Harrison Hot Springs & Agassiz
These two communities at 90 minutes east of Vancouver are situated between the Fraser River and Harrison Lake. They offer the kind of small town feeling where you really do get to know your neighbors and have much to offer its residents:
- Unequaled natural beauty
- Reasonable cost of living
- Affordable housing
- Great outdoor recreation
The Agassiz/Harrison area experiences moderate seasonal temperatures with warm, dry summers, mild winters and boasts the longest frost-free growing season in Canada. Like the rest of the Lower mainland winters are wet and there can be a little more snow but it rarely last more than a few days. Summers are generally a few degrees warmer than Vancouver.
The area has one of the finest Festival organizations in B.C. providing both an annual Festival event as well as arranging performances through out the year. The Harrison Festival of the Arts is a celebration of world music, theatre, dance and the visual arts. The nine-day Festival is held throughout the small village of Harrison Hot Springs and covers a full spectrum of art forms. Over 200 international, national and local artists take part in outdoor entertainment, theatre, concerts, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, literary readings, art exhibits and a juried art market. For more info: www.harrisonfestival.com
The area is served by the Agassiz Medical Clinic which has several Doctors on staff. As well Agassiz has a Provincial Health unit as well as BC Biomedical Laboratory. Hospital services and needs are met by the Chilliwack General Hospital situated in Chilliwack.
The area has a number of elementary schools and one secondary school servicing the area. Post secondary education is accessible in nearby Chilliwack through the University College of the Fraser Valley, Elder College as well as various community colleges.
As a resort destination Harrison Hot Springs offers a wide variety of restaurants and cafes serving a diverse assortment of cuisine including Japanese, German, Western, Swiss, and Chinese and many others. Dining can ranges from fairly formal at the Resorts Copper Room to very casual at the local pub. There is something for everyone to found in the area.
Recreation in the Harrison Agassiz area is only limited by your imagination and sense of adventure. As a resort destination there is no end of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether your interest lies with hiking, biking, boating, fishing, walking, sun-tanning, swimming, climbing, golfing, or tennis there is literally something for everyone in this area. The best part is you rarely run into the lines and congestion that is so much a part of modern day life in the big city.
Both Harrison and Agassiz offer a wide variety of shopping alternatives. Everything you need can be found locally. Particularly if you are looking for farm fresh produce some of the local farm businesses such as the Limbert Mountain Farm (Organically Grown Herbs & Specialty Foods), The Farm House Natural Cheeses, and Canadian Hazelnut to name a few. Looking for a large department or grocery store then nearby Chilliwack has everything you need.