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Grist Mill and Gardens at Keremeos

2691 Upper Bench Rd, Keremeos, British Columbia V0X 1N4, Canada
+1 250-499-2888
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Delicious lunch, Heritage charm

Simple menu of made-to-order sandwiches with great soup or salad. Griiled cheese, tomato and onion... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chilton2017
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Parksville, Canada
Nice place to visit with kids

Grounds were beautiful and the working mill was very interesting. We got a full tour of the mill... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michelle M
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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.
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  • Average6%
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  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2691 Upper Bench Rd, Keremeos, British Columbia V0X 1N4, Canada
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+1 250-499-2888
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Simple menu of made-to-order sandwiches with great soup or salad. Griiled cheese, tomato and onion sandwich accompanied by a hearty beef barley soup (generous on the beef) was a memorable lunch. Wonderful historical garden setting with mill to tour. Lots of local goods -- bought...More

Thank Chilton2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grounds were beautiful and the working mill was very interesting. We got a full tour of the mill area even though we had not arranged it in advance. The restaurant was a bit disappointing, as the two items we wanted to order were not ready/unavailable....More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you come here make sure to take a tour and to ask questions of the knowledgeable engaging guides. Our small group tour became a lively history of not just the Grist Mill but the Keremeos area, food production, industry, relations between the settlers and...More

Thank GuinnessGuy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A girlfriend and I paid to tour this historic site and its wonderful gardens. We joined a small tour group to learn about the process of grinding and milling flour. As well we enjoyed a wholesome homemade tomato and basil salad along with a sandwich....More

Thank TrailblazingWendy
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I can't believe I have been driving through Keremeos all these years and did not known about this place. So glad I saw the TV news article about it a week before my trip. We stopped on our way to the Okanagan, and we weren't...More

Thank beccabug
Reviewed 3 June 2017

There is more to this place than just an historic mill. It has a significant history in seed-saving and former head-gardener, Sharon Rempel, founded Seedy Saturday almost 30 years ago. The gardens continue to grow heirloom varieties of food and ornamental plants and the General...More

Thank Natasha G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

surrounded by large chestnut trees, roses and lawns. this historic mill has detailed historic facts displayed in the old storage building that stored ground wheat. the waterwheel is being restored. Weddings can be held on lovely lawn with restaurant on site.

Thank kajbar2
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We had been to the Grist Mill in '81 when it was first opened, it is bigger and more interesting. While it was not quite ready for the season we were warmly welcomed and enjoyed our visit there, The blossoms were so fragrant and the...More

1  Thank Pauline O
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We dropped by near the end of a frantic day for the staff (mothers day). Due to the large volume they were out of a few ingredients, but clearly communicated this to us. The food was good, inexpensive with good service. We did not have...More

Thank giffenk
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Ordered some things online, picked up in store....I have loved this place for 30 years, but the current caretakers are so the bomb.

Thank Bruiser2015
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