The rhythm of autumn in the Harrison River Valley shifts to a quieter pace – the busy crowds of summer are gone – but there’s still plenty to see and experience. From brilliant fall foliage to fun Halloween events, fireside fine dining to the world’s largest winter gathering of bald eagles – we invite you to experience the splendour and awe of fall in the Harrison River Valley!
PICK YOUR PUMPKIN
If you like decorating with pumpkins for that splash of autumn colour, or want to find the perfect pumpkin to carve, check out these local sources:
Tony’s Pumpkins This 24/7 pumpkin stand on Ashton Road in Agassiz is teeming with a variety of pumpkins picked fresh from their field. Choose from the varieties Gladiator, Sugar Pie, and Baby Boo Pumpkins; or purchase a large sunflower seed head (perfect for feeding the birds) for only $1 per head.
H&W Farms This hidden gem on 5430 Kamp Road in Agassiz is a farm stand loaded with several varieties of pumpkins, gourds, squash, and much more. You’ll find unique coloured pumpkins, and lots of opportunities for great fall photo ops!
Agassiz-Harrison Museum. October 29, 30 & 31, 6 – 8pm. The Haunted Museum. See spooky apparitions, scary talking portraits and singing jack-o-lanterns. The lobby will be decorated for younger children while the rest of the Museum will be for the braver souls. Admission is FREE and all little ghosts and goblins will get a free treat bag! 7011 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz.
Kilby Historic Site. October 29 & 30, 11am – 3pm. Kilby Halloween Event. Activities include family-friendly games, trick-or-treating around the site, a ghost story, and for those who dare: explore “Death Becomes Them: Edwardian Mourning Customs” in the spooky upstairs of the museum! 215 Kilby Road, Agassiz.
Sasquatch Inn & Pub. October 29, 7pm. Join the fun as the newly renovated Sasquatch Inn is back with an epic Halloween party! Costume Contest with lots of prizes, Live Music by Dog Daze, and no cover charge.
Sossy’s Saloon Dia De Los Muertos Halloween Party October 29. A fun filled evening with delicious authentic Mexican cuisine, a live mariachi band, and a costume contest. 7215 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz.
TASTY FALL FARE
Fall is all about the taste of warm spices, freshly harvested autumn veggies and pumpkin flavoured everything (and we can’t forget the Halloween treats)!
Rowena’s Inn on the River: Step Back in Time Dining Don’t miss out on this divine, fireside dining experience, taking place November 19. To start: Autumn Harvest Velouté (roasted butternut squash, sweet potatoes, carrots, ginger). To Enjoy: Roasted Beet and Citrus Salad (smoked salmon, citrus fruits, arugula, walnut). Entrée: Veal Oso Bucco (slow-braised veal shank mushroom risotto, seasonal vegetables, gremolata). DESSERT: Moelleux Aux Chocolat (chocolate cake, crème anglaise, vanilla gelato, almonds tuile). Book your spot by emailing [email protected]
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory From hot chocolate bombs that look like spooky mummies, to skeletal “bone head” chocolates, to chocolate pumpkins you can smash open, and apple-pie flavoured caramel apples, this is your source for high quality, deliciously decadent chocolaty, caramely, divine treats!
And of course, a crowd favourite at this time of year is the quintessential Pumpkin Spice beverage! Visit one of our many cafés for this taste treat. Muddy Waters Café, Agassiz Corner Café, Miss Margaret’s, and the Green Star Café are just a few suggestions. Find more here.
SEASON OF THE WILD
As salmon return to our waterways from the ocean to spawn, and thus, end their lifecycle, bald eagles congregate by the thousands to feast on the plentiful bounty, leading to the world’s largest winter gathering of bald eagles. The Season of the Wild is a tribute to its predecessor, the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival. While that festival is no longer operating, their hard work and spirit lives on as we bring back the event as a self-guided experience. Join us for these fun and educational Season of the Wild events happening in the Harrison River Valley:
Farmers Market at Farmhouse Cheeses Agassiz, featuring Salmon Burgers by Wild Forager Catering.
October 29, 11am-3pm.5634 McCallum Road, Agassiz.
Agassiz Harrison Museum Exhibit: “Pacific Salmon: The Struggle Home”
Opening Reception: November 8, 2-4pm.
Exhibit: November 9 – 23 7011 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz.
Kilby Historic Site: The Salmon Have Arrived! Come to taste salted salmon, make a bird-friendly craft, and roast your own damper. Family fun for all!
Every Weekend in November. 215 Kilby Road, Harrison Mills.
Shoreline Tours Speaker Series: Indigenous Speaker Saquilty JJ Louis from Sts’ailesNovember 6 & 12: Book your river cruise to take in the wildlife and learn the history of the Sts’ailes People on the Harrison River. To book, call 604-796-3100 or book online at shorelinetours.ca
Earthwise Society – Restore the Wild
November 12. 6031 Golf Road, Agassiz
November 2 – 4, 100. Catch a river monster at this event hosted by BC Sportfishing Group, 100 Esplanade Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs.
Winter Night Lights
December 1 – 31, Agassiz
Lights by the Lake
November 19 – January 8, Harrison Hot Springs
Cozy up and welcome fall in the Harrison River Valley! For detailed information on these events, click here or visit us at the Visitor Centre at 102, 160 Lillooet Avenue. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for the latest and greatest information and updates on our events and activities. Share your autumn adventures in the Harrison River Valley with us by tagging your photos with #BreatheInTheWild or #SeasonOfTheWild or #HarrisonRiverValley.