Harrison Hot Springs is a popular summer destination for Metro Vancouver families, and it’s easy to see why; it’s only a 90-minute drive from Vancouver and features beautiful beaches, relaxing hot springs, and a ton of family-friendly activities. But did you know it’s also a wonderful place to visit in the fall? Just because the seasons have changed doesn’t mean the fun stops! Here are nine things you can do with your family this fall in beautiful Harrison Hot Springs.
- Relax in the hot springs: Warm up and unwind with a soak in Harrison’s famous hot springs. You can enjoy these healing waters as part of your stay at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa or head to the Harrison Hot Springs Public Pool.
- Celebrate the Year of the Corn: The Agassiz Fall Fair and Corn Festival is celebrating their 114th anniversary in 2018. Join in on the family-friendly fun from September 14th to 15th. Enjoy a Parade, Crowning of the Corn King/Queen, Stage Entertainment including musicians and dancers, a Beer Garden, a Midway, a Corn Husking Competition, a Goat Milking Contest, an Antique Tractor Pull, a Farmer’s Market, a Kid’s Corner, and more!
- Take part in Kilby Thanksgiving: On October 6th and 7th, you and your family can enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving turkey lunch with all the trimmings, made the old-fashioned way, from scratch! Make sure to reserve early to guarantee your spot. There will be autumn-themed crafts and an apple-pressing demonstration too!
- Head out on a hike: Hit the trails to enjoy the fall foliage and stunning scenery. We especially love the Spirit Trail hike. It’s an easy hike that takes you through a beautiful cedar forest. Keep your eyes open for masks on the trees, placed there by a local artist. How many can you find? This unique hike takes about 30 minutes.
- Have some spooky fun: On October 28th, dress up in your costumes for a chance to win a prize at Kilby Kids Halloween Party. You can join in a spooky scavenger hunt, play some Halloween games, and make Halloween crafts. Plus, enjoy a special treat with an amazing magic show with Norden the Magician. Kilby’s Halloween event is always a delight for all ages.
- Bike on a country road: The fertile farmland of the Agassiz-Harrison region provides a ton of great biking options. On the country road bike ride you’ll pass a number of Circle Farm Tour stops on your way around Limbert Mountain. The ride is nice and flat so it’s a great choice for families looking to be active.
- Look for eagles: Join the 21st Annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival on November 17th and 18th to celebrate the season of bald eagles and salmon. There are many venues throughout the Harrison-Agassiz region that offer excellent eagle watching opportunities and lots of great activities and adventures.
- Take a stroll: Take the Heritage Walk to learn all about Harrison Hot Springs’ storied past. This easy 5km walk will take you by many of Harrison’s landmarks and provides a great overview of Harrison Hot Springs. You can also take a walk along the promenade in town and enjoy the crisp cool air and beautiful artisan wares. Pick out something special to take home to remember your time in Harrison Hot Springs.
- Spot a Sasquatch: Head to the brand new Sasquatch Museum to learn all about this mysterious creature. Through compelling artifacts, history, witness accounts, science, lore, and myths, you’ll leave the museum a believer! The Sasquatch Museum is located at the Harrison Visitor Information Center at the corner of Hot Springs Road and Walnut.
Fall is here and it’s the perfect time to enjoy a fun and memorable family getaway to Harrison Hot Springs. You can even make getting there part of the adventure – check out our list of 6 stops to make on your way to Harrison Hot Springs.