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B.C. Forest Discovery Centre

2892 Drinkwater Rd | Crossroad is Trans Canada Highway 1, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 6C2, Canada
+1 250-715-1113
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Well planned park with logging industry theme

From Chemainus, this was the next stop before our Victoria destination. This outdoor attraction... read more

Reviewed yesterday
alohatripper
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Spent over 3 Wonderful Hours

Was only going to do a quick tour, having spent 20 years in the woods as logging engineer and land... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
usdeputysurveyor
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Blaine, Washington
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This museum educates visitors about British Columbia's large and historic logging industry.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“steam train” (25 reviews)
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2892 Drinkwater Rd | Crossroad is Trans Canada Highway 1, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 6C2, Canada
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+1 250-715-1113
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Reviewed yesterday

From Chemainus, this was the next stop before our Victoria destination. This outdoor attraction with indoor exhibits is the best example I've ever seen of a retrospective of the important logging industry that once brought prominence and wealth to the region. From the vantage of...More

Thank alohatripper
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Was only going to do a quick tour, having spent 20 years in the woods as logging engineer and land surveyor for timber company in Washington State. However the museum was so well done, spent almost 4 hours there. Practically all exhibits were well maintained...More

Thank usdeputysurveyor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to hit the Discovery centre on BC day and they had a specific family weekend arranged around the holiday weekend. Our 2 year old thoroughly enjoyed all of the museum attractions prior to getting on the 100 + year old steam...More

Thank Graham J
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is truly a place to go and ride a train.Interesting different areas that you can learn about forestry.

Thank J6562HJlindac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed ourselves for about three hours at this outdoor, or mostly outdoor attraction. It was my wife and I along with our 18-year-old and our eight-year-old. Everyone had different parts to appreciate. We did not feel rushed at anytime. Train rides, walks, history,...More

Thank GordWright
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and friends have been here several times. I like taking my time enjoying the history aspect while my grandkids age 11 and 12 like to take the train and hike the paths. We all like to check out the antique vehicles displayed in...More

Thank Patsy F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The B.C. Forest Discovery Centre is a great place to visit for most everyone. From a ride on a steam locomotive to many past logging equipment displays you are sure to be entertained. There is also a picnic area for you to relax and enjoy.

Thank happytravelorDuncan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Duncan we stopped at the Forest discovery Centre which was very educational. They had equipment dated back to the very beginning of logging industry. There are lots of displays showing the progress of the industry from the 1800's. The grounds where beautiful and...More

Thank Patsy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was definitely a high point of our four day trip through coastal British Columbia. The museum has displays that cover every aspect of the historical BC logging industry starting with locomotives and running the gamut to tools, tractors and a plethora of logging artifacts-...More

Thank Sungron
Reviewed 14 July 2017

With a WestJet 737 high over head in the blue British Columbia sky, and the incessant roar of the Trans-Canada Highway a couple of hundred meters away, I found myself this morning immersed in a conflict of thoughts and emotions. Yes, me. A child of...More

Thank Grimshaw A
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rbookham
4 July 2017|
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Response from GordWright |
Dogs are absolutely allowed on the property. They must stay on leash and are not allowed to ride the trains. There were water dishes throughout the property.
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Ashley G
12 April 2016|
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Response from Adrian M | Reviewed this property |
I'dd say either 1 hour or 4. 1 hour- The Centre is a Forestry Museum, so there are exhibits, trains and machines (for example, a "yarder" with a steel "tree") demonstrating the importance of logging and mining in the area... More
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