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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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This is a wonderful place for kids of all ages

BC Forest Discovery always has different events for the whole family. They are really friendly and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tina S
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Duncan, Canada
Very good for adults and kids.

We took our 9 year old grandaughter here, spent the whole day, rode the train lots, took a picnic... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
wendycarey
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Crofton B.C.
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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” (27 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 4 days ago

BC Forest Discovery always has different events for the whole family. They are really friendly and enthusiastic. The steam train is fun as well.

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took our 9 year old grandaughter here, spent the whole day, rode the train lots, took a picnic. It was good to show kids how people lived in the past logging camps, old equipment playground. A wonderful day.

Thank wendycarey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Volunteers have collected a wonderful assortment of logging equipment and buildings and have placed them over this large property. Of note is the rail equipment including a steam locomotive. They have outdone themselves to build a track circuit which includes a trestle through the edge...More

Thank AStadt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic experience. Kids get to connect back to the many hard workers that helped to build this province.

Thank Rico6897
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though I went without kids, I enjoyed. They transported me few decades ago. They have small town with houses, offices amount many other. The train ride was fine. Overall Iike it..

Thank Roberto S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kids would really like the train ride around the site, with a great playground at one of the stops. Lots of buildings to explore about the logging industry.

Thank B R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here several times during the Christmas display. The steam train ride is a lot of fun, the view when you go over the trestle at Somenos Lake is stunning, especially if you take the early train at sunset. Lots of decorations for...More

Thank Vicki G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank alohatripper
Reviewed 14 August 2017 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 10 August 2017 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
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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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