LOCAL SERVICES • 46

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OUR COMMUNITIES

Our region is a collective of communities spanning Agassiz, Harrison Hot Springs, Harrison Mills, and all the communities in between. We share the land of the traditional territories of the Sts’ ailes, Seabird Island, Sq’ewá:lxw, Cheam, Douglas, Leq’a:mel, Samahquam, Sq’ewlets, and Skatin First Nations. Our stories are deep in the oral traditions of our people, our land, and our waterways. Each story, like its community, is unique. Learn our stories by experiencing what each of our communities have to offer.

On the traditional territory of the Sts’ailes First Nation, nestled against Southwestern British Columbia’s magnificent mountains and the sandy beaches of Harrison Lake, is Harrison Village. Harrison is a hidden jewel providing ‘off the beaten path’ activities, such as forest bathing, hiking, kayaking, and our world-famous BC hot springs.

Protected by the mighty Coast and Cascade Mountain ranges and the fast-flowing Fraser River, Agassiz is known for its rich and fertile land that has contributed to a long-standing history of farming in the area. Agassiz and the District of Kent are located on the traditional territory of the Seabird Island, Shxw’owhamel, Sq’ewá:lxw, Sts’ailes and Cheam First Nations.

Harrison Mills and the Hemlock Valley are best known for their pristine, yet rugged, wilderness. From their lush forests and flowing rivers to their mountain peaks and ski hills. This region is located on the traditional territory of the Sts’ailes, Scowlitz, Leq’a:mel, Douglas, Samahquam, and Skatin First Nations.

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KILBY MUSEUM & CAMPGROUND 1906 General Store Museum & Farm • Friendly Farm Animals Costumed Interpreters • Home Style Café • Unique Gift Shop Scenic 38-site Campground • Boat Launch BCs Museum of Rural Life! 604.796.9576 | www.kilby.ca | 215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills EXPLORE ONLINE | TOURISMHARRISON.COM

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EXPLORE

THE HARRISON VALLEY

FARM HOUSE NATURAL CHEESES

Interesting Facts about the Harrison River Valley • In 2003, the Circle Farm Tour program was formed in partnership by the local businesses and the District of Kent for Agassiz and Harrison Mills. The original intent of this program was to encourage the development of a strong vibrant agritourism sector in the Fraser Valley- which still stands true today. • Harrison Hot Springs is not only famous for its healing hot springs but is also a world famous centre for Sasquatch activity and investigation. Learn more at our Sasquatch Museum located in the Visitor Centre.

• Harrison Lake is 60 km long and 279 meters deep in some areas. Glacier-fed and ice-cold year round, this lake is sparsely populated and boaters are urged to stay tuned to VHF Channel 68. • The Harrison River is the first salmon stronghold, because of its pristine water and contains all 5 species of salmon. • Our local sturgeon can grow over 14 ft in length and weigh in excess of 1,500 pounds. • Harrison Mills is a mecca for the bald eagles. Each Fall up to 10,000 eagles return to feast on the spawning salmon making our region home to the world’s largest winter gathering of bald eagles.

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE HARRISON LAKE

HARRISON RIVER, BC

Harrison Lake is the largest lake in southwestern BC. The lake is glacier-fed and about 60 km long and 9 km wide at its widest point covering approximately 250 square meters. While it is now a freshwater lake, thousands of years ago it was not a lake at all, but an arm of the sea. It varies in depth from just a few feet to the maximum depth of 279 m(916 ft). It supports a rich biodiversity of both seasonal and permanent animal species including: Cutthroat Trout, Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Pink, Chum, Coho, Sockeye, and Chinook Salmon, Sturgeon, Harbour Seals, Canadian Geese, Great Blue Heron, and numerous species of waterfowl.

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WATER SAFETY Weather and water conditions play a big role in your safety on the water. Before heading out on the lake make sure you get the latest weather forecast. You should be aware that Harrison Lake is known for its unpredictable weather conditions and like many other Canadian lakes, water temperatures can be very cold; particularly in the spring. The effects of cold water immersion are not to be ignored and wearing a PFD is essential. If you wish to do some recreational boating or participate in the various water sports, please make sure you have knowledge of boating safety, practices, and behaviours before you embark on these activities. For more on water safety and drowning prevention, please visit BC Yukon Lifesaving Society at www.lifesaving.bc.ca 8 DISCOVER HARRISON HOT SPRINGS | HARRISON MILLS | AGASSIZ

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ON THE WATER

HARRISON LAKE, BC

WINDSPORTS | BOATING | BOAT TOURS Harrison Lake is a mecca for windsport enthusiasts thanks to a predictable thermal wind that blows every summer. As the longest lake in southwestern BC, there is plenty to explore by boat including coves and beaches, beautiful waterfalls, islands, and the 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. Sit back and let others navigate! Shoreline Tours operates the Laroan - a 56 ft boat that provides scenic tours on the lake and river. Harrison Eco Tours operates jet boat tours as well as guided kayak tours on the pristine Harrison River.

HARRISON WATERSPORTS

SWIMMING Jump in for a refreshing dip in one of our many lakes. Check out page 21 for our top 5 swimming holes!

PADDLING For a relatively safe adventure, canoe the Miami River through the Village of Harrison Hot Springs or head up to beautiful Hicks Lake. The Harrison River is an incredible outdoor wilderness trip that takes you past ancient petroglyphs and a sunken steamship. While the Harrison Lake can be paddled it can be extremely treacherous with high winds and large waves and should only be attempted by experienced paddlers. Seasonal summer rentals are available on the Resort Dock or join a guided kayaking adventure with Harrison Eco Tours. EXPLORE ONLINE | TOURISMHARRISON.COM

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURE WORLD CLASS FISHING

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HARRISON RIVER, BC

The Harrison River Valley is surrounded by water making it an angler’s paradise The beautiful surroundings, endless rivers, streams, and lakes along with the prolific wildlife, friendly people, and great accommodation options attract anglers from around the globe. The mighty Fraser River is the main artery of millions of migrating salmon that pass through on the way to the spawning grounds. This river is home to the long-lived white sturgeon, the largest freshwater fish in North America. These monster fish grow to over one thousand pounds and can live up to 200 years. They are considered to be one of the most spectacular freshwater sports fish having the reputation for their size, strength, and impressive jumps.

BC SPORTFISHING GROUP

The shores of Harrison Lake provide easy boat access to the pristine Harrison River, the first designated Salmon Stronghold in Canada. In addition to Harrison Lake and River we are close to many great fishing rivers teeming with salmon, steelhead trout, and prehistoric white sturgeon. With so many lakes and rivers, fly fishing opportunities abound! 10

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Harrison Eco Tours now offers E-Biking in Harrison Hot Springs and surrounding areas sts@guidebc.com

• Electric bikes increase your pedal power making recreational biking more fun and accessible for people of all fitness levels.www.hellsgatejetboattours.com • Choose from Valley Trail ready cruiser style e-bikes to full suspension mountain bikes with pedal assist • Rent an e-bike to explore the village of Harrison Hot Springs and surrounding communities. Renting an e bike is a great way to enjoy our local circle farm tour while touring the farm roads around Harrison Hot Springs. Maps are provided.

Book online through harrisonecotours.com or call 604-316-4460


OUTDOOR ADVENTURE OUR TRAILS AND ROUTES

If you’re inspired by nature, welcome to paradise Every hill and valley, every trail and shoreline, is waiting to be discovered. Use our hiking guide or visit our website, www.tourismharrison.com, when deciding which trail in the Harrison River Valley is for you.

TOP 5 TRAILS • Spirit Trail • Hicks Lake Loop • Sandy Cove Whippoorwill Point • Bear Mountain • Campbell Lake/Harrison Grind

WINTER WALKS For winter hiking explore Sasquatch Mountain Resort. Visit their website, www.sasquatchmountain.ca, for more on their snowshoe trails and lift, tube, and trail passes.

IF YOU GO, HERE ARE A FEW WORDS FROM EXPERIENCED HIKERS • 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 • Keep pets on leash at all times • Resist the temptation to collect trees, plants or flowers • Never approach or feed bears or other wild animals SPIRIT TRAIL, HARRISON , BC 12

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• Always pack out what you take in • Don’t bury your trash • Tell someone where you are going and when you will return • Carry a cell phone or VHF radio to communicate, if possible • Respect wildlife


OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ON WHEELS

Slow down and explore our calm country roads and farm fresh experiences in Agassiz For the adventurous spirits, check out our trails at the Syéxw Chó:leqw Adventure Park or East Sector Trail in Harrison Hot Springs.

For more on biking visit www.tourismharrison.com

AGASSIZ FARM CIRCLE TOUR

RENTALS, TOURS, AND EXPERIENCES

EXPLORE OUR TRAILS

HARRISON LAKE NATURE ADVENTURES

Jamie’s Quadricycle Rentals Rent the iconic quadricycle in Harrison Hot Springs.

ICE CREAM LOOP A short bike ride south of Harrison into the heart of Agassiz.

AN EPIC JOURNEY Try something a little different on wheels, join Harrison Lake Nature Adventures on one of their epic journeys.

AGASSIZ SPEEDWAY

CIRCLE FARM TOUR ROUTE

MOUNTAIN BIKING

FEEL THE ROAR of the excitement and rumble of the pavement at the Agassiz Speedway.

A SELF-GUIDED BIKE TOUR and the route used for the annual Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour.

Harrison Eco Tours now offers E-Bike rentals! Call for details 604-316-4460

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Visit the

RANGER STATION ART GALLERY

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KENT HARRISON ARTS COUNCIL

GALLERY HOURS Weekdays 10:00 - 4:00 Weekends & holiday Mondays: 12:00 - 4:00 Open weekdays only in January & February http://www.kentharrisonartscouncil.com/ 98 Rockwell Drive, Harrison Hot Springs | 778.819.8668 | kentharrisonartscouncil.com | kentharrisonartscouncil@shaw.ca kentharrisonartscouncil@shaw.ca

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GOLFING

The Harrison River Valley features the best 27 holes of golf in the province. Warm up on the full length 9-hole Harrison Hot Springs Resort Golf Course and then top it off with the crown jewel - Sandpiper Golf Course. Located on the banks of the Harrison River, the Sandpiper Golf Course is beautiful and challenging; the combined 27 holes makes for the perfect day of golf.

9 HOLE COURSES

18 HOLE COURSES

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

Sandpiper Golf Club 148282 Morris Valley Rd, Harrison Mills| 604-796-1000 Par 72 | 6500 Yards | Slope 121 Rating 70.9

Bridal Falls Golf Club 53191 Bridal Falls Rd, Rosedale 604-794-7766 Par 32 | 2269 Yards | Slope 102 Rating N/A

Falls Golf and Country Club 8341 Nixon Rd, Rosedale 604-796-3300 Par 71 | 6780 yards | Slope 128 Rating 72.2 Hope Golf and Country Club 900 Golf Course Rd, Hope 604-869-5881 Par 72 | 6317 Yards | Slope 117 Rating 69.9

SANDPIPER GOLF COURSE

Harrison River Valley's Most Scenic Resort

Located just 20 minutes from Harrison Hot Springs

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Retail Location

7092 Pioneer Ave. Agassiz, BC

Agassiz’s first tech hub incubator with online and retail stores! • Come try fresh, local produce from our farm collective • Rent a recording booth • Play in our video arcade with original, one-of-a kind games http://www.agassizbc.co ht .com m

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Killer’s Cove MARINA

SASQUATCH MOUNTAIN RESORT

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE MORE ADVENTUROUS WAYS TO “EXPLORE THE WILD” TANDEM PARAGLIDING Cure the weekday boredom with FlyBC. Paraglide off Mt. Woodside while enjoying some of the best scenery in BC tandems, solo training, and guaranteed fun. flybc.org

SKI SASQUATCH Nestled high in the mountains above Harrison Hot Springs, Sasquatch Mountain Resort offers alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and tubing. Only 45 minutes from Harrison Hot Springs. Sasquatchmountain.ca

ROCK CLIMBING

Pre-Bookings 604-796-3856 | https://killerscove.com/

Day Moorage available

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Marine Fuel Station Premium and Regular

The basic premise behind rock climbing is simple-you climb from the bottom to the top! The execution is a little more complicated and we encourage you to work with experts.

AGASSIZ SPEEDWAY Feel the need for speed? This action packed oval track features races May to September. Agassizspeedway.com

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BREATHE

IN THE WILD

WEAVER CREEK SPAWNING CHANNEL Breathe in the wild and fill your senses with the wonder of ancient forests, deep emerald lakes, and rivers that teem with life just below the surface. Walk amongst trees that have been reaching for the heavens for generations; and in the breeze you may hear the echoes of indigenous spirits from time immemorial. Silent snow-capped mountains stand in graceful guard over the valley and its inhabitants. Nature has an innate ability to heal and soothe, and is a place everyone is welcome. Nature is the beating heart of the Harrison River Valley; and we invite you to experience it for yourself.

ECO TOURS | SEARCH FOR SASQUATCH | BIRD WATCHING | SALMON & WEAVER CREEK | WATERFALLS

[Eco Tours] Harrison Eco Tours offers both guided jet boat and kayaking tours on the Harrison River. Experience the beauty of Harrison Lake with Shoreline Tours. [Search for the Sasquatch] Harrison Hot Springs has been a hot-bed of Sasquatch sightings for a millennium. Sts’ailes uses the Sasquatch or ‘Sasq’ets’ as their symbol, and believe the Sasq’ets to be a spiritual being. Visit the Sasquatch Museum in Harrison Hot Springs to learn more about the Sasquatch.

[Bird watching] Harrison Lake and River are known as major resting grounds for the north-south migratory bird species. In the Fall the Harrison River is home to one of the largest congregations of Bald Eagles in North America. Discover the Season of the Wild in the Harrison River Valley.

[Waterfalls] The mountains surrounding Harrison provide spectacular waterfalls. Rainbow Falls is a truly remarkable gem hidden at the base of Slocan Mountain, accessible by a 20 minute boat ride. Bridal Veil Falls, the sixth largest in Canada, is a short 20 minute drive from Harrison Hot Springs.

[Salmon & Weaver Creek] For a truly amazing sight, visit the Harrison Mills Weaver Creek Spawning Channel in October. You will be treated to the beauty of red and green spawning salmon by the thousands. EXPLORE ONLINE | TOURISMHARRISON.COM

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TOP 10 ATTRACTIONS

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THE CIRCLE FARM TOUR in Agassiz-Harrison

EXPLORE THE PETROGLYPHS on the Harrison River, paddle from Harrison Hot Springs to Kilby Provincial Park

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CATCH THE MIGHTY GREAT WHITE STURGEON on the Harrison and Fraser Rivers.

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HARRISON SASQUATCH MUSEUM Harrison Hot Springs

SPIRIT TRAIL Harrison Hot Springs

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OUR SEASONS CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR VARIOUS EVENTS, WORKSHOPS AND CELEBRATIONS OFFERED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

For an updated listing of events, visit our website at tourismharrison.com

SPRING FLOWER STANDS • Fir Road Flowers BLUE CLOVER CREATIONS FLOWER STAND

• Blue Clover Creations • Ono’s Greenhouses

FLORAL SHOPS • Holly Tree Florist

TOP 5 RAINY DAY ACTIVITIES • Hot Springs Soaking • Sasquatch Museum • Explore the artisan shops of the Circle Farm Tour • Visit our colourful Art Galleries & Museums • Visit our local cafes for a hot cup of soup and a hand crafted specialty beverages.

SPRING EVENTS • Easter at Kilby • Season of performing Arts MUDDY WATERS CAFE

• Mother’s Day at Kilby

Blue Dandelion Gifts Harrison Hot Springs

140 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs BC (604) 491-3555 Open 10 AM to 5 PM Monday to Sunday

The Blue Dandelion Gifts & Clothing Agassiz

3777 Wildwood Dr. Agassiz, BC

Unit 1, 7026 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz BC (604) 491-3377 Open 10 AM to 5 PM Monday to Saturday

Visit our farm store! Or find us online: harrisonlavender.com http://harrisonlavender.com

Blue Dandelion Baby & Toy Store Unit 2, 7056 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz BC (604) 491-2003 Open 10 AM to 5 PM Tuesday to Saturday

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SUMMER TOP 5 SWIMMING HOLES • Hicks Lake • Harrison Lake • Greenpoint Provincial Park • Kilby Provincial Park • Weaver Lake

SUMMER EVENTS • Sasquatch Days • Agassiz Speedway • Father’s Day at Kilby • Canada Day Celebrations CANADA DAY CELEBRATION

• Harrison Festival of the Arts • Bands on the Beach • Plein Air Painting Festival at Kilby • Harrison Watersports Waterpark opens for the season

SUMMER HARVEST • Farmers Markets & Farm Fresh Eats • Agassiz Farm Fresh Market (June- September) • Deroche Farmers Market (June -September) • Circle Farm Tour • Sparkes Strawberries & Corn Barn (June - September) • Harrison Lavender (in bloom in July) • Creekside Cheese + Creamery • Farmhouse Natural Cheeses • The Back Porch HARRISON WATERSPORTS BBQ BOAT

KENT OUTDOORS

7048 PIONEER AVE, AgAssIz 604-796-0006

DID YOU KNOW... The Back Porch Dan & Lynda offer a pottery studio, coffee roastery, antiques, antiques, collectibles collectibles & & basketry. basketry. roastery, Join experience. Join us us for for aa fun & relaxing experience. Thursdayto toSunday Sunday10:00 10:00 to 5:00. Open Thursday Closed Dec. 25 to to mid-February Feb. 14 & Easter Sunday.

We sell fishing & hunting licences We sell bait 604.796.9871 6116 Golf Road, Agassiz

We sharpen knives & axes ON hOlIdAy IN thE AREA? FORgOt sOmEthINg At hOmE? gIVE us A cAll - wE mAy just hAVE It!

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OUR SEASONS CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR VARIOUS EVENTS, WORKSHOPS AND CELEBRATIONS OFFERED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

For an updated listing of events, visit our website at tourismharrison.com

FALL EVENTS • Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival • Harvest Festival at Kilby WEAVER CREEK SPAWNING CHANNEL

• Season of the Wild • Salmon Spawning • Bald Eagle Viewing • Season of Performing Arts • Thanksgiving at Kilby

SPOOKY ATTRACTIONS & PUMPKIN PATCHES • Kilby Pumpkinfest • Kilby Evening with the Paranormal • Halloween Spooktacular

TOP 5 PLACES TO SEE THE FALL COLOURS • Eagle Viewing Gazebo at the Sandpiper Resort • Kilby Provincial Park • Bear Mountain Trail • Sasquatch Provincial Park • Weaver Creek AGASSIZ FALL FAIR

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WINTER HOLIDAY TRADITIONS

Get that warm, cozy, holiday feeling in the Harrison River Valley. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and explore our Holiday Lights! LIGHTS BY THE LAKE

HARRISON RIVER VALLEY LIGHTS • Lights by the Lake • Winter Night Lights • Old Fashioned Christmas at Kilby • Victorian Christmas at the Agassiz Harrison Museum

STARLIGHT SKATING RINK Made from synthetic ice, the Starlight Skating Rink is open seasonally.

SASQUATCH MOUNTAIN RESORT A small ski resort with biiiig powder! Enjoy skiing, boarding, snowshoeing, and tubing! Be prepared: Winter tires are required and carrying chains is mandatory October thru May. sasquatchmountain.ca/gettingheresmr/ our-road STARLIGHT SKATING RINK

Local owners Mark Schweinbenz and Julie Edwards

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CREEKSIDE CHEESE AND CREAMERY

EXPERIENCE THE FRASER VALLEY

CIRCLE FARM TOUR: A TASTE OF THE FRASER VALLEY #thefraservalley | thefraservalley.ca Home to the original Circle Farm Tour which has now expanded to include Chilliwack, Abbotsford, and Langley, visitors can savour delectable farm-fresh products, connect with the origins of their food and experience the countryside in all its glory. The Fraser Valley’s stunning countryside is filled with experiences to captivate your senses and connect you to our friendly people and their agricultural roots. The Circle Farm Tour allows visitors and locals to spend an afternoon (or longer!) choosing their own agri-adventure and exploring the best farms in the valley.

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KILBY HISTORIC SITE

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EXPERIENCE THE FRASER VALLEY BC BIRD TRAIL 3990 Chaplin Rd. Agassiz, BC 604-796-8485 Open Thursday to Saturday 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

www.creeksidecreamery.ca info@creeksidecreamery.ca

HARRISON RIVER, BC

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Calling all birders! The Fraser Valley Trail ushers birders along on a self-guided tour of some of the province’s richest birding regions

Gelato & Ice Cream

#Lookupstaygrounded | bcbirdtrail.ca Composed of four unique communities, this trail stretches from the Township of Langley in the west, through the Fraser River cities of Abbotsford and Chilliwack to the Village of Harrison Hot Springs at the southern end of Harrison Lake. This incredible biodiversity provides the perfect environment for a host of species that rely on the salmon as a food source. In addition to the thousands of bald eagles that descend on Harrison Mills every fall, seals, seagulls, bears and sturgeon all rely on the spawning salmon. Experience the Season of Wild. To celebrate the natural spectacle of thousands of bald eagles congregating on the Harrison River the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival was established in 1995. While the Bald Eagle Festival is no longer operating, a self-guided Bald Eagle Tour is available throughout the year. While some bald eagles are present on the Harrison River year round, the great congregation runs from October to February peaking in mid November.

Enjoy Harrison’s largest selection of Authentic Italian Gelato, Sorbetto, Ice Cream, Dipped Bars and old fashioned Milkshakes

Organic Espresso Bar

Check out our full Cafe Menu from Cappuccino, Mochas, Frappes, Iced Drinks to All-Natural Smoothies Across from the playground by the lagoon at 234 Esplanade Ave., Harris on Hot Springs. 604.491.2001 • http://www.chantillygelatocafe.com/

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THE COMPLETE DINING EXPERIENCE HARRISON RIVER VALLEY

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Dine In, Delivery & Takeout Available! @itsGoodfoodMood

7168 Pioneer Ave | Agassiz, BC

604.491.8033

Serving Breakfast & Lunch OPEN 7AM - 3PM

604-796-2555

SPECIALIZING IN ENGLISH FISH & CHIPS Try our HOMEMADE, GOURMET BURGERS AND APPLE PIES!

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THE BROKEN WHISK The Fraser Valley is known for its rich soil and farm-totable experiences. When dining in the Harrison River Valley, you’ll enjoy a wide range of restaurants and eateries - from elegant, fine dining to casual pub-style atmospheres and everything in between. We’re sure to satisfy every craving. Visit our website for a full listing of restaurants and cafes. Scan the QR Code to discover our dining experiences in the Harrison River Valley!

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MUDDY WATERS

Family Owned & Operated • Licensed • 328 Esplande Ave. 604 796 5563

BASKIN ROBBINS 328 Esplanade Ave. 604.796.5563


SHOPPING

The Harrison River Valley is filled with eclectic shops and stores. Find unique gifts, clothing, jewellery, food, art galleries and more!. Explore our quaint downtown core in Agassiz, with our shops and bakeries supporting our local artisans. Love all things local- discover the taste of Agassiz by exploring the local producers with the Circle Farm Tour. The quaint Village of Harrison offers a pedestrian mall, lakefront shops, and many great stores a short walk from the lakefront. Visit our website for a complete listing of all our shops.

THE BLUE DANDELION

HARRISON LAVENDER

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY

THE BACK PORCH

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GUIDE TO SHOPPING VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR A COMPLETE LISTING OF ALL OUR SHOPS

SASQUATCH GIFTS AND SOUVENIRS

Open Year Round! All Weather Patio! For reservations, call 604-796-9343

In this Bavarian Specialty House, overlooking Harrison Lake enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner inside or under the stars in summer.

Extensive new world wine list and German beer to compliment your dinner selection.

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TRIP GUIDES AND INSPIRATION FAMILY FRIENDLY ITINERARIES

Bring your family to the Harrison River Valley to share a memorable day of entertainment and fun!

TOP 10 FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN THE HARRISON RIVER VALLEY • Get in touch with your inner child at the Harrison Watersports Waterpark • Explore the village by quadricycle • Pet the animals, enjoy a hand churned ice cream, and discover the history at Kilby Historic Site • Cool off with ice cream! Harrison’s

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY beachfront is sprinkled with shops that will cater to your sweet tooth

• Pack a picnic to enjoy at one of our local parks

• Dare to believe! Discover the local lore of the Sasquatch

• Discover the masks hidden amongst the treetops of the Spirit Trail

• Build a sandcastle

• Follow the Sasquatch Trail in search of the elusive beast. Have your camera ready!

• Soak up the sun at one of our local beaches

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Your Taco Joint in Harrison Hot Springs!

Try Our Tasty Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas, Drinks and MORE!

Fully Licensed Dine-In, Online/Take-out, Delivery (after 3 PM) 791 Hot Springs Rd | 604-796-0333 | tacorioharrison.com https://www.tacorioharrison.com/ |

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HARRISON SASQUATCH MUSEUM

TRIP GUIDES AND INSPIRATION SASQUATCH MUSEUM

The word Sasquatch is thought to be a mispronunciation of the Sts’ailes First Nations word ‘Sasq’ets’, meaning ‘hairy man’. For centuries, the Sasquatch has occupied a unique niche in the oral traditions of the First Nations communities of Harrison Lake and Harrison River. The Sts’ailes believe the Sasquatch is a spiritual being that can vanish into the spirit realm at will, which may explain why the elusive being is so difficult to track down. The home of the Harrison Sasquatch and location of some sightings are the caves of Mystery Valley on the West Side of Harrison Lake. Local lore says the Sasquatch

Described as a bi-pedal mammal of exceptional size (sometimes reaching 14’) with great strength and reddish hair covering its entire body, the Sasquatch is legendary in the Harrison River Valley with many regional sightings. hold a reunion every four years, beginning on the night of the full moon in July. For four nights in succession as the Sasquatch meet, signal fires are kept burning. 1940 is the last year fires were seen burning however reported sightings in the area have been as recent as 2017. Harrison Hot Springs is not only home to the Sasquatch but also to Sasquatch Days- a great weekend celebration held annually in June. Sasquatch Days brings the local Sts’ailes First Nations to Harrison for a weekend of war canoe races, salmon barbeque and Sasquatch story telling. Harrison is also home to a number of EXPLORE ONLINE | TOURISMHARRISON.COM

reputable Sasquatch Investigators including legendary Mr. Sasquatch, John Green. Green was one of the first to investigate the 1967 site of the Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film shoot at Bluff Creek. Since then Green has travelled all over the west coast collecting scientific evidence that supports the existence of the Sasquatch. John Green has since passed away, but his collection lives on in the John Green room at Kilby Historic Site as well as at the Sasquatch Museum in Harrison Hot Springs. He is also the author of some of the most in depth and informative books on the subject. 35


TRIP GUIDES AND INSPIRATION EXPLORING THE PAST

KILBY HISTORIC SITE

Travel back more than 100 years and relive the rich history of Harrison Hot Springs and its surrounding areas. Whether you are interested in how people lived, farmed, traveled or ate, our local museums and historic sites are great learning experiences for the whole family.

SASQUATCH MUSEUM AGASSIZ-HARRISON MUSEUM & VISITOR CENTRE 7011 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz, BC V0M 1A0 604-796-3545 agassizharrisonmuseum@shawbiz.ca www.agassizharrisonmuseum.org

Visit our Sasquatch Museum located in the Harrison Hot Springs Visitor Centre, 499 Hot Springs Rd. Uncover the mystery of this giant, while immersing yourself in artifacts, videos, and news articles.

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. kilby.ca | 215 Kilby Road

AGASSIZ HARRISON MUSEUM

Housed in an 1893 CPR station, the museum’s extensive archives include photographs, newspapers, and artifacts depicting the life of our early pioneers. agassizharrisonmuseum.org | 7011 Pioneer Ave.

YALE MUSEUM

Explore the 1870’s Creighton House Museum and Gift Shop, visit historic St. John the Divine church (1863), stroll the boardwalks of the living history ‘tent city’ and enjoy a meal at the Ward Tea House. historicyale.ca | 31187 Douglas Street 36

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TRIP GUIDES AND INSPIRATION ARTS & CULTURE

AGASSIZ HARRISON MUSEUM

From our art galleries on the lake to music festivals on the beach the Harrison River Valley is a well known cultural hub CANWEST ART GALLERY

RANGER STATION ART GALLERY

HARRISON FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

Monthly exhibits include pottery, glassworks, original paintings and prints by local artists and more. Kentharrisonartscouncil.com 98 Rockwell Drive, Harrison

This award-winning festival is a 9-day, cross disciplinary, multicultural event on the shores of Harrison Lake. Bringing music, arts and crafts from the Fraser Valley and around the world to the village. Harrisonfestival.com 98 Rockwell Drive, Harrison

CANWEST ART GALLERY ON THE LAKE Indulge your senses as you enter this unique Gallery. Spend a few minutes or a few hours while you take in the gorgeous Harrison Lake view. Canwestgallery.com Unit 3, 160 Esplanade Ave, Harrison

RUBY CREEK ART GALLERY The Ruby Creek Art Gallery features the finest Northwest Coast First Nations Art. It is located on the scenic #7 Highway between Agassiz and Hope. rubycreekartgallery.com 58611, C, Lougheed Hwy. , Agassiz.

SEASON OF PERFORMING ARTS The Harrison Festival Society celebrates live music with monthly concerts in the Memorial Hall from September - May. Check out their website for upcoming performances. Harrisonfestival.com 98 Rockwell Drive, Harrison

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TRIP GUIDES AND INSPIRATION HEAL IN THE WILD

The Harrison River Valley is famous for its healing mineral waters, but that is only one of many ways to experience restorative energy while you’re here. All around you you’ll find ways to relieve and lessen negative effects of stress. Close your eyes and imagine yourself hiking, the gentle pad of your boots on a mossy forest floor, listening to the sounds of birdsong and the rhythm of your breathing. Picture yourself reaching the peak, panoramic viewpoint, and spending some time to breathe in fresh mountain air, enjoy the views, and exist in the moment. Find peace and healing in the wilds of the Harrison River Valley.

HEALING SPRINGS SPA

Enjoy the mineral springs included with your spa appointment. Massage, body wraps, foot and hand treatments, waxing or beauty services available. 100 Esplanade Avenue, HHS | 604-796-4746

YA DOMA NATURE & FOREST THERAPY

Open your senses and immerse yourself in Forest Therapy. A mindful experience of slowing down and being in the moment in a natural environment. Contact Kim for individual or group sessions. yadomaforesttherapy@gmail.com | 604-378-0369

CRYSTAL SPIRIT HEALING | YOGA | REIKI

With roots deep in the fabric of healing and wellnessrepresenting the rational and spiritual foundation for a new movement in the healing arts and sciences. 476 Naismith Avenue, Harrison | crystalspirithealing@shaw.ca

RENEWED WELLNESS

A dedicated team helping patients achieve their health and wellness goals by using a variety of treatment techniques tailored to each individual’s needs. 2-1824 No. 9 Hwy, Agassiz | 604-491-8889

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HARRISON HOT SPRINGS

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS PUBLIC MINERAL POOL

The history of the Harrison Hot Springs region stretches back for thousands of years with our local indigenous people. Harrison Hot Springs was revered as a “healing place” by Sts’ailes people long before they were “discovered” by Europeans in the 1800’s. Durings the 1850 Gold Rush Harrison Lake was the initial route most prospectors took to the gold fields. Taking a paddlewheeler from New Westminster they would follow the Fraser then head up the Harrison River to Port Douglas. From Port Douglas to Lillooet, a mixed land and water route was built named the Douglas Road, aka the Lillooet Trail, Harrison Trail, or Lake Routes. During its rowdy heyday, Port Douglas had thousands of residents. Many of BC mainland’s first companies had their start here including the famous B.X. Express and other major freighting

companies. These companies relocated to the Fraser Canyon with the completion of the Cariboo Wagon road in the mid 1860’s. Settlers are said to have ‘discovered’ the hot springs in 1858 while enroute to the gold fields. Their boat capsized and expecting to meet their doom in the frigid waters, they instead discovered that the lake at that spot was not freezing but rather warm. The local Sts’ailes First Nations called the Hot Springs “Kwals”, meaning boiling water. The hot springs were revered as a “healing place” by natives of the Coast Salish people who traveled by canoe to benefit from the healing waters.

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A SHORT DRIVE AWAY BC ROUTE 7

PHOTO CREDIT: CHERYL PRINCE ALONG THE BC ROUTE 7

This land of soaring mountains captures your imagination with its sheer glory and quiet power Also known as the Lougheed Highway, BC Route 7 provides an “off the beaten path” link between Vancouver and Hope. From extreme adventures to simple warm hospitality, there is something for everyone in the Mighty Fraser Country. Along the route discover many visitor attractions that offer a wide variety of experiences ranging from worldclass sturgeon fishing to farm-fresh shopping and champion golf courses. bcroute7.com | follow us @ #bcroute7

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• Pizza • Pasta • Boneless Bites • Breadsticks • Cinnabon & more Take Out & Delivery: Harrison, Agassiz and Rosedale

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NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

CHILLIWACK SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL

Bridal Veil Falls

Syéxw Chó:leqw Adventure Park

Hell’s Gate

Hope Chainsaw Carvings

Chilliwack Tulip/ Sunflower Festival

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. Afterwards, ride 100’ of total darkness in the Black Hole or tube down the thrilling Rapids River Ride at Bridal Falls Water Park. bridalfallswaterpark.com env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks

The Syéxw Chó:leqw Adventure Park is located on the traditional territory of Sq’ewá:lxw First Nation. This park is home to walking and cycling trails, a playground, and a bike-skills park. Visitors may enjoy the beautiful wood carvings throughout the park.

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 metres in the air offers a bird’s eye view of this historic landmark. Suspension bridge, observation deck, gold panning, salmon spawning exhibit, shopping and fresh fudge! hellsgateairtram.com

Known as the Chainsaw Carving Capital, more than 60 chainsaw carvings can be found throughout downtown Hope. Many of these carvings were created by world renowned chainsaw carver Pete Ryan and others at the International Chainsaw Carving Competition (takes place every 2 years). hopebc.ca/ listings/hope-chainsaw-carvings

Enjoy row upon row of beautiful tulips and daffodils in the spring and sunflowers and dahlias in the summer. The Chilliwack Tulip Festival (April-May) and the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival (July-August) is home to one of the best floral displays in the Fraser Valley.

skawahlook.com/ syexw-choleqw-adventure-park

chilliwacktulips.com chilliwacksunflowerfest.com

Bring the family for a great night at the races!

Season runs from May 7 to September 24, 2022

BEERS, BITES, GROWLERS & FLIGHTS

Check out our website for acomplete schedule: http://agassizspeedway.com agassizspeedway.com or email info@agassizspeedway.com

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ENJOY YOUR STAY BY THE LAKE

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS RESORT

ACCOMMODATIONS LEGEND Air Conditioning

WiFi

TV

Hot Tub / Soaker Tub

Swimming

Kayak Rental

Retail Shop

Kitchen Unit

Restaurant On-site

Bike Rental

Spa / Fitness

Pet Friendly

In Suite Fireplace

Conference Room

Ski In / Ski Out

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS Bramble Bank Cottages 312 Lillooet Avenue

bramblebankcottages.com

604-796-9552

7 units

Glencoe Motel 259 Hot Springs Road

glencoemotel.com

604-796-2574

11 units

Harrison Beach Hotel 160 Esplanade Avenue

harrisonbeachhotel.com

1-866-338-8111 604-796-1111

42 units

Harrison Grand Motel 140 Esplanade Avenue

Opening Soon

Harrison Hot Springs Resort 100 Esplanade Avenue

18 units

harrisonresort.com

1-800-663-2266 604-796-2244

351 units

Harrison Lake Hotel 190 Lillooet Avenue

harrisonlakehotel.com

1-888-265-1155 604-796-5555

88 units

Harrison Lake View Resort 6298 Lillooet Avenue

harrisonlakeview.com

604-491-0014

21 units

Harrison Spa Motel 140 Esplanade Avenue

harrisonspamotel.com

1-800-592-8828 604-796-2828

23 units

Springs Villa Hotel 270 Esplanade Avenue

springvillahotel.com

604-796-9339

10 units

The Lodge on Harrison Lake 6155 Rockwell Drive

thelodgeonharrisonlake.ca

604-819-5374

7 units

The Rockwell Guest Lodge 7550 Rockwell Drive

therockwellharrison.ca

1-778-888-7080

3 units

A Waterfront ont Gem...

Nothing else like it

Fishing • Boat Tours • Kayak/Canoe Paddle Boards • Wedding Venue Corporate Retreats • Dock Beach • BBQ Area

This serene property is 2.5 acres of secluded waterfront with a large private beach. Featuring: 4 Guest Suites (sleeps 2) • Carriage House (sleeps 6) • Main Residence (sleeps 10)

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ENJOY YOUR STAY AGASSIZ

FRASER RIVER LODGE

AGASSIZ Bear Mountain Ranch and Resort 3310 Chaplin Road Fraser River Lodge 7984 McDonald Road Pathfinder Camp Resort 6110 Lougheed Highway South Garden Vacation Rental 3048 Hot Springs Road Tall Timber B&B 900 Tuyttens Road Woodside Inn 2226 Lougheed Highway

bearmountainranchandresort.ca

604-796-1027

2 units

fraserriverlodge.com

604-796-1210

12 units

pathfindercampresorts.com

1-833-581-2003 604-335-2599

8 units

southgardenb&b.com

1-866-796-3048 604-819-6460

talltimberbnb.com

604-854-4789

3 units

woodsideinn.ca

604-615-7770

4 units

Experience award-winning accommodations in one of our 8 guest rooms at our historic B&B where nature abounds and quiet fills the air, all adjacent to the Harrison River wetlands. Meditate in our labyrinth, walk gentle paths through the forest or view our waterfall. Swim in our seasonal pool or curl up with a book in front of the living room fireplace. We offer complimentary full breakfasts to overnight guests as well as on-site catering options for groups of 6-20 with advance notice. Sasquatch Crossing Eco Lodge proudly displays our Sts’ailes indigenous culture and history throughout the house and we hope share it with you soon! For more info:

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SANDPIPER RESORT

ACCOMMODATIONS LEGEND Air Conditioning

WiFi

TV

Hot Tub / Soaker Tub

Swimming

Kayak Rental

Retail Shop

Kitchen Unit

Restaurant On-site

Bike Rental

Spa / Fitness

Pet Friendly

In Suite Fireplace

Conference Room

Ski In / Ski Out

HARRISON MILLS Harrison Hammond House Farmstay 1926 School Road Hemlock Hollow 20744 Mount Downing Road (Ground Floor) Kilby Lodge 76 Kilby Road Sandpiper Resort 14282 Morris Valley Road Sasquatch Crossing Eco Lodge 15500 Morris Valley Road Sasquatch Inn 46001 Lougheed Highway Snowflake Chalets 20940 Snowflake Place

harrisonhammondhouse.com

604-796-2224

12 units

airbnb.ca/p/hemlockhollow

778-939-5035

5 units

kilbylodge.com

604-491-3337

3 units

sandpiperresort.ca

1-877-796-1001

12 units

sasquatchcrossing.ca

604-796-9798

9 units

sasquatchinn.ca

604-796-2730

5 units

snowflakeresort.com

604-797-0055

351 units

Laundry On The Go Agassiz OPEN:

Mon-Thu 9 am - 5 pm • Fri 10 am - 2 pm Need to do a load of laundry? Come visit Agassiz’s only laundromat. We offer drop-off or pick-up laundry services and eco-friendly dry cleaning! Interac accepted • Regular Wash $4 • Regular Dry $3 Heavy Loader Machine Available

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Bramblebank Cottages ✔ Beautiful cottages in a park-like setting ✔ 7 private vacation rentals ranging from The Lily Pad for up to 2 or a group up to 12 in our Magnolia house. ✔ Book multiple units for your special events such as weddings,family reunions,etc. Check out our reviews,they speak for themselves. For more info go to www.bramblebankcottages.com or inquire at info@bramblebankcottages.com or 604-796-9552. 312 Harrison Hot Springs

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CAMPING LEGEND Pet Friendly

Sani-Dump

Partial Hook-up

Full Hook-up

Boat Ramp

Fire Pit

Laundry

30 50 30 Amp

50 Amp

Tents

Showers

Playground

Pool Hot Tub Sauna

Swimming

WiFi

CAMPGROUNDS & RV PARKS Cheam Fishing Village Campground 630 Appel Road, Agassiz

cheamfishingvillage.com

604-997-5533

52 sites

glencoemotel.com

604-796-2574

27 sites

harrisonbayresort.com

604-814-0242

Harrison River RV Campground 1401 Kennedy Road, Harrison Mills

harrisonriverrv.com

604-799-0319

110 sites

30 50

Harrison Springs Camping & RV Park 740 Hot Springs Road, Harrison Hot Springs

harrisonsprings.com

604-796-8900

60 sites

30 50

springsrvandcamping.com

604-796-3467

21 sites

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kilby.ca

604-796-9576

35 sites

pathfinderresorts.com

1-866-267-3678

24 sites

sandpiperresort.ca

1-877-796-1001

5 sites

env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks

1-800-689-9025

177 sites

springsrv.com

604-796-9767

206 sites

htr.ca

604-794-7361

281 sites

Glencoe RV Park 259 Hot Springs Road, Harrison Hot Springs Harrison Bay Resort & RV Park 44642 Lougheed Highway, Lake Errock

Hot Springs RV 272 Lillooet Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs Kilby Provincial Park 215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills Pathfinder RV Park 6110 Lougheed Highway, Agassiz Sandpiper Campground 14282 Morris Valley Road, Harrison Mills Sasquatch Provincial Park 6 kms north of Harrison Hot Springs Springs RV Resort 670 Hot Springs Road, Harrison Hot Springs Camperland RV Resort 53730 Bridal falls Road, Rosedale

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FOR LONG TERM STAY Harrison Country Club: 400 Hot Springs Road, Harrison Hot Springs • 604-796-9228 • Contact for membership Harrison Holiday Park: 973 Hot Springs Road Harrison Hot Springs • 604-796-2545 • Contact for membership

Harrison | Agassiz | Chilliwack | Hope

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LOCAL SERVICES When in the Village of Harrison Hot Springs, make sure your first stop is the Visitor Information Centre, located on Hot Springs Road. While our Visitor Centre & Sasquatch Museum is under construction this year, look for us on Lillooet Ave. The friendly and knowledgeable staff can provide current community information, brochures, maps, WIFI, public washrooms and a small selection of souvenirs and a Sasquatch Museum! 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. The neighbouring community of Agassiz provides many of the resources that support the area including banking services, grocery stores, bakeries, pharmacy, library, real estate and mechanical services. For more in Agassiz, visit the Agassiz Harrison Visitor Centre and Museum. If you are interested in learning more about the communities, visit their websites listed here.

VILLAGE OF HARRISON HOT SPRINGS harrisonhotsprings.ca

AGASSIZ (DISTRICT OF KENT)

WEATHER The Harrison River Valley’s mild climate is perfect for all seasons. Enjoy going to the beach, hiking, golfing, wind-sports, or explore our alpine slopes at Sasquatch Mountain Resort ski hill in the winter. Our live webcam in Harrison Hot Springs, available at tourismharrison.com, gives you real time footage of what weather you can expect in the Harrison River Valley. For a detailed weather report visit weather.gc.ca

9°C 20°C 10°C 2°C SPRING SUMMER 48°F

WINTER

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TAXES A federal goods and services tax (GST) of 5% and provincial sales tax (PST) of 7% are applicable on most purchased goods and services. In the Harrison River Valley, there is a 3% additional room tax.

KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH OUR COMMUNITY The Observer is the proud publisher of this guide and covers the communities of Agassiz & Harrison. To see all stories, photos and videos, visit us online at: agassizharrisonobserver.com facebook.com/AgassizHarrisonObserver

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