Experience fantastic bald eagle viewing opportunities, enjoy photo workshops and displays and take a jet boat tour November through December at Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa
HARRISON HOT SPRINGS, British Columbia (Oct. 24, 2011) – If the perfect lake setting, natural mineral hot springs, beautiful forests and towering mountains aren’t enough to make you visit Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa, here’s another reason: a chance to view thousands of bald eagles in their natural habitat.
"From the incredible mountains, rivers and lakes to the wildlife, we enjoy spectacular views every day at Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa in British Columbia. We’re just over an hour’s drive from Vancouver and three hours from Bellingham, Wash.,” says Danny Crowell, general manager at Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa. “Still, the annual migration of the great bald eagle takes my breath away every single time. I consider the bald eagle migration to be the icing on the cake of all of the amazing scenery."
Every fall, thousands of bald eagles flock to southwestern British Columbia, drawn by millions of salmon that spawn in local rivers and estuaries. The region witnessed over 7000 bald eagles in 2010. To celebrate this event, the annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival will be held on November 19 and 20. The festival honors this unique gathering, the third-largest of its kind in North America, while also paying tribute to the region’s overall biodiversity. In addition to the majestic bald eagle, you may encounter seals, deer, coyotes and the great white sturgeon.
The Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival (fraservalleybaldeaglefestival.ca)peaks over 2 days, but resort guests may view bald eagles November until February. To recognize this spectacular natural wildlife event Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa is offering unique bald eagle vacation packages, which are available November 1 until December 15.
- The two night package - Includes two night’s accommodation, breakfast at the Lakeside Café and a two-hour jet boat eagle tour on the Lower Harrison River. This cruise is the perfect way to view the eagles up-close as they feast on the river’s salmon. Prices start at $249.50 per person, based on two adults.
- The one night package – Includes one night accommodation, breakfast at the Lakeside Café and a two-hour jet boat eagle tour on the Lower Harrison River. This cruise is the perfect way to view the eagles up-close as they feast on the river’s salmon. The package is priced at $179.50, based on two adults.
A $5 donation (1 night package) or a $10 dollar donation (2 night package) goes to O.W.L (owlcanada.ca) on behalf of our Canadian guests or to P.A.W.S (paws.org) on behalf of our U.S. guests. These two non-profit organizations specialize in the recovery and rehabilitation of wildlife in British Columbia and Washington state.
U.S guests may enjoy the bald eagle viewing experience and Thanksgiving dinner. Thursday, November 24, guests may enjoy a four-course Thanksgiving dinner in the legendary Copper Room or a Thanksgiving buffet in the Lakeside Café. Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa sources many of its ingredients from Fraser Valley suppliers and supports sustainable food practices, including the Vancouver Aquariums Ocean Wise conservation program.
Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa is also offering a complimentary nature photography workshop with one of Canada's best nature photographers, Graham Osborne, November 19 and 25 at 5:00 pm.
You can book your trip at www.harrisonresort.com or see your travel agent.
About Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa:
Set against the spectacular snow-capped mountains of southwestern British Columbia, Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa invites visitors of all ages to refresh body and soul in the natural mineral hot springs and swimming pools. The 337 guest rooms, cottages and suites offer a variety of room configurations. A perfect wedding venue, the Resort also caters to groups for meetings and events, in its 14 conference and banquet rooms. The Healing Springs Spa combines the therapeutic properties of the mineral hot springs, with an array of body treatments; The Copper Room restaurant offers live music seven nights a week, a highlight for those that enjoy dinner and dancing. Located at the southern end of spectacular Harrison Lake, Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa is surrounded by lush woodlands, soaring peaks, wildlife and waterways. Adventure activities include interpretive walks, tennis, golf, fishing, water sports, boat tours, and biking. Visit www.HarrisonResort.com.
About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is an industry leader providing Stewardship and Hospitality in Special Places SM, with hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations at historic and scenic properties in North America and Australia. The company operates Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and in Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Sequoia and Yosemite national parks, including The Ahwahnee and other Yosemite lodges; Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite & the Cottages at Tenaya Lodge; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa in British Columbia; Niagara Falls State Park; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake in Ohio; Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga; Holiday Inn West Yellowstone, Gray Wolf Inn & Suites and Yellowstone Park Hotel; and LeMay – America’s Car Museum, in Tacoma, Wash. The company also owns and operates five luxury resorts in Australia: Lizard Island Resort, Heron Island Resort, Wilson Island Resort, Kings Canyon Resort and El Questro Homestead and Wilderness Park. To learn more about Delaware North Companies’ hospitality management expertise, visit www.experiencednc.com.
For more information, contact:
Laura Gray, Delaware North Companies