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Valentine’s Day in the Harrison River Valley

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and here in the Harrison River Valley, we are big fans of L-O-V-E! Valentine’s Day is a great day to celebrate love and practice some self-care; spoil yourself, treat your mate, spend time with family, or hang out with your beloved BFFs. A lakeside stroll in front of a glorious mountain backdrop, a cozy coffee date in a charming café, a cabin getaway featuring a roaring fireplace, or a pulse-racing day out on the slopes are all activities guaranteed to leave any heart spellbound! Read on for suggestions to make this Valentine’s Day your most memorable yet! 

LOCAL STAYCATION

Photo: @sandpipergolfcourse on Instagram

We have a wonderful variety of accommodations for a getaway that will have you falling in love! From rustic cabins to luxury resorts, you’ll find plenty of comfortable 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: Experience their Month of Love Package, which includes two nights’ stay in a deluxe or superior guestroom, a $100 dining credit per stay at Miss Margaret’s, Lakeside Café, or Island’s Bar; a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolates in your room, late checkout (12pm) and parking for one vehicle. Valid for the month of February. Learn more here.

FRASER RIVER LODGE: This luxury wilderness resort is featuring a Valentine’s Package on Saturday, February 12, 2022. The package includes an overnight stay, strawberry and champagne in your room, a 5-course plated dinner at 6pm, and a hot breakfast, all for only $499 per couple. Call 604-796-1210, learn more 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, a $100 Resort Gift Card, and complimentary a la carte breakfast each morning. Available Sunday to Thursday until March 31, 2022. Black-out dates Feb 11 – 15. To book, call 1-877-796-1001 or book online here.

THE LODGE ON HARRISON LAKE: Receive a free bottle of champagne and chocolates for any booking made through their website, for stays in the month of February only. Be sure to ask for the champagne and chocolates special in the comments section during the online check-in process. Book here.

Browse even more local accommodation deals here

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 take-out or delivery this Valentine’s Day. Butter Chicken House and Village Pizzeria are great places to pick up a delicious meal for two. Or try other local favourites like Sushi Kitami Japanese Restaurant 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, or your whole family. 

DO IT YOURSELF CHARCUTERIE
Who doesn’t love charcuterie? Shop Farmhouse Natural Cheeses or Creekside Cheese + Creamery to build your own date-night charcuterie board. 

Creekside Cheese + Creamery is also offering two Valentine’s Graze options: a Valentine’s Grazing Box with a mini bubbly, and Graze by the Glass: two champagne glasses filled with cheese and charcuterie. Both options will be available by calling the cheese shop at 604-796-8485.

DELICIOUS LOCAL DINING  
Enjoy the romantic date night atmosphere offered by our local restaurants. Here are a few ideas:  

Rowena’s Inn on the River is offering their popular Step Back in Time Fireside Dining on February 12 & 13 and March 12. Indulge in four flavourful, chef prepared courses while dining fireside and taking in scenic river and mountain views. Book your table here.

The River’s Edge Clubhouse Restaurant is featuring a number of fun February specials: Enjoy a flavourful 3-course Prime Rib Valentine’s Dinner on February 12, 13, & 14. Reserve your table by emailing [email protected]. Grab your best buddy and head to the River’s Edge Clubhouse for Super Bowl LVI dinner specials, like $5 off selected house favourites (in-house dining only), a Super Bowl Platter, Super Bowl Caesar, and fantastic drink specials. On Family Day (February 21) and Pink Shirt Day (February 23) River’s Edge Clubhouse is offering a FREE sundae for kids! See all the River’s Edge Clubhouse February specials here.

Or try other local classics like Black Forest Steak & SchnitzelhouseMilo’s Greek TavernaMorgan’s BistroOld Settler Pub or new favourites The Broken Whisk and Sossy’s Saloon.

FRESH AIR DATE NIGHT EXPERIENCES
On the Water: Take the family out to enjoy the pristine waters of the Harrison River Valley. Starting Family Day Weekend (February 18), Shoreline Tours will be offering scenic lake cruises up to Rainbow Falls. Enjoy a 2.5 hour boat cruise around Echo Island and into Cascade Bay to see the breathtaking Rainbow Falls. Book here.

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.

Check out Sasquatch Mountain Resort’s Valentine’s Deal: A Guided Snowshoe Trek and Fondue for Two at Molly Hogan’s for only $199. This includes the guided snowshoe trek for two, trail passes, chair lift ride, snowshoe rentals, fondue for two, and two glasses of wine. Or, skip the snowshoe and head to Molly’s for dining specials like Charcuterie Board for Two, Fondue, Prime Rib, and much more.

VALENTINES GIFT GUIDE

Photo: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

For a unique variety of gifts, show some love to our local businesses while finding your Valentine the perfect present. 

CHOCOLATE
Chocolate and Valentine’s Day go hand in hand. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory re-opens for the season on February 4th, and offers a divine selection 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!

GIFTS
Canwest Art Gallery on the LakeBlue Dandelion Gifts and CollectiblesThe 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. 

FLOWERS
It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without the classic floral bouquet! Shop local flower shops Holly Tree Florist and The Garden Houseor 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 

Photo: Big Easy Funk Ensemble

Extend that cheery feeling of Valentine’s Day, with these Harrison River Valley happenings in February.

SHOP LOCAL LOVE LOCAL 
Celebrate your community! Shop locally, save your receipts, and enter for a chance to win hundreds of dollars in prizes from local businesses.  Join the February Love Local ♥︎ Shop Local event, happening February 12 – 13 from 11am – 5pm in Pioneer Park, Agassiz. Admission is free, but you can show love to the Agassiz-Harrison Community Services Society Food Bank by bringing a non-perishable food item to donate. This event gives a chance to discover new businesses in the region, show pride for your community, spread the word about your favourite local products and services, and enter the raffle and photo contest! You’ll find all the details about the Love Local Shop Local Event right here.  

BIG EASY FUNK ENSEMBLE
The Harrison Festival Society presents the Big Easy Funk Ensemble in concert  on Saturday, February 26 at 7:30pm. Memorial Hall will be the venue for this rollicking good time, celebrating the incredible variety of music that has grown out of New Orleans. Doors open at 6. Masks and proof of double vaccination are mandatory. Purchase your tickets soon as the show is capped at 100 people to follow regional restrictions. Tickets are only $25.50 and you can purchase them here. 

Happy Valentine’s Day from TOURISM HARRISON! We hope you have a wonderful time with loved ones and stay safe. For more information on these, or other Harrison Happenings, stop by the Visitor Centre at 499 Hot Springs Road, or follow us on Facebook or Instagram

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