"Serene Harrison Hot Springs" Harrison Lake by Soozay

Harrison Lake Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 20 photos

A sleepy little weekend at Harrison

Harrison Lake is about an hour and a half's drive from Vancouver, B.C. As I drove to the sleepy little town, I saw cows in fields, huge corn fields, and hazelnut farms along the roadside. I was lucky enough to stay at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort which overlooks Harrison Lake. Lucky for me I was there after the international sandcastle competitions and the structures were still on the beach to see.

International Sandcastle Competition

For eight dollars you can venture into the fenced in area to look at the amazing sand sculptures on the beach. It's hard to imagine that sand and water are the only ingredients in creating these huge pieces of art. I did a little research to find out what the wires were sitting through the tops of the sculptures. The wires are put into the sculptures to prevent birds from sitting on them and ruining them!

Thunderbird Rally

No, not the bird, the car! Also happening at Harrison Hot Springs was an antique car rally featuring Thunderbirds from the 50's to the 70's.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:It's a short drive to R & R
  • Cons:There's not much happening in this small town
  • In a nutshell:I'm definitely more of an ocean person than a lake person!
  • Last visit to Harrison Lake: Sep 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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