Harrison Beach Hotel Blog
Harrison Hot Springs, BC
That time is fast approaching when the kids head back to school, but there is still time for one last getaway to Harrison Hot Springs. Come and enjoy the pure natural beauty of Harrison all while spending some time with the family. Spend a day at the beach, enjoy water sports like bumper boats, banana boats and sea-doo rentals, or take a short trip to Bridal Falls Water park for the day. Or let the kids end their summer with a bang by heading to the Kids Festival, held at Kilby Historic Site on August 28th. With a pinata party, friendly farm animals, clowns, face painting and children’s entertainers, it is sure to be an experience the children will never forget. With a little something for everyone in the family, Harrison Hot Springs is sure to be the best way to end off the summer!
True Key Hotels & Resorts Welcomes its 4th Property, Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina to the Family!
Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina is situated in the secluded village of Sooke, BC on the west coast of Vancouver Island just a 35 minute drive from Victoria. This resort offers 34 boutique-style townhome condominiums located just steps away from the resorts’ private marina. Every beautifully appointed 2 or 3 bedroom vacation home offers spectacular ocean views and comes equip with gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, two private outdoor living spaces, in-suite laundry facilities, high speed internet, and much more. Resort amenities comprise of 2 outdoor hot tubs, waterfront fire pit and picnic sites, private 84-slip marina, coffee bar, and on-site tour and charter companies.
Take time to unwind or feed your sense of adventure. The laid back atmosphere and incredible scenery of Sooke set the stage for relaxation, but a world of recreational opportunities – including some of the finest charter fishing in the world – makes it a hub of ecotourism.
We are happy to have them on board!
Feel like you haven’t had a chance to sit back, relax and enjoy your summer yet? Well now is your chance! Come on down and enjoy the 33rd Annual Festival of the Arts in beautiful Harrison Hot Springs! For years this event has presented the best in Canadian and International performing and visual arts. Enjoy Festival activities set against the spectacular natural backdrop of Harrison Lake and the surrounding mountains all while experiencing the many fine restaurants, shops and other attractions that the town has to offer. This event runs from July 9th to 17th so don’t miss your chance to experience all that the Festival and Harrison Hot Springs have to offer.
Your visit to Harrison Beach Hotel just got a little greener. As of July 1st, 2011 the hotel development officially joins the EcoStayTM program. EcoStayTM is a national initiative that helps resorts measure their carbon footprint, identify and fund reduction strategies and balance off their greenhouse gas emissions through carbon offsetting.
Under the program, Harrison Beach Hotel will collect two dollars per night from hotel guests. Funds will be used to purchase carbon offsets in support of emission-reducing projects across the country such as renewable energy, sustainable farming, energy efficiency, composting and recycling – making each night completely ‘carbon neutral’. The guest’s contribution offsets 86kg of CO2-e (or carbon equivalents). That’s about the same as taking 7 cars off the road for the day. All EcoStayTM Carbon Offset Projects are registered on the Canadian Standards Association’s (CSA) GHG CleanProjectsTM Registry ensuring ISO 14064-2 reporting and independent ISO 14064-3 verification. In addition, each offset tonne is uniquely serialized by CSA to ensure proper retirement and avoid double counting.
But that’s not all. The program also supports on-site environmental upgrades and renovations, further reducing the resort’s impact. A typical 150 room Canadian hotel can produce three tonnes of greenhouses gases each day. That’s the same as driving 200 cars, heating and lighting 100 homes or taking 5,000 airplane flights. Guests at Harrison Beach Hotel now know that they are helping to significantly reduce these emissions.
Our Hotel looks out on to beautiful Harrison Lake. This Lake is considered the largest Lake in the Coast Mountains of Canada. It measures 250 square kilometer’s in area. There are several hot springs along the shores of the lake or near it, including at Port Douglas, Twenty Mile Bay and Harrison Hot Springs. Harrison Lake was important in the early history of British Columbia as one of the water links on the Douglas Road, which accessed the goldfields of the upper Fraser during the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush. Come play at Lake Harrison and experience the majestic town of Harrison Hot Springs, BC!