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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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We stopped here having seen the large locomotive on display outside. This was just the start of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
michaely416
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Fun for a dreary cool afternoon

We enjoyed the enthusiasm of watching the grandkids riding on a steam train. That really was the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elfrieda C
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Kelowna
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  • Average7%
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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 1 week ago

We stopped here having seen the large locomotive on display outside. This was just the start of what was available to see. Calling this place a ' Discovery Centre' is spot on! It has fascinating exhibits at every turn to discover as you explore. The...More

Thank michaely416
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the enthusiasm of watching the grandkids riding on a steam train. That really was the highlight. The ticket is is quite pricey for a family rate however I understand they are a museum and need to maintain engines, grounds and staff. Consider it...More

Thank Elfrieda C
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I have been with every one wit their kids who visits the Island. It is truly enthralling to see the history of loggers and the history of the trees. It has events and an open train rides

Thank adorafedora
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great time with the family. Has become a custom. We take all new friends and family members that have never been. Summer is a great time to enjoy as well

Thank G P
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This wasn't a part of our original plan as we were in Victoria for the Butchart Gardens and this was about an hour drive. We're so happy we decided to make the trip as it was easily our boys' favorite part of the trip. The...More

Thank twindadmn
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I wish there is more obvious note on the website or on Google map about closing on the holiday. We were doing a Vancouver Island road trip and dropped by hoping to see the train only to find out that the whole Center is closed.

Thank Toroniee T
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Took my sister on the Christmas Train. We are both in our 30s- but young at heart and big Christmas lights enthusiasts. We enjoyed walking around the grounds, drinking hot chocolate and sitting by the bond fire. The train ride was a hoot- an old...More

Thank Gina G
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 6 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 3 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
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Ashley G
How much time is advisable to plan at the BC Forest Discovery Center?
11 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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