Beyond Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver, the point of entry for many international travelers arriving in Canada and British Columbia, is a world-class destination in its own right, but also he starting point for exciting adventures in other destinations within the province. Extensive modern transportation options provide easy access to nearby Harrison Hot Springs, the capital city Victoria on Vancouver Island, world-renowned Whistler Blackcomb, and sunny towns and vineyards of the Thompson Okanagan, as well as the fabulous Sparkling Hill Resort. The lush rainforests of Haida Gwai in the Queen Charlotte Islands, Kelowna, Tofino, Bella Bella and Bella Coola, are just some of the sixty five fabulous adventure destinations just a short flight away via regional Pacific Coastal Airlines.
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Harrison Hot Springs
Harrison Hot Springs is just a ninety minute drive from Vancouver by car, and can also be easily accessed by bus, boat or seaplane. Whether visiting for a day trip, or an extended adventure, Harrison Hot Springs is a delightful addition to any BC itinerary.
An all-seasons destination situated in the gorgeous Fraser Valley of southwestern BC, the Village of Harrison Hot Springs sits on beautiful Harrison Lake, and is a great place to escape and unwind from the fast-paced city life, or the rigors of travel.
Spring is a great time for spectacular outdoor adventures, with a wide range of options, including high tech geocaching, helicopter tours, or scenic golfing, to name a few.
Seemingly endless summer hiking opportunities await you throughout the region, in addition to seasonal favourites such as paragliding, river rafting, or riding the gondola over the Fraser River at Hell’s Gate.
An amazing site to see are the thousands of Sockeye Salmon returning to their regional spawning grounds each fall, and it’s also harvest season, with vast fields of corn and other produce spread out over the magnificent landscape.
Skiing, boarding, tubing or snowshoeing are all favulous options during the winter months, and the village’s namesake, Harrison Hot Springs, is a great way to start the day, or as a final reward after a day of adventure. Two hot springs options surface near the shores of Harrison Lake, with a public pool open for all, year-round, and the signature resort offers multiple pools, exclusively for guests.
Harrison Hot Springs
Sparkling Hill Resort
The dazzling Sparkling Hill Resort is a world-class health and wellness retreat, positioned atop a hill overlooking BC’s stunning Lake Okanagan, near the town of Vernon. 3.5 million Swarovski crystals adorn this spectacular resort, and if rainbows are your thing (as they are for many of us), there are plenty of gleaming reflections to satisfy.
A creation by the Austrian Swarovski crystal family, this luxurious resort’s fabulous location is shown off with floor to ceiling windows in the contemporary designed guest rooms and public areas, offering bird’s eye mountain and spectacular lake views.
The concept of whole body wellness is evident with the full range of amenities on offer at the resort in the luxurious Kurspa and Wellness Retreat at Kurspa. Amenities include four nature-themed experience showers, outdoor infinity pool, indoor salt water pool, hydrotherapy, and more.
Luxury is one thing and relaxation is another. Experience both at the same time; treat yourself and your number one to a romantic weekend, or arrange a well-deserved corporate retreat for your colleagues.
The Okanagan Valley is renowned for its vineyards, and nothing compares quite like sharing a bottle in a two-person soaker tub, overlooking the valley of origin, with sparkling crystals overhead.
There are numerous options for getting there, including a five hour drive from Vancouver, daily commercial flights to regional airports, and more upscale arrangements are available nearby for private jet or helicopter.
Sparkling Hill Resort, Vernon Okanagan