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Alberni Pacific Railway

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Address: 3100 Kingsway Ave, Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 3B1, Canada
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The best train ride ever

The Steam train is fabulous. The Mill tour is educational and fun. We had a nice lunch at the Mill. The train robbery was so cool. Friendly helpful people from start to finish... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Debbie J
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The Steam train is fabulous. The Mill tour is educational and fun. We had a nice lunch at the Mill. The train robbery was so cool. Friendly helpful people from start to finish. Most enjoyable day.

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Midland, Canada
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70 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

We pre-booked our ride on the steam train for a special September trip to the McLean Mill. Good thing as it was sold-out! Lots of families, some seniors and a large group visiting from Sweden (pets are allowed on the train too). The volunteers were very friendly and attentive. The commentary during the trip was an added bonus. The residents... More 

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1 Thank Wetherstone P
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Great to see a bit of history still steaming along. The ride is relatively short, and takes you to the McLean Mill (and back after a few hours), so makes for a nice, relaxed day outing. They mostly run the old logging steam locomotive but they have some other options like the old MLW RS3 that was used on the... More 

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Guildford
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253 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately we didn't have time to travel on the train due to lack of time, but would very much have liked to. So we just stopped by to see what was at the station. The folks there were delightful. They were very knowledgable, explaining everything and showing us the little museum and model railways that were under construction. From our... More 

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Thank SouthernPacific
Vancouver Island, Canada
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We had a fantastic ride today. Scenery is stunning, guide is fun, and I saw a black bear! Well done everyone who volunteer tweets on this. We will be back.

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The Entrance, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

This is a quaint little piece of history. Good displays of train history and reproductions of local railway history.

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Thank Steven R
Leominster, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We did this trip which was the special one for Fathers Day (which was a sell out) and we paid the extra for a cab ride which was fantastic and I highly recommend it. The 'robbery' was great fun (although maybe not as well acted out as it could have been!) - I bet all the kids had great fun!... More 

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Welland, Canada
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A genuine experience of time past in the steam RR era. Townsfolk are obviously supportive, given the railside "surprises" en route to the sawmill.

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1 Thank Glenn M
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Trip entrain to McLean Mill and Mill visit both excellent. The commentary on the train trip was informative & amusing. The McLean Mill, powered by stem engines was a revelation

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Porter, Texas
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

If you need transportation or have not ridden on a train this for you. If you want the flexibility to go and come to the saw mill on your own schedule the train is not for you unless you just want the experience of being on a train. The staff was great but the scenery can be seen from a... More 

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