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Harrison Hot Springs Resort: Hidden Gem in BC, Canada

Hidden in the mountains just a short 90-minute drive from Vancouver, BC, is a beautiful getaway: Harrison Hot Springs Resort, located on Harrison Lake. I was fortunate to spend a staycation weekend at this Resort courtesy of Reservations.com. Although it was a 3-hour drive from home, I felt like I had ventured further away to a relaxing, peaceful retreat.

Rooms

My room was located in the main hotel at the back, overlooking the hot springs pools. It was so nice to look out and see the pools from one window and the gorgeous forest from the other, though I wish I had a balcony to sit on with my morning coffee and book.

My spacious room was decorated in an old-fashioned style (I’m not sure about other rooms). It contained the typical amenities except for a microwave, which I understand is standard throughout this hotel.

If the noise doesn’t bother you, then the main hotel would be fine for your stay. I found the walls were paper-thin, and I could hear full-on conversations from my next-door neighbours at midnight, as well as young children running and screaming in the hallway very early in the day. Perhaps the tower rooms are different. Let me know in the comments below if you’ve found it quieter in another part of the hotel.

Harrison Hot Springs Resort, British Columbia Canada

Dining

The Resort has several dining options.

The breakfast buffet at the Lakeside Café is delicious and offers a wide variety of choices, from cereal to omelettes made to order.

For lunch, Miss Margaret’s is an easy choice. It offers Starbucks and pre-made salads and sandwiches—the Chef Salad made a perfect lunch for only $8.50. In the summertime, I’d suggest buying a delicious salad and enjoying it at the beach.

I was at the Resort for one dinner and tried the Prime Rib at Lakeside Café. It was very delicious, tender, and cooked perfectly. I should have taken a photo…

Room service was fast! I ordered nachos, and the smallest order was for two, but it would have fed four. I felt bad wasting so much of it, but there was no microwave to heat it again.

Many other dining options are just down the street from the resort, facing the lake. Take a stroll down the path along Harrison Lake and check them out!

Things to Do

I had an amazing 55-minute relaxation spa treatment on my day of arrival. I could not have had a better experience from the minute I walked into the Healing Springs Spa. The staff was super friendly, and it was a fantastic experience. I did not take photos as it would have ruined the “relaxation” mood. 🙂

Hot springs pools. Enough said! Five mineral pools make up the Harrison Hot Springs Resort’s natural mineral pools for guests—2 indoor pools and an outdoor family pool, a lap pool, and an adult pool. The adult pool is open to a later hour, so that is the one I spent time in. It was quite busy but there was room to sit, relax, and people-watch! Try them all! Some famous guests include Clark Gable, John Wayne, Michael Bublé, Robin Williams, Liam Neeson…and now myself. Just kidding!

Harrison Hot Springs Resort is steps away from Harrison Lake, which would be very busy in the summertime! There are many water-based activities available as well as a big, beautiful beach and swimming area to enjoy. Boat tours and rentals make for great summer activities for everyone.

Harrison Lake

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12 Comments

  1. Sounds like a great place to go and have a relaxing weekend!…and I need one of those weekender bags! 🙂

      1. Hi Sherri
        Great to see articles about little gems like Harrison Hot Springs Resort, we have been there 4 times over the last few years. One tip is if you book in advance you may be able to get a pool walk out room, it opens up onto the deck of the adult pool, a great way to relax, is step out of your room into the pool rather than walk through the hotel.

        great read. thank you..

        1. Thanks Dan! That’s a great tip and I will do that next time I visit! It was a bit of a walk from my room to the pools so having a walkout room would make my stay even that much better!

  2. This resort looks so dreamy!!! The trees in the background by the pool are some of my fave. Canada is just so beautiful! And yes I need to get a Gatta bag, too! What a perfect staycation!

  3. This looks like such a beautiful and relaxing place to visit! Next time I’m in BC I will need to keep this place in mind!

  4. Sherri, this place looks beautiful!!! I love hot springs so I need to go here one day!! Your pictures look amazing as usual =)

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