Hotel at a Glance: Harrison Lake View Resort
Nature is the focal point at Harrison Lake View Resort. You can watch from a private deck as the sun rises over Harrison Lake every morning. Set in the mountains, the resort resembles a Swiss chateau with its half-timbered gables. The famous Harrison Hot Springs are nearby, and so are many spas and history museums.
- In-room amenities: full kitchens, fireplaces, and big-screen TVs
- Enjoy the view: Each suite has a balcony that faces Harrison Lake or the mountains.
- Distance from Vancouver: about 130 km (81 miles)
- When the snow falls: Ski 35 downhill trails, go tubing, or hit the terrain park at Hemlock Resort.
Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia: Mountain Views and Adventures on Harrison Lake
Visitors have sought out the healing powers of Harrison Hot Springs since the mid-19th century, when European settlers stumbled upon the site, located about 80 miles from Vancouver. In the past 150 years, a charming village has been built up around the hot springs and adjacent Harrison Lake. Check out the Kilby Historic Site to see a century-old general store, farm animals, and costumed actors re-creating life here in the early 1900s (open seasonally). There’s also a strong artistic presence in the village. Ranger Station Public Art Gallery features contemporary photography and eclectic paintings and sculptures by local artists.
Harrison Lake is a popular spot for kayaking, paddleboating, and fishing for salmon and trout. You can hike through the surrounding mountains during warm weather; in winter, hit the slopes at Hemlock Resort, situated about an hour outside of the village.