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 while capable of operating is no longer being used for commercial or demonstrative purposes. Costs to operate such old equipment is significant thus the decision has been made to leave it as a static display for the time being. Because of that our tours of the mill are actually better as folks who are interested can get right inside to the 'guts' of the equipment. It's pretty impressive!
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 disappoined.
Photo credits: Darran Chaison Photography, Lyndon Cassell Photography