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Place Category: Creative Communities
The friendly resort town of Harrison Hot Springs, is located at the south end of Harrison Lake in the beautiful Fraser Valley.
Long known to the local First Nations, the hot springs were discovered by westerners in 1859 when paddlers capsized in winter and realized that the lake water was warm. The hot springs have made Harrison a very popular destination with people from all corners of the globe and an ideal holiday spot for Vancouverites just a short 90-minute drive from the Port Mann Bridge.
In addition to its world famous hot springs Harrison offers top quality accommodations, great restaurants, a variety of stores and many outdoor activities. Harrison also boasts great events year-round, including the renowned Harrison Festival of the Arts which brings amazing music to Harrison from all corners of the globe. The Harrison Festival of the Arts also puts on music weekends throughout the fall and winter.
Other cultural and heritage attractions include: the Harrison Sasquatch Museum, Kilby’s Historical site, the Harrison Ranger Station Art Gallery and Canwestart Gallery.
So whether you’re looking to hike, bike, paddle, or check out the local heritage there is something for everyone… just up the road in Harrison Hot Springs.