Neil McKinlay (born April 25, 1981 in Langley, British Columbia) is a former a Canadian football linebacker for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers with the 33rd pick in the fourth round of the 2004 CFL Draft. McKinlay announced his retirement after six seasons with the Bombers, but was signed by the Lions after they had several players injured. He played CIS Football for Simon Fraser. As of 2012, is a firefighter with the Winnipeg Fire Department.