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Place Category: Museums and Heritage Sites
The McLean Steam Sawmill is the last operational steam sawmill in Canada. Come and
experience the excitement of steam! We also offer a ‘Steam Trifecta’ on certain
days where visitors will take a ride on our Steam Train, be led on a guided tour
of the Steam Sawmill, and watch a demonstration of our Steam Donkey – see how powerful
steam really is when logs are lifted high into the air and onto an old fashioned
logging truck. During the tour, you will see the original buildings and several restored
logging equipment throughout the site.
People of all ages will get a sense of how life was led in this particular
logging camp in Port Alberni’s backyard. You will hear stories and interact with characters
from the past. Youngsters can enjoy the ever popular ‘Stamp Tour’ and win a prize at our
newly renovated Gift Shop.
At the end of the steam adventure, you can grab a delicious bite to eat at our Steam Pot Cafe
before heading back to town on the Steam Train, in your car, or other mode of transportation.
Photo Courtesy – David Hooper