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The Community of Harrison Mills

The completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the 1880s drew industry and business to places where the railway intersected with waterways such as the Harrison River. Where steamboats and railway met, a transportation hub developed and communities sprang up. This was the case in Harrison Mills at its inception.

The name “Harrison Mills” is derived from the sawmill that once stood on the shores the Harrison River, which became the mainstay of the local economy. Several earlier mills had been in existence, but it was the Rat Portage Lumber Company, built in 1903, that permanently changed the face of the community. Soon, Harrison Mills included houses, a school, churches, stores, a community hall, a railway station and sawmills all connected by a network of raised wooden walkways and ramps. These ramps became a distinctive feature of the community, necessary because of the annual Fraser River floods.

The mill closed in 1911, never to re-open, although a shingle mill across the bay continued for many years. Gradually the old buildings disappeared until the Kilby General Store remained as the only reminder of the once thriving town of Harrison Mills. Today the population of Harrison Mills is greatly reduced from its peak in the early twentieth century, but the lumber and dairy industries continue to be the mainstays of the community. Tourism and recreation are budding markets and community growth is on the rise.

Partners

Fraser River Safari
http://www.fraserriversafari.com/

Circle Farm Tour 2014 arriving soon!

Local Chambers

District of Kent (Agassiz – Harrison Mills)
http://www.district.kent.bc.ca/
or http://www.harrison.ca/

City of Abbotsford
http://www.city.abbotsford.bc.ca/

Village of Harrison Hot Springs
http://harrisonhotsprings.ca/index.html

City of Chilliwack
http://www.gov.chilliwack.bc.ca/

District of Mission
http://www.city.mission.bc.ca/Page4.aspx

Hope & District Chamber of Commerce
http://www.hopechamber.bc.ca/

Visitor Information Centres

Abbotsford Tourism
http://www.tourismabbotsford.ca/

Chilliwack Tourism
http://www.tourismchilliwack.com/

Harrison Hot Springs Visitor Information Centre
http://www.tourismharrison.com/

Hope Visitor Info Centre
http://www.hopebc.ca/

Mission Chamber Tourism
http://www.missionchamber.bc.ca/

Museums

Agassiz Harrison Museum
http://www.agassizharrisonmuseum.org/

Yale Heritage Site
http://www.historicyale.ca/index.htm

Chilliwack Museum
http://www.chilliwack.museum.bc.ca/

Mission Museum
http://www.mission.museum.bc.ca/

Stave Falls Power House
http://www.bchydro.com/

Heritage in BC

British Columbia Historical Federation
http://www.bchistory.ca/

Vancouver Heritage Foundation
http://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/

Heritage Canada Foundation
www.heritagecanada.org/eng/main.html

Heritage Legacy Fund
http://www.heritagelegacyfund.ca/

Heritage Branch, Province of BC
http://www.tca.gov.bc.ca/heritage_branch/

Canada’s Historic Places
http://www.historicplaces.ca/

The Land Conservancy of BC
http://www.conservancy.bc.ca/

BC Museums Association
http://www.museumsassn.bc.ca/

British Columbia Heritage Properties
http://www.tca.gov.bc.ca/heritage_branch/heritage_properties.htm

Canadian Heritage Information Network
http://www.chin.gc.ca/

Canadian Museum Association
http://www.museums.ca/

Local Attractions

Agassiz Fall Fair
Agassiz Agricultural and Horticultural Association
http://www.agassizfallfair.ca/

Agassiz Harrison Mills Circle Farm Tour
http://www.circlefarmtour.com/index.php?page_id=1

Harrison Festival of the Arts
http://www.harrisonfestival.com/

Weaver Creek Spawning Channels
www-heb.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca

The Pretty Estates
http://www.sandpipergolfclub.com/

Hell’s Gate Airtram
http://www.hellsgateairtram.com./

Greater Vancouver Parks
http://www.greatervancouverparks.com/

Sasquatch Tours
http://www.sasquatchtours.com/

Local Accommodations

Sasquatch Crossing Eco Lodge
http://www.stsailesdevcorp.com/tourism/sasquatch-crossing-eco-lodge/

Harrison Heritage House & Kottage
http://www.bbharrison.com/

Harrison Beach Hotel
http://harrisonbeachhotel.com/

Sasquatch Inn
http://www.sasquatchinn.ca/

Kilby B & B
http://www.kilbybedandbreakfast.ca/

Tall Timber B & B   http://www.talltimberbnb.com/

 

Miscellaneous

Fraser Valley Pulse
http://www.fraservalleypulse.com/

Find Family Fun in Vancouver
http://www.findfamilyfun.com/

Fraser Valley Guide
http://www.fraservalleyguide.com/