Local Area Attractions
Harrison Hot SpringsHarrison Hot Springs is known primarily for the natural mineral pools for which the community is named. You can experience the natural springs at our Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Our Harrison Hot Springs Hotel also offers great accommodations for exploring this area. Other worthwhile local attractions include:
Operating a giant floating waterpark in Harrison Lake, Harrison Watersports offers a variety of fun options for enjoying outdoor fun on the lake including sea-doo rentals, bumper boats, banana tubes and more. The water park is open from May until September, with rentals offered between those dates as well.
Charming yet challenging, this 9-hole, PGA-rated course spans a total of 3, 375 yards over 90 acres. Considered one of the best-kept secrets in BC golf, it is located just 5-minutes from our resort and offers tee times throughout the day.
The countryside surrounding Harrison Hot Springs and the nearby community of Agassiz is not only beautifully scenic, but also home to more than 10 different farms open to the public for tours and markets. The self-guided Circle Farm Tour is a great way to explore this region and sample some of the best dairy and produce in the province.
Experience the excitement of oval track racing at Agassiz Speedway. Operating since 1971, this speedway is host to racing events in a variety of formats including sportsman, streetstock, mini stock, midgets and hornets. Racing events typically take place from April through September and offer discounted admission for children, youth and seniors.
Pender IslandHome to our Poet’s Cove Resort, Pender Island is a beautiful place to escape into nature. But you’ll also find a number of worthwhile cultural and recreational attractions on the island. Here are some of our favorites:
The 26-acre property of Sea Star Vineyards includes 2 vineyards and produces a wide variety of wines—everything from Pinot Noir to Siegerrebe. This rugged setting makes for a fantastic product, owing in part to the long, dry and sunny weather that Pender Island tends to enjoy every summer. The vineyard offers tours, which are a great way to take in some of the island’s beautiful scenery while you taste their delicious wines.
British Columbia’s Gulf Islands have long been a haven for artists and craftspeople, and Pender Island is no exception. There are a number of art galleries throughout the island, but the Red Tree Gallery is one of the best, showcasing and selling a wide variety of local art including painting, photography and sculpture.
One of BCs most beautiful 9-hole courses, the Pender Island Golf & Country club offers four elevated tee boxes and challenging, picturesque terrain. In operation since 1945, the course features a golf shop, putting green, power carts, pull carts, rental clubs, golf lessons and an onsite bistro. It is open to the public all year round.
Opened in 2005, this fascinating museum chronicles the history of Pender Island, from its aboriginal routes, through European settlement to the present day. The museum is housed in a 1908 heritage building known as the Roe House. Inside, some of the rooms have been resorted to the way they appeared over a century ago including original furniture and décor.