10 hidden gems to discover at Harrison Hot Springs

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Lush parks, pristine lakes and scenic places to stay are just an hour and a half from Vancouver.

Harrison Hot Springs is an idyllic destination for a day trip, weekend getaway, or longer stay anytime of the year.

Harrison Hot Springs Activities

Rowena’s Inn on the River

Escape to this serene Harrison Mills property, just outside of Harrison Hot Springs. It is home to a variety of rustic chalets, luxury cottages and a charming English-style mansion that has been converted into a boutique bed and breakfast. It also has a swimming pool overlooking the scenic river and one of the best golf courses in the area.

Address: 14282 Morris Valley Road, Harrison Mills

Kilby Historic Site

Step back in time at this museum of rural life located near the junction of the Harrison and Fraser rivers. The Kilby Historic Site is the only reminder of the once thriving community of Harrison Mills. Visitors can get a glimpse of the 1906 General Store Museum, as well as a fascinating gallery with artifacts dating from the 1920s and 1930s.

Address: 215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills

Spirit trail

Discover this easily accessible trail super close to the village. This is perfect for a leisurely nature walk with towering cedars tucked away all along the trail. It also features several clay masks on dozens of tree trunks, all made by a local artist to add a bit of whimsy to the area.

Address: McCoombs Drive, Harrison Hot Springs

Headland of Nightjar

Hike the trailhead at Whippoorwill Point for an easy 2.5 mile hike that takes about an hour and a half, with an elevation gain of 85 meters. It’s a nice escape from the crowds you might see in the village and it has incredible views of the Harrison River. The trail is quite steep though, so proper footwear is recommended.

Address: Harrison Lake, Harrison Hot Springs

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Sandy Cove Beach

This beautiful beach is located along the Whippoorwill Point Trail. It’s a great place for a picnic with the waters of Harrison Lake as the ultimate backdrop. It’s also a lot less crowded than the main beach just outside the village of Harrison Hot Springs.

Address: Harrison Lake, Harrison Hot Springs

Sasquatch Provincial Park

Harrison Hot Springs is known to have a sasquatch as a mascot, hence the name of this provincial park. And while visitors may not spot a sasquatch here, they will certainly be treated to stunning views of the area. The park is made up of a series of pristine pocket lakes, serene second-growth forest, and scenic birch trees and mountain ridges.

Address: Off Highway 7, four miles north of Harrison Hot Springs

Harrison Eco Tours

There is always something fun to do, thanks to Harrison Eco Tours. The tour group offers a variety of activities all year round, from kayak and boat tours in the summer to eagle-watching tours in the fall. Learn all about the region and its vast fauna while soaking up all the landscapes.

Address: 100 Esplanade, Harrison Hot Springs

Hicks Lake

It is one of the most beautiful lakes in Sasquatch Provincial Park and is a great place for camping or kayaking. There is also a lush trail that circles Hicks Lake, which provides hikers with a pleasant and peaceful loop that runs along the shores of the lake and over several small streams.

Address: Sasquatch Provincial Park

Pine trees at sunset

Book a night in this comfortable but luxurious Airbnb for a relaxing stay surrounded by nature. The A-frame cottage has lots of natural light, with large, beautiful windows providing visitors with expansive views of Harrison Lake. It has a fully equipped kitchen so guests can cook a delicious meal before relaxing in front of the fireplace (or perhaps an evening session in the on-site cedar barrel sauna). Finally, guests can sleep in style in the loft or downstairs in the charming guest bedroom.

Address: 6950 Rockwell Drive, Harrison Hot Springs

The Lodge on Harrison Lake

Step into this modern waterfront accommodation with all the comforts of a home away from home. The lodge includes a main residence, as well as a storage room and guest suites with panoramic lake views. It also has its own private beach which guests can enjoy during their stay.

Address: 6155 Rockwell Drive, Harrison Hot Springs

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