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Harrison River Valley: Storm Relief Information and Updates

After the devastating storm and resulting power outages and road closures, it’s vital to be able to pin down pertinent information to get help and resources to those in need. What’s open, what’s not, and where can you go to find accommodations or stock up on critical supplies? We’ve compiled a list of valuable information to assist you through this trying time. Click on the links provided to take you directly to websites for the most up to date information. 
*Please note: Information in this blog is subject to change as the situation evolves, check back frequently for updates.

Photo Credit: @kristaldalrymp

Emergency Response Organizations

ALERTABLE (APP)- Evacuation Alerts and Updates

BCHYDRO The storm caused countless power outages, many have been restored but there will be planned outages in the days ahead as crews work to repair damaged power poles and downed lines. 

DRIVE BC Conditions are ever-changing, and most highways are still closed. Visit the website for the most current information on our local roadways and highways. Please note, Highway 7 is open to essential travel only. There are delays on Highway 7 at Mt. Woodside which is operating on single lane alternating traffic.

DISTRICT OF KENT A State of Local Emergency in the District of Kent continues to be in effect due to damaged roads, rockslides, and localized flooding. Please continue to follow updates on social media channels and website.

EMERGENCY SUPPORT SERVICES The Agricultural Hall is now closed. There is a phone number posted on the door, please call 604-819-7059 if you require emergency services. Visit EmergencyInfoBC, for more information on Emergency Services Available.

GOVERNMENT OF BC DISASTER FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION After a disaster, the provincial government may declare the event eligible for Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA). Once declared, the DFA program may compensate applicants for essential uninsurable losses.

HARBOUR AIR Harbour Air has been providing flights out for those travellers urgently needing to travel out of Harrison Hot Springs, flights go out from the float plane dock on the lakefront.

VILLAGE OF HARRISON HOT SPRINGS Due to localized flooding, the Village of Harrison Hot Springs has declared a state of emergency. Visit the website for current information and instructions on how to apply for Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA).

 

Temporary Fuel Restrictions

Temporary Fuel Restrictions lifted December 14, 2021.

Visit DriveBC for the Latest Information. This page as been updated from TranBC.ca as of January 5, 2022 10:00 AM .

Highway 7

  • OPEN  

Highway 1 – Popkum to Hope

  • OPEN

Highway 1 – Abbotsford

  • OPEN

Highway 1 – Fraser Canyon (South Coast and Interior)

  • Hope to Boothroyd – CLOSED/OPEN – for local travel from Hope as far as Boothroyd (through Yale, Spuzzum and Boston Bar), with some Single Lane AlternatingExpect delays. Could close at any time.
  • Boothroyd to Lytton – CLOSED
  • Lytton to Spences Bridge – CLOSED
  • Ainslie Road North and Cisco Siding Road 18.2 km (Jackass Mountain Summit) – CLOSED
  • North of Lytton to Siwash Road – OPEN 
  • NEWSLETTER:  Highway 1 Newsletter #3 – Dec 20, 2021 – Jan 9, 2022 (PDF, 700 kb)
  • Check DriveBC for conditions and events that may be affecting Highway 1

Highway 3

  • Hope to Princeton – OPEN
  • No stopping in Princeton for vehicles over 14,500 kg.
  • Drivers should be aware that that this portion of Highway 3 has several steep grades, sharp curves and speed limit reductions.

Highway 5 – Coquihalla

  • Partial Opening – this highway is open to commercial traffic (trucks)  and inter-city buses ONLY.   Minimum licensed gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 11,794 kilograms. No passing.

Reasons for Essential Travel

  • Transporting essential goods and supplies, for example:
  • Food, water and other beverages
  • Fuel and gasoline
  • Health care goods, pharmaceuticals and medical supplies
  • Personal hygiene, sanitation and cleaning goods
  • Transporting livestock, agricultural or seafood products and supplies
  • Livestock producers returning to a farm to provide care for animals
  • Responding to emergencies, including search and rescue operations
  • Evacuations for medical reasons and urgent medical treatment
  • Transporting essential personnel
  • Highway repair and maintenance
  • Commercially transporting goods
  • Returning to your principal residence
  • Assisting vulnerable or at-risk people
  • Exercising an Aboriginal or treaty right as recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982

Click on links to go directly to websites. 

BRAMBLEBANK COTTAGES Open and has rooms available. Call 1-800-331-8099.
CHEAM FISHING VILLAGE CAMPGROUND Closed for the season. 
FRASER RIVER LODGE Call for availability, 604-796-1210.
HARRISON BEACH HOTEL Has availability, check with front desk, 1-866-338-8111.
HARRISON HAMMOND HOUSE B&B Has availability. 604-796-2224.
HARRISON LAKE HOTEL Has availability.
HARRISON HOT SPRINGS RESORT 1-888-870-8889. Limited capacity. The family pool is currently closed as staff can’t get to Resort.  HOT SPRINGS RV  Open with RV sites available. 604-796-9767.
KILBY CAMPGROUND Currently closed due to flooding.
PATHFINDER CAMP RESORTS Temporarily closed to new guests until further notice. Call 1-866-267-3677 or email [email protected] for inquiries.
ROCKWELL HARRISON GUEST LODGE Temporarily closed due to evacuation order. 
SANDPIPER RESORT Open, recommendation to call prior to arrival. 1-877-796-1001.
SASQUATCH INN AND PUB The pub, inn, and liquor store are open for business, and rooms available. 604-796-2730.
TALL TIMBER B&B Currently full with evacuees from Sumas. 
THE LODGE ON HARRISON LAKE Open, check availability on their website. 604-819-5374.

AGASSIZ-HARRISON MUSEUM Open Wed. – Sat. 10 am – 4pm.
AGASSIZ LIBRARY Open regular hours. BACK PORCH Open regular hours
BLUE DANDELION-AGASSIZ Open regular hours (dependent on staff).
BLUE DANDELION Baby & Toys Open regular hours (dependent on staff).
BLUE DANDELION- HARRISON Open 10am – 5pm.
CANWEST ART GALLERY ON THE LAKE Open Sat & Sun 11am – 5pm.
CASA LIFESTYLES Reopening with regular hours on Friday Nov. 19.
CREEKSIDE CHEESE AND CREAMERY: Open and have milk in stock.
CRYSTAL HEALING & YOGA Closed. Open classes are closed until the spring. Private classes closed until after Christmas.
FARMHOUSE NATURAL CHEESES Open and have milk in stock.
HAMMERSLEY BERRIES Closed for the season.
KILBY HISTORIC SITE (Café, museum, & store) CLOSED
RANGER STATION ART GALLERY Temporarily closed due to evacuation alert. 
RED APPLE AGASSIZ Open regular hours.
HEALING SPRINGS SPA AT THE HARRISON RESORT Open.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY Open.
SASQUATCH LIQUOR STORE Open.
SASQUATCH MOUNTAIN RESORT Plans to Open December 10, pending weather. Road is currently passable.
SASQUATCH MUSEUM Closed.
SHORELINE TOURS Open (As long as guests book tours. Tours cancelled for Fri/Sat Nov 19/20.
STICKS AND STONES (HARRISON RESORT) Closed, no staff available.

NOTE: *Restaurants listed as open are dependent on product deliveries to continue operating. 

AGASSIZ CORNER CAFÉ: Reopening Friday November 19 at 8am.
BLACK FOREST RESTAURANT: Open regular hours*
BROKEN WHISK: Open regular hours*
BUTTER CHICKEN HOUSE: Open regular hours*
CHEAM SUSHI: Open regular hours* 
HARRISON CORNER CAFÉ* Open regular hours
KILBY CAFÉ: Currently closed.
LAKESIDE CAFÉ (Harrison Resort): Open regular hours*
MILO’S GREEK TAVERNA: Open regular hours*
MISS MARGARET’S: Open regular hours*
MORGAN’S BISTRO: Opens daily at 5pm*
MUDDY WATERS CAFÉ: Open regular hours*
OLD SETTLER PUB: Open regular hours*
PHO HO VIETNAMESE NOODLE SOUP: Open regular hours*
ROYAL KING INDIAN CUISINE: Temporarily closed.
SASQUATCH PUB: Open regular hours*
SOSSY’S SALOON: Open 4pm – 11pm*
SUSHI KITAMI JAPANESE: Open 2pm – 9pm*
SUSHI MOUNTAIN: Currently open limited hours, 12pm-5pm will resume regular hours as soon as possible (12-8pm).
TACO RIO: Open regular hours *
YUKIYA SUSHI: Temporarily closed. 

Our hearts swell with pride to see the outpouring of community support during this challenging time. Thank you to those who have opened their homes to stranded travellers seeking shelter, and for offering support to those in need. We wish to thank the first responders, highway workers, volunteers, BC Hydro workers, and everyone who is working so diligently to repair the profound damage caused by this intense storm.

Please stay away from areas impacted by floods as conditions are still changing; and restrict travel to essential needs only. This will allow all all first responders, the highway department and government officials to focus on supporting those most in need and doing the work required to repair infrastructure and re-open supply chains. We look forward to welcoming visitors once it is safe to do so.

We will be updating this page as new information comes in. Please stay safe out there!



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