A Sanctuary Of Luxury And Natural Wonder: Fraser River Lodge’s Bison Suites

Last Updated on April 29, 2024

The Fraser River Lodge awaits guests who are looking for an unforgettable stay in beautiful British Columbia.

Nestled on the banks of the majestic Fraser River, this hidden gem is located in the stunning province of British Columbia, Canada. It’s just two hours away from Vancouver and mere minutes from the charming agricultural town of Agassiz, or a 15-minute drive from the scenic Harrison Hot Springs.

The show-stopping feature: front row views of the majestic Mount Cheam, as you watch wild bison free-roam and hear the donkeys hee-haw!

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Fraser River Lodge

The Fraser River Lodge boasts a variety of accommodations, including Executive Suites, Deluxe Suites, Bison Suites, and a Homestead Chalet. Each accommodation is equipped with modern amenities and rustic charm to provide guests with the ultimate comfort during their stay.

The Bison Suites

We had the pleasure of staying in a Bison Suite, where we enjoyed not only watching the bison but also awakening to the majestic sight of Mount Cheam. Its grandeur, visible right from our suite, served as a constant, awe-inspiring reminder of our small place in the world and the beauty of our experience.

The Bison Suites boast expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, majestic stone fireplaces, opulent king-sized beds, spacious 6′ x 5′ rainfall showers (with a window for a gorgeous view), and secluded hot tubs. The kitchen area is shared, and is located outside of the four individual suites.

Bison Viewing

The lobby of the building pays homage to bison conservation, serving as a poignant reminder of the precious wildlife we almost lost to human actions.

Positioned at eye level with the bison, the private hot tubs offer guests the unparalleled opportunity for encounters with these majestic creatures.

Right from your balcony, you can view the free-roaming bison, watch them interact, and witness that the bison really ARE faster than horses. Throw in some hee-haw’s from the donkeys, and the excitement of the chickens, and you wake up to a beautiful symphony of nature.

Dining

If you are wanting to dine with the Fraser River Lodge, Chef’s Table Dining is reservation only. Be sure to ask about availability when you’re booking your accommodation.

Our breakfast was top-notch, and we had the opportunity to dine in our suite. The Chef’s Table Experience offers a farm-to-table dining experience, with fresh, locally sourced ingredients that highlight the flavors of British Columbia. From hearty breakfasts to mouth-watering dinners, every meal is expertly prepared.

Sturgeon Fishing

Fraser River Lodge Activities

Experience the great outdoors with a variety of activities available at the Fraser River Lodge. Guests can enjoy guided fishing tours on the Fraser River, where they can catch salmon and wrestle with sturgeon, the prehistoric giants. You can also explore nearby hiking trails in the Cascade Mountains, or relax at the lodge with axe throwing, group yoga, or make campfire s’mores.

Things To Do Nearby

Harrison Flower Festivals

Harrison Tulip Festival (Spring) and Harrison Sunflower Festival (Fall)

If you’re visiting in the spring, be sure to check out the annual Harrison Tulip Festival, where you can admire a rainbow of tulips in bloom. In the fall, don’t miss the Sunflower Festival, which showcases thousands of sunflowers and offers fun activities for the whole family. Both festivals are located just a short drive from the Fraser River Lodge.

Harrison Hot Springs

Take a short drive to the charming town of Harrison Hot Springs, known for its natural hot springs and stunning lake views. Explore local shops and restaurants, or simply relax on the beach.

We suggest visiting Muddy Waters Cafe for a delightful lunch experience, followed by picking up a delicious treat from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Enjoy this indulgence later in the evening from the comfort of your suite at Fraser River Lodge, as you take in the breathtaking views.

Don’t forget to check out the Sasquatch Museum, dedicated to the legendary creature that is said to inhabit the surrounding mountains.

Fraser Valley Wine Tours

For wine lovers, a trip to British Columbia wouldn’t be complete without a visit to one of its many wineries. The Fraser Valley Wine Region offers scenic vineyards and award-winning wines. Take a guided tour or create your own self-guided tour and sample some of the region’s best wines.  Single Tree Winery, Mount Lehman Winery, and Ripples Winery are excellent selections for an outing. Anticipate spending half a day on this excursion.

Agassiz Farmers Market

Every summer, the Agassiz Farmers Market sets up shop in downtown Agassiz, just a short drive from the lodge. Here, you can find fresh produce and handmade goods from local vendors. It’s the perfect place to stock up on snacks for your outdoor adventures or to pick up souvenirs to bring back home.

Sasquatch Museum

For enthusiasts intrigued by the enigmatic entity known as Sasquatch, visiting the Harrison Sasquatch Museum is essential. Discover the lore, sightings, and purported evidence of this mythical creature through engaging exhibits that feature intricate carvings, engaging interactive displays, and a comprehensive history of the sasquatch and its natural habitat. This enchanting experience guarantees enjoyment for visitors across all age groups.

The museum is located within the Harrison Visitor Information Centre at 499 Hot Springs Road.

Dare to believe!

Circle Farm Tour

Explore the picturesque farmlands and charming homes with the self-guided Circle Farm Tour, offering stops at local artisan workshops. Drive the self-guided tour, or bring your bicycles for a charming cycle around the farmland. With numerous stops to enjoy, this activity is perfect for the summer, though it’s worth noting that farms and artisans may have limited hours in the off-season.

Outdoor Activities

Explore the surrounding mountains on a guided ATV tour, get out on the water in a kayak, or enjoy a round of golf at the nearby Sandpiper Golf Course.

Bridal Veil Falls

Go waterfall chasing at Bridal Veil Falls. This beautiful waterfall offers stunning scenery, picnic areas, and a short hiking trail to the falls. You may find Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park closed during the winter months. Expect a 30 minute drive from the Fraser River Lodge.

Flood Falls

For a more secluded and lesser-known waterfall, check out Flood Falls. This hidden gem is perfect for those looking to escape the crowds and enjoy some peace and quiet in nature. The short hike to the falls is well worth it for the breathtaking views and serene atmosphere. Expect a 30 minute drive from the Fraser River Lodge.

Winter Bald Eagle Migration

Each year, thousands of bald eagles migrate to the Fraser Valley from late October to early February. During this time, the valley becomes a prime spot for eagle viewing and various events are held to celebrate their arrival. Take a look at our guide to viewing the bald eagle migration as there are not any tour options available, and you will need to explore the area on your own.

The Fraser River Lodge is truly a gem for nature lovers, offering stunning views of the Cascade Mountains and Fraser River. With the added bonus of being surrounded by beautiful attractions, the Fraser River Lodge is the perfect destination for a peaceful and adventurous getaway. Experience British Columbia’s Fraser Valley, and what its surrounding treasures have to offer.

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