Ahoy, matey! There be pirates!

Kids (parents, too) can take the pirate train to McLean Mill and search for treasure on Saturday, July 27.

Captain H. Wonnacott confers with Gilliam Trumper from the Port Alberni Rotary Club about a pirate train heading out to McLean Mill on Saturday

Take the first annual Pirate Train to McLean Mill on Saturday, July 27 and help find a pirate’s treasure.

While out at McLean Mill, there will be plenty of family-friendly activities. Kids will also learn about the Legend of Cotti and the Hidden Gold. A volunteer aboard Captain Alberni’s ship, Cotti is rumoured to have stolen a cache of gold from a pirate ship and buried it at the mill.

What surprises are in store for Cotti? Reserve a spot on the train by calling 250-723-1376 and find out. Regular ticket prices apply for parents; there are a limited number of free tickets available for children 12 years and under, courtesy of Port Alberni Rotary Club.

Kids and adults are encouraged to come out in pirate costumes for prizes.

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