Maple Mountain - hiking
Osborne Bay Regional Park
Chemainus - nearby town, famous for its beautiful historic murals
Old School House Museum
An extinct group of Native peoples known as the 'Tliyamen', translated means 'people of the mountain', once hunted, fished and made home in and around Crofton. However, they vanished several hundred years prior to the arrival of the white explorers.
In the mid-1800's, the town saw surges of growth with the introduction of copper mining and paper mill. This homesteading town was built by Australian-born entrepreneur Henry Croft. His interest lay in developing the prosperous Lenora mine nearby. However, Nanaimo and other ports became laden with the forestry supply, thus Henry established Crofton as a location to mill the excess and house his workers.
Summer average 18 degrees Celsius
Winter average 6 degrees Celsius
Map of Crofton
Please select from the Crofton travel directory below to find out more details.