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Harrison Hot Spring
Feel like some windsurfing, parasailing, kayaking, or just kicking back and relaxing in the warm mineral springs? Harrison Hot Springs, a 90-minute drive 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, the Village of Harrison Hot Springs 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.
Driving: Take Highway 1 east to Rosedale, then Highway 9 to Harrison.
By Bus: Take a Greyhound Canada (604-482-8747) coach from Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station to Chilliwack. From there take the local Chilliwack/Agassiz-Harrison Transit System (604-795-3838) to Harrison Hot Springs.
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