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

Copies of the movie are available at:

Rusticana Coffee

803 Deloume Rd., Mill Bay BC. V0R1P1


Third Addition Gifts

Mill Bay Centre, 2720 Mill Bay Rd., Mill Bay BC. V0R1P1


Malahat Chalet

265 Trans Canada Highway, Malahat V0R2L0


Forest Discovery Centre

2892 Drinkwater Rd., Duncan BC V9L6C2

Heritage Museum

2851 Church Way, Mill Bay BC. V0R2P2

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