Harrison Hot Springs - Watersports
Harrison Lake is home to a wide variety of water sport from windsurfing to swimming
Windsurfing - Windsurfing and kite boarding have been popular in Harrison Hot Springs for years. The Harrison Windsports Society maintains a small beach area and a portable toilet (biffy) at the breakwater on the south west side of the Village of Harrison - commonly referred to as "Breakwater Beach". The afternoon invariably brings great thermals for windsurfing. To get an idea of the thrill check out this Youtube video.
Canoeing and Kayaking - When canoeing and kayaking in Harrison Lake its important to remember that it is 60 km (37.2 mi.) long and 9 km (5.58 mi.) wide in spots, glacier fed and is subject to sudden and sometimes strong winds.
What you need to know:
- Its best you stay close to shore,
- watch the weather
- paddle with at least two or three boats
- always war a PFD
Our favourite Paddle: Harrison Hot Springs to Harrison Mills - A great canoe/kayak trip is to paddle from Harrison west down the Harrison River to Harrison Mills. This is an amazing trip, especially in October and November when 1000's of Bald Eagles are around. Make sure you have a pickup car at Harrison Mills. To get a feel for it check out this Youtube video.
Water Fun - Besides boating there are other fun ways to enjoy the lake:
Dragon Boat Racing - Want to be on the water as part of a team, then maybe dragonboat racing is for you. Harrison hosts the annual HarrisonDragon Boat Regatta in July and is home to the Fraser Boat Dragon Boat Club. If your interested they are always looking for new Pirate wannabe's. Want to see them in action check out this Youtube video
Swimming - There are a number of great 'swimming holes' in and around Harrison Hot Springs: