Located near the junction of the Harrison and Fraser rivers, sits the once thriving community of Harrison Mills. During the gold rush, in just a few weeks, 30,000 men travelled up the Fraser River to the Fraser Canyon. Many stopped along the way, with prospectors turning over sandbars along the Fraser near Harrison Mills and through the Fraser in search of gold. While gold was found around Harrison Mills and as far downstream as the present site of Mission, extraction was only pro table above Hope. However, the valuable Douglas Fir timber of the Chehalis River area was prized early on and the Canadian Paci c Railway used cants, partially sawn logs, from the area for bridge timbers.
Today, Harrison Mills is a land of pristine wilderness, cascading mountain peaks, tranquil rivers and undiscovered treasures. “It’s in our nature” sums up this place where we honour the salmon, marvel at the world’s largest winter gathering of eagles and where we gather in welcoming community and friendship.