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Grist Mill and Gardens at Keremeos

2691 Upper Bench Rd, Keremeos, British Columbia V0X 1N4, Canada
+1 250-499-2888
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A Genuine Delight

A girlfriend and I paid to tour this historic site and its wonderful gardens. We joined a small... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
TrailblazingWendy
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Penticton, Canada
What a hidden gem!

I can't believe I have been driving through Keremeos all these years and did not known about this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
beccabug
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Vancouver
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The only working waterwheel-operated grist mill in Western Canada. "Grist" is clean grain ready to be milled into flour. We are open from 10am to 4pm daily until Thanksgiving. This site offers western Canada's only waterwheel-powered flour mill (built in 1877), restaurant with a lunch menu, gardens, and gift shop featuring local artisans and heritage items. Our 11 site campground has water and power hook-ups. Each site backs onto Keremeos Creek. We are close to a wide range of other activities such as fishing, hiking, and wine tasting.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2691 Upper Bench Rd, Keremeos, British Columbia V0X 1N4, Canada
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+1 250-499-2888
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A girlfriend and I paid to tour this historic site and its wonderful gardens. We joined a small tour group to learn about the process of grinding and milling flour. As well we enjoyed a wholesome homemade tomato and basil salad along with a sandwich....More

Thank TrailblazingWendy
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't believe I have been driving through Keremeos all these years and did not known about this place. So glad I saw the TV news article about it a week before my trip. We stopped on our way to the Okanagan, and we weren't...More

Thank beccabug
Reviewed 2 June 2017

There is more to this place than just an historic mill. It has a significant history in seed-saving and former head-gardener, Sharon Rempel, founded Seedy Saturday almost 30 years ago. The gardens continue to grow heirloom varieties of food and ornamental plants and the General...More

Thank Natasha G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

surrounded by large chestnut trees, roses and lawns. this historic mill has detailed historic facts displayed in the old storage building that stored ground wheat. the waterwheel is being restored. Weddings can be held on lovely lawn with restaurant on site.

Thank kajbar2
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We had been to the Grist Mill in '81 when it was first opened, it is bigger and more interesting. While it was not quite ready for the season we were warmly welcomed and enjoyed our visit there, The blossoms were so fragrant and the...More

1  Thank Pauline O
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We dropped by near the end of a frantic day for the staff (mothers day). Due to the large volume they were out of a few ingredients, but clearly communicated this to us. The food was good, inexpensive with good service. We did not have...More

Thank giffenk
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Ordered some things online, picked up in store....I have loved this place for 30 years, but the current caretakers are so the bomb.

Thank Bruiser2015
Reviewed 15 October 2016

What an amazing place! We ate lunch here, a delicious homemade soup and sandwich, and then walked around the beautiful grounds. The highlight was spending about an hour talking with Cuyler Page, the man behind the restoration of the mill. It was fascinating to learn...More

Thank Mack M
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Went on the last week before closing the restaurant for the winter. Nice gardens and enjoyable to walk around. Had coffee and a homemade treat. Coffee tasted old but treats were good. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Definitely a must stop in Keremeos.

Thank curly_retiree
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Here you can get gifts and food and the best part of it all is you can get fresh ground flour . No chemicals etc go into this just grains from the field simply made into flour for your own use . We bought lots...More

Thank Marie J
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