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Due to budget and maintenance issues, the Alberni Pacific Railway will not be operating in the 2019 season. We are looking for donations and volunteers to help restore operations for future seasons, for more information please email us at

Train Schedule and Tickets



Unfortunately our railway operations have been suspended for the 2019 season but you can still visit the last stop on the E&N line and find out more about how rail played an important part in McLean Mill's history.

For more information on the history of the Alberni Pacific Railway itself please contact the Western Vancouver Isladn Industrial Heritage Society. 


Vancouver Island's own original railway! 

When operating; you can enjoy the beauty of the Alberni Valley on one of our antique locomotives. The journey begins at the Historical E&N Train Station in downtown Port Alberni, where you will be greeted and welcomed aboard by our conductors and train engineers. You will have the opportunity to ride the rails through some of the most picturesque meadows and forests in the Alberni Valley.You will travel over 3 wooden trestles before arriving, 35 minutes later, at Mclean Mill Historic Park.

Upon arrival we welcome you to step back in time and enjoy the rich history of McLean Mill Historic Park. Enjoy a guided or self-guided tour of the National Historic Site, including our many heritage houses, steam powered sawmill and antique equipment. Unwind in the courtyard where arts and crafts will be available for the little ones, enjoy lunch at the Steam Pot Cafe & bring your experience home at the McLean Mill Gift Shop.

You will have just under 3 hours at the historic park to take in all of the amenities, after which time you will hear the whistle blow indicating your return train is getting ready for departure. 

Tickets currently unavailable 

We apologise for the lack of train service in 2019, with help from our hard working volunteers we hope to resume services in the future. 

To donate or volunteer please email us at

Alberni Pacific 8427, a 1600 HP Alco RS-3 120 ton  locomotive


Please Note: As with any railway, motive power, schedules and fares are subject to change without notice.
Adverse weather conditions or technical/safety problems may prevent operations.





Train Robbery in Progress
Number 11 Deisel Locomotive