FAQ

Should I be travelling to Harrison Hot Springs?

Visitors to and within BC should avoid non-essential travel to, from, and between the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Sea-to-Sky, and Sunshine Coast regions until December 7, 2020. Let’s do our part by following provincial health orders and continuing to support local businesses in accordance to the latest health orders.

For BC residents living outside of the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions, continue to travel smart, and explore BC safely and responsibly.

Should I wear a mask or face covering in the Village of Harrison Hot Springs?

Yes, it is expected to wear a mask, scarf or balaclava to protect your face while visiting Harrison Hot Springs. For more information on what to expect in Harrison Hot Springs during COVID-19, please visit our Know Before You Go Page.

Where does the display start?

The displays will start on St. Alice Street and go to the Starlight Skating Rink. Directional signage will encourage visitors to maintain the flow of traffic by going West to East along the paved promenade in front of the displays and looping back, East to West on the gravel path behind the displays.

What is the best time of day to go see the Lights?

The lights will turn on a dusk each day and turn off at 11 pm.  Dusk at this time of year is typically between 5:00 – 5:30 pm.

When is the Lighting Ceremony?

There will be no lighting ceremony in 2020, please check back for the start date for the lights.
Where are the washrooms?
Public Washroom Facilities are located at the Starlight Skating Rink and by the Civic Centre Plaza.
Hours:
Starlight Skating Rink Public Restrooms are open from 2:00-9:00 PM.* Please
please contact info@harrisonhotsprings.ca for the latest updates on the starlight skating rink.
The Civic Centre Plaza Washrooms are open until 5:00 7 days a week.

Does the Lights on the Lake have a concession stand?

The Starlight Skating Rink will be hosting a small concession from November 14-January 13.  You may also visit one of our many cafes and restaurants to enjoy the view of the Holiday display while you dine.

What time does the entertainment start everyday?

At this point in time there is no entertainment scheduled for 2020.

Are the lights and displays easy to access?

Yes.  The walkways along the beach are paved and flat and there are 5 wheelchair ramps which are easily accessible to those with mobility issues.

Can we bring our dog?

Dogs on leash are welcome on all of Harrison’s trails and beach walkways. For your convenience, dog waste bags and receptacles are available throughout the Village and along the beach walkway.

Where is the Plaza?

The Plaza is a paved, open air gathering place that is located at the end of Hot Springs Road where it meets Esplanade Avenue at the beach.

What about Parking?

Parking in the Village of Harrison during the fall, winter and spring seasons is free.  Larger vehicles and RV’s can use the overflow parking area on the corner of Hot Springs Road and Miami River Drive, only 340 meters from the Plaza.

Please check the following link for access to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations:
https://www.harrisonhotsprings.ca/our-community/visitor-information/

What days can I go see the Lights by the Lake

All the displays are custom built and will be lit from dusk to 11:00 pm, 7 days a week until Sunday night of January 10th, 2021. The Lights by the Lake Holiday display lights up 1 km waterfront of Harrison Hot Springs along the promenade and compliments the many thousands of lights that are displayed each year by the Village, local businesses and residents.

Is there an outdoor skating rink in Harrison?

The Starlight Skating Rink will be located at the boat launch parking lot at the east end of the beach walkway.  Bring your skates or rent some from the concession and enjoy our outdoor rink by the lake.  Open daily, access to the rink is free but there is a small charge for skate rentals.

Visit the Village of Harrison Hot Springs website for more information

www.harrisonhotsprings.ca/facilities/outdoor-skating-rink

Can we just drive around and see the lights?

There are many lights throughout Harrison that can be seen from your vehicle, however, to experience the full effect of the Lights by the Lake displays that incorporate motion, being on the beach walkway provides a vantage point that is impossible to achieve from a vehicle.