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“This public pool is not inside a resort!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Harrison Hot Springs Public Pool

Harrison Hot Springs Public Pool
101 Hot Springs Rd, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Vancouver, Canada
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“This public pool is not inside a resort!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The first thing I want to say is that this public pool is NOT inside the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa. It is in a separate building a couple of blocks away, and also along the waterfront. I made the error of paid parking at the hotel and was in the wrong place. The Public Pool has free parking.

The female change room was quite nice. I was impressed that there were private changing cubicles with a curtain.

The hot pool temperature is 100 degrees fahrenheit (38 degrees celsius). At first you may think this is not hot enough, but after only about 10 minutes it starts feeling too hot in the pool and you want to get out for a bit.

Most people at this pool just sit. There is lots of seating along the entry stairs, and there is benched seating along the insides of the pool that will keep you sitting in the water up to your shoulders. There are also a few jets here and there that come out at your calves.

There were about a dozen plastic lounge chairs. The complex and chairs are all indoors.

There is a tall window where you can see the lake and mountains a few feet away outside.

It is a public pool and not a spa, so don't set too high expectations. It is reasonable for the $9 adult swim. They rent towels and bathing suits too.

There is a vending machine, and a convenience store across the street. No food or drink allowed in pool.

My romantic partner and I live in Vancouver and we wanted an afternoon outing. So, we took scenic Highway 7 to Harrison Hot Springs, had a fab lunch at Muddy Waters Cafe along the waterfront, walked along the lake, then went for a hot pool swim for an hour. What a great afternoon jaunt near our home in Coquitlam (a 90 minutes drive).


http://www.harrisonresort.com/Harrison_Public_Pool_info_sheet_Dec_2012.pdf

Find online at: http://www.harrisonresort.com/activities_pools.aspx

Visited March 2014
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Vancouver
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“Warm and relaxing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The water in this pool is very warm and relaxing and is apparently the same source as the water in the pools at the Harrison Lake Hotel and Spa. The pool itself is dated and the tiles look worn or discolored. It has the atmosphere of any public pool and was fairly busy with a mix of kids splashing around and adults relaxing on the seats.
It was lovely to relax in the warm water but the pool area could use a facelift.

Visited February 2014
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Coquitlam, Canada
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“Not very nice”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The community pool hot springs atmosphere is a very old style looking building, inside and out and a bit of a run down looking, small public pool that has apparently hot spring water in it, but I think mixed with chlorine and is only about 4 1/2 feet at the deepest point. In my opinion it was NOT worth the 10$ to enter, and that was not including the locker fee.

Visited February 2014
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