The Grist Mill at Keremeos, British Columbia

Creator(s): Keremeos Grist Mill and Gardens

The Grist Mill at Keremeos is the last surviving flour mill from pioneer times in British Columbia. The Mill has had an interesting history that has brought it back as a working mill with much of its original machinery intact.

The South Similkameen Museum Society was instrumental in having the Mill site designated a Provincial heritage site in 1977, then having the province purchase the site in 1979. The Mill was restored, a project lead by Cuyler Page to its 1881 working configuration. The Heritage Trust operated the site as heritage interpretive site until Devolution in 2003. Devolution lead to a decline of the site and the building were closed to the public in 2008. Millar Group Heritage Enterprises gained the contract to care for the site and re-opened it in 2009. Millar Group has operated the site through 2012.

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