The 7 Best Things to Do in Harrison Hot Springs, Canada

January 27, 2018 Enriqueta Cusson

Harrison Hot Springs is a favorite getaway destination because it’s a lakeside resort atmosphere only two hours from Vancouver, yet it feels like you’re much further away. You’ve got a gorgeous drive through the Fraser Valley to get there, especially if you take the slower and pastoral Hwy 7. You’ve got the charming village of Harrison Hot Springs along the south shore of Harrison Lake with its beaches and promenades, and there are hot springs to enjoy, provincial parks to explore, and mountainous scenery galore.
Restaurants in Harrison Hot Springs

1. Harrison Lake & Hot Springs

Box 160, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia V0M 1K0, Canada +1 604-796-2171
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 473 reviews

Harrison Lake & Hot Springs

Reviewed By Margot S S - Birch Bay, Washington

We loved Harrison lake -- it is beautiful and larger than I remembered from visits when I was a kid. We brought our kayaks, but unfortunately the weather was cloudy and cool, and the lake was choppy. Plus the recent wildfires affected the air quality so we didn't want to stay outside for too long. We will go back when the weather is nicer - can't wait to kayak there!

2. Hicks Lake

Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada
Excellent
47%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 114 reviews

Hicks Lake

Reviewed By Mark D - Penang Island, Malaysia

Hicks lake is close to Harrison Hot Springs... and is in a Provincial park!! The picnic facilities are wonderful and the temperature of the lake water is much warmer than the Glacial, Mountain fed Lake Harrison! One can walk half way around the lake [to the right]-- but its best to then turn back!! If you have access to a canoe that is also very worthwhile [none can be rented at the lake]!!

160 Esplanade Avenue | #3, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia V0M 1K0, Canada +1 604-796-5557
Excellent
79%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake

CANWEST ART GALLERY on the Lake, now in its fourth year of operation, is located beside the Harrison Beach Hotel, at 160 Esplanade Avenue, in the Village of Harrison Hot Springs. Located 10 steps up from the sidewalk, and wheelchair accessible, it commands an inspiring view of Harrison Lake. Browse in relaxed environment. Every week, something new appears on our shelves! Canwest Art Gallery has earned a solid reputation for featuring the works of nearly fifty Canadian fine artisans. We proudly display water colour impressions, exquisite bronze animal sculptures, crystalline pottery , natural wooden boxes, to name just a few. In addition, we offer unique blown glass creations, exquisite jewelry, gourmet confections, and the creamiest, freshest fudge in town! You will find a truly unique gift for anyone on your shopping list here. Rest for a bit, and find out why so many of our clients keep returning! Get to know Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake in 80 seconds on Youtube

Reviewed By Kirsty M - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Great little find. Stumbled upon this gem while visiting Harrison Hot Springs. Helpful gentleman and lady working ?perhaps owner who knows. Bought some Fudge - delicious ! As a young professional and a renter I'm not looking for any fancy art work but really appreciated...MoreThank you for your feedback and visit Kirsty. We are glad you have enjoyed the fudge and the selection of art we are displaying at the gallery. Looking forward to see you again for your next visit to British Columbia.

4. Miami Bridges Walk

back of parking lot 7 of the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada
Excellent
58%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Miami Bridges Walk

Reviewed By WindWolfess - Seattle, WA

My husband and I were looking for some short hikes/walks to take from the Harrison Hot Springs Resort. One end of the trail is just south of the parking lot, and so we decided to take the walk.
It is very short, maybe 15 minutes from start to finish, where it ends up (in our direction) at the dam where the Miami R. flows from the lake. The walk is not strenuous, and what is nice are the many old-growth cedars and other large trees along the path. Other than that, it is not very scenic or interesting. There are some old lampposts that are no longer functional that harken back to an earlier era of HHS.
A fun thing to do, which we did on another night, was to walk the path in the dark with headlamps. It is much more mysterious then.

5. Sasquatch Provincial Park

Rockwell Drive, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia V0M 1K0, Canada +1 604-796-3347
Excellent
48%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 66 reviews

Sasquatch Provincial Park

Reviewed By jasperspoo - Vancouver, BC

My one complaint is the mosquitos. They're terrible at dawn and dusk, but you're camping, right?
We stayed at the Bench campground on Deer Lake right after the fire ban was instituted. The campground was very well maintained and there was no issue with loud neighbours, etc.
We explored Hicks Lake as well. You can rent canoes, etc., and it looks like a beautiful spot.
The entire park is quite close to Harrison, so it's easy to take a couple of hours to explore there, too!

6. Harrison Hot Springs Public Pool

101 Hot Springs Rd, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia V0M 1K0, Canada +1 604-796-5581
Excellent
22%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
14%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 149 reviews

Harrison Hot Springs Public Pool

Reviewed By lastingmemory - British Columbia, Canada

Visited as near by hotel Harrison Lake Hotel gave us free entrance passes. Girl quiet at front counter but pleasant. Chance room lockers old by adequate. Plastic chairs for sitting along one side. But no paintings, no signs of area, just a high room, blinds on windows? on one side, no a slide, not a shallow end, just nothing appealing in here. Sure water about 100F. Could sit on side benches in pool, but very boring and would be especially for kids. We stayed in for only 30min. No music, no pictures of Hot Springs, paintings on wall. Looked very old building. If town owns it, improve it and make it look more interesting and lively! Will not be back and will go to other Hot Springs in this town. happytravels.

7. Harrison Hot Spring Visitor Centre

499 Hot Springs Road, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia V0M 1K0, Canada +1 604-796-5581
Excellent
86%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
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Terrible
14%
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Harrison Hot Spring Visitor Centre

Reviewed By 1946HappyCamper - Abbotsford, Canada

This visitor centre is located south of most of Harrison Hot Springs and has easy access off Highway 9. Be sure to stop in and get good local knowledge from the very friendly staff. There is lots of paper information in the forms of brochures, cards, maps for this area and others not too far away like Hope and all points north and towards the Kelowna region.
Please note that they really believe in the Sasquatch there!!! They have a nice handout explaining the whole thing and how many sightings and where and good info on the back as to how to deal with one should you see one while hiking...really!
We always go to the local info centre and it has always paid off. Be sure to stop!

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