The temperatures may be dropping, but the festive atmosphere is rising at Harrison Hot Springs. Located an easy 90-minute drive from Vancouver, Harrison has many merry events taking place this season.
Chase away the chill at The Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa. The relaxing mineral spring pools have temperatures ranging from 32C to 40C and are often used to treat arthritis and rheumatism. For those with no ailments, they are a perfect respite from the chilly West Coast weather.
If you are an urbanite who hasn’t experienced traditional holiday events in a village setting, then your big chance is on December 7. ‘Christmas in the Village’ marks the official start of the holiday season for Harrison Hot Springs. Classics like the dazzling Festival of Trees and Breakfast with Santa will get even Scrooge in the festive mood. The entire village lit up with lights will make everyone’s spirits bright!
The CPR Holiday Train will be dashing through the snow to reach the Agassiz train station at 6:30pm on December 15. This is North America’s longest-running fundraising program, travelling across the country to raise funds for food banks. The train arrival is a sight to behold as the 14 LED-decked railcars roll into town. Children can visit with Santa while the adults enjoy performances by musicians such as Juno-winning Melanie Sloane and Jim Cuddy in the specially-modified boxcar turned traveling stage.
Brie, gouda, chèvre and lesser know varieties such as La Pyramide and Fermière are handmade at Farm House Natural Cheeses under the helm of one of the few French Cheese Guild inductees in North America. Plan a visit on December 21 when the store will have a Christmas stable and plenty of music, treats and last minute Christmas shopping opportunities.