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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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Christmas Train

Stopped on the spur of the moment to ride the Christmas train. Excellent ride with the Christmas... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gunter2242
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Nanaimo, Canada
Steam train!

Great place to take children to ride an historic train, picnic, explore and see the history of BCs... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Sarah F
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Duncan, Canada
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This museum educates visitors about British Columbia's large and historic logging industry.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good40%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steam train” (30 reviews)
“christmas train” (12 reviews)
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2892 Drinkwater Rd | Crossroad is Trans Canada Highway 1, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 6C2, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped on the spur of the moment to ride the Christmas train. Excellent ride with the Christmas lights throughout the forest while on the train. No wait for us and the atmosphere was lovely. If you have younger kids or enjoy the spirit of Christmas...More

Thank gunter2242
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great place to take children to ride an historic train, picnic, explore and see the history of BCs forestry.

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This a great family-friendly event! I took my 4 year old grandson and he loved the entertainment and especially the Haunted house. Even though there was hundreds of people lining up for the train ride the staff ran everything so smoothly. You tell they have...More

Thank jacque52
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing, the volunteers and employees are all so kind. It's amazing the amount of love and creativity goes into the events they put on! Last year was my first time going with my then 5 month old daughter on the Christmas express....More

Thank ejchristiano
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I enjoyed my visit here. Lots of informative displays and exhibits about the forestry industry, and of course, a ride on the train is always a good time.

Thank FoodLoverYumYummm
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This is an Excellent Family Hands-on Museum to learn about the History of the British Columbia Logging Industry. Our family has been many time even just for Riding the Steam Train & having a picnic. In the Spring the Museum holds the Maple Syrup Festival,...More

Thank snear
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Old logging equipment on display, movie about the logging industry 80 years ago, old school house, blacksmith shop, bunk houses etc. and the favorite for everyone, a steam locomotive trip around the large acreage looking at logging equipment water wheel, lake which you go over...More

Thank francesmn
Reviewed 16 September 2017

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 14 September 2017

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 9 September 2017

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
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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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