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McLean Mill Office: Monday to Saturday. 10:00am to 3:00pm
| Gift Shop: Closed for season | Cafe: Closed for season | Campground: Fully booked for season | Self-Guided Tour: Open 24/7 |

Parts of the Site are unavailable to be viewed due to maintenance projects during our off-season.
Due to budget and maintenance issues, the Alberni Pacific Railway will not be operating in the 2019 season. We are looking for donations and volunteers to help restore operations for future seasons, for more information please email us at

Mclean Mill Historic Park Hours and Prices

Step back in time and enjoy the rich history of McLean Mill National Historic Site

We are currently in our off season, but welcome you to take a walk through the historic village and to observe the heritage houses, steam equipment and sawmill in a self-guided tour anytime between dawn and dusk. Maps are available in our courtyard and the site office is open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00AM - 4:00PM 


  • Our Gift Shop, Steam Pot Cafe and most heritage buildings are closed for restoration & preservation during the winter season. 
  • Trains are expected to operate again in June 2019, at which point our Gift Shop, Steam Pot Cafe and site amenities will re-open for the summer months.


The historic steam sawmill is no longer producing lumber for sale or demonstration. We welcome guests to observe the intricacies and to learn of the inner workings through our signage and displays from the viewing decks. McLean Mill proudly offers interpretive guided tours right inside the mill itself during out summer season.


 Well behaved, leashed pets are welcome

 A reminder to please pickup after your pets and to be courteous of those around you. Pets are prohibittied  inside the Steam Pot Cafe and as a safety precaution should be kept at a distance from the JJ Logging Show.

 Pets may be restricted during our larger scale community events. Please read all event promotions or check in with our administrative or events team if you are considering bringing your pet to a McLean Mill event.

Site Rates 2018

High season: May 15 - September 15

Adults: $10.00 

Youth (Ages 11-18): $5.00

Child (Ages 1-10): Free

Admission during our off & shoulder seasons is by donation.

Note: Site admission & tours are included in your train ticket. All fees are subject to applicable taxes. Site admission during events may vary.


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