Harrison Lake is the largest lake in southwestern BC. The lake is glacier-fed, is about 60 km long and 9 km across at its widest point covering approximately 250 square kilometres.
Weather and water conditions play a big role in your safety on the water. Before heading out on the lake, make sure you get the latest forecast. You should also be aware that Harrison Lake is known for its unpredictable weather conditions and like many other Canadian lakes, water temperatures can be very cold particularly in the spring. The effects of cold water immersion are not to be ignored and wearing a PFD is absolutely essential.
If you wish to do some recreational boating or participate in the many water sports, please make sure you have knowledge of boating safety, practices and behaviors beforeyouembarkontheseactivities. Formoreinformation on water safety and drowning prevention, please visit: BC Yukon Lifesaving Society at www.lifesaving.bc.ca
To make the most of your time at Harrison Lake or in clase proximity, here are some activities to enjoy.
Harrison Lake is a mecca for windsurfers, thanks to a predictable thermal wind that blows every summer. harrisonwindsports.com
As the longest lake in southwestern B.C. there is plenty to explore by boat including coves and beaches, beautiful waterfalls, two islands and the connected Harrison River. With a public boat launch, complete with restroom and sani-station, several marinas and a large public dock, boating here is a breeze.
Sit back and let others do the navigating. Shoreline Tours operates the Laroan — a 56 ft. boat that provides scenic tours on the lake, and Harrison River. Harrison Eco Tours operates jet boat tours as well as guided kayak tours on the Harrison River. shorelinetours.ca • harrisonecotours.com
Jump in for a refreshing dip in our glacier-fed lake or the warmer Harrison lagoon and Hicks Lake in Sasquatch Provincial Park.
For a relatively safe adventure, canoe the Miami River through the Village or head to Hicks Lake. The Harrison River is an incredible outdoor wilderness trip that takes you past stunning scenery. While Harrison Lake can also be paddled, it can be extremely treacherous with high winds and large waves, and should only be attempted by experienced paddlers.
SKI, PADDLE, HIKE MANNING PARK
Manning Park Resort is a four-season family resort that offers year-round camping and accommodation,
hiking, canoeing, skiing/ boarding, 64km of Nordic trails, snowshoeing, and an outdoor ice rink. It is located at a charmed intersection between the temperate coastal area and the dry desert Interior, and only 1hr 15min away from Harrison. manningpark.com
The basic premise behind rock climbing is simple. You climb from the bottom to the top! The execution is more complicated and we would encourage you to work with experts.
Cure your weekday boredom with Fly BC. Paraglide off Mt. Woodside while enjoying some of the best scenery in B.C. Tandems, solo training and guaranteed fun! flybc.org
Feeling a need for speed? This action-packed oval track features races April through September. agassizspeedway.com
Nestled high in the mountains above Harrison Hot Springs, Sasquatch Mountain Resort offers alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and tubing. Only 45 minutes from Harrison. sasquatchmountain.ca
The Fraser River and its tributaries offer continuous rapids and incredible mountain vistas, as you plunge throughthe heart of the Cascade Mountains. Rafting adventures include the Chilliwack River, Hell’s Gate, The Coquihalla Rambo Run and the Thompson River in Lytton. Chilliwackriverrafting.com, fraserraft.com, and reorafting.com