Day Camp

Six weeks of hands-on, fun-filled activities
for kids aged 6 to 12.

Seasons Pass

Enjoy admission to the site, our community events, presentations and more!


Join our team for the 2023 season!


Let us host your special day

Book your 2024 Wedding While Dates are Still Available!

Unique History

See a working waterwheel-powered flour mill in action!


Voted Best Campground in the South Okanagan in 2021, 2022 and 2023!

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

Field Trips

Bring Your Class for a Special Heritage Experience

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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.