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“Beautiful Rest Stop”

Grist Mill and Gardens at Keremeos
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Keremeos
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Sunshine Coast BC
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226 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Beautiful Rest Stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

On a recent road trip, a group of us stopped at the Grist Mill for a picnic lunch. It is a beautiful, simple and well kept spot. Friendly hosts and lovely gardens. In summer they have outdoor concerts too.
It would be a beautiful quiet camping spot if you are a camper. There is a small fee to picnic here which goes toward the up keep and this is a place we want to see as a sustainable part of the flavour of the Okanagon!
In the summer there are plenty of fruit stands around to purchase wonderful fresh produce to add to your picnic basket!
A definite stopping place to keep on your road trip itinerary.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Cucina58
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London, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely heritage site with a quaint tea room”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

My wife and I enjoyed the demonstration of the Grist Mill from the Miller and absolutely loved the deliciously made home made sandwiches, scones and lavender shortbread cookies prepared by Executive Chef, Natasha Schooten. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited June 2014
2 Thank scfilice
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Keremeos, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Don't Miss this Beautiful Heritage Site!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

The Grist Mill Heritage site is a wonderful place to visit. Have a snack or lunch in the pretty restaurant; let the kids run around the spacious grounds; visit the operating old fashioned grist mill and grind some wheat into flour (the highlight for our 4 year old granddaughter). A brunch is served every Sunday and many special events and concerts are held throughout the year. There are also a few serviced camping sites. The Grist Mill website has details about special events. We highly recommend this scenic and historic attraction for people of all ages.

Visited March 2014
1 Thank Pat L
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful site!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

The grounds, the staff, the history, the events and of course, the food -fantastic across the board.

An absolute must see when visiting Keremeos.

1 Thank Misslowe
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Keremeos, British Columbia, Canada
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Grist Mill & Gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is an amazing place to see. They have special fun days where you can learn all about the different apples & fruits that are grown in the Keremeos area. They make their own flour with a giant water wheel system...learn how flour used to be made before the huge factories took over.The gardens are something to see.They have an orchard where they grow different varieties of apples.Taste all the different kinds & pick the ones you love the most. It's worth a visit. There is an admission charge when they have special events but for the most part it's by donation.It's very family friendly. They will answer any questions you have.Call 250-499-2888 for more information.I really enjoyed my time there.

Visited August 2013
Thank Linda R
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