Music at the Park

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Planning your next weekend staycation or #roamnearhome adventure? Mark your calendars, the next few Sundays the courtyard will be filled with live music and good vibes. Entrance is by donation and we’ll be kicking off Music in the Park with a local duo from Port Alberni: Guys Langlois & Dennis Olsen, followed by more local […]

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McLean Mill Canteena now open - grilled cheese, burgers, baked goods, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

Mill Canteena Open

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We’re excited to announce that the MILL CANTEENA (previously known as Steam Pot Cafe) is ready to serve you during your visit at McLean Mill National Historic Site and Park! Open daily from 10am – 4pm, we’re serving the full menu from Thursday through Monday and baked goods and coffee, tea and cold beverages on […]

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Campsite – online booking live!

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All trails lead to McLean Mill it seems: Hiking the Vancouver Island Spine trail, looking for convenient access to the Log Train Trail or the Beaufort Range – or embarking on a bike packing adventure to/from Cumberland or Cowichan? Take a rest and set up camp on the edge of a National Historic Site. Our […]

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Canada Day Opening

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Join us kicking off the summer on Canada Day 🇨🇦! Grab the family, bring a picnic and a blanket (the Mill Canteena is not quite ready, sorry) – there are picnic tables all over the site – and make it a day at the Mill! Lawn/board games will be available (by donation) as well as some […]

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Welcome to McLean Mill - gift shop, cafe, historical tours.

Gift Shop [Trial] Hours

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After a first successful trial – or, call it soft launch – of the Gift Shop on Father’s Day, June 21st, we decided to do another dry run the weekend of June 27/28 before the official opening day on July 1st. The Gift Shop will be open both Saturday & Sunday from 11am – 3pm. […]

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Welcome to McLean Mill to all the hikers, dog walkers, cyclists and horseback riders. Please pick up after your pets. Supplies provided.Your bike needs some adjustments - our Emergency Kit has you covered. Happy Log Train Trail!

Dog, Horse, Bicycle – Essentials

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Things are shaping up – and while the gift shop is undergoing finishing touches, our little “service station” outside the Administration Building is complete: doggie poop bag dispenser, horse poop scoops (in case you were wondering what those big green “thingies” are) and some tools for small adjustments on your bicycle – and a pump! […]

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Support Local

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COVID-19 turned the world upside down and caused many Alberni Valley businesses to close their doors, for the greater good. These businesses have helped Canadians in the fight to flatten the COVID-19 curve. Here at the McLean Mill Historic Park we were just about to get started, getting ready for an exciting and eventful summer […]

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Calling All Fairy Whisperers - things to do at the McLean Mill National Park

Calling All Fairy Whisperers

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On his daily rounds through the forest surrounding the McLean Mill Historic Park, Sasquatch wanted to introduce himself to his new neighbours, the residents of the Fairy Forest – but it seems like they haven’t returned home yet after the winter.. We invite you to bring the Fairy Forest back to life – refurbish their […]

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How we keep our visitors and staff safe. Covid-19 measures at McLean Mill Historic Park.

Covid-19 Update

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The BC Restart Plan sends a clear message to “stay close to home” and to avoid non-essential travel. Be a tourist in your own town and explore what Port Alberni and the Valley has to offer. Pay the historic McLean Mill a visit, take a self-guided tour or enjoy the trails around McLean Mill Historic […]

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