Agassiz is located along the Lougheed Highway on the north end of the Fraser River. It is 150 km east of Vancouver and Harrison is 8 km north of Agassiz. The nearest major centre is Chilliwack and it is about 35 km away.
Greyhound offers bus service to Harrison. Please check online for current fares and detailed schedules.
Car rentals are available in Chilliwack.
The Harrison Agassiz Chamber of Commerce provides valuable information about the community, relocation and local businesses.
Currently Harrison does not have a banking facility. Residents use the Prospera Credit Union in Agassiz.
Harrison is in Fraser Cascade School District #78 and has an elementary school. Neighbouring village Agassiz has 6 schools for K-12 plus StrongStart.
Harrison Hot Springs Elementary (K-6, 98 Students)
501 Hot Springs Road
Harrison Hot Springs, BC, V0M 1K0
P: 604 796-2838 | F: 604 796-3889
Agassiz-Harrison Museum and Visitor Information Centre
7011 Pioneer Avenue
Agassiz, BC, V0M 1A0
P: 604 796-3545 | F: 604 796-0028
The hot springs on the shores of Harrison Lake, have put Harrison Hot Springs on the global map. Visitors have been flocking here since 1859 when paddlers capsized and accidentally discovered that the lake was warm. The lake is also popular for those who enjoy water sports, from sailing and swimming, to windsurfing and canoeing.
Sasquatch Provincial Park, named after the legendary, semi-mythical apelike creature, is a haven for those who enjoy trout fishing, mountain biking, and camping. Snowboarders and skiers spend their winter leisure time at Hemlock Valley Ski Resort. Those looking for sheer beauty and a prime picnic location visit Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park, where they watch the cascading Bridal Veil Falls.
Agassiz is home to a recreation centre and other facilities in the area including public tennis courts, golf courses, swimming pools, fitness centre, playing fields and a marina.