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B.C. Forest Discovery Centre

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Address: 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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This museum educates visitors about British Columbia's large and historic...

This museum educates visitors about British Columbia's large and historic logging industry.

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Christmas Train

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
G P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Christmas train was so much fun and the entire place was ran very well!

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 steam engine ride through tons of Christmas lights, and very loud Christmas Carols. The 'conductors'... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Duncan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 ride the train as many times as you like. Our son love the park and... More 

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Midland, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 we were from and chatting about various other topics - certainly made us feel welcome!... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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