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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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Fun to visit

Fun to visit for a hour or so. A lot of information about logging in the early days. Lot of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Martijn S
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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Family visit

I visited the museum with my two granddaughters. We met family there and the kids played, climbed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
holiday201059
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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 good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“train ride” (70 reviews)
“steam train” (31 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 6 days ago via mobile

Fun to visit for a hour or so. A lot of information about logging in the early days. Lot of machinery too. You can take the train around the park or half way to a station. It’s fun for adults as also kids. Entrance is...More

Thank Martijn S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the museum with my two granddaughters. We met family there and the kids played, climbed on the machinery, loved the fort, running around and the highlight was the train ride for everyone. Great place for a family outing.

Thank holiday201059
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We do this every Christmas. We ride the train looking at all the Christmas lights, sit by the fire, the kids do crafts. There is Santa that the kids sit on his knee and we end the evening sing and dancing to Christmas carols.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The train ride is interesting (we went round twice) and the scenery lovely. Otherwise we were disappointed at the lack of educational signage at the various points of interest. So much more can be done to this attraction to educate and inform. Cafe and shop...More

Thank catscan4859
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a much stop by for the christmas season, the Santa and musical concert with the Christmas lights in the trees that you ride through on the old fashioned train. This is a beautiful and amazing activity to do.

Thank Chantel W
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

We were here on the canada day long weekend. There was a deal, $5 each. Normal price is $16 each. Great displays in a fairly large property

Thank bigjim5551212
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

This far exceeded our expectations! So much to see and do, for all ages from toddlers to adults. Our kids were so excited to ride the real steam engine (runs on weekends only) and learn how it worked, and there was plenty of park-like space...More

3  Thank Megan B
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Great idea for the Scavenger Hunt for Canada Day. You should look at doing this for more of the days. It allows people to experience many places within the attraction when you ask questions... It gets people thinking. If you're that type of person that...More

Thank matwaites
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

If you are interested in forestry or machinery then this is the place for you. Great place to spend a couple or more hours

Thank Eric L
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

I visited this museum 40 years ago and, again this month. It was fascinating then and it’s fascinating now. The train is ok but the different displays make this museum. Don’t miss the display of early (not so very long ago) chain saws. The men...More

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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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