Harrison Hot Springs Journals

Harrison Hot Springs - Year Round

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A travel journal to Harrison Hot Springs by Re Carroll

Harrison Lake Photo, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia More Photos
Quote: This year round resort area is less than 2 hours away from Vancouver and welcomes visitors from around the world. If you're looking for a place to relax and refresh - this is it.

Harrison Hot Springs - Year Round

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Overview

Harrison Lake Photo, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia
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The little village of Harrison Hot Springs is a popular weekend get away for Vancouverites looking to escape the hectic pace of the city. The scenery is typical west coast - mountains and trees framing 45 mile long Harrison Lake. The hot springs are actually pretty stinky because of the sulfur but when filtered and cooled down from the 165 degree temperature at source, they make for a relaxing therapeutic bath.Harrison gets hectic during the Festival of the Arts in July and the Sand Castle competitions in September. Boaters and fishers love the large deep fresh water lake and there are lots of hiking trails in the surrounding mountains but Harrison is best known as a quiet place to chill out....Read More

Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa

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Hotel | "The Harrison Hot Springs Resort"

Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa Photo, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia
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This large hotel is located at one end of the town's main street and offers wonderful views of Harrison Lake. Built in 1926, the hotel was popular from day one, partly due to its location on the shores of scenic Harrison Lake. The hotel has been renovated and enlarged over the years and now combines modern amenities with old world service. It was recently purchased by Delaware North Companies Inc., the group who own the NHL’s Boston Bruins and we’re waiting to see what changes and improvements they’ll make.The original portion of the hotel has all the retail and recreational facilities as well as some guest rooms although most of them are in one of the two towers that flank the original build...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 25, 2000

Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa
100 Esplanade
Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia V0M1K1
(604) 796-2244

Rowenas Inn on the River

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Hotel

Rowenas Inn on the River Photo, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia
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Rowena’s is an elegant B&B located in a beautifully restored wood and stone home set on 160 acres overlooking Harrison River. The main house contains a formal restaurant and five luxurious guest rooms that are decorated with antique furniture and floral prints. The beds have cosy down duvets and each room has it own private, 4 piece bath. A full breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, fruit, pastries and hot beverages is served in the bright and cheery solarium.Nestled amid tall evergreens are private log cabins with an open floor plan and a front porch. The cabins have high ceilings and lots of windows to bring in the natural light as well as making you feel that you’re in the middle of a fores...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 25, 2000

Rowenas Inn on the River
14282 Morris Valley Road
Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia
(604) 796-0234

The Copper Room, Harrison Hotel The

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Restaurant | "The Copper Room"

The Copper Room, Harrison Hotel The Photo, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia
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Located inside the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa, this restaurant features formal dining accompanied by a dance band. It’s a large place that seats over 300 people all on one level but the tables are separated by green plants and there is still an intimate feel.The wine list contains a large selection of both B.C. and imported wines. The menu isn’t extensive but the food is all freshly prepared using local ingredients and the service is impeccable. Appetizers averaged $7.00 and included Caesar salad, grilled vegetable salad with herb vinaigrette, French onion soup, escargots and more.I started with roasted banana squash and sweet corn soup ($6.50) and my husband had escargots with...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 25, 2000

The Copper Room, Harrison Hotel The
100 Esplanade
Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia
(604) 796-2244

The Settler Pub

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Restaurant

The Settler Pub Photo, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia
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The Settler pub is one of the best places in the area for casual dining. It is located on the main road into Harrison and is only 2 blocks from the beach. It looks like a big log cabin and has an awning over the entrance to protect against rain. Inside, the cosy log cabin feel is enhanced by a wood fire and the crackle and pop as it burns is welcoming on a cool day. Sports fans will appreciate the big screen TV as well as the couple of smaller overhead ones (usually all turned to a different channel) and there is a pool table for those who want to practice their skills.The food is a step above basic pub grub although you can still find old standbys like burgers, nachos and sandwiches. Appetize...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 1, 2002

The Settler Pub
222 Cedar Avenue
Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia
(604) 796-9722

What do you mean you're bored?

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Story/Tip

Tugboat Junction Photo, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia
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If you’re the type that needs to be on the go, constantly active, or you have kids that you need to keep entertained, Harrison does have a few activities that might do the trick. The following businesses/services provide a break from just lazing around (my usual Harrison activity): Killers Marina - (604) 796 2244 Located on the lakeshore, just across the street from the Harrison Hotel, Killers rents a wide variety of watercraft to use on the Lake. Canoes, kayaks, paddle boats, windsurfers and more. Jim and I went canoeing but we had very different ideas about it - I envisioned him paddling the canoe while I laid back and dangled my hand in the water whereas he expected me to paddle - can ...Read More

About the Writer

Re Carroll

Re Carroll
Abbotsford, British Columbia