Romance is always in the air in the Harrison River Valley. The February mists that float on the branches of towering trees, the waves of Harrison Lake gently lapping on shore, the moody clouds and brisk air, all lend a feeling of allure and dreamlike delight. If you’re looking for that something special for your special someone, we’re overflowing with ideas! Read on for some sweet suggestions to make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.
We have so many lovely options for a getaway that will have you falling in love all over again! From rustic cabins to luxury resorts, we have whatever suits your style and budget. Here are just a few choices for a very special staycation. Find even more ideas here.
THE LODGE ON HARRISON LAKE: Cozy up and celebrate love with your partner or family in this incredible lakefront lodge. You’ll receive a free bottle of champagne, chocolates, and one complimentary campfire package with every booked stay from February 11 – 28, 2021.
ROWENA’S INN ON THE RIVER: You’ll adore their Romance and Cabin Vibes package. This rustic but luxurious cabin offers fireside time and jacuzzi soaks. Includes a bottle of wine, chocolate-covered strawberries, and breakfast.
HARRISON BEACH HOTEL: Experience their Valentine’s Romance Package, available until February 28. The package includes a bouquet of roses, bottle of BC wine, and chocolate.
HARRISON HOT SPRINGS RESORT: Treat yourself to a getaway with a twist: access to their exquisite hot spring pools! Sink back and experience the soothing effects of healing mineral waters. Includes breakfast, parking, and food credit.
DATE NIGHT IDEAS
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 easy curbside pick-up, take-out, or delivery this Valentine’s Day. Wild Forager Catering, Butter Chicken House, and Taco Rio are offering Valentine’s Dinner Specials. Or try other local classics like Milo’s Greek Taverna, Black Forest Steak and Schnitzelhouse, or the Old Settler Pub. For dessert, Cabin Fever Junction’s home style baking will win your heart (and tastebuds). Pick up your favourite treats for your valentine, or your whole family, including their freshly baked and frosted Valentines Cakes.
DO IT YOURSELF CHARCUTERIE
Who doesn’t love charcuterie? Shop Farm House Natural Cheeses to build your own date-night charcuterie board. Or, if you prefer to have someone else do the work, Wild Forager Catering is accepting orders for their delicious Charcuterie Box for 2.
DINE OUT LOCALLY
Enjoy the romantic date night atmosphere offered by our local restaurants. Here are a few ideas:
• Step Back in Time Dinner at the Sandpiper Resort
• Morgan’s Bistro Featured Valentines Menu
• Lost Marble Café and Creamery Valentines Waffle Feature
• The Broken Whisk Valentines Menu
FRESH AIR DATE NIGHT EXPERIENCES
On the Water: Take the family out to enjoy the pristine waters of the Harrison River Valley. Shoreline Tours is offering special Family Day scenic lake cruises up to Rainbow Falls, or book Harrison Eco Tours for a wildlife tour up the Harrison River.
On the Mountain: Take your valentine on an epic mountain adventure at Sasquatch Mountain Resort. Passes must be purchased in advance, online. Finish your day with an après ski hot chocolate, fireside, at Molly Hogan’s Bar and Grill. Spend the night at one of the chalets for the ski-in, ski-out experience.
VALENTINES GIFT GUIDE
For a unique variety of gifts you won’t find in a big-box store, we’ve got you covered!
Chocolate and Valentine’s Day go hand in hand. Step into Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and take your pick from their divine variety of freshly hand-crafted specialties like chocolate-covered strawberries, 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!
Canwest Art Gallery on the Lake, Blue Dandelion Gifts and Collectibles, Sandpiper Resort Pro Shop and Casa Lifestyles are just a few of the many shops in the Harrison River Valley offering a huge variety of gift items to choose from. Prefer to shop virtually? Visit Harrison Lavender online; delivery and curb-side pickup options are available.
It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without the classic floral bouquet! Shop local flower shops at Holly Tree Florist, The Garden House, Blue Clover Creations Flower Stand (opens February 10th), or the Onos Greenhouses Flower Stand (you’ll love their famous tulips)!
FEBRUARY HARRISON RIVER VALLEY HAPPENINGS
Extend that happy feeling after Valentine’s Day, with these Harrison River Valley happenings.
THE BACK PORCH
Local favourite The Back Porch opens for the season on February 18th. You’ll find freshly roasted coffee, artisan-woven baskets, and hand-crafted pottery, all made on site! Also check out their selection of antiques!
THE HARRISON FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
The Harrison Festival Society has made it possible to attend concerts and workshops — virtually! Learn more and sign up for the following online events on their webiste or call 604-796-3664. The price for each of these events is only $10.50 + GST ea.
・The Irish Fiddle Summit: Saturday February 21st at 11am
・Karan Casey Irish Vocal Workshop: Sunday February 27th at 11am
・Karen Casey Concert: Saturday February 27th at 7pm
Happy Valentine’s Day from TOURISM HARRISON! We hope you have a wonderful time with loved ones and stay safe.