The Harrison River Valley’s astonishing wild wonders naturally lend themselves to feelings of romance: listening to gently lapping waves lakeside, feeling the delicate mist from a roaring waterfall, watching floating fog embrace towering trees! It’s no wonder why romance is always in season here! But beyond romantic love, we believe that every kind of love should be celebrated: the love you have for your best friends, the love shared amongst family (including furry family members); and the all-important self-love all deserve celebration! Read on for suggestions to make this Valentine’s Day your most memorable yet!
You’ll find a wonderful variety of accommodations in the Harrison River Valley (including many pet-friendly options): from rustic cabins to luxury resorts, you’ll find plenty of comfy choices to suit your style and budget. Here are just a few options for a very special staycation. Find even more ideas here.
HARRISON HOT SPRINGS RESORT: Treat yourselves to their Getaway With a Twist package. Soak in the hotspring pools, take a relaxing stroll around the grounds, and enjoy delicious dining. This package includes minimum 2 nights’ accommodation, buffet breakfast, and a $25 per adult per day resort dining credit. Learn more and book online here.
FRASER RIVER LODGE: This luxury wilderness resort is featuring a Valentine’s Day Special on February 10. It includes an overnight stay in a deluxe room, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, a 5-course Chef’s Table Dinner, campfire & s’mores (weather permitting) and a gourmet breakfast, all for only $499 per couple. Or, choose the dinner only for $110/person. Book online here.
ROWENA’S INN ON THE RIVER: You’ll adore their Cuddle Up Package, which includes two nights in a historic Rowena’s Inn room, $100 Resort Gift Card, and complimentary a la carte breakfast each morning. Available Sunday to Thursday until March 31, 2023. Complimentary Valentine chocolate strawberries from February 10-14. Book online here.
HARRISON BEACH HOTEL: Spoil your loved one with their Romance in Harrison Package. The package includes accommodation at this waterfront hotel located in the heart of Harrison Hot Springs, a bottle of BC wine (your choice, white or red), chocolates in your room upon arrival, and Harrison Hot Springs mineral salts to bring home as a souvenir! Book online here.
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Valentine’s Day isn’t complete without a romantic dinner for two. Whether you choose to stay in or dine out, we have a rich variety of restaurants and eateries to choose from, with something for every palate. Find more details on Harrison’s eateries here.
AT HOME DATE NIGHT
Skip the stress of cooking and dishes; instead, enjoy take-out this Valentine’s Day. Butter Chicken House and the brand new Basecamp Burger Joint are great places to pick up a delicious meal for two. Or try other local favourites like Village Pizzeria or Yukiya Sushi. For dessert, Cabin Fever Junction’s home style baking will win your heart (and tastebuds). Pick up your favourite treats for your valentine!
DO IT YOURSELF CHARCUTERIE
Who doesn’t love a fun and delicious charcuterie? Shop Farmhouse Natural Cheeses or Creekside Cheese + Creamery to build your own date-night charcuterie board. Creekside Cheese + Creamery will be offering two Valentine’s Grazing Box options; watch their social media accounts for upcoming details.
DELICIOUS LOCAL DINING
Enjoy the romantic date night atmosphere offered by our local restaurants. Here are a few ideas:
The Sandpiper Resort is offering Step Back in Time Fireside Dining on February 11, and March 11. Or try other local classics like Black Forest Steak & Schnitzelhouse, Milo’s Greek Taverna, Morgan’s Bistro, Old Settler Pub, River’s Edge Clubhouse, The Broken Whisk or Sossy’s Saloon.
FRESH AIR EXPERIENCES
Take your valentine on an epic mountain adventure at Sasquatch Mountain Resort. Offering skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and tubing, you’ll have a blast on the slopes. Finish your day with delicious après ski dining, slopeside at Molly Hogan’s Bar and Grill. Other choices on the hill include The Chalet, Peaks, and the Hideaway. Spend the night at one of the chalets for the ski-in, ski-out experience.
Put on your skates and glide, lakeside, at the Starlight Skating Rink. Made from synthetic ice, the Starlight Skating Rink is open till February 20, 2023. The rink is maintained daily and is free to access, but you’ll have to bring your own skates as the rental booth is closed for the season.
While the mountains abound with snow, down below you’ll find glorious greens at Harrison Hot Springs Resort Golf Course (9 holes) and Sandpiper Golf Resort (18 holes). Play a round together amongst the striking mountain scenery.
VALENTINES GIFT GUIDE
For a unique variety of gifts, show some love to our local businesses while finding your Valentine the perfect present:
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory re-opens for the season on February 4, and offers a divine selection of freshly hand-crafted specialties like exquisite chocolate, fudge, bear claws, and caramel apples, or browse their wide selection of beautifully presented gift boxes. Pick up some tasty chocolate bark to add to your at-home charcuterie! You can even get dog treats here.
Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake, Blue Dandelion Gifts and Collectibles, Bear Creek Collective, The Barn Beautique, Sandpiper Resort Pro Shop and Casa Lifestyles are just a few of the many shops in the Harrison River Valley offering a vast variety of gift items to choose from. Prefer to shop virtually? Visit Harrison Lavender online; shipping or curb-side pickup options are available.
It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without the classic floral bouquet! Shop local flower shops Holly Tree Florist and The Garden House or swing by the serve-yourself flower stands, Blue Clover Creations Flower Stand 6352 Golf Rd. Agassiz or the Onos Greenhouses Flower Stand 1694 Tranmer Rd. Agassiz (you’ll love their famous tulips)!
FEBRUARY HARRISON RIVER VALLEY HAPPENINGS
Continue that warm feeling of Valentine’s Day with these Harrison River Valley happenings in February.
JUDITH GILLIS “A SPLASH OF COLOUR” The Agassiz-Harrison Museum invites you to this art exhibition and sale, running Wednesdays through Saturdays until February 18.
ROWENA’S INN ON THE RIVER WHISKEY BUSINESS Every Thursday from 5-9pm, Whiskey Business is an evening of whiskey sips, cocktails, live beats, and tapas. Join us with your favourite person! Drop in or reserve your spot today via email.
PASTA WORKSHOP AT CREEKSIDE CHEESE + CREAMERY A perfect date night! Chef Craig of The Chef’s Acre will teach you how to make filled pasta, fettuccini, and tortellini in Creekside’s cozy farm shop. After class, enjoy a gourmet family-style dinner and refreshments. Learn more and sign up here.
FOLLOW YOUR HEART BENEFIT CONCERT Enjoy a musical evening out while helping the kids of Variety Children’s Charity of BC. Harrison Memorial Hall will be the venue for this evening of entertainment featuring Todd Richard and the Follow Your Heart Band with special guests Becca Hess, Gord Maxwell and Mike Sanyshyn & Tianna Lefebvre. Silent auction and concession. Get more details and buy your tickets here.
TUNES ABOUT TOWN Presented by the Harrison Festival Society, the Old Settler Pub is the setting for live music every Sunday evening from 7-9pm. February 5, 12, & 26: Lyndon Davies & Friends. February 19: Strongbow & Wry. Get more details & buy tickets here.
ROSIER CONCERT This Montreal-based folk band is presented by the Harrison Festival Society on February 25 at Harrison Memorial Hall. Best of all, this concert is FREE, you just have to reserve tickets here.
HIGH TEA AT ROWENA’S INN ON THE RIVER Join us for savoury sandwiches, delicious cakes, scones, tea, coffee, and a glass of prosecco on February 26 from 11:30am-2:30pm. Drop in or reserve your place via email.
Happy Valentine’s Day from TOURISM HARRISON! We wish you a wonderful time spent with loved ones. For more information on these or other Harrison activities and events, stop by the Visitor Centre at 102, 160 Lillooet Avenue, or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.