Explore Kilby Historic Site

2020 COVID-19 update from Kilby Campground & Museum

Kilby Museum is closed for the season. The 1906 General Store Museum, Manchester House Hotel and Post Office will re-open on April 1, 2021. The Café and gift shop is also closed and will re-open April 1 for the Easter weekend. 

We sincerely thank everyone for their support during this unusual season. 

Campground is open

Until February 28, 2021 there are 6 first come, first serve sites open on the Day Use and Boat Launch side of the Kilby Park. The main campground is closed.  For more information about our rules & camping during a pandemic please visit the campground page of this website. The boat launch and day use area remain open.

The campground reservation system will re-open in 2021. To keep in touch with us over the winter email: info@kilby.ca and we will add you to our newsletter.

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

July 9 to Sept 7 ~ Thursday to Monday 11 am to 4 pm 

Sept 11 – Nov 1 ~ 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

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic our events have been cancelled until further notice.


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. Temporary measures due to COVID-19: our campground has 27 reservable sites and 5 sites first come, first served basis, and is open seasonally. The reservation desk open every Monday and Tuesday between 10 am and 3 pm starting June 15th, 2020, with an online reservation system also available. The campground opens June 18, 2020. Reservations Open June 15, 2020 – Please 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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