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B.C. Forest Discovery Centre

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Cool for the entire family

We have a great time every time we go to the discovery centre. The train is blast tons of fun great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Christmas Train

I did the Christmas train with a group from my church last Friday night and it was WONDERFUL. They... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
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Duncan, Canada
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This museum educates visitors about British Columbia's large and historic logging industry.
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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 2 days ago via mobile

We have a great time every time we go to the discovery centre. The train is blast tons of fun great price for what you get and cool gift shop with lots of sweets

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

I did the Christmas train with a group from my church last Friday night and it was WONDERFUL. They have done a beautiful job with all the decorations and displays. I am hoping to take my granddaughters next as I know they will LOVE it.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Just visited for the Xmas train. it was colorful and fun. Lots of BC history to enjoy in a family friendly way.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank christine877
Reviewed 10 November 2018

Great for kids or a summer picnic, interesting and informative without being boring. Go for Halloween or Christmas specials lots of fun.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

This is a must see place . So many things to do and learn ! Cant wait for the new section to open .. im there more than a few times a year .

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

We've taken our kids, and now our grandkids there for years and we always have a great time. And it's a must for out of town visitors.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Shawnelle
Reviewed 27 September 2018

The seasonal lights and decorations are worth checking out! The whole acreage is decked out in holiday finest and due to the short days in December, the bright displays make the kids in all of us smile. Hopefully, visiting at this time will make everyone...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

My son and I had always wanted to tour this facility and were able to do so on our trip together to visit family. Even though the weather was predicting rain, we were ready to explore and learn something new. The Discovery Centre is full...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank geri22017
Reviewed 22 September 2018

My husband is especially interested in this type of attraction so we decided to visit yesterday. We were both glad we did. What a well done museum complex! We learned so much on our visit. There is plenty to see and do, we spent several...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lucy R
Reviewed 25 August 2018

We visited the BC Forest Discovery Centre on a sunny afternoon and had a great time. Took the train ride around the 100 acre site to orient ourselves then walked back, visiting the many restored - and not quite restored - pieces of equipment. There's...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Russ C
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rbookham
4 July 2017|
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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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