Covid-19 Update

Currently, British Columbia is in Phase 3 of the Province’s Restart Plan.

We invite you to pay the historic McLean Mill a visit, take a self-guided tour and enjoy the trails around McLean Mill Historic Park by bike, on horseback or on foot.

#exploreBClocal, be a tourist in your own town and explore what Port Alberni and the Alberni Valley has to offer. There is lots of natural space and lots to discover.

How we keep our visitors and staff safe. Covid-19 measures at McLean Mill Historic Park.
We are working hard on how to keep you, our guests and our staff safe. 
Thank you for respecting the measures in place and for understanding.
Please note that you are visiting the McLean Mill Historic Park & Site at your own risk.

We ask our visitors to be respectful and follow the rules to ensure everybody feels safe and enjoys their visit:

  • Please follow the instructions of our staff. Currently, we are on site between 10am and 4pm daily.
  • Please be patient as we will be closely monitoring how many visitors are allowed into the village (gift shop, canteena area) at one time.
  • Please maintain physical distancing, and do not allow you or your group to get within 2m/6ft of another person or group. Please be respectful of other guests keeping their distance.
  • Children and pets must remain directly at your side. Pets have to be on leash at all times and please pick up after your pet.
  • Please follow the directional arrows and other guiding signage when entering the village, the gift shop or the canteena.
How we keep our visitors and staff safe. Covid-19 measures at McLean Mill Historic Park.

Limited seating (picnic tables) is available in the Village and around the Historic Site.

Available in the Village, next to the Administration Building.

The Mill Canteena is closed for the season (as per Monday, September 14, 2020).

Open daily from 10am to 4pm, following protocols to allow for physical distancing, capacity monitoring and sanitary precautions. Online shopping is available with complimentary delivery (in Port Alberni) or pick-up at the Administration Office.

Use of debit and credit cards highly encouraged.

Due to COVID-19 we are unable to supply umbrellas.

Open for business (daily between 10am-4pm).

Visitors will be asked the following questions before being admitted to limited group-sized guided tours:
1. Have you experienced cold or flu-like symptoms within the last 14 days?
2. Have you been in close contact with anyone else who has had these symptoms in the last 14 days?
3. Have you travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days?
4. If you have travelled outside of Canada, have you quarantined in Canada for 14 days?


The current COVID-19 outbreak is ever changing with government regulations and health guidelines changing rapidly. As protocols change we will respond to comply with the current federal, provincial and municipal guidelines. We ask our guests to remain flexible and prepared to change plans according to the situation.  

Show us your mask-style. We’re mask friendly and enjoy seeing all the creative designs out there. Forgot your mask? No problem. We have a limited number of masks available for both guests and staff and have a variety available for sale in our Gift Shop. 

This is our most up-to-date information (September 14, 2020), please continue to check back for updates.
Learn more about the steps we are taking to protect Visitors and Staff by clicking here.