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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We are now closed for the Season!
See you at Easter when we re-open!
2016 Museum Hours of Operation
March 26 – May 15 ~ Weekends ONLY 11 am to 4 pm
May 19 – June 20 ~ Thursday to Monday 11 am to 4 pm
June 27 – Sept 5 ~ Open Daily 11 am to 4 pm
Sept 10 – Oct 30 ~ Weekends ONLY 11 am to 4 pm
Nov 19 & 20 – Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival 9 am to 4 pm Special Menu:eagle-festival-menu
Dec 10 & 11 – Christmas 11 am to 4 pm
2016 Special Event Calendar
View or Download PDF of the 2016 Rates, Hours of Operation & Events Kilby Calendar of Events 2016
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. Our campground operates on a first come, first served basis, and is open seasonally. Check the Camping page for hours of operation and sign up for our newsletter to get up to date information about the Park.
Call (604) 796-9576
Fax: (604) 796-9592
Write: P.O. Box #55, Harrison Mills, BC V0M 1L0
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!
We would love to hear your comments or suggestions… Email Us!