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 2017 has opted to keep it dormant for this year while a long-term maintenance plan is developed. The flip side of this decision allows for much more indepth tours of the site as our guides can bring guests right into the bowels of the old 1920's technology. It's very impressive albeit somewhat daunting!
During the summer high season the McLean Mill area is abuzz with activity which often includes other Steam Powered Events including our own designed JJ Logging Show that typically goes every Friday (weather dependent).
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 is home to many of our Port Alberni events including Music in the Park every Sunday through the summer and numerous other key events. Come on out by Train (Thursday - Sunday) in the summer months and by appointment the rest of the year. Or simply drive out to the site and enjoy what it has to offer to suit your schedule. You won't be disappointed!