One Man’s Dream – The History of the Malahat Highway

A fascinating story of Major James MacFarlane who singlehandedly surveyed the route and whose persistence got the road built. What makes the story so interesting is Major MacFarlane was a real character. He was basically a drunken Irishman whose friends and family thought was crazy for attempting something everyone said was impossible. The film is a blend of actual archive material along with re-enactments by dozens of actors. It features many island locations and takes the viewer from the early 1900s to the present.

Produced by DVMedia and the Mill Bay/Malahat Historical Society


2851 Church Way, Mill Bay, BC V0R 2P2

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