22 Fun Reasons to Stay with the Family at Harrison Hot Springs Resort

Finding a hotel that’s family friendly is important to us.

We love to have family activities in our hotel as well as feel that the kids are welcomed (rather than just tolerated).

We found that family friendly vibe and more at Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa, only an hour and a half from Vancouver.

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We found several reasons why Harrison is a great for families. In fact, we found 22 fun reasons:

The family pool

When we visit with our kids, the the outdoor family pool is where we spend almost all of our time. It’s large – almost 4,000 square feet – and has a gradual, sloped entrance that’s perfect for toddlers. It’s also wheelchair accessible! The temperature’s perfect for the family, at 28 °C (83 °F).

Fun in the family pool at Harrison Hot Springs

The view

The resort is right on the shore of stunning Harrison Lake, with views of the lake and mountains in the distance.

Happy kids!

The kids had a blast playing in the pools, exploring the resort, and just being themselves!

Two thumbs up at Harrison

The comfy beds

After a day in the pools, it was absolute heaven to sink into the hotel’s plush, comfy beds. So relaxing!

West Tower Room Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa
Photo courtesy Harrison Hot Springs Resort

Plenty of dining choices

The resort has four on-site restaurants: Miss Margaret’s casual cafe, the Lakeside Cafe with gorgeous views of the lake, the Islands Bar, and the Copper Room, where they have dinner and dancing. There’s even a kids’ dance floor at the Copper Room! If you’re not up for going out, just slip into your complimentary bathrobe, and order room service.

Eating at Miss Margarets and Lakeside Cafe at Harrison Hot Springs Resort

Warm, personal service

From the time we arrived to the time we left, we found nothing but warm smiles and staff that were willing to help with whatever we needed.

Fruit and cheese plate at Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa


Wherever we went, the kids were treated like welcome guests. We even found these adorable little Sasquatches in our room when we arrived!

Stuffed Sasquatch toys at Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa

Free WiFi

In Canada, most higher end hotels charge a rather steep fee for Internet.

Finding free WiFi in our room was a huge bonus!

Free Wifi - RavPower charging iPod 5

Complimentary bathrobes

Who doesn’t love a plush, comfy bathrobe? We loved having complimentary bathrobes to use on our way to and from the hot pools.

Lounging by the fireplace

The resort has a huge common area where you can relax by the fire, read, or enjoy each other’s conversation and company.

The fireplace at Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa

Bonding time

It’s just a pleasure to be able to put everyday life on the back burner for a while, and just enjoy playing with the kids!

Fun catching a piggy back with Dad at Harrison Hot Springs Resort

The waterfall

We had a blast playing in the waterfall in the family pool!

Enjoying the waterfall at Harrison Hot Springs Resort

Grown up time!

If you’re looking for some adult-only time, the warmer adult only pool is a perfect escape. It’s also open later so after the kids go to bed you can head down and enjoy some kid free time.

The adult only pool at Harrison Hot Springs Resort

The gift shop and store

You’ll be able to pick up any necessities and snacks at the well stocked on-site gift shop.

gift shop and store Harrison Hot Springs Resort

Relaxing on the balcony

How fun is this? We loved relaxing on the balcony taking in the beautiful sights of Harrison Lake and Echo Island right in front of the hotel. With wine for us, and cookies and juice for the kids we made it into an impromptu picnic.

Relaxing on the balcony with wine and cookies at Harrison Hot Springs Resort

Five pools to splash in!

Harrison’s hot mineral pools have drawn visitors since the Salish Coast Indians discovered their medicinal properties and rejuvenating effects. More recently, they’ve drawn famous guests such as Clark Gable, John Wayne, Michael Bublé, Robin Williams, and Liam Neeson.

Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa has five different mineral pools fed by the nearby hot springs. Each pool is kept at a different temperature from 28C /83F all the way up to 40C /104F year round. Outdoors you’ll find the large family pool, a lap pool, and the adults-only pool. If you want out of the sun, there are also two indoor pools; the crescent shaped deep pool and the hot pool.

The lap pool one of five pools at Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa

The Spa

A resort wouldn’t be a true place to relax without a spa. You can choose from stone or deep tissue massage, a facial, or other treatments. There are even little princess manicures and pedicures for those under 13!

The Spa at Harrison Hot Springs Resort

The gym

The state of the art, fully equipped gym is perfect if you’re looking for a place to work out.

The gym at Harrison Hot Springs Resort

It’s an affordable choice for Canadian travelers

With the high US dollar, many of us Canadians are looking for destinations where our Canadian currency will go farther. Staying within Canada has become a hot trend for Canadian travellers looking to save money while the Canadian dollar is weak.

Harrison Lake

We were completely happy playing in the pools and exploring the resort, but if you’re looking for more activities, there’s a lot to do and see near the resort, especially in summer.

The resort has a marina where you can take a fishing tour, rent jet skis, stand up paddle boards or kayaks, play with bumper boats, or even jump on a boat that will take you on a tour of beautiful Harrison Lake and get a closer glimpse of Echo Island.

There’s also the huge Harrison Hot Springs Water Park right in front of the hotel that will make any kids day a complete hit.

Posh, luxurious bathrooms

Clean, spacious, and luxurious!

Posh comfy bathrooms at Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa

Harrison Hot Springs

The Harrison Hot Springs Resort is right on the main boulevard of the lovely mountain resort village of Harrison Hot Springs, where you can spend a day at the lakeside beach or at the warmer kid friendly Harrison Lagoon. With tons of pathways, ice cream stands and restaurants along the main thoroughfare, there’s plenty to hold your interest year round.

It’s close to Vancouver

Harrison Hot Springs is only an hour and a half (120 km/75 miles) east of Vancouver, only three hours north of Seattle and 2 1/2 hours from Kelowna or Kamloops.

Looking for a deal for the family?

Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa has seasonal family packages and discounts available. Check resort prices now.

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We stayed as guests of the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa. All opinions are our own.

22 Reasons to Stay with the Family at Harrison Hot Springs Resort