Explore Kilby Historic Site

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.

Reconnect with the Past:
50/50 Raffle 2021!

Reconnect with the Past: Kilby 50/50 Raffle 2021!
The Fundraising Committee  of the Fraser Heritage Society is holding a 50/50 Raffle with a potential jackpot of $60,000! Winner takes half! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to become caretakes of the past and builders of the future through your purchase of tickets. 

Click here for more information and to purchase your ticket: Be Part of Something Historic!

Kilby Historic Site exists to encourage the next generation to be inspired by and learn about the rural history of Harrison Mills. Visitors learn about the early days of this small but thriving mill community on the Harrison River by participating in hands-on activities and events. Its’ stories are of great importance to British Columbia and we rely on the generous support of those who share our passion to keep our site alive. Please spread the word and be part of something historic!

2021 COVID-19 update from Kilby Campground & Museum

The 1906 General Store Museum, Manchester House Hotel and Post Office will open for the season on April 3, 2021 – Saturday & Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm. Call for more information 604-796-9576

 

Campground is Open!

The campground reservation system is open. Visit campgroundbooking.com to book your stay. Or call 604-796-9576 us on Monday & Tuesday’s between 10 am and 3 pm, to let us help you book. For more information about our rules & camping during a pandemic please visit the campground page . 

To keep in touch with us & email: info@kilby.ca to be added to our newsletter.

Weddings at Kilby

Are you planning a wedding in 2021? Click here for more information.

2021 Museum, Cafe & Gift Shop Hours of Operation

April 3 – May 2 ~ Saturday & Sunday 11 am to 4 pm (Café offers limited to take out service including beverages and bakery options)

May 6 to  June 21 ~ Thursday to Monday 11 am to 4 pm

June 24 – Sept 6 ~ Open Daily 11 am to 4 pm

Sept 10 – Oct 31 ~ 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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Kilby Park Campground

Kilby Park is situated on scenic Harrison Bay right here in Harrison Mills, with a beautiful 38-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 33 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 March 1 until October 19, 2021, with an online reservation system also available. 

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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