Harrison Hot Springs: The Perfect Spring Break Family Getaway (on a Budget)

Our guide to where to stay, eat and play in Harrison Hot Springs

Take your family on an unforgettable spring break getaway, without breaking the bank

Avoid the long border lineups, airport chaos, and inflated price tags that come with March travels, and hit the road for a local jaunt filled with fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Only a 90-minute drive from Vancouver, Harrison Hot Springs is the perfect spot for exploring the outdoors, relaxing poolside, and dining in style with little ones in tow.

Click through to see why Harrison Hot Springs is the perfect spring break destination for families on a budget.

Where to stay


This beautiful beachfront boutique hotel is located in the centre of Harrison Hot Springs Village, and is the only accommodation that offers suites with fully-equipped kitchens and semi-private bedroomsperfect for families to enjoy a comfortable stay and prepare meals in-room.

Complete with a heated indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, fitness room, and friendly customer service, it’s no wonder this quaint, condo-like dwelling is a top-rated family-favourite accommodation. Offering more space at reasonable rates, the Harrison Beach Resort is the prime place to stay for your spring break getaway.

(Visit harrisonbeachhotel.com for special spring break rates & packages.)

Where to eat


This family-run eatery is a favourite amongst locals and tourists alike, offering delicious, freshly prepared meals in a friendly atmosphere against a backdrop of West Coast-inspired decor. Not only does The Hungry Chef offer a kids menu, but their toy-stacked play area located in the back corner of the restaurant, makes dining with wiggly wee ones a relaxing and enjoyable experience for adults who want to wind down after an adventurous day outdoors. The mouth-watering meals and pleasant ambiance make The Hungry Chef a must-visit restaurant during your stay.

What to do

Harrison Hot Springs offers a wide variety of budget-friendly family activities. For outdoor adventure that will get your heart racing, rent some bikes and cycle along the lakeside pathways, or hike up the tree-lined Whippoorwill Point Trail, a 4 km trek that leads to the hidden Sandy Cove beach and offers several views of the Harrison River.

For a more laid-back day, take a short stroll to St. Alice’s Well, the spot where the springs were first discovered in 1858, and gaze into the pit of 145-degree spring water that feeds six therapeutic pools at the resort, and the public pool located at the centre of the village.

Pop into the Healing Springs Spa for a relaxing massage and then shop the boardwalk to pick up some treasurable trinkets from one of the eclectic gift shops.