Harrison Hot Springs is a great day trip from Vancouver, BC for families or couples. It is a 1.5 hour drive away from the city via Highway 1. There are spas, recreational activities, and restaurants to enjoy. The best part is really the view. A 10 minute drive away, you can even visit Sasquatch Provincial Park to see Hicks Lake.
There is a tiny village where you can check out stores and some other local restaurants. Or take awesome selfies with Sasquatch.
Harrison Hot Spring Resort and Spa is located closer to the East side of the lake. The full-service resort really is surrounded by mountains and has a beautiful view of the lake. There are 340 guest rooms with varying views. Of course try to get a room that has a view of the lake.
If you are a guest of the resort, there is complimentary parking.
There’s lots of activities like their 3 outdoor, 2 indoor hot springs pools, golf, fishing, tennis, lake tours, boat rentals, kids programs, nature walks, and their Healing Springs Spa for added relaxation.
Check-in begins at 4pm, but if you get there earlier, you room might be ready and you can also grab some complimentary tea service.
Our room was in the West Tower on the executive floor with a lake view.
When we arrived in the room, awaiting us was a selection of Farmhouse cheeses, fruit and crackers for two as well as champagne. A great way to start the weekend with this surprise.
The room was clean and comfortable. The balcony is great to watch the sunrise or sunset. Just make sure to keep the screen doors on since there are bugs outside.
There is wifi, a coffee maker, and flat screen tv in the room. You can tell from the interior that they have renovated a little bit but you can tell certain things are out dated. They don’t have a mini fridge.
The washroom is pretty standard and has a slightly different look than the rest of the room. Definitely a more earthy feel. If you’re missing anything, you can call up the front desk and they will help you out.
Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa features five different hot-spring-fed mineral pools – 3 outdoor and 2 indoor pools. Each pool is kept at different temperatures.
They have 4 on-site restaurants if you want to stay close to the resort. Each one is different from one another.
The Copper Room is like a throwback to the 80’s with a live band and dance floor. From Sunday to Monday, Patsy B. And The Lefties play live and then from Tuesday through Saturday, The Jones Boys play. This restaurant isn’t for everyone, you will notice the age group is a little bit older. There is a minimum dress code, so make sure you don’t wear t-shirts, shorts or sneakers.
Lakeside Cafe is located on the second floor of the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Their breakfast buffet starts at 7am and goes on till 11am on the weekdays or 12pm on the weekends. Lakeside Cafe offers dinner too and it’s much more casual than the Copper Room.
Overall, a nice mini getaway from Vancouver. It’s always nice to get away from the city and enjoy nature. It was a nice stay at the resort, but since I don’t particularly spend a lot of time swimming or being in pools, I didn’t get to fully embrace the whole experience. I’m afraid of water.
I enjoyed the car ride to and from Harrison Hot Springs as it’s just a nice drive down the Highway with lots of mountains and farms. Don’t forget to check out the Circle Farm Tour.