Mcrae Lumber Company, Whitney Ontario

Whitney: 1979-present

The slasher mill at Whitney

When the Rock Lake Mill closed in 1979 it was the last lumber mill to have operated inside Algonquin Park.  Although the company now operates in the nearby town of Whitney, the reliance on Algonquin Park timber is still very strong.


The High-Grade Band Mill was built in 1979.

Today, the McRae Lumber Company site consists of three main processing operations: a slashing-chipper line to handle the large volumes of cull wood resulting from a selectively harvested forest, a small scragg mill to process the smaller lower quality wood that is also inherent with selectively marked trees harvested in tree-length form, and a band mill that processes the smaller volume but higher quality sawlogs.