Things To Do

Sasquatch Mountain

Tucked away high above Harrison Lake, Sasquatch Mountain Resort (formerly Hemlock Mountain) is a quaint alpine community comprised of log cabins, town houses, condominiums and a day lodge with restaurant and bar. Hemlock is an intermediate mountain; 60 percent of the 34 trails are rated intermediate with the balance divided equally between beginner and expert covering 250 acres (101 hectares) of skiable terrain. Three chairlifts and a carpet lift quickly take skiers and snowboarders of all ages and skills to nicely groomed runs and open bowls. Nordic skiers are not forgotten at Hemlock. Cross-country trails have been improved and the facilities recently expanded, along with snow-shoeing access. Sorry, no long lineups for you to stand around and chat in, the uncrowded slopes of Sasquatch Mountain means you’re heading back up the lift as soon as your run is finished!


Sandpiper Resort

Sandpiper Golf Resort (formerly Pretty Estates) is home to Rowena’s Inn on the River, Sandpiper Golf Course & the Clubhouse Restaurant. The property’s historical past traces back to the 1800s. An English-manor has been converted into a grand bed and breakfast blending old-world opulence with new-world convenience.

Sandpiper Golf Course is heralded as one of British Columbia’s leading courses. Framed by the rugged backdrop of the Cheam Mountains, Sandpiper Golf Course is ‘forest golfing’ at its finest with abundant wildlife in two distinctly different environments — the open fairways alongside the turquoise waters of the Harrison River and the quiet serenity amongst the ancient 180 ft. Douglas Firs.


Weaver Creek
Spawning Channel

Pre-contact fish weirs still mark traditional use areas throughout the lower Harrison River and archaeological remains prove that salmon has been key in the diet of the local indigenous population for thousands of years. Fish stories are paramount among the cultural and oral traditions of the Sts’ailes people. Salmon return to Weaver Creek, located near Harrison Mills, and home to the Weaver Creek Spawning Channel, one of BC’s original salmon enhancement areas dating back to 1885. Watch for sockeye, pink and chum salmon. The best time for salmon viewing is late September to early December.


Chehalis River

Chehalis River Hatchery is a salmonid enhancement facility operated by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (Government of Canada) near Harrison Mills, Canada. They use modern fish culture techniques to produce coho salmon, chinook salmon, chum salmon, pink salmon, steelhead trout, and sea-run cutthroat trout. The juvenile fish are reared at the hatchery from two months to a full year (depending on the species) and then released into the Chehalis and Harrison Rivers. The juveniles then migrate to the Fraser River and out to the Pacific Ocean where they grow and mature from a few months up to four or five years. Those salmon which have not been caught in the various commercial and sport fisheries, return to the Chehalis and Harrison Rivers (and the hatchery) to spawn and, complete their life-cycle.


Fraser River Safari
Boat Tours

Have you ever wondered what ancient creature swims beneath the surface of the Harrison River or what happens when two rivers meet in a battle for territory? Do you love BC wildlife and amazing scenery too? If the answer is yes, we have the adventure for you. Discover the "wild" side of the Fraser Valley with Fraser River Safari jet boat tours. Fun for everyone. The 75 minute tour includes Sts’ailes Cultural Experience Guide on board. You will witness a Sts’ailes Traditional Welcome, cultural interpretation of cultural sites, pictographs, transformer sites, and history on Xa’xa Temexw (sacred earth).

Special Fraser River Safari Special Rates for Sasquatch Crossing guests! Save $10 per person!

Regular rates: $110/pp - SCEL Guest rate: $100/pp


Circle Farm Tour

A Circle Farm Tour is basically a road map that directs you to a variety of specialty farm-gate vendors, open air markets, charming eateries, heritage sites, fairs, and other special events. There’s a brochure and map for each participating community.

The tours are self-guided, meaning that you travel in your own car, at your own pace, when it suits you. Each community brochure/map directs you to about twelve venues. All are related in some way to agriculture and the area’s farming heritage.


Great River
Fishing Adventures


Great River Fishing Adventures is the leading provider of fully guided fishing charters on the Fraser River & its surrounding tributaries in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Whether you are looking for an individual, group or corporate fishing adventure, let our proven team of expert fishing guides ensure you have an incredible experience in one of the world’s top sport fishing destinations. Sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River, flyfishing for Steelhead on the Vedder River, fly-fishing for trout on the Pitt River…your fishing options are endless with Great River.


Kilby Historic

Experience a fascinating look at BC rural life and history, plus a refreshing step back in time!

BC’s Museum of Rural Life

Located near the junction of the Harrison and Fraser Rivers, the Kilby Historic Site stands as the only reminder of the once thriving community of Harrison Mills, British Columbia, Canada.

Step back in time and enjoy a leisurely tour of the Kilby Historic Site with its magnificent 1906 General Store Museum. Visitors will view a fascinating gallery of product packaging dating back to the 1920s and 1930s. Don’t miss the intriguing artifacts in the heritage Post Office and Manchester House Hotel; both were an integral part of the Harrison Mills community at the turn of the twentieth century.


Bad Rock Tours

Travel with Bad Rock Tours and learn about the unique relationship between the Stó:lō, “the People of the River”, the land and environment through experienced narratives while enjoying the majestic mountain, valley and canyon settings. Full & half day group tours available by arrangement.

Explore the cultural landscape of the beautiful traditional Stó:lō territory with Naxaxalhts'i, Albert (Sonny) McHalsie. Naxaxalhts`i is currently the Cultural Advisor and Stó:lō Historian for the Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre. Naxaxalhts’i has studied Halq’eméylem place names for more than 20 years and will narrate the land – telling the Sxowxiyám and Swelqwels, the legends and the true stories, that give shape to the Stó:lō culture, history and people.


Fraser Valley Regional
District Parks & Trails

The Fraser Valley Regional District Parks and Trails system boasts numerous areas for the advanced or causal hiker, biker or nature observer and all within an hour or so of our lodge.


Hell's Gate

Enjoy a fully suspended gondola as it passes over the most treacherous section of the Fraser River, Hells Gate.Although awe inspiring all year long, Hell’s Gate is truly spectacular mid-May to mid-July when flows are at their peak!

Water levels are known to rise up to 100’ (30 meters) in the spring reaching record heights of 209’ (60 meters) deep with more than 200,000,000 gallons (>900,000,000 liters) of water raging through a narrow rock canyon just over 100’ (30 meters) wide every minute.

In the Hell’s Gate village, there is an educational center with videos, the history of the railways and information about the lives of the spawning salmon. Hells Gate is home to massive fishways constructed to assist the millions of salmon that pass through annually en route to their spawning grounds.