McMillan House - Historic Places Days

McMillan House

Parksville, British Columbia
House Museum/Homestead
1245 Island Highway East, Parksville, BC, Canada
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Thursdays - Mondays 11AM - 6PM (Closed Tues/Wed)

Built in 1885 in Errington, British Columbia this log house is one of the few houses left standing from that era.

The house is constructed of hand cut squared-off logs beautifully dove-tailed at the corners. The fireplace was reconstructed as close a s possible to the original using local stones. The McMillan House is a designated Heritage Trust building.

This log house was built by Duncan McMillan, a young Scottish farmer from Ontario who came out west lured by the promise of temperate weather and arable land. McMillan was the one of the first Europeans to claim a plot of land in Errington; land that had been preempted by the E&N Railway Company and taken from the local Indigenous peoples.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • Parking
  • Parkland
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access


1245 Island Highway East, Parksville, BC, Canada
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