Harrison Hot Springs (Pop. 1468) is located on Harrison Lake in the
Fraser Valley of British Columbia.
It is the largest lake in the Lower Mainland and has water access to the
Pacific Ocean via the Harrison and Fraser Rivers. The geographical
coordinates are 49.18 N 121.47 W and the elevation is 14 metres ASL.
Harrison has a temperate climate similar to Vancouver and Seattle.
One hour and 40 minutes drive east of Vancouver along the Trans Canada Highway.
There is daily Greyhound Bus Service from
Vancouver to Chilliwack and Local Bus Service from there to Harrison, or you can sail, land a helicopter or float plane here. There is a public float plane dock. The lake was a fjord at one time and is 65 kilometres in length and over 300 metres in depth in some areas.
Harrison Lake is great for Windsurfing and Sailing with it's own Windsurfing Society and Yacht Club. Swimming, Canoeing and Kayaking are also
popular sports. You can also hike along many trails, play golf, take a boat cruise, charter a fishing boat, ski or hike at Hemlock Valley (40 minutes from Harrison) play tennis in Spring Park or just lie on the beach. The indoor Public Hot Springs Pool, which is open year round, is also a popular place to relax.