McLean Mill National Historic Site

5633 Smith Rd.
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8M1- Map It
(250) 723-1376
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McLean Mill National Historic Site is 6 km (10 mi.) w. on Beaver Creek Rd., then 3 km (1.8 mi.) n. to 5633 Smith Rd., following signs. The 13-hectare (32-acre) site preserves a working 1926 steam sawmill that was operated by the R.B. McLean family until 1965. Thirty structures from the early days of British Columbia's forest industry include the camp where loggers and mill employees lived and worked. Interactive guided tours and stage shows and sawmill demonstrations are given Thursday through Monday. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
Mill and train tours $29.95; $22.50 (ages 13-18, ages 60+ and students with ID); $18.75 (ages 5-12); $79.95 (family). Mill only Thurs.-Sun. $15; $11.25 (ages 60+ and students with ID); $9.50 (ages 5-12); $40.75 (family). Mill only Mon.-Wed. $10; $7.50 (ages 60+ and students with ID); $6.25 (ages 5-12); $26.75 (family). Rates may vary; phone ahead. Reservations are recommended.
Hours: Grounds daily 10:30-5:15, late June-Labour Day. Sawmill demonstrations Thurs. and Sat. at 11:30 and 3:30, Fri. at 11:30 and 1, Sun. at 1, late June-Labour Day. Train departs Thurs.-Mon. at 10 (also Thurs. and Sat. at 2), late June-Labour Day. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.