Harrison Hot Springs
Harrison Hot Springs is located at the south end of Harrison Lake, which at 60 kilometers long, is the largest body of fresh water in southwestern BC.
It is an area with a rich history as well as an abundance of natural beauty. In 1895, Charles Inkman started a business that was to become the Harrison Lake Supply Company. Mr. Inkman soon had a thriving business based from a store on what is now called Esplanade Avenue, and a connecting dock which extended out from the beach. The business supplied many logging camps up the lake and delivered tourists to the hotel. The Inkman family still owns and manages Harrison Village Mall on the same site as the original store.
Today, visitors can enjoy a wide variety of activities. The beaches are ideal for sunbathing, and the lagoon provides a protected warm-water spot for swimming. The lake is also a popular destination for boaters & windsurfers.
Harrison Hot Springs hosts a number of annual events such as the Harrison Festival of the Arts and the World Championship Sand Sculpture Competition. Despite its international reputation, Harrison is still very much a small village. The pace is leisurely and the atmosphere is friendly.
Today, May 27, 2016
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