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Harrison Hot Springs Beachfront

Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia

Fraser Valley + Harrison Lake, British Columbia

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  • Harrison Hot Springs Beachfront.- Harrison Hot Springs Beachfront
  • Harrison Hot Springs Beachfront.- Harrison Hot Springs Beachfront
  • View of Harrison Lake with Mount Douglas (2,076 m) and Mount Breakenridge (2,395 m) in the distance.- Harrison Hot Springs Beachfront
  • Harrison Hot Springs Beachfront.- Harrison Hot Springs Beachfront
  • Boat rental at Harrison Hot Springs Beachfront.- Harrison Hot Springs Beachfront
  • Private marina and boat rental at Harrison Hot Springs Beachfront.- Harrison Hot Springs Beachfront
  • View of Harrison Hot Springs Beachfront with Cheam Peak (2,104 m) and Cheam Range in the distance.- Harrison Hot Springs Beachfront
  • Harrison Lagoon (popular for kids) at Harrison Hot Springs Beachfront.- Harrison Hot Springs Beachfront
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Direct access to amenities and shops of Harrison Hot Springs. Boat rental. Very kid-friendly.
Cons: 
Sand is gravely. Little shade.
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Region:
Fraser Valley + Harrison Lake, BC
Congestion: 
High
Location type: 
Sandy beach
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Known to the Sts'ailes First Nations for countless generations, the hot springs on Harrison Lake's southern shore were first discovered by settlers in 1858 when a boat capsized. To the astonishment of the small crew, the water was unexpectedly warm. Quickly popularized, the then named "St. Alice's Well" was turned into a bath house and hotel by 1886 once train access was made available by the Canadian Pacific Railway. Ever since, the now named "Harrison* Hot Springs" has been a popular retreat destination for those living in the Fraser Valley.

Today, Harrison Hot Springs is a somewhat cliché yet undeniably quaint resort town with hotels, eateries, pensioners, and young families. While you'll need to go indoors to experience the hot springs, the town's beachfront and lagoon along Esplanade Avenue are the town's summer outdoor draw. The beach stretches 1,300 meters across the entire south shore of Harrison Lake, and while the sand itself is rather gravely, the cool waters, park and adjacent amenities, and incredible views make up for it.

The beachfront park includes restrooms, park benches, a playground, sand volleyball courts, a public dock for launching small watercraft, a private dock with boat rentals, and an inflatable waterpark floating just offshore that's amazingly popular with kids. Both the boat rental and waterpark are managed by Harrison Watersports. Harrison Eco Tours provides kayak rentals and tours of the lake during the summer season. Call 604.796.3345 for details.

Note: The beachfront does not provide boat ramp access to Harrison Lake. Instead, drive up the eastern shore of the lake via Lillooet Avenue/Rockwell Drive to the public boat ramp just past Killer's Cove Marina.

* The hot springs and lake were named "Harrison" to honor Hudson Bay Company director Benjamin Harrison.

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