We are excited to invite you to JOIN THE ADVENTURE and come to the beautiful Harrison Hot Springs and experience the District Conference 2020. Earlybird registration is open now through December 1st. For more information on registration, events, speakers and sponsorship opportunities CLICK HERE.
 
 
The District Conference is a great opportunity to experience Rotary beyond the club. Meet new friends, great fellowship and enjoy inspiring speakers. This years' conference is coming back to Canada and will be at the Harrison Resort in beautiful Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia. All conference pricing is in Canadian $$.
 
In addition to the self guided tours below, the Host Committee has arranged a few ticketed add on items to enjoy including a Thursday Night Fellowship BBQ " Aloha Style", White Water Rafting on the Chilliwack River, a Breakfast Cruise on Harrison Lake, Area A Rotary Club Lunch and a Walking Tour of Harrison Village. 
 
To register for the host ticketed events and to register for the conference CLICK HERE 
 
To get more information on conference activities, speaker bios and sponsorship opportunities CLICK HERE
 
Why not use the Conference for a mini vacation and enjoy the beauty, the nature and all Harrison Hot Springs has to offer. 

 

Enjoy the Resort and Hot Springs

If you are looking for BC hot springs then look no further than the healing hot mineral waters of Harrison Resort, revered as the "healing place" by the local Sts'ailes First Nations for thousands of years before they were found by Europeans in the 1800's. 

Settlers are said to have 'discovered' the hot springs in 1858 while enroute to the gold fields. Their boat capsized, and expecting to meet their doom in the frigid waters, they instead discovered that the lake at that spot was not freezing but rather warm. Local First Nations called the Hot Springs Kwals, meaning boiling water. The hot springs were revered as a "healing place" by natives of the Coast Salish people, who travelled by canoe to benefit from their waters.

Enjoy the Beauty and Nature

The Harrison is the first river in Canada to receive the designation of Salmon Stronghold as the only area in BC to host all five species of salmon and steelhead trout. One of the key tributaries draining into the Harrison River is Weaver Creek which also boasts an incredible hatchery open to the public. This incredible biodiversity provides the perfect environment for a host of species that rely on the salmon as a food source. In addition to the thousands of bald eagles that descend on Harrison Mills every fall, seals, seagulls, bears and sturgeon all rely on the spawning salmon.

To celebrate the natural spectacle of thousands of bald eagles congregating on the Harrison River the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival was established in 1995. While some bald eagles are present on the Harrison River year round, the great congregation runs from October to February peaking in mid November when the Festival takes place. To get a chance to see some of the beauty surround Harrison Hot Springs check out one of our great hikes or paddle yourself down the Harrison River. Looking for an easier way to see the sights then climb aboard one of our boat tour companies: Harrison Eco Tours.

Explore the Countryside

Harrison Hot Springs is an excellent location for re-connecting with simpler times.  Experience our countryside and enjoy a wonderful gift to the senses of things to see, do, smell and taste.

The Circle Farm tour is a great way to get in touch with local food.  A celebration of past and present, this tour is a rich mix of wonderful things to see, do, smell, and taste! For more info Circle Farm Tours.

The countryside also offers some wonderful self guided opportunities

Various events take place from Easter till December at the Kilby Historic Site. Preserving life from the 1920's and 30's in a General Store built in 1905. With farm animals and a homestyle restaurant this site is open for a visit anytime during their season. visit www.kilby.ca for a full listing of hours and events. 

In 2020, the Agassiz Harrison Museum will be celebrating its 34th year. Join them and explore the history of the families that made Harrison and Agassiz home. Located in an old CPR train station. www.agassizharrisonmuseum.org

Enjoy Golfing

Nestled in centuries-old forest and surrounded by the West Coast’s idyllic landscape, Sandpiper Golf Course is a beautiful 18-hole golf course. Open 364 days a year, this par 72 course runs 6,500 yards from the back tees, and is gently sloped featuring four sets of tees for all playing abilities.

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The Harrison Resort Golf Club is 5 minutes from the hotel. 

Where there’s a spring, the grass surely grows green. Just down the street from the resort, you’ll find the charming, yet challenging Harrison Resort Golf Course – considered the best-kept secret in British Columbia golf. All skill levels are welcome.

With just nine holes, it's a perfect half-day of golf. This PGA-rated Vancouver-area golf course spans 3,375 yards over 36 hectares (90 acres).