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.


“One Man’s Dream – The History of the Malahat Highway has an amazing atmosphere and great energy! Our screening was completely sold out, the lineup was wrapped all the way around the block, and everyone was really into the movie.​”