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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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Really Worth a Visit - Engage with Staff About Seed-Saving History

There is more to this place than just an historic mill. It has a significant history in seed-saving... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Natasha G
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Madeira Park, Canada
a surprising historic enterprise

surrounded by large chestnut trees, roses and lawns. this historic mill has detailed historic facts... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
kajbar2
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Penticton, Canada
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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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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 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 24 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 20 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
Reviewed 16 October 2016

What an amazing place! We ate lunch here, a delicious homemade soup and sandwich, and then walked around the beautiful grounds. The highlight was spending about an hour talking with Cuyler Page, the man behind the restoration of the mill. It was fascinating to learn...More

Thank Mack M
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Went on the last week before closing the restaurant for the winter. Nice gardens and enjoyable to walk around. Had coffee and a homemade treat. Coffee tasted old but treats were good. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Definitely a must stop in Keremeos.

Thank curly_retiree
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Here you can get gifts and food and the best part of it all is you can get fresh ground flour . No chemicals etc go into this just grains from the field simply made into flour for your own use . We bought lots...More

Thank Marie J
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The primary reason one visits the Okanagan valley is for its wineries. It's very refreshing, therefore, to take a break from that and do some cultural sightseeing, especially in the morning. The gentleman that takes care of the mill has an amazing knowledge of the...More

Thank Moniaits
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Beautiful gardens on site. Upon arrival we were greeted with a friendly young lady in costume who told us there were staff on grounds ready to interpret the site. When we arrived at the mill we were shut out. Very disappointed as this was the...More

Thank redjule70
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