Harrison Hot Spring: BC Sport Fishing Group & Circle Farm Tour
Day 2 started with an early morning wake-up call. We woke up at 5:00 am to capture the majestic landscape around the Harrison Hot Spring Resort.Â As the sun rose, the mountain tops and the sky glow into a beautifulÂ crimson red. It was also a perfect opportunity to shootÂ the hot springs without any people in the background.
After a quick nap, we headed to the Lakeside Cafe for breakfast. We were seated by the window, overlooking Harrison Lake. Lakeside Cafe served up a delicious breakfast buffet. The menu were healthy cereals, yogurts, fresh cut fruits, hash browns, bacon and sausages. There’s also a Chef on hand at the omelette station.
After a hearty breakfast, we headed to the marina to meetÂ Tony Nootebos, the owner ofÂ BC Sport Fishing GroupÂ Ltd, who hasÂ 30 plus years of fishing experience in the Fraser Valley. Beside the love of fishing, Tony is also passionate about educating guests the rich history of Harrison. Did you knowÂ Harrison Lake was a major thoroughfare during the gold rush. You can still spot evidence of the gold rush from the wrecked paddlewheeler to theÂ grave site.
During our eco-river tour, Tony educated us on the various wildlife and plantation in the Harrison eco-system.Â It was a good day. We spotted 6 bald eagles and 4 ospreys.
We recommendÂ taking the river tour in November during the spawning season. You can easily spot thousands of wild, pink salmons on the river floor. Thousand of salmons also means there will be hundreds of bald eagle birds and ospreys looking for food.
In addition to eco-tours, BC Sportfishing Group, has a fleet of 22 boats for guided fishing trips. Guests can enjoy sturgeon, salmon and trout fishing.
It’s interesting to see theÂ drastic change in theÂ lake floor terrain. It can go from 1 feet to 35 feetÂ in an instant.
Fishing for trout.
Bald eagle spotted!
Breathtaking landscape! The water is so clear. Its a mirror reflection of the sky.
Bald eagle and osprey fightingÂ in the air.
Tony calls this the “double double.”Â This is where the Fraser River meet the Harrison Lake. It’s not dirty water. Its theÂ sediments from the river floor mixing with clear lake water.
Not a rainbow??
As a big support of the buy local movement, we ended ourÂ Harrison Hot Spring adventure by going back to Vancouver via the Circle Farm Tour. We check out the local artisans at theÂ Farmhouse Cheeses in Agassiz,Â Honeyview Farms in Chilliwack,Â Hofstedes Market in Chilliwack,Â Lepp Market in Abbotsford,Â Krause Berry Farm in Langley,Â JD Turkey FarmÂ in Langley,Â Chaberton Winery in Langley andÂ Township 7 Winery in Langley.
Overall, we had an amazing time at Harrison. We would like to thank the wonderful team atÂ Harrison Hot Spring Resort & Spa for their warm hospitality. All of the staffs were very friendly and helpful, and would always check you had everything you needed. We can’t wait to get back in November to check out the salmon spawningÂ season.
Planning for your next holiday? Be sure to visit Harrison on your next vacation.
Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa
Address:Â 100 Esplanade Ave, Harrison Hot Springs, BC V0M 1K0
Phone:Â +1 866-638-5075