Support Local This Holiday Season

 In Harrison Beach Hotel Blog

Although this year may look a little different, the arrival of the holiday season can still evoke a sense of joy and wonder.  The smell of crisp pine, freshly baked goods, and even the odd eggnog can only mean one thing: Christmas is coming. This year, more than ever, it is important to consider shopping locally for your holiday gifts.

In Harrison Hot Springs, it’s especially easy to support local thanks to a diverse selection of local creators and experiences. We’ve put together your ultimate holiday inspiration guide, with all of our favourite things that you can find in the community.


With an abundance of local growers, there are a number of indulgent ways to savour all that Harrison Hot Springs has to offer. There are so many ways to give the gift of flavour!

Culinary Gift Ideas

Image Courtesy of Harrison Tourism
Image Courtesy of Harrison Tourism


Treat your loved ones to something they’ve never done before! Give the gift or memories, instead of material items. Whether they like the gentler side of nature, or an adrenaline-filled day, there are plenty of tour options to help explore our area like never before.

Adventure Gift Ideas

  • Gift amazing scenery and wildlife on a boat tour with Shoreline Tours.
  • Purchase a gift certificate to take take the family on a guided tour to see if you can find the elusive Sasquatch with Harrison Lake Nature Adventures
  • Give an alpine experience at Sasquatch Mountain Resort to put towards skiing, snowboarding, or cross-country skiing.
  • Purchase a gift card for a fun-filled day out on the water with Harrison Watersports for you and you and a loved one.
Image Courtesy of Shoreline Tours
Image Courtesy of Shoreline Tours

Relax & Renew

Instead of gifting a department store bath kit, consider a locally curated spa experience. When times get busy, it’s easy for people to forget to treat themselves to some personal time.

Relax & Renew Gift Ideas

Woman gives food to her husband

Locally Sourced

Essential oils, locally designed apparel, mugs thrown by local potters; these are just some of the many delights you can find in-store or online from many locally-based artisans.

Valley Made Gift Ideas

  • Head to Casa Sasquatch and pick up some beautiful ornaments and seasonal décor.
  • Stop at Stó∶lō Gift Shop in Chilliwack to purchase one of a kind, authentic indigenous art, crafts and giftware.
  • Grab a bag of organic flame-roasted coffee from The Back Porch.

With online shopping, curb-side pick-up and socially distanced in-person shopping – it’s easy to check off everyone on your list. Please consider supporting local businesses this holiday season. We’re all in this together.