Welcome to
Kilby Historic Site!

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

Open April 14 – October 30

Open Thursday to Monday 11 – 4 PM

Explore Kilby Historic Site

BC’s Museum of Rural Life

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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.

Historical Gem
Nestled in the Fraser Valley

Our friends at Tourism Harrison River Valley made this lovely video to
tell you more about us!

UPCOMING Events

Here Comes the Bride

Bride and Groom
July 9 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Behind every wedding, there is a dream and a story. Come celebrate the story of a 1919 wedding between Acton and Jessie Kilby. This re-enactment includes an original gown, blushing...


This Season’s Events

Furry and Feathered Friends 50/50 Raffle!


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.

Please spread the word and be part of something Historic!

Explore Kilby Historic Site

Reviews from Trip Advisor

5 star ratingWhat a little gem ! Took the back route to Vancouver from Harrison and came across the sign for Kilby historic site.... pulled in out... read more

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8/31/2018

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 ratingExceeded our expectations This was a great little museum with friendly and knowledgeable staff. The displayed artifacts within the general store were really... read more

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8/07/2020

Weddings at Kilby

Planning a wedding in 2022 or 2023?

Kilby’s peaceful charm is perfect for your special day!