The McLean Mill featured on our Alberni Valley Heritage Page is a National Historic Site located about 10 kilometers from downtown Port Alberni. The Steam Powered Mill is operational though the Society running the site for 2018 & 2019 have opted to keep it dormant for the forseeable future while a long-term maintenance plan is developed. Self-guided tours are still available to view the historic site and the old 1920's technology. It's very impressive albeit somewhat daunting!
Visit the site to learn about the history of logging in the Alberni Valley and simply to enjoy life in its simpliest of forms as showcased from the way it was in the mid 1960's. The area has hosted many of our Port Alberni events including Music in the Park, our Triconic Challenge, and numerous other key events.The train station at the Harbour Quay in our city center showcases the route from downtown Port Alberni to the Mill taken by the 1929 Baldwin Steam Train. You can simply drive out to the site and enjoy what it has to offer, you won't be disappointed!