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.

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2019 Hours of Operation

April 18 – June 24  ~ Thursday to Monday 11 am to 5 pm                  

June 27 – Sept 2   ~ Open Daily 11 am to 5 pm

Sept 5 – October 27 ~ Thursday to Monday 11 am to 5 pm

Oct 31 – Dec 22    ~ Thursday to Sunday 11 am to 5 pm

Please note: the museum will close at 4 pm while the Cafe and Gift Shop remain open until 5 pm

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2019 Special Event Calendar

Please Kilby Event Booklet 2019 for a printable Events Calendar


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. We also have a reservation desk open every Monday and Tuesday between 10 am and 3 pm for 17 reservable sites. 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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