The McLean Mill featured on our Alberni Valley Heritage Page warrants a second peek since it is the only steam-operated sawmill in all of Canada. You can experience the excitement of live steam, as the sawmill cuts wood for demonstration and sale. You'll see the old original buildings and lots of restored logging equipment around the site including a steam donkey, logging trucks, graders and lumber carriers.
Children of all ages will get a sense of the life that people led in this camp on the edge of the world. They'll hear the stories about the one-room school as well as some of the old-timers that might have been around. They can take a Stamp Tour where the Eight Stamp hidden on the site or how about they sit in the cab of a Bulldozer and pretend to be building roads!
Be sure to explore the entire site and stop in to our fresh new Gift Shop. Food is available on site and plans are in place to expand Food Services in the near future.
While the McLean Mill is operational on a scheduled basis throughout the summer it remains open for self guided tours all year long.