Kilby Historic Site
Kilby Historic Site
4.5
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Located at the confluence of the Harrison and Fraser Rivers, the Kilby Historic Site stands as the only reminder of the once thriving community of Harrison Mills. Discover the story of this vibrant community when you explore our lovely five-acre heritage site—complete with a 1906 General Store and demonstration farm. Meet our friendly animals, participate in historic demonstrations, and soak in the sights and sounds of a world gone by. Stop for lunch in our licensed café and browse our gift shop filled with unique items from local artisans and makers. Within walking distance of the museum is the scenic Kilby Park, located on the Harrison River featuring a 41-site campground, day-use area, sandy beaches, nature trails, and boat launch.
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  • Alexis A
    Vancouver, Canada21 contributions
    Great 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 an extra shout out goes to the super knowledgeable gentleman working in the General Store museum who must have spent almost an hour telling us all about the site, the products in the store and the history of the place. It was very interesting to go back in time with him and his passion for the subject was clear. It's impressive to see that the buildings are still in such good condition after so many decades. Next time we're in the area we will give ourselves even more time to explore the historic site. We highly recommend visiting.
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! See you again soon.
    Written April 19, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2020
    Written October 26, 2020
  • kris-goes-places
    295 contributions
    More Than Meets the Eye
    We ran across this on the web and it was a cool, cloudy day, so we thought it would be a fun little stop to fill an hour or so. We ended up staying for close to three hours! There is way more here than you’d expect as you pull up. The cafe and the store are worth a visit. The museum/historic buildings are well-curated, and of course there are the animals to chase around :) We were partial to Fred the Turkey. As a bonus, we were there in time for a butter churning demonstration which I thought would be kind of juvenile, but was super engaging (also the butter she produced was delicious). After that, there was a fiddle player who kept us entertained as well. This is definitely worth a stop.
    Thank you for you review of your recent visit. As a charitable non profit we strive to engage with educational and intriguing programming for all. We look forward to seeing you next year!
    Written November 10, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2021
    Written August 27, 2021
  • Kristin D
    106 contributions
    Hidden little Gem!
    This place was a hidden gem and our second time stopping here with our family. Cost to get in for a family was very affordable at $30 for myself and 5 kids. They have a cute little restaurant where you can eat inside or out in the garden. We packed a lunch and had a picnic on sight. The grounds have beautiful flowers with lots of grassy areas or benches for picnics. They have farm animals that you can buy little bags of feed that cost $1. The kids got to participate in tin piercing and have tea while one of the interpreters explained the history. We got into the main building which is the general store/hotel and the kids got to explore and ask questions and the very sweet lady behind the counter showed the kids all of the vintage toys and how they worked and they even got to try them out! When we were finished we went back through the gift shop and got a couple of treats for the kids. They also have an assortment of ice cream as well.
    Thank you for rating your visit at the Historic Site. We really appreciate the 5 stars and the time you took to share your experience.
    Written August 25, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 3, 2023
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Kristin D
Fairview, Alberta, Canada106 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Family
This place was a hidden gem and our second time stopping here with our family. Cost to get in for a family was very affordable at $30 for myself and 5 kids. They have a cute little restaurant where you can eat inside or out in the garden. We packed a lunch and had a picnic on sight. The grounds have beautiful flowers with lots of grassy areas or benches for picnics. They have farm animals that you can buy little bags of feed that cost $1. The kids got to participate in tin piercing and have tea while one of the interpreters explained the history. We got into the main building which is the general store/hotel and the kids got to explore and ask questions and the very sweet lady behind the counter showed the kids all of the vintage toys and how they worked and they even got to try them out!
When we were finished we went back through the gift shop and got a couple of treats for the kids. They also have an assortment of ice cream as well.
Written August 3, 2023
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Thank you for rating your visit at the Historic Site. We really appreciate the 5 stars and the time you took to share your experience.
Written August 25, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Koala1415
Frankfurt, Germany17 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Family
The store and farm are lovingly restored. There are a few farm animals, a gas pump and exhibition of old farm machinery. The little museum above the store has information on Kilby’s history, Sasquash, historic clothing and much more.

There was a little quiz and additional activities for children. The volunteers were very welcoming friendly.

Written June 9, 2023
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Thank you for sharing your experience. We strive to keep our programming engaging and authentic. Over the summer we will have daily activities like rope making, butter making and old fashioned ice cream making.
Written July 6, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marlene L
Surrey, Canada47 contributions
Aug. 2022
We enjoy visiting here since we live pretty close. What I would really recommend is visiting here for lunch. The food is really good, and they have unique beers to enjoy as well. Great family event.
Written October 23, 2022
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Look forward to seeing you again.
Written April 6, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Glenn F
Williams Lake, Canada28 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Couples
Spent a couple hour visiting the sight, lots of Small animals for kids (goats, miniature donkeys, pigs, chickens) General store full of many artifacts, tin cans galore, and many displays about the history of the Kilby’s. Lunch was very good with Homemade soups, salads and very fresh sandwiches. Well worth a visit when in the area
Written July 24, 2022
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Thank you for sharing your experience, and giving us a four star rating. Look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written July 29, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

A.M.M.
Seattle, WA70 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Family
Very cool attraction. Great & engaging staff in the general store explaining to the kids by asking questions about the space. Definitely want to visit again with the kids!
Written April 16, 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We have really revamped all of our programming and receiving a lot of positive feedback. As a charitable non-profit we really appreciate your feedback and spreading the word about this unique little corner of the world!
Written May 4, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

orangecrush58
Prince George, Canada77 contributions
Sep. 2021
This hidden gem is a must visit in the upper Fraser Valley. It is like stepping back in time to the early part of the last century. The staff are very dedicated and knowledgable in the history of the site and area. Allow a couple of hours to properly take it all in.
Written September 22, 2021
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Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience at the historic site, and hope to see you again next year!
Written November 10, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

S L
7 contributions
Aug. 2021
This place is great, when it is actually open. Not sure why it is so rarely open. Disgraceful. I know it is easier to ride the CRB (Trudeau handouts for lazy people) than to actually work, but this is ridiculous. They whine and moan about support and funding, but then the place is always CLOSED! Typical.
Written August 31, 2021
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We are usually open from Easter to Halloween. However this year we are remain open on the weekends until Dec 19. Hopefully next we we will be back to normal open Thursday to Monday April, May, June, Sept & October... and open daily July and August.
Written November 10, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kris-goes-places
295 contributions
Aug. 2021
We ran across this on the web and it was a cool, cloudy day, so we thought it would be a fun little stop to fill an hour or so. We ended up staying for close to three hours! There is way more here than you’d expect as you pull up. The cafe and the store are worth a visit. The museum/historic buildings are well-curated, and of course there are the animals to chase around :) We were partial to Fred the Turkey. As a bonus, we were there in time for a butter churning demonstration which I thought would be kind of juvenile, but was super engaging (also the butter she produced was delicious). After that, there was a fiddle player who kept us entertained as well. This is definitely worth a stop.
Written August 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for you review of your recent visit. As a charitable non profit we strive to engage with educational and intriguing programming for all. We look forward to seeing you next year!
Written November 10, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cynthia T
1 contribution
Aug. 2021 • Family
Amazing. So much to do outside (feed animals, learn history, small park to play at, made a craft) and inside (Cafe lunch was delicious, the store/postoffice/hotel were so interesting to visit). Learned a lot and had so much fun. Fantastic staff. Will be back!
Written August 17, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your visit. As a charitable non-profit we rely on folks like you to share your experience and help market the site. See you next year!
Written November 10, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jo R
1 contribution
Jul. 2021 • Family
Aggressive host lady, poor management, Sites not cleaned of garbage, needs new caretakers,Very windy
Written July 22, 2021
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Thank you for your feedback. Please come visit us next year, as we work towards revitalizing our campground.
Written November 10, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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KILBY HISTORIC SITE - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Kilby Historic Site is open:
  • Thu - Sun 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.