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