Open April 14 – October 30

Open Thursday to Monday 11 – 4 PM

Welcome to
Kilby Historic Site!

We encourage you to take a few moments to browse through our website and discover this wonderful five-acre BC Heritage site in Harrison Mills. We are nestled against the mountains on the north shore of the Fraser River, in the Fraser Valley, just 90 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Greater Vancouver.

You will be pleasantly surprised with the preservation of the only remaining buildings of a once-thriving mill town from the turn of the last century. Costumed interpreters encourage you to step back in time as you relive history during your visit. Whether you are visiting the shopkeeper in the general store or having a conversation with the farmhand, you will experience firsthand just how life was in the 1910s in rural British Columbia.

We guarantee your visit will bring a smile to your face. Reflect back on a time you lived through, reminisce of days gone by, or learn of a lifestyle that is hard to comprehend in today’s fast-paced age of technology and computers. The past comes alive in the common household objects we now call artifacts. Entering the General Store or petting our many farm animals will connect you to the past and let you embrace the pioneering spirit we strive to convey.

I look forward to meeting you in person, shaking your hand and inviting you to slow down your life, if only for a short break in your journey during your visit to the Kilby Historic Site.

Jo-Anne Leon
Executive Director

2022 Museum and Cafe Hours

April 14 to June 29

– Thursday to Sunday 11 – 4 pm

June 30 to Sept 5

– Thursday to Monday 11 – 4 pm

Sept 10 to October 30

– Friday to Sunday 11 – 4 pm

Off-Season

Please call if you have an inquiry

Museum Admission Fees

Adults: $12
Seniors: $10
Youth/Students: $9
Children (5 under): Free
Family: $30

Accessibility

All of our facilities are wheelchair accessible. Except: to preserve the historic integrity of the site there are stairs leading to the Manchester House Hotel. The hotel is located above the General Store and is the only location where wheelchairs are not able to go. The pathways around the working farm allow all visitors to be able to interact with our friendly farm animals.

Parking
We have a large parking lot here at the Kilby Historic Site, complete with designated handicap spaces. There are oversize parking areas for buses or campers, with easy turnabout areas. Down at Kilby Park, we have three main areas; the campground, the boat launch and the day-use area. Public parking is only permitted in the day-use area. The long stalls are used by the folks who launch their boats, and yes, you have to pay to launch your boat, not to park.

Restrooms
Restrooms are accessible by wheelchair. There are restrooms in the main admission area, as well as on-site.

Rest Areas
There are rest benches randomly situated throughout the site. Whether you rest on the veranda of the General Store to watch the trains pass by, or on the porch of our 1880s log cabin, we are sure you will be transported back in time for a spell.

Group Rates

For groups of 15 or more people.
Please call (604) 491-3610

BCAA/AAA
Members

Receive a 10% discount.

Season Passes

A Season Pass enables the holder free, unlimited admission to the Kilby Historic Site for one full calendar year.

Adult Season Pass: $30
Senior Season Pass: $25
Student Season Pass: $20
Family Season Pass: $80

Library and Archive Fees

By appointment only. We are working on securing funding to organize the materials in our archives and render them more accessible; however, at this time we may be unable to handle certain research requests. Please contact us with your query and we will get in touch with fees and further information.

To peruse our archival photographs, most have been digitized and can be seen here: 

https://apps.nrs.gov.bc.ca/pub/heritageartifactcollection/index.php/Browse/objects/facets/source_facet:570;topic_facet:574

These photos may be used for academic research, private study, or genealogical research. For other purposes, please contact us for reproduction rates.

Contact: Chelsea Brown, Curator
Phone: 604-491-9059 or email: cbrown@kilby.ca

Further Inquires?

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