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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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What a gem!

We decided to take a quick detour to the Grist Mill ... and were glad we did. What a lovely place... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
pwlintunen
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Maple Ridge, Canada
A tranquil oasis by a creek in a beautiful valley.

Go for lunch. I had a great grilled sweet potato and cream cheese sandwich. There is also a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
liz062016
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Victoria, 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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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 weeks ago

We decided to take a quick detour to the Grist Mill ... and were glad we did. What a lovely place to stop for lunch and an interesting bit of BC history. The GM, Chris, was super friendly. Highly recommend stopping here if you are...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go for lunch. I had a great grilled sweet potato and cream cheese sandwich. There is also a campground, a fascinating museum with a working grist mill.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped to have a look they were closed but at least got to see outside. I am sure it's a busy place in the summer

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

This was the wrong time of year to visit the Grist Mill. There were no tours, the only thing you could really do was order something to eat if you wanted. We walked around the grounds ourselves, no tours. Everything looked pretty much full of...More

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Chris M, General Manager at Grist Mill and Gardens at Keremeos, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

I'm sorry you had a disappointing experience, but you're right that it's the wrong time of year to visit. In mid-October every year, we have to shut the water off to our very old waterwheel-powered flour mill as well as our gardens and our summer...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Interesting history and hands-on displays. It is part museum and part garden, as the name implies. Hike to the top of the hill; follow the path back.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

The Grist Mill is a bit out of the way, not easy to find but our GPS did the job, and we were very glad we went. We arrived just as the place was opening, so got a chance to talk with the staff there...More

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Chris M, General Manager at Grist Mill and Gardens at Keremeos, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2018

Thank you for your kind words! May we publish a portion of your review on our website?

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

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
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

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

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