World renowned snow resort, Sasquatch Mountain Resort has been praised for having some of the top snowfall records in past seasons. They offer a variety of winter activities including skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowshoeing, as well as a plethora of ways to stay entertained during the summer such as camping, hiking, marshmallow toasting, nearby fishing, ATVing and more. Whatever it is you are passionate about, chances are you’ll find it in the mountains at SMR.
With the introduction of a brand new quad chair last season, they are always pushing the limits on creating the ultimate outdoor experience. This year that includes an increased number of food outlets around the resort for guests’ eating pleasure, updated digital booking procedures for limited time spent in lines as well as discounted pricing for online booking.
They strive to create a family friendly environment for everybody, whether that be guests that are just starting out on a new pair of skis, or have been riding since they were little tots. Their team of local and international staff go above and beyond to provide a memorable experience to guests from all walks of life and will stop at nothing short of smiling faces.
Located just 19 kilometers east of Harrison Mills and 154 kilometers from Vancouver in the Fraser Valley, SMR is nestled in a natural snow bowl tucked away just above Harrison Lake. The location is unbeatable for the most affordable local mountain getaway a family could ask for.
Toll Free: 1-866-567-6866
Heralded as one of British Columbia’s best resort courses, renowned for its golf and fishing adventure packages, and, consecutively, voted by the province as the #1 golf course in the Fraser Valley, Sandpiper is situated along the turquoise waters of the Harrison River, nestled in centuries-old forest of 180 ft. Douglas Firs and surrounded by the West Coast’s idyllic landscape,
Open 364 days a year, this par 72 course runs 6,500 yards from the back tees, and is gently sloped featuring four sets of tees for all playing abilities.
Canadian course designer, Russ Olsen, took advantage of the spectacular water and mountain vistas when designing the course. While there are a number of outstanding holes, Sandpiper’s signature hole is the 486-yard, par 5 fifteenth where the footprint of the legendary Sasquatch the green.
Sandpiper’s manicured layout and easy walkability combines brilliantly with the area’s rugged beauty…creating an unforgettable golfing experience.
Harrison Mills, BC
Canada V0M 1L0
Toll free: 877.796.1001 ext. 232
Kilby Historic Site
The museum is now open!
Stroll through the gardens and grounds, visit the animals, smell the roses, and sit for a spell. Admission to the Heritage Site is by donation this summer.
Due to current restrictions, touring the 1906 General Store Museum, Manchester House Hotel, and Post Office is by Reservation only. Visit Eventbrite to reserve a ticket online, or purchase a ticket in the Cafe upon arrival. Tours are limited to those within your family or social bubble. Tickets are $6.50 per person, children 12 and under free.
Our hours through the summer are 11 am to 4 pm Thursday to Monday. (Closed Tuesday and Wednesday)
The Kilby Café is offering a full take-out menu including soup and sandwiches, cold beverages, fresh baking, home-made pastries, Cabin Fever Junction pies, and Birchwood Gourmet Ice Cream.
Thank you for your continued support and welcome back, we’ve missed you
Kilby Historic Site is the perfect place for a trip down memory lane. Kilby General Store is all that remains of the original town of Harrison Mills, a once bustling community. The store was the hub of the town, serving as the general supply store, post office, gas station, hotel and meeting place. The people of Chilliwack would take the ferry to Harrison Mills and then the train into Vancouver. With saw mills and the train station close by, the store catered to everyone from locals to vacationers.
Today, Kilby General Store is a world-class 1920s living historical site, complete with costumed interpreters. This 5-acre BC Heritage attraction includes a 1906 General Store Museum, Manchester House Hotel & Post Office, as well as friendly farm animals and an orchard playground. Site facilities include a quaint home-style restaurant, unique country gift shop and a 22-site campground on the scenic Harrison Bay.
Harrison Mills, BC
Agassiz-Harrison Mills Circle Farm Tour
A celebration of past and present, this tour is a rich mix of wonderful things to see, do, smell, and taste!
- See bison roaming the fields
- Watch artisan cheese and hand-crafted pottery in the making
- Take a guided tour of a dairy farm
- Revisit a 1920’s active farming community
- Enjoy a twilight serenade
- Shop for antiques, home & garden décor
- Smell fresh coffee being roasted
- Be amazed at the sight of 30 different varieties of tulips
- Taste uniquely blended teas, heirloom tomatoes, gelato ice cream, Russian Red garlic, hazelnuts, corn, strawberries, and fresh, local produce.
Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival
Every year, the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival (FVBEF) celebrates the beauty and biodiversity of the Harrison Mills region by honouring the Season of the Eagles and the Cycle of the Salmon. Deep in the heart of ‘Sasquatch Country’, and due to recent global shifts beginning in 2010, visitors witness the world’s largest gathering of wintering bald eagles. The raptors are drawn to the region by the millions of spawning salmon that travel up the Fraser River to tributaries, such as the Harrison River. The Chehalis Flats and Harrison River estuary are also home to diverse wildlife including trumpeter swans, ducks, seals, bears, coyotes, deer and the great white sturgeon.
Bald Eagle Biologist, David Hancock of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation is a renowned advocate for this phenomenon.
For thousands of years, the First Nation Peoples have lived harmoniously with the land and water. In present time, the Sts’Ailes work in collaboration with the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival, the District of Mission, the Salmon Stronghold, and the Hancock Wildlife Foundation where they welcome visitors and share the knowledge they have gained over the generations.
The festival includes designated viewing sites, which are free to the public (Map), food stations (last year the Sts’Ailes hosted their first salmon celebration) tours, speakers, exhibitors, displays, carving and weaving demonstrations, activities, workshops and boat tours. For more details visit fvbef.ca
Mission Chamber of Commerce
34033 Lougheed Hwy, Mission B.C. V2V 5X8
Either the most complex and sophisticated hoax in the history of Anthropology has continued for centuries without being exposed or the most manlike and largest non human primate has managed to survive in parts of North America and remains undiscovered by modern science.”
Professor G.W. Gill – President of the American Board of Forensic Anthroplogy
The Harrison region is often referred to as Sasquatch Country. Indigenous to the area are the Sts’Ailes. The dialect spoken by the Sts’Ailes, whose name means “beating heart”, includes the word sesqac, which is the source of the English word “sasquatch“. The vicinity of Harrison Bay, Harrison Mills and the lower Harrison River is reputed to have the greatest number and density of Sasquatch sightings worldwide.
The Sasquatch is also the emblem of the Chehalis First Nation and is sacred in Sts’Ailes culture.
These guides provide an adventurous tour of the Sasquatch story.
Harrison Hot Springs, BC
The beautiful waters of Harrison Lake cut a gentle crescent through British Columbia’s Coast Mountains, collecting glacial runoff waters into a basin that’s as scenic as it is frigid. Once spring arrives the shallow waters of Harrison Hot Springs warm and the snow peaked mountain offer a stunning juxtaposition. That’s where Shoreline Tours comes in.
The hosts will welcome you aboard the Laroan, the 62-foot Transport-Canada-certified boat.
Outfitted with sightseeing decks, a BBQ grill, and a full kitchen/dining area, and washroom facilities, the boat acts as a home away from home during tours of the lake, as well as the Harrison River and Port Douglas.
If you would prefer a private tips including weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, or any other specials events, see our Private Charters.