Late winter – it’s that in-between time of year that can feel a bit gloomy as we anticipate the arrival of warmer and sunnier days. The good news is there’s a lot of adventure to be had in the Harrison River Valley at this time of year – so gather your friends and head #justuptheroad for these fun late winter activities:
1. Take a Cruise with Shoreline Tours
Starting the Family Day weekend, Shoreline Tours is offering their 2.5 hour boat cruise around Echo Island and into Cascade Bay to see the spectacular Rainbow Falls. Once you reach the shore, you’ll disembark the boat for a quick 5 minute walk to the base of the waterfall, where you’ll hear the thunderous roar and feel the mist of the falls on your face. Food and beverage available for purchase onboard the licensed restaurant.
2. Enjoy a Warm Soak at Harrison Hot Springs Resort Pools
Cool, foggy days and a soothing soak are a wonderful combination. Try it yourself with a stay at Harrison Hot Springs Resort. Did you know they have 5 rejuvenating mineral pools, each kept at a different temperature?
3. Try a Snowshoe Trek at Sasquatch Mountain Resort
Sasquatch Mountain Resort offers a network of snowshoe trails, from the beginner-rated Village Loop to the advanced Mt. Klaudt with total elevation gain of 447 meters, an intense workout!
4. Walk the Eagle Viewing and Forest Trail at Sandpiper Resort
Sandpiper Resort’s scenic trail winds its way through towering forests, across a rushing creek, and beside vibrant golf greens, until you reach the Eagle Viewing Gazebo, with stunning river and mountain views! An easy trail for getting your steps in and filling your lungs with fresh air (and you just might spot some eagles or other wildlife)!
5. Play a Round of Golf at Sandpiper Resort
Speaking of Sandpiper Resort, their stunning 18-hole, par 72 course is open! The area’s spectacular beauty, combined with a neatly manicured course nestled in old-growth forest combine for an incredible golfing experience. Check out their adventure packages!
6. Book a Fishing Excursion with BC Sportfishing Group
Experience the fishing trip of a lifetime with BC Sportfishing Group’s covered and heated boats. Their knowledgeable and professional guides will help you catch a whopper! Check out their day trips and vacation package options.
7. Go Tubing Under the Stars at Sasquatch Mountain Resort
Snow much fun! Riding the slopes at night gives winter sport a whole new sensation! Roar down the slopes in a fun, bouncy rubber tube, and catch the “magic carpet” ride to make your way back to the top. Take a break at the fire pit and sip a hot chocolate. Check out Sasquatch Mountain Resort for more information and tickets.
8. Bring Your Furry Best Friend on an Overnight Adventure
The Harrison River Valley is proud to be part of the Dog Friendly BC Route 7. Many of our shops, eateries, and accommodations are dog-friendly destinations. Bring your furry buddy along on your next visit, there’s so much to explore!
9. Take a Hike!
Area hiking trails are nice and quiet at this time of year, but the workout and views at the top are just as amazing as ever! Check out our wide variety of trails – you’ll find our new hiking guide here!
10. Enjoy the Sensational Sounds of Big Easy Funk Ensemble
The Big Easy Funk Ensemble celebrates the spicy variety of music that has come out of New Orleans, with influences of 60s funk. February 26, Harrison Memorial Hall. Learn more and purchase your tickets here.
Now get out there and get some Vitamin D as you enjoy the late winter offerings in the Harrison River Valley. For more information on these, or other Harrison activities, stop by the Visitor Centre at 499 Hot Springs Road, or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.