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“McLean Mill Excursion - GREAT !!”

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 24 September 2013

We took the McLean Steam Sawmill excursion while on a cruise with NCL. Volunteers did an exceptional job promoting tourism in BC and giving the history of the mill. Great bus ride to the train and then a ride on the Steam Locomotive, saw some great scenery on the ride to the mill. Also very accommodating for people that are challenged with stairs and walking. This is a definite must when in Nanaimo.

2  Thank Tracy G
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Great day out, good and informative staff and plenty to see and do. Allow quite a long time for the train journey and the view to the mill. I would recommend to others.

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Enthusiastic staff and volunteers do a fabulous job of maintaining this musuem and telling its story. Be sure to check their schedule and fares online. We really enjoyed the 'logger sports' and equipment demonstrations in July. The steam train ride to the site is an added bonus -- not to be missed.

1  Thank rockingroad
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

Well, this was so much fun! Congratulations to the young hosts and staff who provided much entertainment and music and humour to all the visitors. The live demonstration of a steam sawmill was really fascinating.

1  Thank CommentsfromChris
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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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