McLean Mill Historic Park, Port Alberni

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  • We were part of a group of around 40 people so had scheduled the full tour with a meal. I was very surprised at the level of efficiency at the Mill. The tour guides were young staff but very informed ...  more »
  • Historic Mill site can be accessed by train in the summer - very unique. We went by car. Free for locals but worth it for visitors. Features all the olden days log processing equipment. On site restau...  more »
  • This self guided interpretive tour of the sawmill and historic old town is very interesting. Make sure to watch the demonstration of the Steam Donkey and early logging practises.  more »
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  • A 2 1/2 hour drive from Victoria will take you to one of Vancouver Island's most interesting historical sites, the McLean Mill. What makes the McLean Mill such a unique heritage treasure is that much of the original machinery and buildings have survived making it a rare example of a sawmill complex from the early days of mechanized logging on the west coast. Even more remarkable is that the sawmill has been restored to full working condition, the millpond and dam have been reconstructed and the companies original steam donkey is also operating along with a fully rigged ‘spar tree’ for pulling in cut logs and loading onto trucks. You can see how an early 20th century logging and milling operation actually worked! This is a spectacular site to explore. If you want an even cooler experience, take the steam train ride to the mill from Port Alberni!
  • Lovely place! Very instructive and fascinating for those who don't know much of the wood industry of last century. People there are very kind and you can feel their passion. The site is very well organized, well equiped and clean. Trails are very pleasant and both kids and parents can enjoy the site as it is well secured yet quite authentic.
  • We had a great family day visiting the mill and riding the train! My son was excited to ride in the train for the first time. The conductors went out of their way to open up the room with the train models and let him look at them. Thank you for the memories.
  • We rode the train from Port Alberni to the mill and had an interesting visit at the old mill. We had a guide take our group for a tour and explain the history of the mill
  • our family loves going. the history the surroundings the train ride are all great.

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