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B.C. Forest Discovery Centre

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2892 Drinkwater Rd | Crossroad is Trans Canada Highway 1, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 6C2, Canada
+1 250-715-1113
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Good fun for everyone

My husband and I dropped in and it is a really interesting place to visit. Lots of Ye-Oldie stuff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chrisxkx
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Brisbane, Australia
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A visit

Always a great time. Great for children and adults. Always something new to experience. We have... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Marg M
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This museum educates visitors about British Columbia's large and historic logging industry.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride” (69 reviews)
“steam train” (32 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I dropped in and it is a really interesting place to visit. Lots of Ye-Oldie stuff to look at. We took the train to the other station and walked the rest of the way back. The others with children caught the train...More

Thank Chrisxkx
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Always a great time. Great for children and adults. Always something new to experience. We have taken our grandchildren there a few times when they visited. They enjoyed the Christmas Train, the Maple Syrup days, trail etc.

Thank Marg M
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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

Awesome Halloween train and tour experience. This will be a new family tradition!! All of us both young and old really, really enjoyed this event!

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We took our Grandkids to the museum and walked the property while waiting for the train. The exhibits are very well done and certainly show us the history of the forest industry over the years. We loved the old fashioned steam train as it chugged...More

Thank Greg S
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

We went with our grandson and the historiic value along with the entertainment available via the rides and activities were excellent ..we spend a few hours there and it was most enjoyable..we will go again

Thank dcpg
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

So much fun to ride the train and walk the area. Lots of informative educational information.Great for families.

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

there is a smal museum and a working train just beside downtown duncan. not out of the way and easy to find,. good value for a few dollars

Thank livef0rfun
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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

The BC Forest Discovery Centre or BC Forest Museum as I’ve known it since my childhood is a great place to spend a Morning or Afternoon, the train ride is really cool and the views are beautiful. A must for anyone visiting Duncan, BC great...More

Thank Z3862GEashleyt
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Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

We went to ride the train for the 4th time since we lived in the area. People it's great to ride the steam train around the property seeing the ranger station the orchard and the old growth forest. There is a working sawmill and lots...More

Thank Ken K
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

We determinedly enjoyed our family event, choosing to ride the train at night to see the holiday lights. It was really cold, and the buildings we passed through had all their doors open! (Try for a warmer night if you go.) Lots of holiday parties...More

Thank Becky H
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rbookham
July 3, 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
April 11, 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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