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B.C. Forest Discovery Centre

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Address: 2892 Drinkwater Rd | Crossroad is Trans Canada Highway 1, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 6C2, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-715-1113
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This museum educates visitors about British Columbia's large and historic...

This museum educates visitors about British Columbia's large and historic logging industry.

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Christmas Train was fantastic

Took my sister on the Christmas Train. We are both in our 30s- but young at heart and big Christmas lights enthusiasts. We enjoyed walking around the grounds, drinking hot... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Took my sister on the Christmas Train. We are both in our 30s- but young at heart and big Christmas lights enthusiasts. We enjoyed walking around the grounds, drinking hot chocolate and sitting by the bond fire. The train ride was a hoot- an old steam engine ride through tons of Christmas lights, and very loud Christmas Carols. The 'conductors'... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

An interesting afternoon. Great place to take the kids if the weather behaves as most of the attractions are outside. Sufficient to keep adults entertained too.

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Duncan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We had visitors recently-seniors who were so delighted to learn about the train/forestry history. Sweet old gent just filled with glee to see all the historical elements of Cowichan forestry. Great for families too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

It's so much fun to take the steam train ride with family. You can see beautiful view along the tour. Nice museum to browse. A lot of fun space for kids.

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We came to Duncan to come to the BC Forest Discovery Centre. Our son loves trains and we thought it would be a nice way to spend the day. It is a very interesting site, with lots of information and old forestry machinery. You can ride the train as many times as you like. Our son love the park and... More 

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Midland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We were very impressed with the volunteers working at this location. The parking attendant informed us that it was the birthday celebration day for the 106 year old steam engine so cake would be served at 1 p.m. He also spend some time asking where we were from and chatting about various other topics - certainly made us feel welcome!... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

An awesome place to take the kids and even the older folks. Lots of nice picnic space and steam train rides to excite any kid.

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Duncan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Always a great place to visit. The exhibitions of the big mechanics that were used to take down the trees are fascinating. The woodworking displays in the interactive area for children are great too. Always the highlight though, is the train ride, it's just great to go through the woods and then over the large bridge over the marsh. Highly... More 

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Duncan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a unique facility. Started in the 60's, they were able to preserve logging equipment that would have been lost to the scrap heap. Their collection of 100+ year old steam locomotives is amazing. Everywhere you look, you will see something that is now rare. They preserve a bygone era, the industry that founded British Columbia.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Good parking and useful to have the Tourist Information centre on the site. Very interesting displays and child friendly. New walkways have been made and more disable friendly than our last visit. Couple of things though - there needs to be a commentary whilst on the train ride. There were undoubtedly interesting things to see but unable to place the... More 

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