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 you imagine?
Shoreline Tours - (604) 819 3418 This company offers boat tours of Harrison Lake from their dock near the hotel. The cost is $25. per adult for a two hour trip. Pop and chips are sold onboard and some people bring along their own picnic. During one Harrison visit, my sister and I booked an afternoon cruise and enjoyed it immensely. We sat on the top deck and soaked up a few rays while the boat circled Echo Island and cruised along Cascade Bay. Some trips stop at Rainbow Falls where passengers can take a short walk to the waterfalls. Our boat couldn’t stop because there were too many boats already there and there was no place to dock. Tours run from April to Nov.
Tug Boat Junction - (604) 796 0896 Located on Hot Springs Road, the main road into Harrison,this business opened in 2002. Only open during the summer it features mini golf and miniature train rides as well as other activities designed to appeal to kids.
Harrison Pool - (604) 796 2244 Located at the corner of Esplanade and Cedar, this large public pool uses water from the hot springs (cooled a bit and processed to remove the sulfur smell). It’s a large pool and has deck chairs set along the edge as well as a separate hot tub. It offers bathing suits and towels for rent for those who forgot theirs.
Charlies on the Lake - (604) 796 2695 This cabaret has been open just over a year. We haven’t been there but heard through the grapevine that it a "happening place" - probably the only place in Harrison for dancing other than the Copper Room restaurant at the Harrison Hotel.