Harrison Beach Hotel Blog
Harrison Hot Springs, BC
After nearly 70 years, Sasquatch Days came back to Harrison Hot Springs in 2012. This historic event will be repeated in 2013 on June 8th & 9th, bringing the local First Nations Band Sts’ailes back to the Village of Harrison Hot Springs for two days of games, fun and excitement. This intercultural celebration will include canoe races, traditional salmon barbeque, medicine walks, cultural boat tours, arts & craft activities, games, entertainment and most importantly talks on the Sasquatch from Sts’ailes experts and local Harrison Hot Springs Sasquatch investigators. For more information, visit www.tourismharrison.com/Sasquatch-Days
Well Spring has sprung in Harrison! The daffodils are in full bloom and the warmer weather is here. Easter had the place packed full it looked like a mid-summer weekend on the beach with people coming out to enjoy the views and warm weather! The annual Tulip Festival is right around the corner. If you have never attended you should as it is a sight you could never imagine until you actually see it firsthand, with hundreds of acres of Tulips in full bloom. This event runs from the 17th of April until the blooms are gone (usually about 2 weeks).
Sasquatch Days will be held on June 8th. This event will include bringing the local First Nations Band Sts’ailes back to the Village of Harrison Hot Springs for two days of games, fun and excitement. This intercultural celebration will include canoe races, traditional salmon barbeque, medicine walks, cultural boat tours, arts & craft activities, games, entertainment and most importantly talks on the Sasquatch from Sts’ailes experts and local Harrison Hot Springs Sasquatch investigators.
The annual Festival of the Arts is being held from July 6-14th. For 35 years the Harrison Festival of the Arts has presented the best in Canadian and International performing and visual arts in a setting free of large crowds, line-ups and high ticket prices. Enjoy Festival activities set against the magnificent mountains and sandy beaches of Harrison Lake, while experiencing the many fine restaurants, shops and other attractions offered by the beautiful, lakeside Village of Harrison Hot Springs. The Festival is an event the whole family can enjoy featuring music from all corners of the globe, as well as visual and literary arts, theatre, a large outdoor art and craft market, workshops and a special day for children.
With all these events and more coming up, this Spring and Summer will be something you won’t want to miss out on!!! See you soon at the Beach!
Join us for our first Harrison Beach Hotel Easter Treasure Hunt!
We will be hosting the Treasure Hunt on Sunday, March 31st at 10am. All kids 12 and under are welcome to attend. Please meet in the meeting room, located by the pool at the end of the hall. Once the kids have finished their hunt they will go back to the meeting room and be given an Easter treat. We will also have a craft session after the hunt they are welcome to attend also. We hope to see your kids there!
Check out the many great things to see and do while in Harrison Hot Springs this Winter:
Ranger Station Art Gallery Exhibit – Throughout January
The Life and Paintings of Nancy Goldstein, Walter Conner, and Walter Conner Jr.
February at the Ranger Station Art Gallery – February 1st
The Monday Painters Group Show.
Annual Valentine’s Tea – February 9th
An annual afternoon tea and bake sale, hosted by the Legion Ladies auxiliary at the Agassiz Legion.
Bentall, Taylor & Ulrich – February 16th
The Harrison Festival Society presents Bentall, Taylor and Ulrich, three veteran musicians team up to create a BC super group. Barney Bentall, Tom Taylor and Shari Ulrich bring their considerable talent and experience to create an unforgettable show.
First Nations Student Exhibit – March 1st
The students of Chehalis and Seabird Island Community Schools showcase their aboriginal art at the Ranger Station Public Art Gallery.
Writers Workshop, World of Words – March 2nd
Who Let the Poets Out! 1 – 4 pm at the Ranger Station Art Gallery, everyone welcome!
Maeve MacKinnon Trio – March 15th
The Harrison Festival Society presents: The Maeve MacKinnon Trio. Even amid the wealth of gifted musicians thronging today’s Scottish folk scene, singer Maeve MacKinnon stands out as an exceptional young talent.
Walk/Run for Heritage – March 23rd
Take part in the 3km or 5km route and help raise money for the Agassiz Harrison Museum and Kilby Historic Site. Kent Fitness/Activity Centre, Agassiz.
Carlos del Junco & the Blues Mongrels – March 30th
The Harrison Festival Society presents: Carlos del Junco & the Blues Mongrels. To say he plays the harmonica is like saying “Jimi Hendrix plays guitar”. His playing blurs the boundaries between blues and jazz (hence the name for his band “The Blues Mongrels”).
Easter at Kilby Historic Site – March 31st & April 1st
Hunt for Easter eggs, cuddle live bunnies, enjoy a home style Easter feast and tour the museum. Reservations suggested for the Easter meal.
Merry Christmas everyone from the staff and management at Harrison Beach Hotel. We wish you all a happy and safe holiday season!