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Fast facts about Harrison Hot Springs

Michelle and Jason Mailhot, Chamber members and franchisees of the Agassiz Subway, dressed up in traditional Oktoberfest regalia to help celebrate the inaugural event in Harrison Hot Springs last weekend. It was such a success they are already planning next year
Michelle and Jason Mailhot, Chamber members and franchisees of the Agassiz Subway, dressed up in traditional Oktoberfest regalia to help celebrate the inaugural event in Harrison Hot Springs last weekend. It was such a success they are already planning next year's event.
— image credit: Jason Roessle/ Black Press

Harrison Hot Springs is located in the Fraser Valley on the shores of Harrison Lake and is only a 90-minute drive east from 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.

 

Fast facts:

 

• 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 into VHF channel 68.

 

• Our hot springs can be enjoyed year round by visiting the indoor public pool, which is sourced by the two hot springs at the south end of the lake.

 

• The Potash spring has a temperature of 120 F and the Sulphur spring is 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.

 

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

 

• Harrison Hot Springs has more than 500 guest rooms and 200 campsites, and is the gateway to the Sasquatch Provincial Park, which includes Deer Lake and Hicks Lake campgrounds.

 

• With the ability to cater to large groups, our hotels are used for thousands of weddings, conventions, awards banquets each year.

 

• 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.

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