Take a Tour

The McLean Mill National Historic Site is a former sawmill and logging operation located in the Alberni Valley of Vancouver Island, British Columbia’s westcoast. McLean Mill was designated a national historic site of Canada in 1989 to commemorate its collection of extant resources related to logging, sawmilling, transportation and labour, and, its close association to significant aspects of the forest industry.

Take a tour and explore the history of the mill and camp life.

The site is open for SELF-GUIDED TOURS at all times, maps are available at the Mill Store (Admin Building) and some of the heritage houses are set up so that you can have a peek at how life used to be around the McLean Mill. Entry is free, donations are appreciated.

Steam Donkey exploration on a McLean Mill self-guided tour - explore the history and camp life.

We also offer GUIDED TOURS (limited group size) to explore the history of McLean Mill and camp life back in the days and invite you to follow our Storytellers’ trails through the site (limited group size).

Thursday through Sunday at 11am and 1.30pm.

$7 (+tax) for adults (19+),
$5 (+tax) for youth/children (6-18 years of age) and
free admission for children under the age of 5.

We ask you to please register in advance via our online booking system, payment will be collected upon arrival.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email at tours@mcleanmill.ca.


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Kicking off summer at McLean Mill National Historic Park!Lawn Games, Board Games & Family Fun

Grab the family, bring a picnic and a blanket and make it a day at the Mill! 

Picnic tables are set up all over the site and lawn/board games are available at the Mill Store (for online reservation this way >>>) as well as some colouring fun for the kids.

The Fairy Forest is still undergoing development and if you wanted to drop of your creations – here’s your chance!

Enjoy the surrounding trails – hiking, biking, horseback riding

McLean Mill provides access to a variety of trails – including the Log Train Trail. Bring your furry friends (please keep them on leash on the site as there is a dog on the premises) and please pick up after your pets (that includes horses, too). We have doggie bags and horse poop scoops available at the Mill Store (Admin Building) if needed.