What comes to mind when thinking about the Fraser Valley? Maybe it’s the mountain ranges, the sprawling fields, the hidden swimming holes, or the rapidly expanding communities? There is an abundance of beautiful places to see on two feet or four wheels. Explore the back roads in the MINI on your way to Harrison Hot Springs, where the winner will enjoy a package for two, including breakfast at Muddy Waters, a kayaking/boating adventure, and lunch or dinner at Morgan’s Bistro.
Plus, your choice of one of photographer Zack Melhus’ stunning photos turned into a 12×16 canvas.
Where will you stop along the way, and how will you make memories in your MINI?
No trip to the “city in the country” is complete without taking in the sight of Mount Baker in all its glory. For an unobstructed view, perch yourself atop Eagle Mountain – a residential development located on a mountain slope, that overlooks the valley and gets you seemingly eye-level to the snowy behemoth in the distance.
Anyone who still thinks Chilliwack is all barnyards and cows is living in the dark ages. This area has seriously developed over the years, and in addition to offering modern day living, it hasn’t failed to maintain its beautiful greenery and small-town charm. A trip down Chilliwack Lake Road provides plenty of sights and opportunities to veer off and discover a trail, hike or pitch a tent.
Along the banks of the Chilliwack River is a small, tucked away site, Allison Pool. The area is ideal for an afternoon swim, even fully clothed.
The winding roads of Golden Ears Provincial Park is a great place to lower the roof of the convertible and marvel at the great outdoors. As one of the largest parks in the province, the area has extensive trails and is a popular spot for swimming, boating, and chasing waterfalls.
Harrison Hot Springs
You’ve arrived! Now it’s time to enjoy the waterfront charm of the area, including casual and fine dining, entertainment and relaxation. Park the car and stroll along the paths for picturesque sights of mountain ranges and calm water, or peruse the small shops and grab an ice cream cone before beginning your itinerary. The area is yours to explore!
Prize: OpenRoad Mini Cooper and Tourism Harrison day trip
Enjoy a big adventure in a MINI by sightseeing through the Fraser Valley from Langley, on route to Harrison Hot Springs for a day of food and fun.
- MINI convertible for the day – from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., pickup location at MINI Langley, 6025 Collection Drive
- Breakfast for two at Muddy Waters – $35 value
- Jet Boat Adventure with Harrison Eco Tours – $150 value – call ahead to book your excursion with Harrison Eco Tours in advance.
- Lunch or dinner at Morgan’s Bistro – $65 – excludes alcohol.
- 12×16 canvas by Zack Melhus – $60 value – chosen from his Instagram gallery (@ZMelhus)
To enter to win a Mini convertible for the day from MINI Langley, a Tourism Harrison package for two and canvas print, do at least one of the following:
1. Tweet the following on Twitter: (1 entry)
- Win the ultimate day package exploring Harrison in a MINI via @MINILangley & @Valley_Buzz http://ow.ly/S6Oe1 RT to enter!
4. Follow Zack Melhus (@Zmelhus) on Instagram and share the photo you would want as a 12×16 canvas. Leave a comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)
Contest entries will be accepted from time and date of publishing until 11:59 p.m. PST on September 21, 2015. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform by which they enter.
The day use of the MINI will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Prize must be used by September 30th. Winner must present a valid driver’s license and be over the age of 21. A branded letter with the prize will be provided to present at each participating location.
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Location: 6025 Collection Drive, Langley
Hours: Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.