Full Service Hotel Year Built 1986 Year Remodeled 2008 Additional Property Description Other hotels in Chilliwack try to compete, but there can only be one cream of the crop when it comes to Chilliwack accommodations. Chilliwack BC lodging does not need to be expensive when you choose this Chilliwack hotel. Conveniently located, we offer easy access to Trans Canada no.1 Highway. We are also the closest hotel to the Chilliwack Heritage Park, a 150,000 sq. ft. Agriculture based Tradeshow and Convention facility. They host horse shows, dog shows, BMX events and concerts. This full service hotel features award winning cuisine, a friendly and attentive staff and a tranquil tropical indoor garden. Outdoor activities are abundant here. Indulge in hiking, golfing, or a day of boating at Cultus Lake. Sport fishing at Fraser River is world famous. White sturgeon and salmon are the big catches that novice and pro fishermen, and women alike are angling for. Nothing beats retreating to your spacious hotel room after a day on the water. Minter Gardens Botanical Garden, Blue Heron and Nature Reserve are also fantastic pastimes. Dont forget to pack your camera for the endless discoveries that await you. The Chilliwack Cultural Center is an Arts center with live theatre and concert productions. However, if you prefer a little more adrenaline, check out the Prospera Center for a Chilliwack Chiefs hockey game. Business travelers from around the world flock to this Chilliwack hotel, complete with meeting facilities. We host employees of Hub International Barton Insurance, Ritchie Bros. auctions, the Department of National Defense, and Soprema International on a regular basis. This Chilliwack hotel is conveniently located 25 minutes from the US border crossing at Sumas, Washington and the Abbotsford International Airpor
Cross-country skiers at Manning Park Resort glide along 30 kilometres of groomed Nordic trails amid the sounds of a rushing river muffled by falling snow. They may not know it, but many of them are following in the footsteps of fur traders, gold seekers, and native First Nations people, the first groups to forge paths through these woods. And the Nordic trails aren't the only way to explore the historic and scenic resort, which is nestled in the heart of the Cascade Mountains, an easy drive from Seattle, Vancouver, Chilliwack, or Abbotsford. In the winter, visit the Alpine area to careen down exquisite powder, or gear up for a day of tubing or guided snowshoe excursions. Debbie McKeown of Snowshoe Magazine found the Similkameen River trail "easy to follow and well-trod," and that the “classic scenery” along the Lightning Lakes trails inspired "frequent photo stops."
During warmer months, rent a boat or canoe to cruise the lake, or hike through verdant meadows brimming with wildlife and wildflowers. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or pub before heading to one of the resort's private cabins or the 42-room lodge, which features an indoor heated pool with hot tubs and a sauna. For a complete back-to-nature experience, pitch your tent at one of 350 campsites after stopping at the Country Store for groceries and yeti repellent.
“We had to travel where no human being should venture for surely we have encountered the gates of hell,” wrote explorer Simon Fraser in 1808 as he navigated between the canyon's walls at their narrowest point—only 35 metres across—earning the passage the name Hell's Gate. Today, Hell's Gate Airtram aims to make the natural feature less terrifying; whereas Fraser had to cross this expanse in an unsteady boat, the company helps customers traverse its rapids over a suspension bridge or in a gondola. Bright-red cable cars descend from one canyon wall to the adjacent bank, granting their passengers birds-eye views of the churning river, the passage, and canyon wildlife. A metal-grate suspension bridge also lets visitors pause over the surging currents to take photos, stand for a moment of reflection, and cheer on any salmon swimming upstream.
On one of the canyon's walls, visitors can reach an observation deck beside a sculpture recreating Simon Fraser's ascent of the rocky walls on the rope bridges of local First Nations people. Inside the visitors’ centre, staffers moderate screenings of three films covering topics that include a documentary about sockeye salmon, a film exploring Fraser's climb up the canyon, and a documentary on the region's modern-day gold rush. The on-site café, fudge shop, and other attractions also play host to stories of hauntings there, which include tales from staff and past visitors about hearing mysterious voices and seeing spectral shapes in photographs.
Fossil records suggest white sturgeon have been dwelling on rocky river bottoms for more than 200 million years. They bear armored plates rather than scales, and according to the guides at Great River Fishing Adventures, they fight like "a cross between a marlin and a freight train."
Having tagged a record-length sturgeon at 3.8 metres, the team has attracted several notable anglers, including Jimmy Houston and Jakub Vágner of National Geographic Channel's Fish Warrior. They specialize in tracking down the prehistoric river monsters, then catching them to aid in the species' fight for survival. Since 1995, expert anglers and envious goldfish have collected data from more than 90,000 sturgeons as part of an active monitoring program. They regularly lead groups on fishing trips to share the thrill of reeling in the fish while demonstrating proper catch-and-release techniques to keep the fish population flourishing.
Great River Fishing Adventures supplies all necessary equipment for each fishing trip. They also lead excursions to track down steelhead, trout, and Bobby Fischer's pawn lure.
Click here to see video of the record sturgeon.
When you stay at Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa in Harrison Hot Springs, you'll be on a lake and convenient to Tug Boat Junction Adventure Park. This family-friendly hotel is within the region of Hemlock Valley and Sandpiper Golf Club.
Make yourself at home in one of the 337 guestrooms. Satellite television is provided for your entertainment. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers body treatments and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find hot springs, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool.
Satisfy your appetite at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants.
Business, Other Amenities
Planning an event in Harrison Hot Springs? This hotel has 13993 square feet (1300 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms and banquet facilities. Self parking is available onsite.
Cleaved between snow-capped mountain ranges and the Fraser and Coquihalla Rivers, Hope Golf Club showcases a picturesque nine-hole, 18-tee course. After crossing a single-lane bridge above the churning waters of the Coquihalla, guests can look out onto the verdant expanse, charting their plan of attack through the cedar and fir trees that flex their branches from the fairways’ edges. Two tee placements create a distinct front and back nine, keeping golfers focused as they approach narrow fairways from different distances and alternate realities.
Majestic views of the surrounding area abound throughout the course, especially on the seventh green, where the two rivers meet, attracting wildlife and conveying salmon to warmer climes during the fall. After rounds, golfers can retreat to the on-site grill to recap memorable shots and gossip about what they look for in a caddy.