Explore Arts & History in Harrison

 In Harrison Beach Hotel Blog

While admired for its scenery, you’ll also find that Harrison Hot Springs is rich in history, arts and culture. With excellent museums and historic sites, they also offer an array of unique galleries and art exhibits.

You can step back in time and enjoy the history of Harrison with the Kilby Historic Site. This 3-acre heritage farm includes the 1906 General Store Museum, Manchester House Hotel & Post Office. Visitors can experience living history with costumed interpreters, as well as a working farm with friendly farm animals. With educational exhibits throughout the year, Kilby historical site is the perfect place to experience just how life was like in the 1920’s in rural British Columbia.

cabin at plein air painting festival

Kilby Historic Site

You can also view rare collections of local artifacts and records at the Agassiz-Harrison Museum which is located inside one of Canada’s oldest Canadian Pacific Railway stations this museum will take you back in time over 100 years.

Agassiz-Harrison Museum

If history is not your cup-of-tea, Harrison Hot Springs has many other offerings that are rich in arts and culture. The Harrison Festival Society presents the annual Season of Performing Arts from September – May. The season is comprised of eight to ten shows that feature local, and international performers that each bring their unique talents to this lakeside community.

Festival highlights include:


Harrison offers world-class entertainment with a small-town feel. Experience it now. Book your stay today!