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McLean Mill Historic Park
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Welcome to McLean Mill Historic Park - We are currently open for self guided tours of the 32 acre property. Nature trails, a stream, salmon enhancement, old time logging equipment and static national historic site. Fri-Sunday 10-3pm Our gift shop is open, with pop -up coffee shop.
Reviewed 14 August 2013

I guess you could go to Port Alberni and not visit this mill, but you'd be missing a treat. If you have any interest in steam, or sawmilling, or industrial history, or have kids, you have to see this. If you're on a budget, skip the train and just go to the mill. (Although the train ride is great, and well worth the money.) If you are there over lunch, pack your own lunch and grab a chance to talk to the guys running the mill. They're a mine of information. My only complaint was that the train left too soon. I could have watched the mill operate for hours.

3  Thank ianjc
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

It's a nice scenic place to go to have portraits taken, but in my opinion it is a waste of tax payers money. It runs a loss every year and I think there are other places our tax money could be more wisely spent.

3  Thank Jimb01974
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

Loved it all. Take the Alberni Pacific train to the mill. Learned so much about the history of logging in BC.

1  Thank anthiso
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Poor service, over priced food and staff not helpful. Upon arrival with the first train in the shops were not open, coffee not ready. The shops merchandise had very poor selection. no little kids engineer hats, lots for older people but nothing for kids. Poorly run overall.

1  Thank Lyn H
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

dont miss the opportunity to travel by the ole number seven steam train from down town port alberni to the historic mcleans sawmill. if you go on sunday you can also watch the logging demonstration using a steam donkey. three steam machines in one day. you cant beat that.

Thank 41Fred
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