Explore Kilby Historic Site

COVID-19 update from Kilby Campground & Museum

Kilby Museum is Open..Stroll through the gardens and grounds, visit the animals, smell the roses, and sit for a spell. Admission to the Heritage Site is by donation this summer.Due to current restrictions, touring the 1906 General Store Museum, Manchester House Hotel, and Post Office is by Reservation only. Visit Eventbrite to reserve a ticket online, or purchase a ticket in the Cafe upon arrival. Tours are limited to those within your family or social bubble. Tickets are $6.50 per person, children 12 and under free. 

Our hours through the fall are open Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm until November 1.

The Kilby Café is offering a full take-out menu including soup and sandwiches, cold beverages, fresh baking, home-made pastries, Cabin Fever Junction pies, and Birchwood Gourmet Ice Cream. Sunday’s through September and October we will offering a traditional hot meals. Click Here for more info: Kilby Fall Dinner Poster 2020 Thank you for your continued support!

Campground Open…

During the pandemic we have temporarily reduced the number of first come, first serve sites to 3. We encourage you to reserve one of our 32 sites by one of the following ways.Campground Reservation System:Our reservation system open until October 30th.  This year there are two ways to reserve:

  1. By Phone: the reservation desk will open Monday to Friday between 10 am and 3 pm. Call 604-796-9576 and follow the prompts to the call queue.
  2. Online: online reservation system will open at 10 am at campgroundbooking.com 

Boat Launch is Open

Day Use Partly Open – Due to water levels still being higher than normal there is limited beach for Day Users. Another issue we have is due to COVID-19 physical distancing requirements also require us to limit Day Users. Please enter the Day use area from the boat launch as you are not allowed to walk through the campground this season. Please be patient as we do our best to keep this area open for the public. 
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BC’s Museum of Rural Life

Located near the junction of the Harrison and Fraser Rivers, the Kilby Historic Site stands as the only reminder of the once thriving community of Harrison Mills, British Columbia, Canada.

Step back in time and enjoy a leisurely tour of the Kilby Historic Site with its magnificent 1906 General Store Museum. Visitors will view a fascinating gallery of product packaging dating back to the 1920s and 1930s. Don’t miss the intriguing artifacts in the heritage Post Office and Manchester House Hotel; both were an integral part of the Harrison Mills community at the turn of the twentieth century.

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2020 Museum, Cafe & Gift Shop Hours of Operation

July 9 to Sept 7 ~ Thursday to Monday 11 am to 4 pm 

Sept 11 – Nov 1 ~ Friday to Sunday 11 am to 4 pm

Call 604-796-9576 for more information. The campground is open year-round!

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2020 Special Event Calendar

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic our events have been cancelled until further notice.

Kilby Park Campground

Kilby Park is situated on scenic Harrison Bay right here in Harrison Mills, with a beautiful 35-site waterfront campground complete with picnic tables, a day use area, sandy beaches, nature trails and a boat launch. The park is within walking distance of the museum, just at the end of Kilby Road. Temporary measures due to COVID-19: our campground has 27 reservable sites and 5 sites first come, first served basis, and is open seasonally. The reservation desk open every Monday and Tuesday between 10 am and 3 pm starting June 15th, 2020, with an online reservation system also available. The campground opens June 18, 2020. Reservations Open June 15, 2020 – Please Check the link below for further information.

General Information:
Call (604) 796-9576
Fax: (604) 796-9592
Email: info@kilby.ca
Write: P.O. Box #55, Harrison Mills, BC V0M 1L0

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Kilby Historic Site – Digital Collection

A collection of British Columbia Heritage resources useful to teachers, students, and history enthusiasts of any age. Our Digital Collection can be found at here: A Visit to the General Store

Volunteer at Kilby

Interested in becoming a volunteer? Call 604-796-9576 for more information!

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