Welcome to
Kilby Historic Site!

Experience a fascinating look at BC rural life and history, plus a refreshing step back in time!

Open September 6 – October 30

Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11 – 4 PM

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.

Video by Tourism Harrison

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History Happens Here

50/50 Raffle

6. Kids

We are a charity non-profit historical society and rely on the generous support of those who share our passion to keep our site sustainable.

Farm animals teach us all to be gentle, teaching us as we learn to be brave. Our curious and kind animals capture the hearts of visitors and staff alike and offer a multi-sensory experience on-site. This raffle allows everyone to be involved in the well-being of our farm animals.

Our Mission is to be caretakers of the past and builders of the future. The Kilby Historic Site exists to encourage the next generation to be inspired by and learn about the rural history of Harrison Mills. Its’ stories are of great importance to British Columbia.

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Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving
October 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Stroll through our beautiful grounds and experience the Harvest traditions of an early rural community. Apple press demonstrations. Book your Thanksgiving Dinner, a meal truly to be thankful for! Turkey...


This Seasons Events

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4 star ratingstopped for an ice cream we just popped in for ice cream, it was ice cream, so it was good!
Birchwood Dairy ice cream, one was...
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6/24/2019

5 star ratingOnce a thriving little community What a neat place. Check it out when there may be an interpreter on site. Was a great... read more

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3/25/2019

5 star ratingGreat place to visit for all ages. We (two adults) had a fantastic visit here over the weekend. The staff are all super friendly and helpful, and... read more

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10/26/2020

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