These two communities are located 90 minutes east of Vancouver and situated between the Fraser River and Harrison Lake. The small town atmosphere lends itself well to getting to know your neighbors and the local shop keepers. Besides offering a balanced lifestyle our small towns also offer:
- Unequaled natural beauty
- Reasonable cost of living
- Affordable housing
- Great outdoor recreation
The Agassiz/Harrison area experiences moderate seasonal temperatures with warm, dry summers, mild winters and boasts the longest frost-free growing season in Canada. Like the rest of the Lower mainland winters are wet and there can be a little more snow but it rarely lasts more than a few days. Summers are generally a few degrees warmer than Vancouver.
The area has one of the finest Festival organizations in B.C. providing both an annual Summer Arts Festival event as well as a classic ‘Concert Series” throughout the year. Every July the Village of Harrison Hot Springs is home to the ‘Festival of Arts’. Attracting crowds from around the globe this 10 day event is a celebration of world music, theater, dance and visual arts. Hundreds of international, national and local artists take part in outdoor entertainment, theater, concerts, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, literary readings, art exhibits and a juried art market along the beach promenade. For more info: www.harrisonfestival.com
The area is served by the Agassiz Medical Clinic, Fraser Health Clinic and BC Biomedical Lab. Hospital services and needs are met by the Chilliwack General Hospital located in Chilliwack and the Fraser Canyon Hospital located in Hope.
There are a number of elementary schools and one secondary school shared by these two towns. Post secondary education is accessible in nearby Chilliwack at the University of the Fraser Valley.
As a resort destination Harrison Hot Springs offers a wide variety of restaurants and cafes serving a diverse assortment of cuisine including Japanese, German, Western, Chinese and many others. Dining choices range from formal at the Harrison Resort Copper Room complete with dance floor and live band, to farm-to-table at the more casual and laid back local bistro’s. There is something for everyone!
The sky’s the limit! Recreation in this area is only limited by your imagination and sense of adventure. As a resort destination there is no end of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether your interest lies with hiking, biking, boating, fishing, walking, sun-tanning, swimming, climbing, golfing, pickle ball or tennis, there is literally something for everyone in this area. For those who love circuit training check out the new rooftop gym above the newly renovated beach washrooms at Harrison Lake. Break a sweat while enjoying the amazing view of Harrison Lake and the surrounding mountains. The new Agassiz Recreation Center offers a weight room, fitness room, badminton, pickle ball and basketball courts as well as generous change rooms and shower facilities.
Specialty stores, clothing shops, hand made chocolate & a seasonal farmers market are just a few of the stores on offer. There are antiques, boutiques and art stores so you can find that ‘one of a kind’ Canadian gift. When you’re out exploring enjoy the artisan shops along the ‘Circle Farm Tour’ featuring mouth watering tasty treats as well as home and garden décor.