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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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Well worth a visit

An interesting afternoon. Great place to take the kids if the weather behaves as most of the... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
NS357
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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We had visitors recently-seniors who were so delighted to learn about the train/forestry history... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2016
Susan Q
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Duncan, Canada
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This museum educates visitors about British Columbia's large and historic logging industry.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steam train” (25 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 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.

Thank NS357
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.

Thank Susan Q
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.

Thank Eileen Yu-Fan W
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...More

Thank leann604
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...More

Thank Wetherstone P
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.

Thank SandLaj
Reviewed 7 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...More

Thank Karen and Carl E
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...More

Thank Shibert
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank wendylM9742QV
Reviewed 4 September 2016

It happen when we visit, one of the steam engine having a birthday party. This place is more for train enthusiasts. My boys get all excited looking at some of the steam engines.

Thank AsiatripWQB
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Ashley G
How much time is advisable to plan at the BC Forest Discovery Center?
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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