The Harrison is the first river in Canada to receive the designation of Salmon Stronghold as the only area in BC to host all five species of salmon and steelhead trout. This incredible biodiversity provides the perfect environment for a host of species that rely on the salmon as a food source. In addition to the thousands of bald eagles that descend on Harrison Mills every fall, seals, seagulls, bears and sturgeon all rely on the spawning salmon.
To celebrate the natural spectacle of thousands of bald eagles congregating on the Harrison River the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival was established in 1995. While some bald eagles are present on the Harrison River year round, the great congregation runs from October to February peaking in mid November when the Festival takes place.
Harrison Hot Springs celebrates this spectacle with a variety of events.
World renowned photographer Graham Osborne is hosting two talks as well as a day out on the river where he will hold a workshop to teach you the art of outdoor photography. This is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with the Eagles and learn some great photography techniques.
Eagle fest Workshop With Graham Osborne
When: November 18,19 2011, Friday eve 7-9pm, Saturday 9am-9pm
Where: Harrison Hot Springs Resort, British Columbia, Canada
Cost: $239 + tax [includes 2 seminars, 2 hour Eagle Float and evening talk]
For more information visit Harrison Eco Tours.
Photography Exhibition – Nature Exposed.
The Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa is hosting a wildlife photography exposition entitled “Nature Exposed” on the weekend of the Bald Eagle Festival:
Friday Nov 19 – 5 to 9 PM
Saturday Nov 20 – 10 to 5 PM
Sunday Nov 21 – 10 to 2 PM
For more information visit www.harrisonresort.com
The best way to experience the incredible wonder of this event is out on the river. Harrison Hot Springs has two companies that will take you there. For more informaiton visit: