At roughly 250 square kilometres, Harrison Lake is considered one of the largest lakes in southwestern Canada. At the lake?s south point, you?ll find Harrison Hot springs - a year-round resort community about 95 kilometres east of Vancouver.
While Harrison Lake boasts an array of outdoor activities, the area is also known for its lush forests and scenic trails - including the one-kilometre Spirit Trail in which the forest's cedar trees have been decorated with stunning masks by a local artist and resident.
Situated just north of Harrison Hot Springs, Sasquatch Provincial Park offers some easy hiking trails as well as a short (500 metre) interpretive trail. Other provincial parks in the area, such as the Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park and Cheam Wetlands Regional Park, also include picturesque trails. From relaxing strolls to challenging uphill climbs, Harrison Lake features some truly spectacular hikes with beautiful vistas of the lake, surrounding areas and even a secluded beach or two (depending on the trail).
The Harrison Grind is a steep hiking trail that offers a great view of Harrison Lake.
The easy loop around Hicks Lake in Sasquatch Provincial Park near Harrison is scenic with several views and stream crossings.
The Whippoorwill Point Trail is a short trail near Harrison Lake that takes you to the secluded Sandy Cove and passes by the Harrison River.