There’s a lot of uncertainty right now regarding COVID-19 and how it’s going to affect our season. If you’d like our most recent update, click here

You can also support us right now by buying a Season Pass. It’ll help us pay a few bills before we’re able to open for the season, whenever that is.

We love you! (Go wash your hands.)

Join our team for the 2020 season!

A quiet family-oriented campground, perfectly central for your Similkameen adventures

Let us host your special day

See a working waterwheel-powered flour mill in action!

Bring Your Class for a Special Heritage Experience

Through the summer of 2020, the Grist Mill and Gardens will be hosting a series of informative talks about the natural and cultural history of the Okanagan/Similkameen...

Join us for a special day celebrating all forms of fibre arts, including spinning, weaving, knitting, quilting, dyeing, felting and so much more. As the...

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Birthday Parties

Travel back in time for a one-of-a-kind birthday experience for kids featuring tea parties, old-fashioned games and more in our quaint Tea Room and lovely gardens.


We love to cook! Using products from our gardens, flour mill and orchards, here are some of our favourite recipes.

Heritage Apples

Help us solve the mystery of the identity of some of the heritage apples growing here by exploring our new gallery of photos.

About Us:

The Grist Mill and Gardens has much to offer visitors: explore a working 1877 waterwheel powered flour mill, participate in one of our regular workshops, performances and other special events, enjoy lunch in the Kitchen, browse in our unique gift shop, or stay overnight at our creek side RV campground.

We proudly belong to a number of organizations that share our values; click on any of these images to learn more about any of them.

Seeds of Diversity
Interpretation Canada
WWOOF Canada
Similkameen Valley
Tourism Guide
Culinary Historians of Canada
Similkameen Country
Chamber of Commerce
Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association
Association of Living History, Farms, and Agricultural Museums
Seed Savers Exchange
BC Museums Association
Similkameen Independent

We acknowledge that the Grist Mill and Gardens Historic Site sits on traditional sməlqmix territory.