Explore Kilby Historic Site

UPDATE from Kilby Museum and Campground

Due to Covid-19 concerns the museum, cafe and gift shop remain closed until further notice.

The campground is closed due to high water levels!

The campground cannot open June 1st due to the high water levels! We will monitor the water levels and keep you posted through our newsletter as to when the campground is safe to open. Email: info@kilby.ca to be added to our newsletter.

Campground Reservation System
Our reservation system opens June 15th.  This year there are two ways to reserve:

  1. By Phone: the reservation desk will open Monday and Tuesday 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

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

Opening To be Announced ~ Thursday to Monday 11 am to 4 pm

June 25 – Sept 7   ~ Open Daily 11 am to 4 pm

Sept 11 – Dec 20 ~ 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

Please Calendar of Events 2020 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 starting April 6th, 2020. Check the link below for further information.

NEW Campground Online Reservation System coming in April of 2020

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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