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“Excellent tourist site and well worth your $8”

Kilby Historic Site
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Experience a 1920s Fraser Valley living history site with costumed interpreters. This 5 acre BC Heritage attraction includes our 1906 General Store Museum, Manchester House Hotel & Post Office, friendly farm animals and orchard playground. Site facilities include our home-style restaurant and unique country gift shop. Within walking distance, at the confluence of both the Fraser and Harrison rivers, is Kilby Park; a scenic 34 site campground with sandy beaches, nature trails and boat launch. At Kilby Historic Site you will be pleasantly surprised with the preservation of the only remaining buildings of a once thriving mill town from the turn of the last century. Costumed interpreters encourage you to step back in time as you relive history during your visit. Whether you are visiting the shopkeeper in the general store, or having a conversation with the farmhand, you will experience first-hand just how life was in the 1920s in rural British Columbia.
Reviewed 4 August 2013

This was a very unexpected stop but we were really pleased that we made the effort to go back and see this site. It is really well done with a house and store set up that you could see no where else. Truly amazing and fun to see what life was like in earlier time.

Thank 2morrows
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

Driving back from Harrison on Highway 7 (the slow route) we saw the sign for Kilby. Had never been there so made the turnoff and was so happy we did. So awesome so see British Columbia's History....the General Store....the 1900 "hotel"... the post office and all of the live farm displays. What a great place to bring the kids to show them how the province was built.

Thank Murray A
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

A fabulous 1906 General Store Museum. See thousands of goods which were for sale in the early 1900s. View the attached heritage post office and hotel. The surrounding heritage farm is populated by numerous varieties of farm animals. There are farm buildings and antique farm tools and equipment to view. There is even an old fashioned outdoor playground for children. We did not eat at the restaurant but the homemade pies on display were very tempting. There is also a gift shop. Check for special events.

Thank Sunshine987654
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

My husband & I checked out the Kilby Historic Site for our second trip down to Harrison Hot Springs. Typically, we stay in Harrison and enjoy the resort/pools/beach/etc but I wanted to try something different and even *gasp* educational! It's a short 15-20 min drive from Harrison to the Kilby Site but it's a completely different place. The General Store is like you've stepped back into time. I really enjoyed the informative talk we were given about the different way of life people lived back in the early 1900s. The artifacts that were on display definitely brought it home. I also found that going to the historical site really gave me a sense of perspective about BC's history.

In addition the to General Store and attached hotel, we loved the farm that was also on site, particularly getting up close to the ponies, pigs & sheep. One of the volunteers even gave us an apple so we could feed one of the ponies.

After the farm, we went back into the orientation barn which also had a little restaurant. We both shared a peach/raspberry pie which was delicious! Probably the best food I had the whole trip. Yum! And only $3.50 per slice - you can barely buy a cup of coffee for that price in Vancouver. Definitely going back to Kilby, perhaps in the summer?

Thank psychoexgirlfriend
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

This is a fantastic place to take anyone really but especially children, as it's an authentic General Store set up, complete with Post Office and "Rooms to Let" upstairs. There is a little farm with animals where they often host ice cream or cider making demonstrations. My favourite is looking at the items in the General Store.. the old denim, fabric, labelled containers that once held foods and other products. There are old advertisements, the staff wears period costumes and are excellent at explaining life "way back when". There is also a restaurant & gift shop with nice things, including the famous Kim's fudge!

Thank Chris F
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