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).

$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.

DURING OUR FALL AND WINTER SEASON, please register in advance by emailing tours@mcleanmill.ca or call 250-723-1376. Please provide at least 24 hours notice to arrange your tour.



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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.