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Harrison Hot Springs: A Cut Above

A commitment to the environment, the community and the peace and quiet make Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa stand out from the pack.

A commitment to the environment, the community and the peace and quiet make Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa a cut above. June 21, 2010

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Find your focus at Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa.

“It’s the ideal location for groups that need a lack of distraction,” says Ian Maw, director of sales for Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa.

A small, quiet community located 30 minutes from Chilliwack and two hours east of Vancouver, Harrison Hot Springs caters to groups who need a break from the hectic workday. A natural setting provides opportunities to do as much or as little as your group requires.

Conference services and catering staff are on-hand to ensure your meeting runs smoothly and feels like less work. Choose from 14 conference and banquet rooms comprising more than 24,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space.

Popular meeting rooms include The Cascade Room, a meeting and banquet room popular with planners because of the natural light, and patio that overlooks Harrison Lake, as well as The Forum Ballroom, a 4,000-sq.-ft., pillar-free space with 15-ft. ceilings and space for about 150.

Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa has made hosting green meetings easy. The resort, along with its parent company, Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, has made a commitment to the environment by developing and adopting the GreenPath philosophy and being ISO 14001 registered.

The resort is committed to helping groups reduce their impact on the environment by offering local, sustainable and organic food and beverages and reducing waste wherever possible. In addition, switching to notepads and flipcharts made with recycled paper; low-wattage bulbs; low-flow shower heads and toilets; and in-room recycling and waste management all demonstrate the resort’s commitment to the environment.

There’s much to do at Harrison Hot Springs, including world-class salmon and sturgeon fishing, scenic boat cruises, golf, river rafting and, of course, enjoying the property’s five hot pools and spa. For team-building activities, Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa offers The Amazing Race-themed challenges, which allow delegates to enhance their collective performance while enjoying the natural setting of both beach and forest.

Community-minded activities may also be arranged as part of a team-building exercise. Groups work together, racing against one another assembling bicycles for local schools and families in need. “It’s a way for groups to leave a positive impact on the community,” says Maw. “And we’re seeing a lot more demand for that.”

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