Like tender green shoots breaking through sun-warmed soil, signs of spring are appearing. With that comes a natural desire to get out of the house and experience the feelings of awakening and renewal that bloom during this season! In addition, Spring Break is upon us, and families are looking for ways to spend time together in the great outdoors. We know of a perfect destination for a warm getaway to dust off the winter doldrums. Whether for a day or a weekend, here are some ways to experience the splendour of spring in the Harrison River Valley.
HIT THE LINKS
There’s nothing like a round of golf in spring – enjoying the scenic views, the mountain-fresh air, and glorious greens – to get you in a spring state of mind. Ease into the golf season with 9 holes at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort Golf Course and make a full weekend of it by booking a stay at Harrison Hot Springs Resort, where you can also enjoy a soak in the world famous hot springs and a pampering session at the Resort’s Healing Springs Spa.
Or, get in a full 18 holes at the Sandpiper Golf Course. And if you want to stay a while, check out Rowena’s Inn on the River. Choose from a stay at the Historic Inn, the Classic Rustic Cabins or the new Luxury Series Cabins.
EXPERIENCE SPRING SKIING
There’s no doubt skiing, snowboarding, and tubing at Sasquatch Mountain Resort is a blast, made even better when enjoyed in sunny spring weather. During Spring Break, from March 14 – 27th, Sasquatch Mountain is featuring “Spirit Days”, with a different costume theme daily, like Retro Day or Pajama Party. Prizes will be awarded daily. After a day sliding down the slopes, an apres-ski lunch and drink hits the spot! Molly Hogan’s Bar and Grill has a beautiful outdoor patio for those sunny days you want to dine al fresco. Make a vacation of it and enjoy a spring skiing getaway at one of the many hillside accommodations, like Hemlock Hollow.
GET ON THE WATER
Head out with one of our tour companies for fun on the water. Experience an unforgettable guided sturgeon fishing trip with BC Sportfishing Group or Fraser River Lodge. Fraser River Lodge is offering Sturgeon Fishing Day Trips until April 30, for a cost of $999 for 4 people, for an 8-hour trip. Learn more and book here.
From jet boat tours to guided kayaking tours (starting in May), to kayak rentals, check out Harrison Eco Tours wide range of offerings on the water.
Shoreline Tours’ 2.5 hour cruise to the spectacular Rainbow Falls runs through to April. Or choose their 10-hour Port Douglas Tour that travels to the North end of Harrison Lake and transports you back in time to a historic and beautiful indigenous community. As you cruise, you’ll enjoy the views from the rooftop decks or relax in the cozy heated cabin of the 62 foot cruiser, The Laroan. Learn more and book your trip here.
GO CIRCLE FARM TOUR-ING
With so many things to see, do, smell, and taste, the Agassiz-Harrison Mills Circle Farm Tour is a fun way to experience and celebrate the bountiful agricultural belt of our region. This self-guided tour includes farm stores, farm experiences, and eateries serving the freshest fare crafted with locally grown ingredients. Download the latest guide here.
Creekside Cheese + Creamery’s Spring Break Farm Tours are a fun way to spend a morning or afternoon and experience life on the farm. Meet the farmers, the cows, chickens, and pigs, and learn how milk makes its way to your table. Tours are available Friday March 25, Saturday March 26, Friday April 1 and Saturday April 2, and the cost is only $5/person or $10/family, which includes a small sampling of cheeses to enjoy during the tour. Learn more and register here.
SPRING SPECIALS AT LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS
From economical and tidy motels to luxurious resorts, our accommodations have something for every taste and budget. Check out the current deals to score big savings on your next getaway. Spring is chock-full of savings, including deals from:
Pathfinder Camp Resorts Spring Savings Deal. Stay for 4 nights but only pay for 3. Details here.
Fraser River Lodge Save big when you book an April stay at their newly constructed Luxury Suites! Or take advantage of their Outpost Promo, with a 3 night stay at the Outpost, you only pay for 2 nights (and save $700). Learn more and book here.
Harrison Hot Springs Resort is featuring a Senior Getaway Package that includes 2 nights’ stay, buffet breakfast daily in the Lakeside Café, $50 per day food and beverage credit for the resort; parking for 1 vehicle and a gift! Learn more and book here.
Rowena’s Inn on The River is offering a Spring Room Package. Enjoy 3 nights in a Historic Inn Room, Rustic Classic Cabin or Luxury Nature Series Cabin and receive 20% of all 3 nights! Read more details and book here.
BRING SPRING INTO YOUR HOME WITH A FRESH BOUQUET
Nothing can freshen up your home and usher in a feeling of spring like a fresh bouquet of flowers. Come for a drive and visit these great locations: Holly Tree Florist – 7220 Pioneer Avenue, Agassiz, 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)! Or purchase fresh bulbs to plant in your own garden at The Garden House greenhouse – 52905 Yale Rd. Rosedale.
EXPERIENCE FOREST BATHING
A walk in nature is meditative and lets you discover more about your inner self. Take a guided therapy walk with Ya Doma Nature and Forest Therapy to reconnect with nature and get on a path to wellness and healing. Individual and group sessions available.
• March 5 – 31: The Kent-Harrison Arts Council presents Things to Keep, Things for Craigslist, an exhibition by Lewis Bennett at the Ranger Station Art Gallery.
• March 26 & 27: Be at the Harrison Sasquatch Museum from 11 am – 4pm to meet Sasquatch Researcher and Author Thomas Steenburg. His books will be available to purchase.
• After a delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Season of the Wild / Agassiz-Harrison Museum Speaker Series is back! March 30: Sturgeon presented by Executive Director of the Sturgeon Conservation Society, Sarah Schreier. April 13: Salmon presented by General Manager of Harrison River Salmon Fisheries Dave Moore. April 27: Eagles presented by co-founder of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation, David Hancock.
• April 9 Rowena’s Step Back in Time Dinner, 5-8:30 pm at the Sandpiper Resort. Learn more and book your spot here.
• April 16: Agassiz-Harrison Museum’s Easter Scavenger Hunt runs from 10 am – 4pm, by reservation only. Please call 604-796-3545 to register.
• April 16 & 17: Kilby Historic Site presents the White Rabbit Egg Hunt from 1am-3pm. Pre-order a Mad Hatter Lunch Box full of treats, and reserve your spot for the Easter Dinner which includes roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, seasonal veggies, dessert and beverage. Call 604-796-9576 to reserve.
Enjoy the vibrant sights, fragrant smells, and joyful sounds of spring 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.