As autumn arrives in the Agassiz-Harrison region of the Fraser Valley, the crew at the Kilby Historic Site is preparing for the seasonal change.
Kilby Historic Site is now open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Nov. 1.
Located near the junction of the Harrison and Fraser Rivers, the five-acre National Historic Site stands as a reminder of the once-thriving community of Harrison Mills.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, tours through the general store museum, Manchester House Hotel and post office are by reservation through Eventbrite. Tickets can also be purchased in the café on arrival.
Tickets are $6.50 per person; children ages 12 and under are admitted for free.
The Kilby Café offers a full take-out menu, which includes a number of local favourites such as fresh soup and sandwiches, homemade pastries, Cabin Fever Junction pies and Birchwood Gourmet Ice Cream.
The Kilby Park Campground and boat launch are currently open for day use. However, due to the pandemic, staff are limiting the number of people allowed on the beach. Thirty-two sites are available for reservation by phone from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at
Sunday dinners for take-out
Every Sunday for the rest of September, Kilby officials are pre-booking their full-course roast beef dinners complete with Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes, gravy and seasoned vegetables for take-out.
October’s Sunday dinner menu will feature traditional roast turkey, mashed potatoes, homemade cranberry sauce, dinner rolls and pumpkin pie. For more information about the dinners, call