Harrison River Valley is a region of vast agriculture, rivers leading to beautiful mountain views and wonderful dining. It is also home to the Harrison Hot Springs.
We had the opportunity to visit this unique area and relax at the exceptional Sandpiper Resort in Harrison Mills. The moment you drive on the Sandpiper property you are welcomed by tranquillity and peace. The Sandpiper Resort homes an 18-hole golf course, unique cabins, a clubhouse restaurant that overlooks the Harrison River and lots of opportunities for birding.
We checked in around 4 PM and had a charcuterie board waiting for us in the fridge. We stayed in the Raven Cabin and it was a perfect two-bedroom, one-bath unit that was dog friendly.
For dinner, we walked 2 minutes across the way to the River's Edge Club House for dinner and had a very delicious meal. We sat outside on the patio which we recommend for anyone who visits when it’s warm out.
Our meal started with chicken wings and fries which were absolutely incredible.
Then Cierra got a steak and Mike got the spaghetti with bolognese.
We were very impressed with our meal and the service was out of this world.
After dinner, we went for a walk on the property and took the eagle-viewing trail to the water. Depending on the time you visit, you will be able to see eagles perched, soaring and fishing at the end of the trail.
This time we didn’t see anything but the trail itself was nice to walk after dinner.
The next morning, we woke up and it was so calm. We sat on the deck before breakfast and listened to the birds, it was so peaceful.
Then we headed back down to the clubhouse for breakfast.
Cierra got the River’s Edge Breakfast, Mike got the Frittata and Everest really enjoyed the Chai Yogurt Parfait with fruit.
After breakfast, we packed up our cabin and headed out to explore the area.
Our first visit was to Tourism Harrison located downtown Harrison Hot Springs. This cute little office was filled with information about the area, a mini Sasquatch museum and lots of fun souvenirs. They mentioned that the office is going to be moving to a bigger location soon which will have a large Sasquatch museum and more information for guests which is super exciting.
We were gifted a little swag bag, including some beautiful espresso cups and a Sasquatch stuffy for Everest.
After that, we went and parked at Harrison Hot Springs to get a coffee at Miss Margaret’s Cafe before boarding a jet boat with Harrison Eco Tours.
Harrison Hot Springs Resort is right on the water and across the way was Harrison Eco Tours offering boat tours 364 days of the year.
We had the opportunity to take the Scenic Harrison River Tour which was an hour and a half. It was educational, fun and Captain Frank was very engaging.
The boat left the dock and headed down to the end of the Harrison River where it meets Fraser Valley. We saw Osprey, Eagles and learned a lot about the community and region.
This tour was family and dog friendly which was another bonus. Everest sat in Cierra’s lap and fell asleep before we left the bay and our dog Buni laid down and loved the breeze in her face.
This was a major highlight of our trip to Harrison River Valley and we want to come back in late October to see the salmon spawning and all the eagles.
After our boat ride, we walked around downtown and stopped for lunch at Muddy Water’s and then got dessert next door at Rocky Mountain Chocolate. These little spots overlooked the water, blooming trees and it was so stunning.
We loved this area and can’t wait to come back.
Until our next adventure.
C & M