The Alberni Pacific Railway has long been a top feature of the Alberni Valley. Operated initially by the Western Vancouver Island Industrial Heritage Society alongside an agreement with the City of Port Alberni it is currently (2019) not operating for financial reasons. The WVIIHS (IHS) are working tirelessly to return the 1929 Baldwin Steam Engine to service as it had a boiler issue in 2018 that made it inoperable. The locomotive is currently undergoing a complete rebuilt largely via Volunteer efforts to bring it back to life.
In the past and hopefully in the near future the train with a passenger capacity of +/- 185 people will travel from the Port Alberni Train Station at our harbourfront to the McLean Mill National Historic Site.
Many in Port Alberni are optimistic that Train Service may reopen on a limited basis in 2020 and on a full scale basis in 2021. We sure hope so! In the meantime come for a visit to the Train Station and/or the McLean Mill where you can learn more about our historical activities on the CP line servicing Port Alberni for many years.