Kilby Park Campground
Kilby Park is situated on the confluence of scenic Harrison and Fraser rivers in Harrison Mills, B.C. The Park features a beautiful 38-site campground, a day use area, sandy beaches, nature trails and a boat launch and is a family-oriented campground. The Park is at the west end of Kilby Road, within walking distance of the Kilby Historic Site.
We have 38 sites, 33 of which are reservable. Basic facilities include pit toilets, picnic tables, and fire pits. Some sites are amid the trees and others are in open areas near the beach. Feel free to contact our reservations desk on Mondays and Tuesdays between 10am - 3pm if you have any questions 604-796-9576 or email [email protected]. Reservations can only be made 2 months in advance of desired date. (ie: On June 18 you can book up until August 18)
Kilby Park is operated by the Fraser Heritage Society, a charitable, non-profit community-based group, which also operates the nearby museum on behalf of the Province of BC. The 3 hectare park is famous with bird watchers, as hundreds of wintering bald eagles come to the area to feast on spawning salmon in late autumn. Graceful trumpeter swans also migrate to the area all the way from Alaska.
Kilby campground is a beautiful riverfront park with wonderful pioneer history associated with it. Within walking distance you'll discover a 5 acre historic site, Kilby museum, farm, cafe and gift shop. It's well worth a look through the 1920s general store, post office, and boarding house to get a feel for life in Harrison Mills back in the day. Exhibits reflect the turn of the century when steam wheelers and ferries linked Harrison Mills with larger towns such as Chilliwack, Mission and New Westminster.
Two key rules you may want to consider before booking are:
- 1. Quiet Hours: Quiet hours are from 10 pm to 8:30am. Please be considerate of your neighbours. Excessive noise, as well abusive or offensive language is not allowed at any time.
- 2. Alcohol: As this is a family-oriented campground, no alcoholic beverages are to be consumed outside of your campsite. Excessive drinking may result in eviction.
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Full information about camping at Kilby Provincial Park
- Please note during the October through to March high winds could be present as we are located on the confluence of two rivers.
|Camping Rates||January 2 to February 28 $15 March 1 to April 30 $25 (Seniors 65+ $20) May 1 to September 30 $35 Waterfront & $30 Bush Side October 1 to 31 $25 (Seniors 65+ $20) November 1 to January 1 $15|
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Please respect the park and your fellow campers, during these unusual times.
- Check-out is at 11:00 am. Check-in starts at 1:00 pm
- Please park your RV to the right side of your site to increase a barrier between sites for physical distancing during COVID19.
- Quiet time is from 10:00 pm to 8:30 am. Excessive noise is not permitted. Please remember that sound travels further in open air, especially music and loud talking.
- The main gates may be closed during the day and/or night for the safety and security of our campers.
- Generator use is only permitted between 8.30 am-10.30 am and 6 pm-8 pm.The use of “inverted generators” (i.e. Low Noise) are preferred. Generators must be placed on designated campsite pads and not in the surrounding vegetation and beach.
- A maximum of four adults is allowed per campsite. All children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
- All vehicles and trailers, whatever type, must be within each site’s boundary. No parking at all on the roadway.
- NO TENTS ALLOWED ON THE BEACH.
- No cutting or removal of any trees, shrubs, grasses, flowers, etc. Deadwood from the park is not to be used for firewood. Driftwood may be used if it fits into the fire pit. NO PROPANE OR WOOD FIRES ALLOWED ON THE BEACH. You may bring your own firewood, but please take any excess firewood with you when you leave. CLEAN WOOD ONLY, NO PALLETS OR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS.
- NO BBQ’S ALLOWED ON THE BEACH.
- ALL PETS must be ON LEASH and under your control at all times. Please clean up after your pet.
- Please do not move fire pits or picnic tables without the permission of the Camp Host/Park Attendant.
- Liquor consumption is prohibited anywhere in the Park, including the beach, with the exception of your campsite boundaries.
- No off-road or unlicensed vehicles are to be operated in or near the Park. No unlicensed drivers may operate vehicles in the Park.
- Fish entrails or other waste from cleaning fish are not to be disposed of in the Park or on the beach. No hunting, shooting or handling of firearms of any sort is allowed. Crossbows, slingshots, pellet guns, paintball guns, blowpipes, etc. are prohibited.
- Absolutely NO FIREWORKS of any kind.
- Please keep the toilets clean. Do not put garbage/bottle/cans in the toilets.
- Please sort and recycle glass and plastic bottles, pop and beer cans at the bin provided between sites 6 and 7. Do not put garbage in the recycle bin. All monies raised from the proceeds of the recycled materials will be used for animal feed and care.
- Sites are Non-Transferrable. A reservation cannot be transferred to another site. Reservations cannot be transferred to another person/party. Any reservation owners or holders found to be transferring or selling their reservations to another party, risk the chance that their reservation may be cancelled without a refund.
- If you have a boat, campers will be charged once to launch their boat during your stay. Your trailer must be parked on your campsite.
- The launching of personal watercraft is prohibited at the boat launch.
- During the pandemic only registered campers are allowed at your campsite. No guests are allowed (even if they are part of your ‘bubble’). These are temporary measures set out by the Province for tracing possible outbreaks.
- Vandals will be charged and banned from the Park.
A camping party may arrive at the campsite with one of the following:
- * A motor vehicle not designed as an accommodation for camping, e.g., car, truck, SUV, non-camperized van, motorcycle (to a maximum of one motorcycle per each adult in the party) or
- * A motor vehicle towing a trailer designed as an accommodation for camping, e.g., 5th wheel, travel trailer, tent trailer; or
- * A recreational vehicle (RV), e.g., motor home, camperized truck/van; or
- * A RV with a legally towed motor vehicle; or a motor vehicle or RV towing a trailer not designed as an accommodation for camping, e.g., utility/cargo, or boat trailer.
Tent Policy - one tent may accompany any of the above vehicles, or if tenting only, 2 tents per site maximum. We are encouraging self-contained RV units during the pandemic. Please note: our washrooms do not have running water or hand sanitizer. Please use caution and carry hand sanitizer to mitigate your risk. With the approval of the Park Attendant/Camp Host, a camping party may be allowed a 2nd motor vehicle not designated as accommodation for camping on the campsite for an additional $10 per night. Firewood is available for sale and Propane Fire Pits are available for rent – See the Camp Host for more information and pricing.
- Check-out is at 11:00 am. Check-in starts at 1:00 pm
Please park your RV to the right side of your site to increase a barrier between sites for physical distancing during COVID19.
Quiet time is from 10:00 pm to 8:30 am. Excessive noise is not permitted. Please remember that sound travels further in open air, especially music and loud talking.
The main gates may be closed during the day and/or night for the safety and security of our campers.
-Generator use is only permitted between 8:30 am-10:30 am and 6 pm-8 pm.The use of “inverted generators” (i.e. Low Noise) are preferred. Generators must be placed on designated campsite pads and not in the surrounding vegetation and beach.
-No idling of vehicles within your campsite.
-A maximum of four adults is allowed per campsite. All children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
-All vehicles and trailers, whatever type, must be within each site’s boundary. No parking at all on the roadway.
No social gatherings of any size at your campsite. Do not invite friends or extended family into your campsite. (By orders of the Public Health Authority March 2021). These are temporary measures set out by the Province for reducing possible outbreaks of COVID19.
Vandals will be charged and banned from the Park.
DO YOUR PART… While enjoying this Park.
- Due to the ongoing pandemic, British Columbians will be provided with priority access to camping reservations until July 7 – ensuring they have first access to the core season of reservations through to the end of summer. Starting July 8, non-residents of BC will be permitted to make reservations for any remaining arrival dates in the season, pending travel orders that may allow travel.
- For the purpose of accessing priority reservations, a BC resident is someone who resides in BC.
- Visitors will need to confirm they are a B.C. resident before booking a campsite.
- Non-residents of BC are still allowed in parks, as travel orders permit, whether for day-use, for first-come first-served camping, and for reservations made after July 7th. However, the message remains to stay close to home and avoid non-essential travel.
Please practice & respect physical distancing and follow all BC’s Public Health Authority’s guidelines to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus while visiting this Park.
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- Online reservations can be made on March 1, 2021 starting at 10 am on the website campgroundbooking.com
- Phone in reservations can be made between 10 am and 3 pm on Monday or Tuesday starting on March 1, 2021. NO email reservations will be accepted. NO phone messages or walk-ins will be accepted.
- Only one reservation with a maximum of 14 days per reservation. Campers will be required to provide a name that cannot be changed once the booking is made. At least one of these campers must be present during the stay and identification may be required to keep the reservation valid. At least one member of the camping party MUST be 18 years or older.
- Reservations can only be made 2 months in advance of desired date. (ie: On June 18 you can book up until August 18)
- If a reservation cannot be fulfilled, the visitor should cancel their reservation at least 7 days in advance to receive a 100% refund (less reservation fees) or risk charges as laid out in the cancelation guidelines.
- Non-Transferable policy: A reservation cannot be transferred to another site. Reservations cannot be transferred to another person/party. Any reservation owners or holders found to be transferring or selling their reservations to another party, risk the chance that their reservation may be cancelled without a refund.
- Long weekend (Statutory Holiday) reservations have a 3 day minimum reservation.
- Weekend reservations have a 2 day minimum reservation.
- For the call center there is a reservation fee of $6/night to a maximum of $18 plus a $5 call center charge.
- For online reservations there is a flat fee of $7 for one night, 2 nights $12 and 3 nights $18.
- There is a charge for an extra vehicle of $10 per vehicle per night.
- There is a charge to launch your boat. Campers will be charged once to launch their boat during your stay. Your trailer must be parked on your campsite.
- Full payment (including reservation fees) is required at time of booking. This year we only accept credit cards.
Refund and Change Policy
- Reservation fees are non-refundable. Making an error with your reservation, or conditions such as weather etc. are not grounds for a refund. Under extenuating circumstances, campers may be eligible for a refund of forfeited camping fees.
- Refunds will not be given for an eviction, early departure or inclement weather.
- Any changes made prior to the day of arrival are subject to a $6 fee per change. Any changes made after arrival MUST be approved by the Park Attendant/Camp Host.
Cancellation Charges - There is a $6 cancellation fee per campsite. Reservation charges are NOT refundable.
- Cancellations made more than 7 days prior to Check-In Date, all camping fees (less cancellation and reservation fees) are refunded.
- Cancellations made within 7 days to 1 day prior to Check-In Date, 1 night’s camping fee forfeited, remaining (less cancellation and reservation fees) refunded.
- Cancellations made the day of arrival, 2 night’s camping fee forfeited, remaining (less cancellation and reservation fees) refunded.
No Shows/Late Arrivals
- Reservations are held until 11 AM the day after the scheduled arrival date. After this time all fees will be forfeited and the site will be made available to other visitors.
Not Grounds for a Refund
- Wildlife - The presence or interactions with any kind of wildlife (insects, bears, squirrel, raccoons, etc.) even if the wildlife damages or destroys personal property, are not grounds for a refund. The one exception is if the park is closed or park visitors are advised to stay away due to safety reasons (cougar, problem bear, wolf, etc.). This notice would be posted on www.kilby.ca and in the park.
- Errors while making a reservation - Refunds will not be granted for errors that customers make on their reservations.
- Early Departure - Vacating your campsite early is not grounds for a refund.
- Weather and Ambient Conditions - No refunds will be considered for inclement weather (cold, rain, hail, snow, heat, flooding, etc.), even if extreme weather warnings are issued. Ambient conditions (such as the presence of smoke, or adjacent wildfires) will not be grounds for a refund unless the conditions prevent access to the park or there is a declared state of emergency. Customers should check www.kilby.ca for updates. (if no updates are present, assume the park is open)
- Park Conditions - Requests for refunds related to in-park conditions must be directed to by the Park Attendant (unsatisfactory conditions, poor customer service, etc.).
- Eviction from your campsite - If you have been evicted from the campsite by a representative of Kilby Park for failure to follow the rules and guidelines, no refunds will be made.
- General Illness or Pre-existing conditions - If someone in the camping party gets ill but does not require medical assistance (see Medical below) or if there are common or expected conditions in the park that trigger an existing condition (i.e., allergic to bees and stung in park, or campfire smoke triggers asthma attack, etc.) would not be considered grounds for a refund.
- Vehicle Breakdown/equipment issues - No refunds will be given for vehicle breakdowns, problems related to vehicles or equipment failure.
- Change in Plans - A change of plans, including but not limited to getting called into work or if child care or pet care arrangements fall through
Possible Grounds for a Refund
- Park conditions that prevent access or cause evacuations - Refunds would only be considered if customers are unable to enter/approach a park because of emergencies such as road closure or/and natural disaster or if an evacuation is ordered. In such cases, the onus is on the visitor to check www.kilby.ca for updates.
- Medical - Kilby Park will only consider issuing refunds for serious medical reasons that prevent customers from honouring their reservation. Applications for medical refunds require a doctor’s note or proof that a member of the camping party was seriously injured or admitted to the hospital (there are no exceptions to this). Dates on the medical note or documents must coincide with the arrival date in order to support the request. The reservation owner must still try to cancel the reservation if at all possible.
- Death in the immediate family - Kilby Park will consider refunding forfeited user fees if there is a death in the immediate family (see definition). Kilby Parks still requires that the customer will do their best to cancel their reservation so that the site can be filled. A death certificate and or obituary notice that clearly demonstrates the deceased’s relationship with the reservation holder must be submitted for Kilby to review the request. *Definition of Immediate family: a parent, spouse, child, grandchild, grandparent, brother, sister, father-in-law, mother-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, and any other relative permanently residing in the same household. Unfortunately the death of a friend, distant relative or a pet is not considered grounds for a refund.
- Serious Motor Vehicle accident - If the reservation holder or a member of the camping party is involved in a serious motor vehicle accident that prevents them from honouring their reservation, a refund will be considered. An accident report, dated near the customer’s arrival date is required to support the request for a refund.