Tourism Harrison is currently offering a getaway contest on their website. The package to be won includes a two night stay in one of Harrison Retreats water front condos, a $50 gift certificate to the Black Forest Steak & Schnitzel House, a Harrison River eco-tour with Harrison Eco-tours as well as two passes to the Public Mineral Hot Pool. For contest details and to enter to win visit www.tourismharrison.com. Contest closes Oct 12, 2010.
Archive for September, 2010
One of our local Circle Farm stops, The Farmhouse Natural Cheeses was recently featured in The Globe and Mail for their 2009 goat cheese creation Kabritt. The name of this tomme style cheese means ‘goat’ in Haitian Creole and is intended to honour the work of groups in Haiti who are helping to improve the lives of those who live there. To view the full article follow the link below.
In 1886 Harrison Hot Springs was know as St Alice Springs and the St Alice Hotel opened on the site of todays Harrison Hot Springs Resort. The hotel had rooms able to accommodate 130 guests. Hot water was piped from the springs into four baths located in an annex to the hotel.
At the source of the hot water was a bath house which featured 25 individual baths and a pool. Upstairs guest rooms featured the benefits of the vapours rising from the pools below, where one could enjoy their therapeutic benefits from the comfort of their room.
Excerpt courtesy of Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa Newsletter
Fall is officially here and with it comes one of nature’s greatest displays of colour. Ambers, reds, browns and everything in between can be marvelled and awed at while strolling the pathways at Minter Gardens. Open for the season until Oct 11, this 32 acre show garden is gauranteed to dazzle your senses.
This last weekend, Friday September 17 & Saturday September 18, was the 106th annual Agassiz Fall Fair and 62nd annual Corn Festival at the Fair Grounds in Agassiz. Steeped in more than a century of agricultural tradition, this small town event had big rewards. The livestock showcased in the Pavilion and surrounding grounds was some of the handsomest I’ve ever seen. From cows to pigs, chicks to dogs all the farm animals were expertly coiffed and tremendously friendly (much to the delight of my two daughters!). The Hall exhibits were a definite highlight with an incredible amount of variety and outstanding craftmenship. The tables and walls were chalked full of all sorts of locally crafted items. There were floral tea cup arrangements, three dimensional vegetable animals and one of my favs – sheep sculptures made of popcorn! The crafters ranged in ages from the very young to the ‘more mature’ and the overall artistry was truely inspiring. The midway offered the best in amusement park rides and the outdoor stage presented some unique and entertaining impersonation performances such as Adam Bristol as Micheal Jackson. With all that plus a parade, antique tracker pull, lawnmower races, BMX bike show and so much more it’s no surprise people call it ’the best little fair in BC’.