Vancouver Day Trips to Harrison Hot Springs

Feel like some windsurfing, parasailing, kayaking, or just kicking back and relaxing in the warm mineral springs? Harrison Hot Springs, just an hour and a half east of Vancouver on Harrison Lake, is one of Vancouver's great escapes. On the edge of southwestern British Columbia's largest lake, with sandy beaches, mountain scenery, and natural mineral hot springs, Harrison looks and feels a lot like a European spa town. You can swim or go boating on the lake; enjoy beer and schnitzel at a chalet-style restaurant; or relax for a long soak in the hot springs pool. The hot springs bubble year-round, but summer, especially during the Harrison Annual Festival of the Arts, or its World Championship Sand Sculpture competition, is the liveliest time to visit.

Getting To Harrison Hot Springs

Take Highway one east to Rosedale, then Highway 9 to Harrison. Greyhound (604.482.8747; 1.800.661.8747 in Canada; 1.800.231.2222 in the United States) and Super Shuttle (604.594.3333) provide bus service from Vancouver to Harrison. The Super Shuttle runs from the Vancouver International Airport to Harrison. If you begin your trip from downtown, take the Greyhound to Chilliwack and transfer to the Super Shuttle.