Kilby Historic Site
Kilby Historic Site is the perfect place for a trip down memory lane. Kilby General Store is all that remains of the original town of Harrison Mills, a once bustling community. The store was the hub of the town, serving as the general supply store, post office, gas station, hotel and meeting place. The people of Chilliwack would take the ferry to Harrison Mills and then the train into Vancouver. With saw mills and the train station close by, the store catered to everyone from locals to vacationers.
Today, Kilby General Store is a world-class 1920s living historical site, complete with costumed interpreters. This 5-acre BC Heritage attraction includes a 1906 General Store Museum, Manchester House Hotel & Post Office, as well as friendly farm animals and an orchard playground. Site facilities include a quaint home-style restaurant, unique country gift shop and a 22-site campground on the scenic Harrison Bay.
The Kilby Museum, Café and Gift Shop are open 11 am to 5 pm from April 18 to June 24 Thursday to Monday; then beginning June 27 to Sept 2 we are open daily; in the fall Sept 5 to October 27 Thursday to Monday; and finally from October 31 to December 22 we will be open Thursday to Sunday. Please note the museum closes each day at 4 pm.
Harrison Mills, BC
Agassiz- Harrison Museum
Welcome to the Agassiz-Harrison Museum and Visitor Information Centre! Nestled under the watchful eye of the magnificent Mt. Cheam, Agassiz-Harrison is a friendly, agricultural community known for its healthy country living and endless outdoor activities! Our museum offers a unique look at Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) history being one of the oldest standing wooden CPR stations left in Canada, as well as period clothing, local artifacts, photographs of pioneer life and so much more.
We are located just off the #7 Highway in the heart of downtown Agassiz, British Columbia at the intersection of Pioneer Avenue and Evergreen Drive. The Museum and Visitor Information Centre are open to the public from May long weekend to Thanksgiving weekend in October, each year. The office is open year round.
Agassiz, BC V0M 1A0
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Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival
Every year, the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival (FVBEF) celebrates the beauty and biodiversity of the Harrison Mills region by honouring the Season of the Eagles and the Cycle of the Salmon. Deep in the heart of ‘Sasquatch Country’, and due to recent global shifts beginning in 2010, visitors witness the world’s largest gathering of wintering bald eagles. The raptors are drawn to the region by the millions of spawning salmon that travel up the Fraser River to tributaries, such as the Harrison River. The Chehalis Flats and Harrison River estuary are also home to diverse wildlife including trumpeter swans, ducks, seals, bears, coyotes, deer and the great white sturgeon.
Bald Eagle Biologist, David Hancock of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation is a renowned advocate for this phenomenon.
For thousands of years, the First Nation Peoples have lived harmoniously with the land and water. In present time, the Sts’Ailes work in collaboration with the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival, the District of Mission, the Salmon Stronghold, and the Hancock Wildlife Foundation where they welcome visitors and share the knowledge they have gained over the generations.
The festival includes designated viewing sites, which are free to the public (Map), food stations (last year the Sts’Ailes hosted their first salmon celebration) tours, speakers, exhibitors, displays, carving and weaving demonstrations, activities, workshops and boat tours. For more details visit fvbef.ca
Mission Chamber of Commerce
34033 Lougheed Hwy, Mission B.C. V2V 5X8